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The Clipper Ship Strategy: For Success in Your Career, Business, and Investments (An Uncle Eric Book) [Paperback]

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Pages   269
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Weight:   0.86 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2003
Publisher   Bluestocking Press
ISBN  0942617371  
EAN  9780942617375  

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Conventional wisdom says that when the government expands the money supply, the money descends on the economy in a uniform blanket. This is incorrect. The money is injected into specific locations causing hot spots or "cones. Mr. Maybury explains a system for tracking and profiting from these cones, for locating genuine money-making opportunities, and for avoiding those which are false or dangerous. Includes step-by-step instructions, and clever illustrations that make the system easy to understand. Explains how to cope with recessions and avoid unemployment. This book is the second sequel to Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? and should be read after The Money Mystery?

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Cool book  Aug 24, 2007
This book is not a boring read for a factual book that makes you think. I don't like reading textbooks so the author does an amazing job.
Only a Start  Mar 23, 2006
This book may be alright for people who know little about economics and business or for kids who would like to start their own small business. Mr. Maybury's points are simple, and he repeats them so many times that I don't think anyone could possibly miss them.
But there are a few things I must warn you about:

First, Mr. Maybury implies that anyone who doesn't agree with him is either dumb or evil. Often he will drop a little line here or there that characterizes a certain group as bad. For example, he characterizes government officials as "Godzilla-like", corrupted, and malicious black-mailers. The problem is that he does not back up these claims with evidence, logic, or his personal experiences.

Second, this book is fairly superficial. If you are really trying to apply his model in the real world or if you are trying to really understand the way the economy works or why the government does what it does, you will need to do a lot more research.

Third, the book is lacking a bit on the application side. He gives wonderful solutions to some application problems, but only in the fields of doughnut sales and barber shops.

And fourth, it's dreadfully boring. Read it when you are very much awake!

These are my complaints, but the book has its merits as well. It is very easy to understand, as all of Richard Maybury's "Uncle Eric Series" are, and provides much material for discussion. Consider a family discussion about whether or not politicians have bad intentions, how the internet fits into Mr. Maybury's model, why Monetarists and Keynesians disagree with some of his ideas, and what the economy would look like if everyone used his strategy.

Overall, I would say that if this book sparks your interest (before it puts you to sleep), that's wonderful, but don't let your research stop here. This book is not a complete guide in any way, although with that many words it could be.
Interesting but dullest of the original 9 book series  Jun 12, 2003
I have to say that although I have been captivated by Mr. Maybury's books for some time, reading each one in order. I found this one interesting only about half the time. Wehn I got half way through it I lost interest. It seemed to be going over and over and over and over the same old stuff which could have been imparted in half the time and half the pages, and just plain got boring. It simply did not hold my interest like the first seven.

After finishing it, I picked up the "Thousand Year War" a little apprehensively to see if Maybury had lost his flare after the success of his previous books, as so many do, sort of like movie sequals that never meet or match the standards of the original, and luckily found that it was back on track with interesting, coherent information taht once again had me wanting to finish it in one setting.

Mr. Maybury needs to work The "Clipper Ship" over and could easily reduce it by half.

Of course I enjoy his work and will order the two follow on books WWI and WWII to round out my collection. All in all, he has made me a little bit wiser with this series and I still recommend it (all of them) to anyone who wants to understand the competing "models" that exist in the world and what makes the world go round.


Terrific  Aug 4, 2001
I am very impressed at how Rick has made economics so easy to understand. I was very ignorant as to how economic policies effected me. After reading this book I am truly looking foward to learning more about our system. He also indirectly mentioned the company I work for in regards to a P&G (Protor & Gamble)issue. I can attest that he was on the money with his conclusion. I have long understood how much manipulation occurs within our political system. I just never thought that it effects our economic structure to the degree that it does!
uncle eric gives you the secret to a world of profit.  Apr 3, 2000
In this excellent book Uncle Eric provides you with all of the facts about cones.What they are, how to find them, and how you can make a profit from them.

Uncle eric shares many examples of cones through history especially the history of the clipper ship. Also included with each history overview is the summary of what those who found the cones did to profit from them. This i find to be an extreemely useful item within the book. Uncle eric does not only tell you what to do, he shows you actual instences in history when the cones were taken advantadge of.

Along with uncle erics guide to finding cones he also has a description of what types of cones there are, and which ones to get into and which ones to stay out of.

I find all of uncle erics advice to be extreemely useful in this book.

sincerely Piffer H


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