This fourth edition of Aftershock contains a number of important updates and clarifications to the previous book. We have been fortunate to have received lots of excellent feedback and suggestions from our readers, much of which we have incorporated into this new book. Some important changes include the updating of Chapter 1, “This Recovery Is 100 Percent Fake,” as well as updates to more than 20 charts and other information throughout the book.
We have added charts, cartoons, and sidebars that we thought were especially relevant at this point in the road to the Aftershock. We have also added a new Chapter 8, “You're No Fun,” which gives the personal and humorous viewpoint of Aftershock co‐author Robert Wiedemer on the state of economic denial that he has found in the minds of many people in the investment community during his travels across this great country.
As before, we have also addressed in detail the obvious question of why inflation has not yet occurred, despite the massive money printing by the Federal Reserve. We discuss how this will affect the Aftershock and, in Chapter 4, we address the role we see inflation playing in the downfall of the stock and bond markets.
Finally, we want to take this opportunity to thank our readers for the incredible support they have shown us. We couldn't have asked for a better response. Many people have told us how much they enjoyed the book, sometimes reading it multiple ...