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Detroit: An American Autopsy
Detroit: An American Autopsy
by Charlie LeDuff
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.04

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Detroit, 15 July 2014
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This book is a great read. Each chapter is just the right length you always want to read on that bit longer and LeDuff's writing style is very fluent.

I was fascinated with the urban decay of Detroit and this book provided the insight to the daily lives of people living there. From the firemen with no screen doors to the corrupt politicians accepting bribes and even to LeDuff's sister and niece.

LeDuff's niece offers to come over and babysit but he refuses the offer as he reckons she'll just move in and drink all his liquor and eat his food then leave weeks later. Little side-stories like this build a picture of a broken, down-on-their-luck Detroit population hoping for a better future.

The only city in America to be occupied by the army three times...read this book to find out why.


Planet Ponzi
Planet Ponzi
by Mitch Feierstein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful reading, a catalyst to awareness, 21 April 2013
This review is from: Planet Ponzi (Paperback)
Mitch has done a great of job informing his readers of the critical condition the economies of the World now find themselves in. He does come off as a pessimist although he states more than once he really isn't trying to.

The scales of the sums he discusses tend to become so vast that they almost lose all meaning but Mitch does a great job of illustrating just how much $200 Trillion dollars really is.

It's all very well writing the history of the economic collapse and the current state of play but Mitch also rounds off with a few well received tips on what happens next and how to prepare.

Because of his book I've now begun my own search for the "truth". I'm reading another economics book in direct conflict with Mitch's pro-austerity views and I guess I'll come down on one side or the other...hopefully.

Not one for the Keynesians but for anyone with even a modicum of interest in economics I would highly recommend!

Looking forward to Mitch's next instalment.


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