When Giants Fall: An Economic Roadmap for the End of the American Era

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 23, 2009 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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In When Giants Fall, Panzner makes his case for the turbulenteconomic changes that will be occurring over the next few years andexamines the resulting economic opportunities.

According to Panzner, the economic changes will be widespread.Businesses will struggle amid wars, shortages, logisticaldisruptions, and a breakdown of the established monetary order.Individuals will be forced to rethink livelihoods, lifestyles,living arrangements, and locales. Political structures will be influx, as local leaders gain influence at the expense of nationalauthorities. For many people, it will be nothing short of a modernDark Ages, where each day brings fresh anxieties, unfamiliar risks,and a sense of foreboding.

However, for those enlightened few who understand what is reallygoing on and what happens next, the chaotic years ahead representthe opportunity of a lifetime - a time when they can realize goalsthey never thought possible and achieve a level of wealth,security, and inner peace that will leave them head-and-shouldersabove everyone else. In this book, Panzner offers cutting-edgeinsights and strategies that will enable readers to stay well aheadof the game during the uniquely unsettling period ahead.

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

The author studiously pulls out the stops on analysis of the current news around the world. Except there isn't much that is new or novel here - just another rehash. Certainly not a roadmap Not much here ... except the sky is falling. Read full review

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User Review  - mdm - LibraryThing

I just finished a quick read of an interesting and sobering prediction of the economic and social problems that lie ahead. Panzer is a 25 year veteran of the financial industry, and essentially says ... Read full review


Title Page
Descentinto Disorder
A Corroding Currency
Chapter 2 Tides Torrents and Tsunamis
Demographic Dynamics The End of Abundance When Supply Doesnt Meet Demand
Heat from the Hot Spots
LocalIs the New Global
Everybodys Business
One Problem after Another
Small Fortunes
Another Casualty

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About the author (2009)

Michael J. Panzner is a twenty-five-year veteran of the global stock, bond, and currency markets. During his career, he has worked in New York and London for leading companies such as HSBC, Soros Funds, ABN AMRO, Dresdner Bank, and JPMorgan Chase. He is an FT Knowledge/New York Institute of Finance faculty member specializing in equities, trading, global capital markets, and technical analysis, and is the author of Financial Armageddon. Visit Panzner at www.economicroadmap.com.

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