The Demographic Cliff

The Demographic Cliff

How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019

Book - 2014
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Explains how the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation will impact the economy and how to prepare for it, providing recommendations in such areas as retirement planning, real estate, investing, and business strategy.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Pengiun, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781591847274
Branch Call Number: 330 D434
Characteristics: viii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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sbkaur Apr 16, 2014

Using demographics to explain the conundrum of global real estate prices and ignoring the "flight to safety" by the buyers (i.e. rising real estate prices in many countries are not due to local buyers but buyers from other countries who are seeking "safe havens" for their (ill-gotten?) money) is an obvious weakness in the author's argument.

Jan 15, 2014

Although Dent makes some good points, demographically speaking as far as consumer spending habits, which once would have been valuable, he is woefully ignorant, or unable to comprehend, some essentially fundamental facts about finance and economics: it ain't deflation, but ultra-deleveraging, brought about by ultra-leveraging, which is why there are so many multi-billionaire crooks today (and some suggest several trillionaires?). Also, Dent is under the impression that the majority drive that 70% figure of consumption, again he is so ignorant it is ludicrous.


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