CHAPTER 3Views from Eight Other Booksimage


WHEN MOST BOOMERS first hear this book’s messages, their normal reaction is to say, “Yes, but… ” while they search for reasons why it must be wrong. That is a good reaction and their skepticism is healthy. Regardless of who turns out to be right in the end, an awful lot is at stake.

Some readers will be influenced by other books they have read or by information they have picked up that is in other books. To help you put it all in perspective, in this chapter I summarize and comment on several schools of thought as presented by leading academics and writers. Some of their views differ greatly from mine; ...

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