Harry S. Dent | Friday, September 20, 2013 >>
Extreme market volatility…
Polarized political and social tensions…
The greatest debt and real estate bubble in modern history…
All hallmarks of the economic Winter Season.
And come the New Year, things will only get worse.
That’s why I’m frantically working with my publishers to get my latest book – The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper in the Great Deflation of 2014 – 2019 – onto the shelves by early January.
And that’s why we’re bringing together a host of high-level speakers and putting them in front of you this November 6 to 8 in La Jolla, California. Not only do we want you to hear what we’re forecasting, we also want you to hear how we reached those conclusions. That involves hearing some of the experts speak.
You see, we don’t operate in a vacuum any more than you do…
We challenge those we agree with, and those we disagree with, to show us the evidence that supports their arguments… and to poke holes in our arguments, because that’s how we can bring you the most powerful and right information.
Unfortunately, we have limited space at our Irrational Economics Summit in November, for both guests and speakers. We couldn’t invite all the people who we wanted you to meet, nor can all of you attend.
That doesn’t mean you can’t still benefit from these great minds, so today I’m going to pull back the curtain and offer you a six-man, three-book watch list so that, whether you’re attending our inaugural summit this year or not, you’ll still have what you need to arm yourself for what lies ahead.
The research these guys do compliments ours. They’re focused on predicting future trends and helping readers deal with the consequences of the unprecedented debt bubble and stimulus.
They’re realistic, objective, and they understand the new economy, which makes them well placed to offer you an edge in this time of rapid change and disruption.
So here it is. The short list of experts who I follow and respect…
#1: George Gilder – Knowledge and Power.
George caught my attention back in 1981, when his first book, Wealth and Power, was published. His genius lies in the exponential growth of technologies and a new economic model for the information revolution.
In my opinion, he is the most visionary expert in the realm of innovation and progress. He saw the technology revolution of the 1990s before it happened (as did I).
#2: David Stockman – The Great Deformation.
This book is long and detailed, but it is the very best work on the history of politics and finance in the last century, examining how we created the great and irresponsible bubble that threatens the very foundations of capitalism.
David’s book will stand for decades to come!
He calls the events we’ve witnessed over the last decade the corruption of capitalism in America. I call it killing the Golden Goose. Either way, the outcome will be ugly and painful.
#3: John Mauldin – Endgame.
John has the best grasp of the unprecedented global debt bubble and the nuances of where there may be more inflationary or deflationary results.
He is a very realistic, connected individual who recognizes that artificial stimulus can only go so far and that the “endgame is near.” Gilder, Stockman and I would clearly agree. Check out John’s newsletters as well: Thoughts from the Front Line and Outside the Box.
#4: Anthony Robbins.
I have worked with Tony and spoken to his international audiences since the early 1990s. I can say, unequivocally, that he is a force to be reckoned with.
He’s not merely a motivational speaker who talks about positive thinking, as most people incorrectly presume. He is the best personal, entrepreneurial and financial strategist I have ever seen. Ever!
Even better, he totally grasps the power of the longer-term generational cycles and the economic Winter Season ahead. Like us, he is preparing his audiences for that, when most are not.
#5: Lacy Hunt – Hoisington Investment Management.
Lacy is a classic Austrian economist who has a clear understanding of debt bubbles and debt deleveraging throughout modern history. His understanding of money velocity and the resultant cycles in inflation and deflation sets him apart from the crowd of straight-line, extrapolating economists. There is no better economist in America and definitely one you should read and listen to! Only Australia’s Steve Keen rivals him.
#6: Steve Keen.
Steve, a classic Austrian economist like Lacy, has done great research on debt and bubble cycles, and he deserves international recognition for his work.
Economists are fighting his views in Australia, but I couldn’t agree more with him!
I’ve spoken with him in Australia, when last I visited, and I can’t wait to converse with him when I visit his country again in early 2014. I suggest you follow his blog.
And there you have it. The six men I respect and whose research I trust.
As I mentioned earlier, not all of these great minds will be at our Irrational Economics Summit. But there are several other great men who WILL be joining Lacy, George, Rodney and me on stage in November. I’ll tell you more about them in the coming months, but for now do yourself a favor and add these books and men to your reading/watch list.
And make sure you’ve reserved your seat at our upcoming Irrational Economic Summit. See you there.
Ahead of the Curve with Adam O’Dell
I picked up a copy of John Mauldin’s Endgameshortly after joining Dent Research in 2011. It was a great read, especially as a crash course on the massive debt burdens various countries have amassed over the last few decades and how they’ll likely work themselves out of their respective messes. (Spoiler alert: it won’t be pretty!)