Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Business Books Get Doomsday Spin

The recent economic downturn is finding expression in business books. According to Bloomberg’s Susan Antilla, “doomsday books have become publishing's spring fashion.”
Pop a couple of Prozacs and sit back for a roundup of the scariest financial books on the market. It’s gloom-and-doom season for purveyors of financial books, so pull out a can of beans from your ammo case in the bomb shelter and warm it up. You’re going to need some nourishment.

Book titles are getting scarier than an auction-rate security, with titles such as “Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism'” trumping Dale Carnegie and Suze Orman on the Amazon Top 100 list of business books.

Other cheerful titles to get you stuffing your money in the mattress: “The Great Bu$t Ahead: The Greatest Depression in American & UK History Is Just Several Short Years Away” and “The Second Great Depression: Starting 2007, Ending 2020.”
Yikes! The rest of Antilla’s piece is even scarier and it’s here.



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