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causes of Great Depression, Positive Deviant Network, out-of-the-box thinkers In college, I majored in political science with a focus on East Asia (B.A. University of California at Davis, 1966). My in-depth study of economics did not occur until much later. In the 1990s, I became curious about the Great Depression and in the course of my study, I realized that most of my preconceptions about money and the economy were just that — preconceptions. I, like most others, did not really understand the nature of money and the economy. Now, I have some insights and answers about these critical matters.

In October 2005, Marshall Thurber, a close friend from law school convened The Positive Deviant Network (the PDN), a group of individuals whom Marshall believed to be “out-of-the-box” thinkers and Martha and I were asked to join. The PDN became a major catalyst in my writings on economic issues. When I discovered others in the PDN shared my concerns about the US economy, I began writing down my thoughts.

In March 2007 I presented my findings to the Positive Deviant Network in the form of an in-depth 148 page analysis, How To Survive The Crisis And Prosper In The Process. The reception to my presentation, though controversial, generated a significant amount of interest; and in May 2007, “How To Survive The Crisis And Prosper In The Process” was made available at www.survivethecrisis.com and I began writing articles on the economy and soon achieved a global readership.

The interest in the book and my writings has been gratifying. During its first two months, www.survivethecrisis.com was accessed by over 10,000 viewers from 93 countries. The book cost $99.99 and was ordered by readers in over 25 countries. Clearly, we had struck a chord and www.drschoon.com was created to address this interest. Since then, I have given talks on the economic crisis in the US, Europe and Australia.

A third edition is now available at a reduced price of $29.99. This new edition addresses the current economic condition and the evolving crisis.

After graduation from college, I attended Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco before dropping out and moving to the Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s. The experience of the counter-culture profoundly altered my understanding of life. That experience allowed me to view life and events from a perspective not available to those immersed in the parent culture. While my experiences and beliefs are my own, they may nonetheless have relevance to yours. These are critical times and while we are in them together, we each have our own paths; and if our paths cross through what I have written, that is why I write.

Darryl Robert Schoon

Darryl Robert Schoon, Roland Amore of Oppenheimer Investments and Professor Mark Blyth discuss the issue of debt on CrossTalk hosted by Peter Lavelle

Debt is now the overriding concern of both economists and investors. The current debt-based economic paradigm is collapsing because the bankers' excessive credit has turned into excessive debt.

Debt levels are now so high they cannot be repaid whether governments cut spending or not. Economies are collapsing. and the only question is whether they fall to the left or right.

Debt-based capital markets have existed for 300 years. Everything has a beginning and an end, even debt-base markets. The collapse of the present paradigm is the precursor to what is coming. It will be a better world but, first, the present world must pass away.

  • Time of the Vulture: How to Survive the Crisis and Prosper in the Process (2007, 2nd Ed. 2009, 3rd Ed. 2012)
    This book predicted in 2007 why an economic crisis of unexpected magnitude and consequences was about to occur and was updated in 2012. Bought by readers in 25 countries, e.g. the US, UK, Australia, China, Switzerland, France, Paraguay, etc., it explains the nature of the crisis and ways to survive and profit.

  • Light in a Dark Place – The Prison Years (2006, 2nd Ed. 2012)
    Darryl Robert Schoon’s stories, poetry and essays are political, spiritual, always human and, at times, enlightened. “Darryl’s voice is one that at times seems to tap into the very soul of the universe” (Marshall Thurber, founder of the Positive Deviant Network). Light in a Dark Place tells the story of Howard Hughes' banker who gave details of a Reagan White House skim of Saudi funds. The funds were discovered in a CIA Swiss bank account controlled by an Israeli banker later linked to 9/11. These links shed light on why 9/11 happened.

  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want – a novel (2012)
    “Who do you think you are anyhow? At least I know I’m in a cage.” The words of the monkey are never forgotten as the protagonist pursues dreams of romance with a beautiful lesbian as he makes his way to Paris in a tension-filled novel of intrigue, danger and deception.

  • Is God Confused? – thoughts on the human condition (2012)
    God isn’t confused. Man is confused. This book explains mankind’s predicament and the solution. Darryl Robert Schoon’s spiritual observations on life are as uniquely penetrating as his observations about bankers and money.

  • The Way to Heaven – thoughts on the human condition (2012)
    The way to heaven isn’t easy but it’s a lot easier than staying as you are; and the sooner you start, the sooner you’ll arrive. Judgments will keep us in hell; forgiveness will lead us to heaven.

'We make money on the spread'

From Time of the Vulture - How to Survive the Crisis and Prosper in the Process.

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