IN THIS SUMMARY
Economists and business leaders alike are still trying to understand the forces that led to the United States’ current economic woes. Some believe it is a down financial cycle or a recession, but in Aftershock, David Wiedemer, Robert Wiedemer, and Cindy Spitzer detail why they believe that neither explanation is correct. They describe what they have termed a Bubblequake–a popping of the real estate bubble, the private debt bubble, the stock market bubble, and the discretionary spending bubble. More alarming is that the economy is not going back to the way it was before because there are still more economic bubbles waiting to burst.