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The Demise of the Dollar...: And Why It's Even Better for Your Investments, Revised and Updated Edition


Just when you thought the dollar couldn't sink any further, it continues on a down-ward spiral. And now, with this fully revised and updated edition of The Demise of the Dollar, Addison Wiggin returns to reveal the many ways you can capitalize on this opportunity.

Picking up where the bestselling original edition left off, this engaging and entertaining book examines the many reasons behind the dollar's ongoing decline—including its structural flaws, the growing trade deficit, and the euro—and discusses the proper approaches to profiting from such a dynamic event. Along the way, you'll also discover how the dollar's slide will inevitably affect both world economies and your personal portfolio.

As the dollar continues to weaken, it has become clear that the impact is going to be significant as well as far reaching. The Demise of the Dollar . . . And Why It's Even Better for Your Investments will put this situation in perspective and provide you with the information needed to financially survive and thrive during the years ahead.

Addison Wiggin is the Executive Publisher of Agora Financial, an investment research firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Agora publishes The Daily Reckoning, a financial newsletter with more than 500,000 readers in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia, and is translated daily into French, German, and Spanish ( It has received praise from mainstream publications, including Money, New York Times Magazine, and Mr. Wiggin is the author of the original edition of The Demise of the Dollar. He is also the Executive Producer and a writer of I.O.U.S.A., a feature-length documentary film nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The film is inspired by the international bestsellers Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt, which he coauthored with Bill Bonner.

Chuck Butler is the President of EverBank World Markets ( and author of The Daily Pfennig, a riveting daily wrap-up of the currency markets.


INTRODUCTION: Fall of the Great Dollar Standard.

Chapter 1: The "Recovery" That Wasn't.

Chapter 2: Fictitious Capitalism and the iPod Economy.

Chapter 3: Pathological Consumption.

Chapter 4: Short Unhappy Episodes in Monetary History.

Chapter 5: The Helicopter Theory, Inflation, and the Money in Your Wallet.

Chapter 6: Attention to Deficits Disorder.

Chapter 7: Alas, the Demise of the Dollar.

Chapter 8: Crisis and Opportunity in the Twilight of the Great Dollar Standard Era.