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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0856832634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0856832635
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Both exciting and timely. It provides detailed insight on how the addiction to land speculation became the foundation of the United States of America"  —Progress Magazine, Australia



"Recounts the history of land speculation and the reasons for it from the early days of American settlement through to the present era."  —Australian Investment Association


"I recommend you read Phil's book. It's one of the best books ever written on long-term real-estate cycles." —Harry S. Dent Jr., Senior Editor, Survive & Prosper

About the Author

Phillip J. Anderson is the founder and managing director of Economic Indicator Services, an economic forecasting service that specializes in business, commodity, and real estate cycles.

More About the Author

Phil Anderson is Managing Director of Economic Indicator Services (EIS)

website: www.businesscycles.biz
blog: http://businesscycles.wordpress.com/

an economic forecasting service operating out of London and Melbourne. EIS is the world's foremost authority in the area of business, real estate and commodity cycles. Subscribers to the service are educated to the movements of these cycles in the economy, none more important than the real estate cycle.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Maireid Sullivan on March 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
P.J. Anderson gives such a clear and precise insight, on the history of American economic development, that even a non-economist can understand how we've arrived at the current real estate boom-bust cycle fiasco. The book unequivocally demonstrates how the cycle will repeat as regularly as clock-work, as it has done for the last 200 years, with a touch of Mark Twain's style.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Roy on July 31, 2013
Format: Hardcover
It's no surprise the first reviewer gave this 5 stars. It's simply one of the most unique books out there on real estate cycles.
Often the general public are not very good at identifying experts; when it comes to real estate cycles, Phil Anderson or Fred Harrison are hard to beat.
Unfortunately many readers want to keep it a secret, these people will be happy to know that this book is unlikely to be in Oprah's book club so its contents are safe from the masses. It is around 450 pages, so take your time and study it. I suggest also using it as a reference to watch how Phil's wisdom unfolds into the future in a repetitive fashion.

After reading, you will be dumbfounded how economists have missed what Is taught in this book. Phil is masterful when it comes to demonstrating how to forecast and time downturns and whether its likely to be a minor or major one. More importantly, Phil provides essentials and nuances so you can learn to do it yourself. He exposes the true cause of major downturns and how the cause is still with us; hence we are sure to have another boom-bust.

Whether you are involved in property, banking or financial markets, this book is sure to become a classic in your library and one of the best investment you are likely to make. "The Secret Life of Real Estate and Banking" and Fred Harrison's works are the only books you really need on subject. They are also damn good reading; I own two copies to ensure I can pass this gift on to my children.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Todd on December 17, 2013
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I've been in real estate for over 30 years and this is the best book on the history of real estate and it's cycles and how they work and come about. You'll be surprised what you read that is FOR SURE!

I loved this book!

tps
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By Peter W Nutt on March 19, 2014
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Its all about the rent, you will be amazed, saddened and enlightened, read Fred Harrison and Henry George as well.

Then you will know the true, main cause of poverty
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Very interesting look at Real estate cycles. Living in California I have seen these cycles for myself. Though it was an old landlord that told me about them early in my Real Estate career. This book goes in depth into those cycles and how to anticipate them. I'm making investment decisions based on the information in this book.
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