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Empire of Debt: The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis



Empire of Debt: The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis

Will Bonner, Addison Wiggin

ISBN: 978-1-118-04054-6 January 2011 384 Pages

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In Empire of Debt, maverick financial writers Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin provide you with the first in-depth look at how the American character has shifted to accommodate its new imperial role; how we have abandoned the private virtues of personal liberty, economic freedom, and fiscal restraint; and how the government has gained control of public life and the economy.
Introduction: Slouching toward Empire.

I. Imperia Absurdum.

1. Dead Men Talking.

2. Empires of Dirt.

3. How Empires Work.

4. As We Go Marching.

II. Woodrow Crosses the Rubicon.

5. The Road to Hell.

6. The Revolution of 1913 and the Great Depression.

7. MacNamara’s War.

8. Nixon’s the One.

III. Evening in America.

9. Reagan’s Legacy.

10. America’s Glorious Empire of Debt.

11. Modern Imperial Finance.

12. Something Wicked This Way Comes.

IV. The Essential Investor.

13. Welcome to Squanderville.

14. Still Turning Japanese.

15. The Wall Street Fandango.

16. Subversive Investing.

Appendix: The Essentialist Glossary.