I’ve studied the possibility of a worldwide pandemic, and not only is it possible it is probable to the point of being metaphysical servitude. Our population is at an all-time high and population density is higher than ever. Also, people fly around the world nowadays, making it possible for a plague to spread around the world in a matter of weeks. Modern medicine will probably fail to prevent it because of all the microbes that are becoming drug resistant.
Personally, my studies have convinced me the US Dollar will collapse soon under the weight of the REAL national debt that is anywhere from $140 trillion to $202 trillion, depending on the economists you want to believe. It is estimated that EACH of the 78 million boomers who are retiring today and over the next ten years will cost taxpayers between one and two million bucks from the time they retire until they die. What is 78 million times two million? Add to that all of the local, state, and federal government workers who have been promised extra goodies when they retire, AND add to that all of the vets who have been promised even more goodies, even if they serve for a few years, not just those who serve 20 or more years. We already spend 4% of the federal budget on the VA, and that it twice what we spend on the federal government itself (2%)! If interest rates go up, servicing the official national debt of $16 trillion would add up to ALL of today’s federal budget. There is simply no way to avoid hyper inflation and a collapse of the US Dollar when most Americans do not pay enough taxes to cover the cost of them living in this country, meaning they are negative taxpayers. Fifty percent of tax filers pay ZERO federal taxes and most parents do not pay enough local and state taxes to cover the cost of one child in public schools, much less all of the other costs of them living in the county and state. Only the upper 25% of tax filers actually pay in more taxes than the government spends on them, and that is not sustainable. A collapse of the US Dollar is unavoidable, because the takers will never agree to vote to take less and pay more taxes at the same time.
I think everyone should read as much as possible, but many of the self-published books out there are written by people who are not knowledgeable on the subjects they write about. The book in question, I have only read the sample on Amazon, but I will probably buy it, as I try to read everything available.