The World Is Curved Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy by David M Smick

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9780462099354: The World Is Curved Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy by David M Smick

David Smick keeps a low profile, but experts consider him one of the most insightful financial market strategists in the world. For more than two decades, he has conferred with central bankers and advised top Wall Street executives and investors.

The World Is Curved picks up where Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat left off, taking listeners on an insider’s tour through the private offices of central bankers, finance ministers, even prime ministers. Smick reveals how today’s risky environment came to be―and why the mortgage mess is a symptom of potentially far more devastating trouble. He wrestles with the two questions on everyone’s mind: How bad could things really get in today’s volatile economy? And what can we do about it?

The World Is Curved is the rare work that speaks simultaneously to the Wall Street, Washington, and London elite, yet its apt storytelling shows Main Street listeners how to survive in these turbulent times.

The World Is Curved is...essential...for those who wish to understand the workings, politics, and distresses of the global financial system...insightful and entertaining...” ―Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board; author of The Age of Turbulence

“David Smick’s probing insights in The World Is Curved stem from an extraordinary vantage point few observers can match.” ―George Soros, Soros Fund Management

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About the Author:

David M. Smick advises some of the world’s most successful money managers through his investment and strategic consulting firm, Johnson Smick International, Inc. He is also the founder, editor, and publisher of The International Economy, an acclaimed quarterly. He has served as an adviser to both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates and has written for such publications as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Smick and his family live in Washington, D.C.

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Jim Bond is a calm interpreter of this prescient analysis of how global economic forces will impact American life. With impressive phrasing, nuances, and energy variations, he makes this audio sound appealing without competing with the flow of ideas. He is one of the best voice pros we have for analytical writing like this. This terrifying book outlines the reasons for the 2007-2008 mortgage crisis and actually predicted with stunning clarity the October stock market meltdown. The articulate author, an international economist and presidential advisor, gives often-contrarian explanations of what suppresses creative capital allocation and how tax policy and class warfare force business overseas. His practical language and logical organization make these ideas accessible to a wide range of consumers, businesspeople, and policymakers. T.W. AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine

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