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A little disappointing
on 15 December 2011
I bought this book after rave reviews on KingworldNews.
The first two chapters are interesting in their financial war context, but are not a smooth read. Subsequent chapters seem better written. WHy do I find the book a little disappointing? Well, there is not a single reference to the effects of Fractional Reserve Banking which is the true underlying cause of our boom and bust business cycles, and Rickards failure to weave this into the story really undermines the whole book for me. I even bought extra copies as gifts on the basis of other reviews, but really think that the book leaves a lot of the real currency war story untold. Maybe that's OK in the context of most decision makers in this story also probably being oblivious to the real cause of our global financial problems.