Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy

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Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited, 2011 - Business & Economics - 220 pages
A Harvard-trained economist’s startling predictions reveal critical challenges in the decades ahead, helping individuals, businesses, and governments to make smarter decisions.

As individuals, companies, and countries struggle to recover from the economic crisis, many are narrowly focused on forecasts for the next week, month or quarter. Yet they should be asking what the global economy will look like in the years to come: where will the long-term risks and opportunities arise? These are the questions that Daniel Altman confronts in his provocative and indispensable new book.

The fate of the global economy, Altman argues, will be determined by deeper factors than those that move markets from moment to moment. His incisive analysis brings together hidden trends, societal pressures and policy endgames to make twelve surprising but logical predictions about the years ahead. And his forecasts for the future raise a pressing question for today: with so many challenges awaiting us, are our political and economic institutions up to the task?

Outrageous Fortunes
tells which industries will grow, which economies will crumble, which investments will pay off, and where the next big crisis may occur. Altman’s carefully reasoned text is an essential guide for the road ahead.

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Economic prophesying by a consultant who makes no claim to being "the economic Nostradamus."Altman opens by examining the business of economic forecasting, an art and science that could use a few ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Daniel Altman is the author of Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy and Neoeconomy: George Bush’s Revolutionary Gamble with America’s Future. He is the founder and president of the consulting firm North Yard Economics and holds a PhD in economics from Harvard. He has written for the Economist, the International Herald Tribune and the New York Times and teaches at NYU’s Stern School of Business.

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