Book Review – DWD's Reviews (Feb. 12, 2012)

By Kevin Freeman
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Posted on February 12, 2012 by DWD's Reviews

Secret Weapon – by Kevin D. Freeman

Published in 2012 by Regnery Publishing, Inc.

Exposes the vulnerable state of the American (and the world) economy

When I was reading this book I was tempted to make a sort of smart-aleck introduction about the complex nature of Kevin Freeman's warning about the dangers we face by way of economic terrorism. After all, Paul Revere just rode through the streets yelling, "The British are coming! The British are coming!" and that was enough. But, after a little thought I realized that Freeman can't just yell, "The economic terrorists are coming! The economic terrorists are coming!" It has to be explained and that explanation is long and can be full of statistics and new terminologies.

I am a licensed high school economics teacher and I can honestly say that I knew just enough about finance, the real nitty-gritty of the to and fro of the markets, to say that this book is downright scary. It is the proverbial "firebell in the night" that screams out that we have some serious weaknesses in the way we do business in America (and the rest of the free world as well). Some of this information was completely new to me (I am an econ teacher, but let's face it, high school economics is pretty basic stuff – I consider myself an informed entry level amateur in the world of finance – I know enough to know that I don't know much).