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Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises
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About The Book
Ray Dalio, the legendary investor and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Principles—whose books have sold more than five million copies worldwide—shares his unique template for how debt crises work and principles for dealing with them well. This template allowed his firm, Bridgewater Associates, to anticipate 2008’s events and navigate them well while others struggled badly.
As he explained in his #1 New York Times bestseller Principles, Ray Dalio believes that most everything happens over and over again through time so that by studying patterns one can understand the cause-effect relationships behind events and develop principles for dealing with them well. In this three-part research series, he does just that for big debt crises and shares his template in the hopes of reducing the chances of big debt crises happening and helping them be better managed in the future.
The template comes in three parts:
1. The Archetypal Big Debt Cycle (which explains the template)
2. Three Detailed Cases (which examines in depth the 2008 financial crisis, the 1930s Great Depression, and the 1920s inflationary depression of Germany’s Weimar Republic)
3. Compendium of 48 Cases (which is a compendium of charts and brief descriptions of the worst debt crises of the last 100 years)
Whether you’re an investor, a policy maker, or are simply interested in debt, this unconventional perspective from one of the few people who navigated the crisis successfully, Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises will help you understand the economy and markets in revealing new ways.
- Publisher: Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster (December 6, 2022)
- Length: 480 pages
- ISBN13: 9781668009291
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Raves and Reviews
“Ray Dalio’s excellent study provides an innovative way of thinking about debt crises and the policy response.”
“Ray Dalio’s book is must reading for anyone who aspires to prevent or manage through the next financial crisis.”
“A terrific piece of work from one of the world’s top investors who has devoted his life to understanding markets and demonstrated that understanding by navigating the 2008 financial crisis well.”
“An outstanding history of financial crises, including the devastating crisis of 2008, with a very valuable framework for understanding why the engine of the financial system occasionally breaks down, and what types of policy actions by central banks and governments are necessary to resolve systemic financial crises. This should serve as a play book for future policy makers, with practical guidance about what to do and what not to do.”
“Dalio’s approach, as in his investment management, is to synthesize information, and to convert a sprawling and multi-faceted issue into a clear-cut process of cause and effect. Critically, he simplifies without over-simplifying.”
“New readers will find it instantly relevant to today’s market environment, with central bank action in focus, home prices falling, and doubts spreading about the rise of private investment funds. Only time will tell if we are in the midst of yet another case study for Ray Dalio’s theory of big debt crises.”
—Wall Street Journal
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