I.O.U.S.A: One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 29, 2008 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
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The United States has been spending its way deeper and deeper into the red, and saddling future generations with the mess–but who's paying attention? To answer that question, this companion book to the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A. talks with some of the most revered voices in the nation, including Warren Buffett; former Treasury Secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin; and Pete Peterson, CEO of The Blackstone Group. Defiantly non-partisan, the empowering solutions outlined in these pages are a must-read for any American concerned about the current state of affairs.
 

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Contents

CAST
CREW
The Fiscal Cancer
The Fiscal WakeUp Tour
The National Conversation
Bixby Goes to Washington
The Silver Tsunami
What Is a Budget Deficit?
The Federal Reserve
Money Supply and Inflation
The First Panacea
A Short Visit with the Maestro
Solutions
The Road to Squanderville
Welcome to Thriftville
We Think They Sweat

The Concerned Youth of America
Is Anyone Listening?
The Committee to Save the World
What Were They Thinking?
The Real Pain
Solutions
What Americans Bought and Lost
The Nuclear Option
Solutions
Whats the Right Level of Government?
Washington Is Badly Broken
Wake Up America
The Mt Rushmore Curtain Call
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Addison Wiggin is the Executive Publisher of Agora Financial, an investment research firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Agora publishes The Daily Reckoning, a financial newsletter with more than 500,000 readers in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia, and is translated daily into French, German, and Spanish (www.dailyreckoning.com). It has received praise from mainstream publications, including Money, New York Times Magazine, and MarketWatch.com. Mr. Wiggin is the coauthor with Bill Bonner of the international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt, and author of The Demise of the Dollar . . . And Why It′s Even Better for Your Investments. He is also the Executive Producer and a writer of the feature-length documentary film I.O.U.S.A., which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Kate Incontrera is the Managing Editor of The Daily Reckoning. Ms. Incontrera was also an associate producer and writer on the critically acclaimed documentary film I.O.U.S.A. Before joining Agora Financial in 2004, Ms. Incontrera studied writing at the University of Cambridge and Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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