Economic Warfare (Hardcover)

Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

By Ziad K. Abdelnour, Wesley A. Whittaker (Contribution by), Herman Cain (Foreword by)

Wiley, 9781118150122, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

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New insights for investors and business people looking to create wealth in the turbulent post-crisis world

In a no holds barred expose of the 2008 financial meltdown from the inside, Ziad K. Abdelnour argues that the political and financial elites have done nothing to fix the structural problems and instead have worsened the situation. By creating more market bubbles, they are actually waging a war on the most productive members of society.

For investors, business people, and entrepreneurs that need to navigate the troubled geopolitical waters of the post-crisis world, Abdelnour offers several solutions, including looking at the world anew and understanding that the federal government's primary objective is to promote the creation of an environment conducive to the creation of wealth not job creation, not bailouts, not subsidies, not expansion of the federal bureaucracy, and not providing lifetime support to those who choose not to take advantage of the innumerable opportunities that exist in this nation for them to create a better, more productive life for themselves.

Written for investors that need to navigate the troubled geopolitical waters of the post-crisis world

- Offers "out of the box" investment tactics and strategies to outsmart the system

- Describes political and business solutions that anyone can engage in to restore freedom and prosperity

The author is President and CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a private family office that has two major lines of business, private equity investments and advisory services, and physical commodities trading

Compelling and persuasive, Economic Warfare reveals that wealth can be created in the new, post-crisis world, but investors need to understand that the rules of the game have changed.

About the Author

Ziad K. Abdelnour is President and CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., a private equity family office that focuses on originating, structuring, and acting as an equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations, buildups, and growth capital financings. Since 1985, Mr. Abdelnour has beeninvolved in over 125 transactions, worth in aggregate over ten billion dollars, in the investment banking, high-yield bond, and distressed debt markets and has been widely recognized for playing an integral role in those three key market sectors. Mr. Abdelnour also serves on the board of TMax Capital, on the advisory board of DPG Investments, and FlatWorld Capital. Abdelnour holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in economics, summa cum laude, from the American University of Beirut and is a speaker on private equity and venture capital topics at industry conferences nationwide. Wesley A. Whittaker has been writing professionally for thirty-five years, producing business proposals, white papers, and research reports. He was in the 1977 National Collegiate Poets Anthology and wrote a satirical column for a monthly magazine in Atlanta in the mid-1980s. On the creative side, Whittaker has written two plays, two screenplays, and is completing work on his first novel. This is his first nonfiction book.