|About the Book|
Fracture Zone 2015 is Jim Johnsons absorbing, well-documented analysis of current economic events, political failures, and potent forces threatening the United States and the world. Johnson draws succinct urgent conclusions using colorfulMoreFracture Zone 2015 is Jim Johnsons absorbing, well-documented analysis of current economic events, political failures, and potent forces threatening the United States and the world. Johnson draws succinct urgent conclusions using colorful storytelling from across the history of Americas rise. An intensifying Fracture Zone destroys American national power. United States dominance as the sole global superpower is ending. In the wake of diminishing US leadership, the myth of democracy that is spreading to the Middle East through the Arab Spring states is actually war and fundamentalism engulfing the region surrounding Israel. Runaway government is choking the formerly vibrant American economy, the engine of our success. Americas once powerful multilateral alliances are failing: Europe is in decline, Japan is impotent, and the BRICs are slowing. We mask the near collapse of global banking in 2008 with unlimited central bank expansion, but this is no recovery. New bubbles dont solve old problems and withdrawal from addictive policies yields fateful consequences. ZIRP, flight to quality, endless QE, and competing currency devaluations are tactical facets of monetary war and a prelude to wider conflict. Many American leaders agree with the seriousness of our problems, but Fracture Zone 2015 uniquely weaves interconnected domestic policies and foreign affairs. This prescient book applies a new lens to the long view of history, and, with essential insights, it impressively argues the very preservation of Americas heritage that hangs in the balance. Often shocking, it is a fascinating, eye-opening reckoning of a diminishing America.