Empire of Debt

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Empire of Debt is a book written by Bill Bonner and Addison Wiggin, subtitled "The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis".[1] The authors argue that the United States has transformed from a republic into an empire, although it also discusses such varied themes as the wisdom of the dead and a style of investment the authors term "essentialism".

The authors sometimes take a lighthearted attitude toward the economic crisis they describe, poking fun at Thomas Friedman and including a humorous glossary at the end of the book with entries like "Bill Gates: Where God goes for a loan."

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  1. ^ William Bonner and Addison Wiggin, Empire of Debt: The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis, John Wiley & Sons (2006), ISBN 0-471-73902-2