A couple of weeks ago, the Jacksonville Port Task Force agreed to pay a Savannah-based consultant named Herbert M. Barber, the founder of Xicon Economics, $60,000 in money from the city’s Office of Economic Development to study the economic impact dredging will have.
Perhaps you were wondering, who is this Barber fellow, whose LinkedIn page describes him as “Dr. Dr. Herbert M. Barber, Jr.”? (He has two PhDs, in engineering economics and industrial technology.) As it turns out, in addition to his economics business, he’s also an author. In 2012, he self-published a book called Fall of a Nation: A Biblical Perspective of a Modern Problem on a small Christian imprint. And according to Fall of a Nation, this nation of ours is going to hell in a handbasket.
From an excerpt published on Amazon:
America is quickly eroding as a nation. Our political, economic, and social structures have collapsed, and life as we know it is quickly disappearing. To correct our decline, Republicans argue that we need less government, and Democrats argue that we need more government. Both parties claim understanding, but apparently neither has wisdom. Unfortunately, we have failed to consult God in our attempt to recover.
God's word provides a clear illustration regarding where America is politically, economically, and socially in Genesis and Exodus. The demise of America parallels almost perfectly with the demise of the Israelites in Egypt. The similarities are eerily disturbing.
Big whoop, you say. The man has religious convictions. So does most everyone else. And so what if he thinks the country is on the wrong track? So do most Americans. Well, if that were all the deep thoughts Dr. Dr. Barber’s book contained, it would indeed not merit comment.
But it’s not. If you read it — and I did, at least the first two-and-a-half chapters available on Google Books — Barber’s book … More