Survival Investing by John R. Talbott
How to Prosper Amid Thieving Banks and Corrupt Governments

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Most individuals and institutions hold the preponderance of their investments in common stocks, corporate bonds, mutual funds, index funds, muni bonds, money markets, bank CDs, and Treasury securities. But these conventional investments will not do well in a world dominated by corrupt, debt-laden governments and thieving bankers, brokers and middlemen. Finance guru John R. Talbott, prescient predictor of the financial crisis and the housing market crash, offers a new paradigm for the coming economic reality. He shows how the recent housing collapse and global economic crisis left governments of the world with enormous annual operating deficits at a time when the banking system continues to struggle with bad debts and requires additional government guarantees and bailouts. Add the fact that growth is constrained because the first wave of the baby boom is hitting 65 and consumers are still loaded with unsustainable levels of debt, and you have a recipe for an economic catastrophe. In this uncertain atmosphere, Talbott offers clear strategies on what you can do to protect your investments and your family.

Among the global dynamics covered are:

*the low-wage threat of China and India *the legitimacy of gold investing *the false security of diversification *the risks of sovereign debt

. . . and why most economists are missing the boat.


About John R. Talbott

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John R. Talbott is a former investment banker, economics guru, and bestselling author with global book sales approaching 200,000. He has established himself as a predictor of major economic events over the last two decades, including the technology stock collapse, the overheated national housing market, and the global mortgage crisis. Talbott has had articles published in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, the International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He has appeared as a financial expert on television for CNN, CBS, Fox News, CNBC, Fox Business News, CSPAN, and MSNBC as well as on hundreds of radio programs. Talbott was previously a visiting scholar at UCLA's Anderson School of Management as well as a top Goldman Sachs investment banker.
Published June 19, 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 257 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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“There can be no true reform in the economics sphere,” he writes, “until we reform our system of money and politics, until we outlaw lobbyists.” He isn't alone in arguing that reform efforts have been undermined by lobbyists bought and paid for by banks to protect activities that will cause anoth...

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Talbott (Where America Went Wrong), a former investment banker for Goldman Sachs, was concerned about the financial crisis long before it happened.

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