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A fresh look,
This review is from: The Postcatastrophe Economy: Rebuilding America and Avoiding the Next Bubble (Hardcover)
If you are looking for answers as to why we are in such a terrible economic mess and want a fresh perspective on how we might get out of it, this is the book for you. Most main stream views are co-opted by big finance, and yet the alternatives often devolve into doomer dreck. Mr. Janszen has been a forward thinking economic voice for over a decade and has been gaining traction with the public for his unwavering commitment to sound economic analysis and his remarkable record of being right. Among the many contrary views that he has held and has been proven right about are: calling the top of the dot com bubble, investing in gold at its nadir, describing the real estate bubble and predicting the date of its end, and also calling the stock market collapse in 2008. This book continues that trend of prescience and offers insights into what steps need to be taken from here to turn the economy around. Who would you rather listen to, a media face screeching falsehoods, or a well written voice with a track record of being right?
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Initial post: Apr 27, 2011 2:01:02 AM PDT
Jeffrey H. Mindich says:
Sounds like this was written as a PR piece for Janszen and posted by someone he knows. The reviewer didn't buy the book from Amazon, and has no other reviews.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2011 6:22:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 27, 2011 6:28:45 AM PDT
Have you read the book? Have you looked into Janszen's record when it comes to the macroeconomy? I have met Eric Janszen briefly once and have had a few correspondences via email with him but do not know him personally. I have followed his website, itulip, for years because it is some of the best economic commentary out there. Am I biased, yes! Why, because he has made me a ton of money! I sold my giant palace of a condo in mid 2006 because I read on his site that the real estate bubble was going to burst and his excellent insight convinced me something was wrong. He laid the bust out in detail. The articles are there to see if you want to check. This made and saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars. I knew nothing about economics then, I didn't even understand interest rates. I was just a lemming who went along with the crowd, leveraged myself to the hilt and I would still be be sitting on a 5 year interest only ARM on a place I could barely afford if I hadn't woken up. Since then, I have followed his site and read his books and papers I have learned a ton about how the world of money REALLY works and have continued to be very, very successful in making money. I made money in 2008. Why? Because Mr. Jansen called the collapse! The record of that incredible call is out there if you care to check too. I have continued to make money every year since. You bet what I wrote was PR, I am living proof that if you listen to him you will do well! The book is great.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2011 8:13:06 PM PDT
Jeffrey H. Mindich says:
Hey Jay! Glad things worked out for you. I wasn't knocking his book, as I haven't read it. All I said was that your review read like a PR piece for his book, as does your response. If it's because what he has to say really has been that good for you, then more power to you. I do tend though to be skeptical of reviews where the person neither purchased the book from Amazon, nor has any other reviews.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2012 12:49:33 PM PST
Dave T says:
I have many reviews on Amazon going back over a decade and I agree with every word Jay is saying. Do yourself a favor and start paying attention to Eric Janszen. He's not always right on every detail, but he's right when it counts. The comments here were made just 2 days before he called the 10 year peak of silver at 48 an oz and recommended to his readers to sell. Anyone who didn't lost 25% the next day. Anyone who mistook the resurgence in August and September for a resumption of the upward trend lost their own 25% when it crashed again in October (me). Lack of good information is dangerous to your financial health. Forget about the meager cost of the book (or even the premium website subscription). If you have any significant money in investments, the quality of the information will eclipse the cost very, very quickly.
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