Top positive review
Good read for finance folks
Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2015
Wonderful read. The author has lots of stats & references, which is essential in an opinion-based book like this (in my view). It's great to have a viewpoint, but if you can't reference facts objectively, it's a rant and I likely wouldn't read it. This book, however, referenced IMF figures, and had lots of charts that were objectively prepared. Also, the author was dead on right with his predictions of a financial problem with the GSEs. This was an amazingly correct call. I would say the appeal would be for finance & investment community. You'd need to be comfortable with the financial institutions and players, otherwise his references may seem arcane and spurious. Right now, with the dollar going up, it's a good time for the author to write a follow up book, as clearly the dollar crisis has not happened the way the author writes. However, given his prescient call on the GSEs, a follow up book on what's happened to the dollar as of late would be a worthwhile read. Also, event with the dollar ascendancy of late, this book is a good read, as it provides a well researched alternative perspective.