The title of THE SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST: An Analysis of the Relationship between the Sciences of Biology, Economics, Finance, and Survivalism by Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV promises much, and doesn’t disappoint. According to Criniti, life itself is a club to which all living things belong, and in which every member wishes most rightly to survive.
Exploring and defining such concepts as ‘wilderness,’ ‘wealth,’ ‘death,’ ‘environment,’ ‘struggle,’ ‘external -vs- internal natural selection,’ ‘evolution,’ ‘extinction,’ the author points out the fact that human beings are capable of achieving great good as well as great evil. So when Criniti delves into explicit situations one might need to be ‘rich’ enough to ‘survive,’ real life examples are cited–ranging from world explorers surviving hunger/thirst/the elements to not losing one’s shirt in stock market crashes, along with taking a look at how those who have managed to survive situations such as the Donner Party’s infamous ordeal or experiences at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, did. Outlining a U.S. Army acronym that provides a foundation for military survivalist training: “Size up the situation; Undue haste makes waste; Remember where you are; Vanquish fear and panic; Improvise; Value living; Act like the natives; Learn basic skills,” THE SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST teaches specific skills, rather than encouraging an attitude of investing efforts like hoping rescuers will possibly come to save the day. There are detailed lost-at-sea survival skills, plus ones aimed at surviving economically. Methods to making it out of a wilderness alive are explored, along with how one might possibly do the same at a concentration camp. Since concepts of survival and prosperity exist on the same continuum, the latter is within reach only after the former has been reliably achieved. Then, once a handle has been gotten on achieving prosperity at the micro-level, the author ventures into five major phases that can be undertaken on a macro-level, ending with planetonomics (pertaining to planetary survival/prosperity) and universonomics.
THE SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is a vast, extraordinary and potentially life-changing work of intense and sometimes seemingly impenetrable genius, treated with the respect it deserves. Readers are encouraged to digest it in manageable, chapter-sized chunks rather than running the risk of being overwhelmed. .
Linking biology, economics, finance, personal growth, plus down-and-dirty wilderness survivalism within one densely primal (though quite comprehensible) book aimed at readers interested in such a variety of subjects is no minor accomplishment; yet THE SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST by Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV manages to do just that.
~C.S. Holmes for IndieReader