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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, because it makes one think about the potential for future change.
What did you like best about this story?
Acknowledging that demographic and population level changes just have to have an economic effect.
What does Harry S. Dent, Jr. bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His passion for the topic. Though, to be fair, I bought the audio book to use the two hours of commute each day more equitably than listening to Miley Cyrus screech at me.
What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Demographic Cliff?
I haven't decided yet. Even though I'm almost fifty, I'm just getting off the ground in my 401k. If Dent's prediction of a demographic cliff striking soon comes to fruition, I have plenty of time to capitalize on that downside.
Any additional comments?
Dent has an image problem. There's a lot of negative press out there about him and his predictions. He mentions Tony Robbins a lot too, who has his own image issues. A lot of people think these guys are, to a greater or lesser extent, snake oil salesmen. I think a more concerted effort should be made by Dent to reasonably talk down his critics; not, I hasten to add, in a negative way, but in a constructive prove-my-pont sort of way.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
In the demographic Cliff, Dent make a reasoned, well supported argument for his predictions. The first third of the book is very slow because he spends a great deal of time convincing you of his solid record in past predictions -- of course they have worked out well or why would he write another book?
That sarcasm aside, he makes a very convincing argument and it dovetails with other books like "The Next 100 years" and Freakonomics. I think this is a must read -- think it over, his argument does make common sense.
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
Great insights into the coming collapse. Only disagreement is on Gold. Yes it is a commodity but it is also Money and in times of crisis everyone will flock to it...commodity down turn or not.
2 of 4 people found this review helpful