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  • The End of the World Is Just the Beginning

  • Mapping the Collapse of Globalization
  • By: Peter Zeihan
  • Narrated by: Peter Zeihan
  • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (283 ratings)

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The End of the World Is Just the Beginning

By: Peter Zeihan
Narrated by: Peter Zeihan
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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 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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©2022 Peter Zeihan (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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climate alarmist Lefty

I'm not a fan of Henny Penny climate zealots, and I can't socialists

Enough said

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  • 18-10-2023

Really interesting.

I really enjoyed the book. A fascinating deep dive into the world and the anticipated future.

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Proven wrong already

Nice yarn and some quite interesting ideas but have now given up well before the end. The content is already proven wrong only one year after publishing and while I like to listen to new ideas I don't like being provided opinion as if it were fact.

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Thought provoking

Interesting content that helps expand your thoughts and challenge the common narrative.we are fed by mainstream media.

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Haven’t finished, but loving it.

We should be learning from our past, and his in depth look into our past can help us foresee some of our future. Listen to this as if you were an alien sitting on the moon observing the human race, and then predicting what is to become of what we know as civilisation.

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Captivating

Amazing amount of research has gone into this book. Food for thought on the possible hiccup we will have with the passing of the boomers and less people on the planet. Definitely a must read for everyone

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Liked the book but...

The book provides an interesting view on geopolitics and global trade but that's just it, it is very opinionated and overlooks anything that isn't America centric also not all of the claimed facts and statements add up.

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Well written but does seem alarmist

Well written but does seem quite alarmist and unrealistic.

Not sure if it’s in an attempt to be entertaining but appears to extrapolate modern challenges to the worst possible outcomes and presents them as inevitable. Perhaps I should have realised this based on the title. Not for me

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I wished I knew about it sooner

What an amazing performance of an incredible amount of insight. Highly recommended. Entertaining and incredibly informative.

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Insightful, but biased

Biased with optimism about USA and pessimism about China. Probably needs another angle for balance.

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