1/30/2009 8:37:48 PM
I second Mike Haverdink
I second Mike Haverdink. As a standalone book (without previous knowledge or further reading of your other books) it would not be comprehensive enough to understand the Nixon/Gold Standard history.
A clear summary with all the key factors/influences/impacts/points would be really useful. I don't think the effects of it's abandonment are clearly emphasised so that the reader takes away the level of it's impact on the economy today.
I also think that it is easy to leave the reader in a victim/perpetrator attitude after reading about Nixon being the sole cause of the crash in US economy, an attitude that is in-line with the entitlement attitude. In a way, conspiracy theories lead to more people blaming the government.
Whether it is a conspiracy or not does not really matter, I think this needs to be more emphasised. As many people
could come away from the book with more emotionalised opinions and forget the importance of the book (financial education).
Emotionality is not what is needed, it is the empowerment to become financially secure. Many could easily turn this
into a government bashing (anti-government) attitude instead of pro-financial education attitude, and thus end up falling back into the entitlement outlook of life.