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Discusses the state of the financial world and suggests sound investments for the 1990s.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9264af90) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x92e96b94) out of 5 stars Like talking to Edison about light bulbs, this book will illuminate 22 April 2011
By Jarod Kintz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
After reading Crisis Investing, I realize the value of commodities. Not being able to afford gold or silver, I bought the next best thing: silverware. If I ever open up a soup kitchen I'll have plenty of forks to go around.

But seriously, how should one invest?

The road to hell isn't paved with gold, it's paved with faith. Faith in a dollar that's backed by a belief that people have faith in other people's belief in it.

The Bernank might not be able to grow our economy, but he can sure grow a heck of a beard.

I agree with Casey that the US economy is overregulated. Consequently, the market has more distortions than a house of mirrors, and its body image should be suffering for it. America is morbidly obese, yet she dresses in skin-tight hot pants as though she were Twiggy at 20.

If you want to know what to invest in and why, not specifics, but more the fundamentals, then this book is definitely for you.
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92e96be8) out of 5 stars As for Gold DRC is right twice a century 27 Feb. 2001
By Eugene A Jewett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Casey's bent is toward natural resources which he gives much time in this as well as in the rest of his books. An interesting thinker and an effortless writer, Doug is alway provacative and occasionally right. I mean right in a big way. The problem is the many times he's wrong. It is crucial to be in the right sector with him and that usually means gold stocks. He's worth paying attention to for that alone. To give him his due, he was the first guy I heard talk about the no-fun 90's at the outset of the decade. He foresaw the politically correct movement with all of its ramifications before anyone else I know.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x93ac8f50) out of 5 stars Top ten classic 24 April 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book pulled me back from the brink of socialist thinking. It is the quickest read to understand how the world economy and politics interact. For all you day traders who are getting crushed these days, read this for a little long term philosophy!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92e96e70) out of 5 stars Excellent! 24 April 2014
By Carolina Beaches - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Book arrived earlier than anticipated and it was in better condition than described. Very pleased with purchase and the information contained within is priceless...saw the same book on a few sites for a few hundred dollars and local library had to order from a specialize service. Hard to find but if you are an investor, it is certainly valuable material.
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HASH(0x92e96e10) out of 5 stars A bit of an enigma but with a sound underlying principle 1 Jun. 2013
By Doug Erlandson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
"Crisis Investing for the Rest of the '90's" by Douglas Casey is a bit of an enigma. Where he was wrong, he was extremely wrong. For example, on page 192 he predicts of the 1990s, "This decade should see the final bull market in gold, with a total restructuring of the world's financial system." The late 1990s did not see a gold bull market or, for that matter, a bull market in any other precious metals. On the other hand, the following decade gold skyrocketed from under $300 per ounce to more than $1600. Oh, well. A decade off isn't bad. Unless you listened to Casey and invested in gold in the 90's rather than in, say, 2006.

Or, take the following comment found on p. 62: "The major long-term trend of society is toward decentralization and smaller-scale organizations . . . More and more Americans will see the government as meaningless and irrelevant, as serving no useful purpose." How I wish this prediction had come o pass. Sad to say, the role of the civil government in our lives has increased in the two plus decades since Casey penned these words.

So, if Casey turned out to be wrong with these (and other) predictions, why is this book worth four stars? Because he is fundamentally right-headed in his attitude toward the government. In the attempt to regulate the economy the government simply gets in the way of growth. However, as our sources of information become more ubiquitous and decentralized, the government has less power to control what we know and think. Ultimately, this is what will save us from government regulation, assuming that we have the strength and desire to resist.
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