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Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

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New insights for investors and business people looking to create wealth in the turbulent post-crisis world In a no holds barred expose of the 2008 financial meltdown from the inside, Ziad K. Abdelnour argues that the political and financial elites have done nothing to fix the structural problems and instead have worsened the situation. By creating more market bubbles, they ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Wiley (first published November 21st 2011)
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Jan 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics (Hardcover) by Ziad K. Abdelnour

This book will move you to action, and will arm you with the history, information, and action plan you need to make a difference in an economic system--particularly a system based on capitalism. You cannot read Economic Warfare and not learn something new, not be challenged in your thinking, or not be inspired to act. This book belongs in every person's literary collection, and ought to be
S. Moo
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am writing my review as an entrepreneur, an author, and someone who simply loves to read, but often avoids books on economics. When I first bought this book, I did so as a frustrated small business owner, wondering how to make my way through these tough economic times. I then put off reading it...oh, I had this to write and that to do. I wish I hadn't. This book kept me intrigued from page 1! Mr. Abdelnour and Mr. Whittaker have boldly put together a captivating, easy-to-understand look at our ...more
John Dougherty
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
I chose this book because I had previously read several insightful quotes by the author. As a successful businessman I thought he might teach me something, not necessarily about how to "Get rich quick" but just to be more savvy in the world of business, economics, etc.

The first several chapters are intoductions by various people, including the author himself. Actually, I have the ebook right here, let's see... "Epigraph." "Dedication." "Foreward by Marc Rowan." "Foreward by Herman Cain." "Prolog
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
The first impression you get out of this book is Ziad Abdelnour's boldness and honesty. The man speaks the truth and is completely fearless about it. His criticism of today's business leaders and the corruption of our banking system would get anyone on Wall Street fired or marginalized on the spot. This doesn't stop him however from naming and finger-pointing at today's most influential/powerful people in the industry.

The second topic that marked me was the author's criticism of the rise of prog
Christian Adam
Aug 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excelent! I highly recommend it. Please read my evaluation of it in my blog here: ...more
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Amazingly frank articulate book! Clarifies the world of High Finance and how it actually works..
Ram Aurora
Uncanny insights and similar to the great BBC series I saw called the Ascent of MOney
Mohamad Jaber
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: economics
Not that brilliant
Christopher Hedges
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Having spent 6 years in business school getting my BBA and MBA, and working for a major financial service company I was very interested in what I was going to find on the pages of Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics.

I think there would be a great number of people who might find this book to be a little controversial. Others might want to run straight to judgement and name calling based on political beliefs. I do think the authors expressed there opinions o
Fabrizio Poli
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ziad is an absolute whizz in explaining how this whole world economy works. I totally agree when he says there is a war going on between the wealth creators and the wealth takers. In this book Ziad outlines what is really going on behind the scenes and how you can develop a winning strategy and become a wealth creator.

Buy it, read it, think about it and then get into action!
Erik Willén
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by a friend. You don’t have to like economics but you will like or perhaps love this book. A must read for everyone. I will post a longer review in the future.
Aftab Sheikh
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
what a wonderful insightful book about the economics. This person Ziad Abdelnour - a Wall Street Financier, Author have a knack of making difficult and mysterious things very simple and easy to understand the mysteries of economics and wealth creation.
The author 30 years of experience on Wall Street backing over 125 companies & serial entrepreneurs worth in aggregate over 20 billion dollars is the reason for such a wondeful book. Thank you Ziad Abdelnour
David Thomas
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Read! Awesome!!! Great work by Author Ziad Abdelnour.
If you want to hear historical fact to back up a very well informed opinion you've found it. Ziad Abdelnour has made a great contribution to financial education. He explains complex issues in easy to understand terms.
Chris Hansen
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolute must read - capitalism is American

Ziad is a bonafide genius. This book is prophetic. The predictions made within have all come to pass. Read it in 2020. There is still much of the work Ziad lays out still left to do.
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Ziad K. Abdelnour is founder, CEO, and president of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a private “family office” in the business of originating, structuring, and acting as an equity investor in strategic corporate investments and co-founder of Aeros-Blackhawk Partners; a trading platform focusing on financing real estate and project finance properties throughout the US.

He is also founder and chairman of th

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