The Great Recession




Inflation / Deflation & Fiat Money

Gold & Silver

Fixing The Problem

Our Current Downturn

Nearterm Outlook

  Real Estate




Title Author Comment
Crash Proof 2.0: How to Profit From the Economic Collapse Peters Schiff Avoid troubled economies and head to strength.  Schiff expects the dollar to depreciate significantly over the next several years.
Anatomy of the Bear Russell Napier Excellent discussion of conditions surrounding lows of the four biggest bear markets in the 20th century.  Also contains an good discussion on inflation / deflation and the effect of the federal reserve on the markets.
Buy Gold Now Shayne McGuire Nice overview of gold as an investment
Gold The Once and Future Money Nathan Lewis Good overview of the gold standard and the effects of taxes on the economy
What has Government Done to Our Money? Murray N. Rothbard Argument for gold backed dollar
Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse Thomas Woods Good overview of an Austrian economist perspective on the downturn.
Economics in One Lesson Henry Hazlitt No numbers or graphs, just a good overview of government involvement in economic activity.
When Money Dies Adam Fergusson Overview of hyperinflations in Germany, Austria & Hugary in the 1920's
Surviving the Economic Collapse Fernando Ferfal Aguirre After Argentina's currency crisis in 2001, things got pretty bad.  Hopefully we don't get there, but includes tips for handling an economic meltdown.
Fiat Paper Money - The History And Evolution of Our Currency Ralph T. Foster Mr. Foster has put together a nice book about paper currency.  Hyperinflations of a currency are quite a bit more common that one would think.  To purchase go to
Conquer the Crash Robert R Prechter Jr Remarkably prescient with some of his predictions.  Some excellent investment advice for Deflationary downturns.  Prechter's timing can be a little off, but he seems to have nailed this downturn.  Prector is expecting deflation.