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2019 was the last great year for the world economy. For generations, everything has been getting faster, better, and cheaper. Finally, we reached the point that almost anything you could ever want could be sent to your home within days - even hours - of when you decided you wanted it. America made...

2019 was the last great year for the world economy.

For generations, everything has been getting faster, better, and cheaper. Finally, we reached the point that almost anything you could ever want could be sent to your home within days - even hours - of when you decided you wanted it.

America made that happen, but now America has lost interest in keeping it going.

Globe-spanning supply chains are only possible with the protection of the U.S. Navy. The American dollar underpins internationalized energy and financial markets. Complex, innovative industries were created to satisfy American consumers. American security policy forced warring nations to lay down their arms. Billions of people have been fed and educated as the American-led trade system spread across the globe.

All of this was artificial. All this was temporary. All this is ending.

In The End of the World is Just the Beginning, author and geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan maps out the next world: a world where countries or regions will have no choice but to make their own goods, grow their own food, secure their own energy, fight their own battles, and do it all with populations that are both shrinking and aging.

The list of countries that make it all work is smaller than you think. Which means everything about our interconnected world - from how we manufacture products, to how we grow food, to how we keep the lights on, to how we shuttle stuff about, to how we pay for it all - is about to change.

A world ending. A world beginning. Zeihan brings readers along for an illuminating (and a bit terrifying) ride packed with foresight, wit, and his trademark irreverence.

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Number of Pages: 512

ISBN: 006323047X

ISBN-13: 9780063230477


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If you want a good counter-opinion to @RayDalio's opinions on China, read @PeterZeihan's book, The End of the World is Just the Beginning. What an outstanding book!

All-in-all it’s a bleak vision. He’s bound to get a lot wrong but also a lot right. The seminar is worth watching, and it’s also worth picking up Zeihan’s latest book:

I’ve never been so upbeat about the end of the world. Deeply researched, powerfully argued, and well-written. Zeihan stitches together insights from economic geography, demography, and history to give us an original yet intuitive theory of geopolitics.

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It is extremely hard to pick one... but the one I talk about the most is the end of the world is just the beginning by Peter Zeihan. The one that altered the way I think the most is the rational male by Rollo Tomassi. The one that I hope will come true is the sovereign individual

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Zeihan gets in the weeds, Guns, Germs, and Steel-style, to decode the deconstruction of globalization and its implications. Global macro nerd heaven.

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For those of you that want to read a book to contrast the book Principles for Dealing with the Changing World order, I would check out: The end of the world is just the beginning

Peter Zeihan’s latest work projects a future that will challenge your assumptions on how the world works, what nations are best postured to prosper, and which are fragile. The world he envisions is fraught with danger as powers rise and ebb, but not without opportunity. A worthy r...

Peter Zeihan’s latest work projects a future that will challenge your assumptions on how the world works, what nations are best postured to prosper, and which are fragile. The world he envisions is fraught with danger as powers rise and ebb, but not without opportunity. A worthy read to flesh out your worldview.

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A masterful blend of economics, demographics, environmental factors, cultural propellers, and realpolitik. The world is changing, especially America’s role in it, and Peter navigates this journey with clarity, rigor, and wit. If your passion is politics, investing, energy, technol...

A masterful blend of economics, demographics, environmental factors, cultural propellers, and realpolitik. The world is changing, especially America’s role in it, and Peter navigates this journey with clarity, rigor, and wit. If your passion is politics, investing, energy, technology, international relations or just being interesting at parties, read Peter’s book.

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