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Oct 12, 2008
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Books That Predicted Financial Armageddon Of The Last 40 Years You May Have Missed

Run For the Hills Special

As world leaders meet to help save the financial system this weekend, we discover that this financial crisis has been predicted over the last forty years by many many experts, all of whom were thought to be kooky or just plain idiots at the time. Turns out they were all completely right, just got the timing wrong.

Here are our favorite 'we're all going to die' books which we laughed at at the time but now wished we had read.

Think Your Money's Safe In The Banks? Think Again by Magnus Mega-Manson

Think Your Money's Safe In The Banks? Think Again by Magnus Mega-Manson Released in 1998 to cash in on the upcoming year 2000 concerns, Professor Mega-Manson discusses how banks will 'collapse like dominoes' after the date change to the year 2000.

Book withdrawn and pulped in 2000. Now widely regarded as prescient, although 8 years too early.

 
Banker Sunset by Paddy Smith

Banker Sunset by Paddy Smith Released in 2004, this book predicted a stock market crash and general 'bank bedlam' in 2006. It was wrong in all but one of its main claims, including: Plastic will be the new store of value over gold, the oil price will hit $3000 a barrel and sun spots will cause the oceans of the world to boil.

The book correctly predicted, however, that it was George W Bush's policies that were to blame for the financial crisis.

 
George Bush Will Destroy The Economy Let Me Show You How George Bush Will Destroy The Economy Let Me Show You How by Mary Jones Brought out in time for the 2004 election, Mary Jones predicted that financial market bedlam will engulf the world in the run up to the 2008 election. She predicted that banks would fail and the prospect of financial Armageddon would occur due to Bush's lasseiz faire economic policies. Widely dismissed as scaremongering by the few Republicans who lowered themselves to comment on the book at the time, she has since proved to have been completely right about everything so far.
 
Cash In All Your Savings And Put It Under Your Bed Before It's Too Late Cash In All Your Savings And Put It Under Your Bed Before It's Too Late by Jimmy Gerald First published in 1974 and then re released every two years since. The 2006 edition was published exclusively on the Internet and is now regarded as one of the most profound predictions of the current crisis by those too young to know better.
 
The Economic Meltdown Joke Book

The Economic Meltdown Joke Book by Bob Bennysmith One hundred and fifty jokes about the economic crisis in an innovative refrigerator magnate format.

 

 

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