The Great Depression Ahead : How to Prosper in the Crash Following the Greatest Boom in History by Harry S., Jr. Dent (2009, Hardcover)
Overview Harry S. Dent predicted our current economic crisis, and he foresees still more to come. He predicts that we are headed further towards a major depression reminiscent of Japanâs major recession more than a decade ago, from which their real estate market has yet to recover. With the current state of the stock market causing investors around the world to be nervous, and searching for answers, The Great Depression Ahead offers important advice to help readers not just survive, but prosper in the face of the crash. Dent has developed theories that have accurately predicted changes in the market. He is a frequent target of economists, yet with few exceptions, Dent has always been right about the market. With fully updated predictions and reflections on all that has happened since the hardcover came out in December of 2008, this is a book on the economic crisis that we canât afford not to read.
- ISBN-13: 9781416588993
- Publisher: Free Press
- Publication date: 12/29/2009
- Edition description: Revised
- Pages: 416
- Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)
1.0 / 5.0
I agree with PJSkipper - book is chaotic; MANY of his predictions failed (as seen in Aug 2011). Actually if one analyzes the different predictions they contradict one another ! And of course advises given would have proven disastrous - eg. on pg 297 the author says to sell commodities and gold in early 2010; But in real life gold advanced ~ 60% from Mar 2010 to Aug 2011 ! And many more junky hints like that. What a shame to write such a crap. The only interesting thing is observation about demographics and economic cycles. But as should have been expected - dated predictions fail (vide Buffet saying that following predictions is the fastest road to bankruptcy).
3.0 / 5.0
I was drawn to this book because of Dent's previously prescient predictions and explanations of economic malaise over the last several years. Dent starts the book with a ton of momentum and energy; however, several important graphs are tough to understand (e.g., missing x y axis illustrations). A revision with updated graphs and with comments post the Great Recession would revitalize the read.
5.0 / 5.0
Harry Dent was outstanding in explaining the future of this century. Financial, health, wars, and the rise and fall of countries throughout the world is all in this CD plus more.
5.0 / 5.0
Harry Dent does provide very compelling research with his latest book and about what our general economic future has in store. It makes a person to think outside the box. Very good book!
4.0 / 5.0
This book/CD takes you into the past and describes the events leading up to the great depression and how those events compare to the events occurring in the U.S. and around the world today. Mr. Dent explains why these events could mean that we are headed for a double dip recession that leads into another depression. Mr Dent continues with the economic trends for the U.S. and the rest of the world well beyond the year 2065. Although I think his predictions for the near future are completely plausible. I think it would be difficult to accurately predict what is going to happen over the next 2 thousand years, which is why I ranked it a four star rather than a five star book/CD.
4.0 / 5.0
Some very interesting information on what has happened from a historical point of view. Good book.
2.0 / 5.0
The book seems to be interesting, but it's so drawn out and Mr. Dent repeats everything so much that it's just too hard to keep interested. He continually refers to his past accomplishments over and over again at picking booms and busts, while talking about having to change dates due to this or that. It sounds like a lot of filler where substance should have been. If everything he says is correct then it's a shame he didn't find someone with a real writers flare create a book to keep you interested. If you are willing to be bored to death while reading, and you're willing to take the time to research everything he says, then you may really get something great out of this book. I'd have to be five or ten times more interested than I was after reading the first two chapters just to complete the book, let alone do the research to see if his facts are for real. His updated newsletter he keeps pushing throughout the book that's available for an additional fee seems to be his real reason for writing the book. The free sample newsletter is about a year old and everything in it is old news, but you can get the latest and greatest newsletter for etc. etc. etc. As for me, I just lost my money on this one. P.S. I almost forgot, Mr. Dent invited me to a conference too! I could go and get updated on all his latest facts for a marginal fee of hundreds or thousands of dollars. It was so ludicrous I don't even remember the correct amount.