The world economy is now approaching the final death rattle of the greatest Ponzi scheme in history: a scheme in which politicians stood by as the financial industry and sovereign governments created a vast overhang of debt, a mountain of low-quality assets - and laid the foundations for an economic disaster which will dwarf any other in history. There are four possible outcomes for our future: * economic growth (unlikely) * stagnation (probable) * inflation (bad) * default (disastrous) Which of the four it will be depends on choices that are being made right now, not always wisely, by politicians, technocrats and bankers. Planet Ponzi is a provocative assessment of the state of today's global economy. Mitch Feierstein reveals the true debts of Britain, the US government and the eurozone - the full picture, not the figures the politicians would have us believe. In Planet Ponzi, Feierstein explains clearly the background to the world's worst financial crisis for seventy years, predicts the next steps in this infinitely dangerous game and offers practical advice on measures which you personally can take to protect yourself and your family.
How politicians and bankers stole your future. What happens next. How you can survive.
Mitch Feierstein knows the financial industry inside out. For the past thirty years, he has consistently created opportunity and value where others have failed to look. He is a highly successful hedge-fund manager and CEO of the Glacier Environmental Fund Limited. Prior to Glacier, he was Senior Portfolio Manager of the Cheyne Carbon Fund, part of one of the largest and best-respected hedge-fund groups operating in Europe. He has acted as a consultant for a number of governments in their disaster and contingency planning. He divides his time between London and New York.