Peter Tanous has the wisdom and perspective to dissect the recent financial crisis to find its root causes, predict its effect and offer solutions to resolve it. We discuss his book Debt, Deficits, and the Demise of the American Economy.

John Mauldin has tracked worldwide debt over the past 30 years and has drawn some conclusions. We discuss his findings from his book End Game: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Friday, April 1, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 9 o’clock am Pacific time.

Bill Watkins, Executive Director of the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting and an associate professor of economics, forecasts a meager 0.1% growth for Ventura County. Ventura will lag behind the rest of the United States in growth in the next quarter.