Based on their knowledge of the mortgage market they see impending doom and do the unthinkable, they bet against the US housing market. And it pays off in a big way.
What was left on Earth were people too poor to jump ship, specials (people whose brains were greatly affected by the nuclear fallout), a very limited number of surviving animals, clouds of radioactive dust, and decaying cities.
It's not always fun. There are growing pains. But an economy hopped up on low interest rates and an unbacked currency will come back to reality whether we're ready for it or not.
To me the most compelling part of the book was when children who never knew of life before the Flu learned about the technology available prior to the great fall. People could look up any information about anything at their leisure, and still when push came to shove it all came tumbling down.
March 8 is International Women's Day. To honor the day I decided to write about some women in fiction who I find inspirational.
Santiago eventually returns to shore with little more than a large skeleton to show for his journey.
...who doesn't want a book called "10% Happier, how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works—a true story" for Valentine's Day?