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The Road to Ruin : The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis - James Rickards

The Road to Ruin

The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis

Hardcover Published: 15th November 2016
ISBN: 9781591848080
Number Of Pages: 352

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The bestselling author of The Death of Money and Currency Wars reveals the global elites' dark effort to hide a coming catastrophe from investors in The Road to Ruin, now a National Bestseller.

A drumbeat is sounding among the global elites. The signs of a worldwide financial meltdown are unmistakable. This time, the elites have an audacious plan to protect themselves from the fallout: hoarding cash now and locking down the global financial system when a crisis hits.

Since 2014, international monetary agencies have been issuing warnings to a small group of finance ministers, banks, and private equity funds: the U.S. government’s cowardly choices not to prosecute J.P. Morgan and its ilk, and to bloat the economy with a $4 trillion injection of easy credit, are driving us headlong toward a cliff.

As Rickards shows in this frightening, meticulously researched book, governments around the world have no compunction about conspiring against their citizens. They will have stockpiled hard assets when stock exchanges are closed, ATMs shut down, money market funds frozen, asset managers instructed not to sell securities, negative interest rates imposed, and cash withdrawals denied.

If you want to plan for the risks ahead, you will need Rickards’s cutting-edge synthesis of behavioral economics, history, and complexity theory. It’s a guidebook to thinking smarter, acting faster, and living with the comfort­ing knowledge that your wealth is secure.

The global elites don’t want this book to exist. Their plan to herd us like sheep to the slaughter when a global crisis erupts and, of course, to maintain their wealth works only if we remain complacent and unaware. Thanks to The Road to Ruin, we don’t need to be.

About the Author

James Rickards is the New York Times best-selling author of The Death of Money, Currency Wars, and The New Case For Gold, which have been translated into fourteen languages. He is the editor of the newsletter Strategic Intelligence and a member of the advisory board of the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins University. An adviser on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community, he served as a facilitator of the first-ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. He lives in Connecticut.

Industry Reviews

'If you are curious about what the financial Götterdämmerung might look like you’ve certainly come to the right place... Rickards believes -- and provides tantalizing snippets of private conversations with those who dwell in the very eye-in-the-pyramid -- that the current world monetary and financial system is on the verge of insolvency and that the world financial elites already have a successor system for which they are laying the groundwork.' - Ralph Benko, Forbes

'There’s much for the alarmist here but food for thought for the calm investor, too.' - Kirkus Review

'The Road to Ruin is a book that everyone should read, no matter their interests. James Rickards is at his best as he foretells how the world’s elites will deal with the impending financial crisis, which he believes will hit us by 2018.' - Junior Stock Review


Chapter 1: This is the End
Chapter 2: One Money, One World, One Order
Chapter 3: Desert City of the Mind
Chapter 4: Foreshock: 1998
Chapter 5: Foreshock: 2008
Chapter 6: Earthquake: 2018
Chapter 7: Bonfire of the Elites
Chapter 8: Capitalism, Fascism, and Democracy
Chapter 9: Behold a Black Horse

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ISBN: 9781591848080
ISBN-10: 1591848083
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 15th November 2016
Publisher: Portfolio
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.52

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