Panzner, author and 25-year-veteran of the global stock, bond, and currency markets, provides strategies and direction for achieving financial security in a precariously positioned and dangerous world. The author presents his decidedly pessimistic case for a future characterized by instability and disruptions of the established monetary and political order--and how, for many people, that future will be nothing less than a modern version of the Dark Ages. The author's recommendations are based on examinations of social, political, economic, and geopolitical issues as well as the simple realities of earning a living and preserving wealth. The arguments and writing are straightforward and clear. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
In When Giants Fall, Panzner makes his case for the turbulent economic changes that will be occurring over the next few years and examines the resulting economic opportunities.According to Panzner, the economic changes will be widespread. Businesses will struggle amid wars, shortages, logistical disruptions, and a breakdown of the established monetary order. Individuals will be forced to rethink livelihoods, lifestyles, living arrangements, and locales. Political structures will be in flux, as local leaders gain influence at the expense of national authorities. For many people, it will be nothing short of a modern Dark Ages, where each day brings fresh anxieties, unfamiliar risks, and a sense of foreboding.However, for those enlightened few who understand what is really going on and what happens next, the chaotic years ahead represent the opportunity of a lifetime - a time when they can realize goals they never thought possible and achieve a level of wealth, security, and inner peace that will leave them head-and-shoulders above everyone else. In this book, Panzner offers cutting-edge insights and strategies that will enable readers to stay well ahead of the game during the uniquely unsettling period ahead.