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Empire of debt : the rise and fall of an epic financial crisis / William Bonner and Addison Wiggin.

Bonner, William, 1948- [Browse]
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2006.
vi, 370 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"In Empire of Debt, writers Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin - the team that brought you the international bestseller Financial Reckoning Day - reunite to provide you with the first in-depth look at how the American character has shifted to accommodate its new imperial role; how we have abandoned the private virtues of personal liberty, economic freedom, and fiscal restraint; and how the "guv'mint" has gained control of public life and the economy. The result has been, among other horrors, unfettered deficit spending, gluttonous consumption, and fearless military adventurism. All the while, the nation slouches ever more precipitously towards bankruptcy." "Empire of Debt is a look at the state of the empire. To the delight of many, Bonner and Wiggin do not spare the political icons of either national political party. Casting a wide-angle lens through history and into the next century, the authors suggest a "great empire" is to the world of geopolitics what a great bubble is to the world of economics - it is attractive at first but will eventually end in catastrophe."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes index.
Introduction : slouching toward empire -- I. Imperial absurdum -- 1. Dead men talking -- 2. Empires of dirt -- 3. How empires work -- 4. As we go marching -- II. Woodrow crosses the Rubicon -- 5. The road to hell -- 6. The revolution of 1913 and the Great Depression -- 7. MacNamara's war -- 8. Nixon's the one -- III. Evening in America -- 9. Reagan's legacy -- 10. America's glorious empire of debt -- 11. Modern imperial finance -- 12. Something wicked this way comes -- IV. The essential investor -- 13. Welcome to squanderville -- 14. Still turning Japanese -- 15. The Wall Street fandango -- 16. Subversive investing.
0471739022 (cloth)
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