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The Road to Ruin Audiobook

The Road to Ruin: The Global Elites' Secret Plan for the Next Financial Crisis

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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook of The Road to Ruin, written and read by James Rickards.

The best-selling author of The Death of Money on how investors can prepare for the next financial panic - and why it's coming sooner than you think.

The global economy has made what seems like an incredible comeback after the financial crisis of 2008. Yet this comeback is artificial. Central banks have propped up markets by keeping interest rates low and the supply of money free-flowing. They won't bail us out again next time. And there will be a next time...soon.

In The Road to Ruin, best-selling author James Rickards identifies how governments around the world are secretly preparing an alternative strategy for the next big crisis: a lockdown. Instead of printing money to reliquify markets and prop up assets, governments are preparing to close banks, shut down exchanges and order powerful asset managers not to sell. They're putting provisions in place that will allow them to do so legally. What's more, the global elite has already started making their own preparations, including hoarding cash and hard assets.

When the next one comes, it will be the average investor who suffers most - unless he or she heeds Rickards' warning and prepares accordingly.

James Rickards is the best-selling author of Currency Wars and The Death of Money. He is a portfolio manager at West Shore Group and an adviser on international economics and financial threats to the Department of Defence and the US intelligence community. He served as facilitator of the first-ever financial war games conducted by the Pentagon.

©2016 James Rickards (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK

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    Rik Muschamp 19/06/2017
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    An interesting analysis of the history of the world financial market and the potential direction we are heading. Rickards comes across as a plausible commentator with a great deal of insight into the subject. However, the core concept of the book seems a little grandiose and paranoid to be realistic. I wholeheartedly believe much of it is possible but the end game seems unlikely. <br/><br/>Why would this mysterious global elite want to turn capitalism into socialism when capitalism is what made them rich in the first place?

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    olusola adebusuyi 08/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read! Pick it up now!"

    One of the best books ive read this year. It's very insightful and explained very well by the author.

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    David 17/02/2017
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    "very interesting ideas"

    Definitely worth a listen all the way through! Some good investment advice to preserve wealth.

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    julien county wicklow, Ireland 08/02/2017
    julien county wicklow, Ireland 08/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "good overall"

    very interesting if sometimes a bit obscur due to the use of specialised terms.

    it is a very scary story...

    the narrator pronounces "finesse" instead of "finance" and "lavatory" instead of "laboratory"

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    Bill 23/01/2017
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    "fabulous book , amazing insight"

    great book , very informative , easy to understand and well written , recommend.
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    k4tk4kn4 24/12/2016
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    a superb and fascinating listen. one of if not the best book by rickards. great

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    CMCGROG 22/12/2016
    CMCGROG 22/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Good stuff"

    Great insights and analysis from Jim. If you enjoyed his other books then you will like this too.

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    Derek 17/12/2016
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    "Fantastic"

    Fantastic content and links between historical events, effects, analytical techniques and market dynamics. A great education that I will repeat and absorb again and again for sure. Well done James, outstanding.

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    OFT Protecting consumers. 13/12/2016
    OFT Protecting consumers. 13/12/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "Smart Guy. Agenda?"

    James puts out the same message as his other books, but in more vivid detail. There are hints at an old money conspiracy, tempered with it being merely a means of wealth preservation.

    Much of this books builds on James's credibility in judging an upcoming Financial Armageddon. As always timing is key and complexity theory and spontaneous collapse of a supercritical state are put forward.

    Not a great deal of news here if you've followed Mr. Rickards this far, but some interesting detail and a little unremarkable financial guidance. As ever, James subtly promotes precious metal holdings at the usual level but adds to this time honoured asset classes.

    Perhaps this book is itself James's way of telling us time's up, without committing. Consider also Confessions of an Economic Hitman.

    James's delivery of his own material is as ever excellent.

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    "Almost (but not quite) beyond belief"
    If you could sum up The Road to Ruin in three words, what would they be?

    Tomorrow's world Today


    What other book might you compare The Road to Ruin to and why?

    On the Beach - Neville Shute


    What about James Rickards’s performance did you like?

    Quietly lucid and easy to listen to


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Well researched and support insights on every page from someone deep inside the world of money and currency (you'll soon discover the difference) I constantly had to remind myself that Ian Fleming's James Bond could not have done a better job - main;t because that was fiction. If you want the history of the banking system it's here


    Any additional comments?

    Fascinating.

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