The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
In this incredibly timely book,renowned economist Stephen Leeb shows how surging oilprices will contribute to a huge economic collapse bysoaring to over $100, and perhaps $200, a barrel- andtells how you can avoid the pitfalls of the upcomingcrisis.

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His first book (The Oil Factor) was more self-consistent and coherent, making a convincing case that oil price volatility is a principle determinant of financial market inflation/deflation. This one is more slapdash and contradictory. Disappointing. Read full review


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The Ubiquitous Lies
Myopia on Wall Street
Myopia in Government
Myopia in the Media
The Fragility of Civilization
The Failures of Leadership
Unrealistic Expectations
False Hope from Technology
Our Possible Decline and Fall
Securing Our LongTerm Survival
The Biggest Threats
The Barrier of Preconceptions
The Most Promising Solution
Planning for Survival

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Our Predictable Failings
When the Blind Lead the Blind
Overcoming Our Psychological Barriers
Conventional Mediocrity
Extraordinary Individuality
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The Error of Shortsightedness
The OpenMinded Investor
What Our Civilization Has Learned from Recent Crises
What We Have Not Learned
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The Case for Conservation
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The Problem with Other Peoples Oil
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Inflation Deflation and the Policymakers Dilemma
Hindered by Debt
The Only Imaginable Solution
A More Likely Scenario
Investing in a HighInflationHighEnergyPrice Era
The Necessary Alternatives
Government and the War Against the Energy Shortfall
Governments Misguided Approach
Pro and Con
The SelfServing Industry
Academic Hyperopia
Making Money When Inflation Soars
The Only Bonds Worth Owning from Now On
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Why Oil Service Companies Will Soar
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A Portfolio for the Growing Oil Squeeze
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Stephen Leeb, Ph.D., is editor of Personal Finance, one of the largest investment newsletters in the country, and The Big Picture, which recently celebrated its 35th year of publication. Consistently rated among the top 10 stock pickers by Timer Digest and Hulbert Financial Digest, Dr. Leeb also wrote or co-wrote The Agile Investor, Market Timing for the 90s, and Getting In on the Ground Floor (a main selection of the Fortune Book Club). He is a frequent guest on television and radio programs including Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street Week. Donna Leeb worked with Stephen Leeb to found and develop his first investment letter, Investment Strategist. She has a master's degree in Journalism from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.

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