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Understanding the Current Economic Meltdown
10/11/2008 6:10:21 PM
The current financial crisis wasn't a surprise to me. I saw it coming and tried to warn the public years ago in my novel, Plastic Gods. Unfortunately consumers didn't want to hear the truth and the business community didnt want their secret exposed, so the novel fell on deaf ears.

Greed and materialism are the root cause of what is happening today.  I saw it on a daily basis as clients streamed in my office hopelessly in debt from living so long above their means.  It wasn't entirely their fault as few could resist the easy money that predatory lenders were throwing at them.  It was sad to see these once proud Americans forced to file in front of a bankruptcy trustee and try to explain what had happened to them.

Another reason I wrote Plastic Gods was to have something I could give my clients to help them understand what had happened to them.  They needed to understand they'd been victims of a carefully conceived conspiracy, so they wouldn't fall in the same trap again. I delivered my message in the form of a novel with the hopes that it would be more likely to  be read. It worked out well and I got much appreciation from my clients.

The critics appreciated Plastic Gods as well:

" of the most exciting fiction novels of the year." Harold McFarlen Amazon Top 50 Reviewer (#39)

Non-stop plotting action makes. Plastic Gods; a book you can't put down. Denise Clark, Denise's Pieces Reviews

"...this stunning work as writer Manchee offers the reader a peek into a side of banking and credit most of us never realized might exist. Molly Martin Reviews

"Action aficionados will not be disappointed, and although the book is a work of fiction, its theme is tantalizing." Robert P. Goldman, Best Reviews

"... I started reading the book thinking it would be the same old story about greed and corruption. But itís not. Manchee takes it to another level. ... Is it fact or fiction?" Cindy Daniel, Author of the Death Warmed Over Series.

"Plastic Gods is ... interesting & important! ... It is a lively story for anyone struggling with thousands of dollars of debt; for anyone facing a lifetime of interest payments; for anyone living beyond their means & realizing what the great American Dream is costing them. It is also a dangerous book, so be warned, it has something subversive to say that will touch just about everyone with a bank account. Good stuff!  Rebecca's Reads Reviews

 "...Manchee is a genius at taking a page from our daily lives and turning it into a high speed thriller, with characters that we definitely want to see again, and a well developed plotline that is right out of today's newspapers." Beverly Rowe,

Despite all these great reviews, none of the top tier reviewers like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Booklist bothered to review it. That didn't surprise me as you know who controls those publications, but it meant only a few thousand Americans would ever know the book existed.

So, if you want to understand what's happening to the economy today read Plastic Gods.  I think you'll find it very entertaining and quite enlightening. 

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More Blogs by William Manchee
• Why Many Intelligent and Talented People Fail in Business - Monday, May 07, 2012
• Getting the Mail Can Be Risky Business - Friday, May 04, 2012
• Consumers Suffer Grievous Injury When Creditors Improperly Report Their Credit after Bankruptcy - Thursday, May 03, 2012
• The Effect of Print on Demand to the Small Press Author - Monday, July 04, 2011
• Nine-Eleven's Impact on the Small Press Author - Sunday, July 03, 2011
• Has Your Mortgage Company Ripped You Off? - Saturday, August 07, 2010
• Wrongful Foreclosure - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
• Don't Throw Away The Evidence - Friday, January 15, 2010
• Brandy - Saturday, October 17, 2009
• Why I Write in Different Genres - Wednesday, August 12, 2009
• Cash for Clunkers Bad Idea for Many Consumers - Monday, August 03, 2009
• Beware of Debt Negotiators - Tuesday, May 05, 2009
• Top Ten Reviewers - Tuesday, April 28, 2009
• Debt Collector Put Out of Business In Texas - Sunday, April 26, 2009
• Defending the Small Business - Part 23 - Changing Your Ways - Tuesday, April 07, 2009
• What Every Bankruptcy Filer Should Know - Part 3 - Will Filing Bankruptcy Ruin Your Credit? - Thursday, March 19, 2009
• Defending the Small Business - Part 22 - Bookkeeping and Accounting - Wednesday, March 11, 2009
• Chill, It's No Big Deal - Sunday, March 01, 2009
• What All Bankruptcy Filers Should Know - Part 2 - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
• Defending the Small Business - Part 21 Form of Business - Thursday, February 19, 2009
• What Every Bankruptcy Filer Should Know - Saturday, January 31, 2009
• Defending the Small Business - Part 20, Getting an Attorney - Sunday, January 25, 2009
• Defending the Small Business - Part 19 - Employees, Double Trouble - Sunday, January 11, 2009
• Defending the Small Business Under Siege - Part 18, Loan Consolidations & Workouts - Sunday, January 04, 2009
• Defending the Small Business: Part 17 - Bankruptcy: Friend or Foe? - Monday, December 29, 2008
• Tarizon: The Liberator Launch Update - Friday, December 26, 2008
• Defending the Small Business - Part 16 - When the Constable Knocks - Friday, December 05, 2008
• Defending the Small Business - Part 15 - State & Local Taxes - Saturday, November 22, 2008
• Defending the Small Business - Part 14 - Dealing With IRS Collections - Wednesday, November 12, 2008
• Defending the Small Business - Part 13 - Uncle Sam, The Sleeping Giant - Thursday, November 06, 2008
• Defending the Small Business - Part 12 It's Not As Bad As It Looks - Monday, November 03, 2008
• Defending the Small Business - Part 11. Misfortune - Tuesday, October 28, 2008
• Defending the Small Business: Part 10. Competition - Thursday, October 23, 2008
• Defending the Small Business. Part 9. Theft & Embezzlement - Monday, October 20, 2008
• Defending the Small Business - Part 8. Greedy Lenders - Sunday, October 19, 2008
• 7 - Defending The Small Business: The Credit Conspiracy - Saturday, October 18, 2008
• 6 - Defending the Small Business - Giving it away. - Thursday, October 16, 2008
• 5. Defending the Small Business: Starting on A Shoe String - Wednesday, October 15, 2008
• 4. Defending the Small Business: Suffocation - Tuesday, October 14, 2008
• 3 - Defending the Small Business: Looting - Monday, October 13, 2008
•  Understanding the Current Economic Meltdown - Saturday, October 11, 2008  
• 2 - Defending the Small Business - Doomed From Day One - Saturday, October 11, 2008
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