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The Sovereign Individual

By: James Dale Davidson,Peter Thiel - preface,William Rees-Mogg
Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
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Summary

Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the best seller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the next century. The Sovereign Individual details strategies necessary for adapting financially to the next phase of Western civilization.  

Few observers of the late-20th century have their fingers so presciently on the pulse of the global political and economic realignment ushering in the new millennium as do James Dale Davidson and Lord William Rees-Mogg. Their bold prediction of disaster on Wall Street in Blood in the Streets was borne out by Black Tuesday. In their ensuing best sellar, The Great Reckoning, published just weeks before the coup attempt against Gorbachev, they analyzed the pending collapse of the Soviet Union and foretold the civil war in Yugoslavia and other events that have proved to be among the most searing developments of the past few years.  

In The Sovereign Individual, Davidson and Rees-Mogg explore the greatest economic and political transition in centuries - the shift from an industrial to an information-based society. This transition, which they have termed "the fourth stage of human society", will liberate individuals as never before, irrevocably altering the power of government. This outstanding book will replace false hopes and fictions with new understanding and clarified values.

©1999 James Dale Davidson and Lord William Rees-Mogg (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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WOW this book was written over 20 years ago

and it's all happening now as they predicted. BLM, cryptos, even the plandemic. When listening to this audiobook it sounded like it was written this year only certain technical details like laptop with 486 processor were reminding me how old this book is

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interesting ideas, strays a little

at times this strays into pushing the held beliefs on morality and politics of the authors, but on the whole it is full of interesting and thought provoking topics and mental exercises. I don't agree with the politics of the authors and found some parts if the book challenging in that sense, and some parts are definitely personal views and quite petty, but there were always parts that shone light on new topics or challenged how I think.

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A book with incredible foresight

This book has incredible foresight; worldwide pandemics, the rise of a Crypto currency (6 years before it happened), the rise of Victimhood, the demand of payouts and blame of White Men from history. It's all going to a well rehearsed plan. Astonishing. Nostradamus believers will drop their jaws at the accuracy of this book. Written 11 years ago, it's anticipation of what is happening now is breathtaking.

It's also very strange that hardback books are not on sale anymore. Is someone trying to blind the nation.

An Audible must.

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Incredible

One of the best books ever written in my opinion, so timely and accurate. Actionable and a warning

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I can't believe the book was written in the 90s!

This book absolutely nails the current global situation. The authors were incredibly far-sighted in terms of why a crypto-based currency (i.e. Bitcoin) was inevitable and the revolutionary implications it would have. Anyone trying to make sense of the world post-Covid must read this book.

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Chillingly accurate

The authors were true cassandras. Incredible, fascinating, and true. If you want to understand why our world is the way it is, read this masterpiece.

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Introduces good ideologies, Not an easy read.

Verbose. There is a lot of talk and stories in this book. some are useful for retention.

I struggled with many of the words used and googled a lot!

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very insightful

really great book which I would recommend to everything though it is hard going

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I want a refund

Absolutely blithering nonsense. Like father, like son. I couldn't even stick halfway. It's that bad

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Insightful Prescience

No one can predict the future for certain. But this book has proved prophetic in outlining the procession of society and the advent and emergence of what the writers have termed the Sovereign Individual. Of particular interest to the reader is the logic, contributory factors and influences that lead to the predicament that makes emergence of the sovereign individual inevitable. An enjoyable and edifying read. It’s a thoroughly researched, detailed and well thought out study that postulates arguments that hold up over time.

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