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Harry S. Dent, Jr. is a Harvard-educated demographer and economic forecaster known for his bestselling books The Great Boom Ahead, The Sale of a Lifetime, and The Great Depression Ahead. If you see a theme emerging, you’re right. Dent has carved out a niche readership with his global economic predictions that have forecast, among other things, the populist wave that drove Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

Dent’s latest work with co-author and economic cycles expert Andrew Pancholi predicts that we are on the brink of a major financial meltdown that will rival and possibly be worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Zero Hour begins with an interesting history of the connections between world-changing events from the Reformation, the American and French revolutions, the World Wars, to modern-day geopolitical events. These events, say Dent and Pancholi, demonstrate the cyclical nature of humanity in which periods of globalisation, populism, inflation, innovation, and generational spending ultimately lead to history repeating itself.

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