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I slept uneasily last evening after reading the latest thriller about the forthcoming collapse of the United States’ economy. Unfortunately, this book is NOT a fiction title. If you believe the theories and analysis put forth in Aftershock : protect yourself and profit in the next global financial meltdown, the bursting of the stock, banking and real estate bubbles was only a precursor to the the final bubble – the dollar bubble. The authors propose that foreign countries will begin to lose faith in the strength of the US dollar due to the nation’s heavy debt load. They offer strategies to follow when the dollar’s value decreases and inflation sets in. Whether you accept their predictions or not, it makes for thought-provoking reading.
Check out these recently added titles from the world of personal finance and investing:
The Great Reflation: how investors can profit from the new world of money by J. Anthony Boeckh
Precious Metals Investing for Dummies by Paul Mladjenovic
The Smart Cookies’ guide to couples and money: earn more, argue less, achieve the life you want together by Andrea Baxter and Katie Dunsworth
The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the 2011 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.
Melvil Dewey, the most famous name in librarianship, was born December 10, 1851. As a 21 year old he created the Dewey Decimal System, which is used in libraries around the world. His interests were wide and varied. In the library arena, he helped establish the American Library Association, co-founded Library Journal, formed a company to sell library supplies, and established the first library school at what was then known as Columbia College.
A proponent of standardization and simplification, Dewey was a fan of the metric system and phonetic spelling. He founded the American Metric Bureau and the Spelling Reform Association. Practicing what he preached, Dewey changed his first name from ‘Melville’ to ‘Melvil,’ and for a time, spelled his last name ‘Dui.’
Dewey founded the Lake Placid Club in Lake Placid, NY, with a later branch in Lake Placid, FL, as a resort for educators. Guests at his clubs ordered their food from menus written in simplified spelling! At the time of his death in 1931, Dewey was actively involved with his son in organizing the 1932 Winter Olympics, which was the first set of winter games held in North America. Dewey’s obituary appeared in the New York Times.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
From the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
- 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence.
- 73% of family violence victims are female.
- Boys who witness domestic violence are TWICE as likely to abuse their own spouses and children.