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The Great Wave by David Hackett Fischer
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Feb 17, 09

Read in February, 2009

In the context of what is happening right now in the world, this is a fascinating read that puts it all into context. The book was written in the mid-1990s, and I would love to read a 2009 version. Many of the author's observations are spot on:'hubris' followed by 'nemesis'. The rise in crime and drug abuse in times of inflation. It seems that society experiences 'waves' of stable periods followed by unstable periods. The conclusion I reach is that we are entering an extremely period of instability, to be caused by a massive inflation caused by government borrowing, population growth and climate change. This book really is a 'must read' for all students of the financial crisis.
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