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Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit In The Next Global Financial Meltdown, Second Edition by Robert A. Wiedemer, David Wiedemer, Ph.D., Cindy Spitzer

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It’s Not Suggesting Armageddon

One of the most common themes we see in some financial books that many people seem to like is that, rather than present an honest assessment of the problems we will face, they say that our financial problems will result in financial Armageddon. That might be combined with another Armageddon theme that says that a financial collapse will result in violent unrest across the world. Another lighter version would be the “end of capitalism” or the rise of dictatorships in the United States and/or other currently democratic countries.

As with the crazy books, some people prefer reading Armageddon books because reading them is much more comfortable than facing the reality of a fundamental change in people’s economic, social, and political lives. They retreat to the fantasy of Armageddon because, even if they have some extra food stored in their basements, they know that Armageddon is not really going to happen, and reading about it is a good way to avoid dealing with changes in society or the economy that they would rather not see. Pretend Armageddon is simply a more comfortable alternative for some people than what our book predicts.

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