It’s Not a Status Quo Book
All of the above reasons why people don’t like our book boil down to this one common denominator: It’s not a status quo book. Other books, in one way or another, more strongly support the status quo by saying so directly or by being so off base or by adding so much meaningless complexity that they offer no real threat to the status quo. This book threatens the status quo in a fundamental way because we are saying that our problems are knowable, relatively simple, caused entirely by us, and cannot be reversed.
The inevitable future consequences of the current Bubblequake and coming Aftershock will force big changes on our businesses, our government, and our society. Like the aftermath of the Revolutionary War in the United States or World War I in Europe, the aftermath of the Bubblequake will alter the status quo. Fundamental changes to our current property rights system are inevitable after the dollar bubble bursts, and that is far scarier to most people than The Terminator fantasies or other pretend end-of-the-world scenarios.
We are daring to say that we have made big economic mistakes in the past, that we will go through a difficult time (the Aftershock), and the final result of all the chaos created by our past mistakes will be a much, much better, and wealthier society than we have today, but one that will be fundamentally very different.