Finance Guru and star of RTÉs Rip Off Republic, Eddie Hobbs, recently published his new book The Pivot. The fascinating book is now available on and all proceeds from the sales of this book will go to charity.

About the Book

The Global Financial Crisis was not an isolated event, but the third in a mounting pattern of near misses. It is not over. Debt has not decreased, it has jumped 50% in the past decade to $215 trillion globally.


The rescue is not working. It is a trap. Eddie Hobbs argues that the economic interventions relied upon by the Central Banks to test the very edges of the elasticity of paper money, may come to be recognised as the most damaging doctrine carried forward from the 20th century.

The West is going broke and with it the Welfare State. There is a simple law of physics that bubbles cannot expand forever, not without collapsing under their own weight. There is too much debt, not enough economic growth to keep it suspended and a dangerous groupthink that, we got this, that it is different this time. It isn’t. We need a Plan B.

In The Pivot, Eddie Hobbs tackles some of the toughest questions of our time; Is the global recovery fake? Are asset values, including property, artificially inflated? What is likely to happen as the destiny with excess debt plays out? How did the modern State develop and how will it be forced to reinvent itself to deliver on key social promises like old age pensions, which are already being hollowed out?


Eddie Hobbs has done what he did in the Rip Off Republic TV series, he has joined the dots in an accessible and pacey book that maps out what you can do to prepare your Plan B, what to sell, what to buy and why.


Whether, you’re paying off debt or keeping money in the banks, property, pensions, superannuation schemes, the post office or buried under the carpet, you need to read this book.


Where to buy

The pivot is not available in bookshops and copies which make ideal gifts for friends and family interested in economics and finance, are exclusively available directly from Jack & Jill, copies retail for €20.

Each copy bought provides one hour of nursing home respite care for a Jack & Jill profoundly sick child


About the Author

Eddie Hobbs Irish financial writer, advisor and commentator who has written several Irish bestsellers in investment and finance but is best known for his work in presenting RTE’s blockbuster Rip Off Republic TV series at the apex of the Celtic Tiger when he charged that development land hoarding had created an economy that ‘was eating it young’. He is a multi-award-winning TV presenter for Show Me The Money a personal financial makeover series and has presented My Civil War, The Give or Take Club and the entertainment programmes 30 Things to do with Your SSIA. He has been a Director of the Consumer’s Association of Ireland and the National Consumer Agency and a recipient of honorary membership awards for his public contributions from Trinity College Philosophical Society and UCD Law Society. He heads a private client investment business based in County Kildare, is patron to the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation and is married with four children


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