Kevin Dowd: The Decapitalization of the West

A harsh dose of reality from the indispensible Kevin Dowd. The lecture above was given on Monday night. Dowd weaves together the strands of economic breakdown created by central banks, bailouts and high taxes into a tapestry of ruin. It's gripping and horrible, and essential viewing to anybody who thinks the worst is behind us. Dowd's message: you ain't seen nothing yet.

Kevin Dowd's most recent book is The Alchemists of Loss: How Modern Finance and Government Intervention Crashed the Financial System.