I've been reading a few books aimed at steering people out of the recession toward a profitable future. Here's the first one I finished. "The Ultimate Money Guide for Bubbles, Busts, Recession, and Depression," by Martin Weiss. It's fairly interesting, athough it is heavy on personal stories about his father's experience during and after the great depression. Also, the book is almost a running advertisement for Weiss' companies (weissinc.com). That's annoying, and leaves me wondering about possible bias in the book's content.
I did find a few useful bits of information in there. Unfortunately, they were so few that I could have simply read them while visiting Borders bookstore (aka, the library) and saved the cost of the book. He has a nice explanation of how to use leveraged inverse ETFs to hedge against your long positions. There's also plenty of advice for buyers of dividend stocks, bonds, life insurance, annuities, and more.