While it is largely understood that birth rates plummet when unemployment rates soar, the long-term effects have never been clear. Now, new research from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs shows that women in their early 20s during the Great Recession are likely to have fewer children both in the short and long term, largely in part because of the number of women who will remain childless at age 40.
And the U.S. Government seems to know something you don’t know since they can’t wait to sell their multi-million dollar U.S. Military MRAPs to small town police forces nationwide for pennies on the dollar. It’s not because Podunk; USA needs an armored vehicle that can stop an IED for their annual parade.
When, not if, the U.S. Dollar collapses under its weight of debt, over-production, and disinterest abroad, the stuff is going to hit the fan at a local level. The 100 million-plus Americans totally dependent on the government assistance for food and income will not react well to this monetary collapse. People who are common working stiffs won’t exactly be in a great mood either, with mass lay-offs afoot, with the national fiat currency now unable to support most work forces. Police and The National Guard all over America will need plenty of armor, weapons, and intimidating machines to use against their citizens under these circumstances.
It’s Nothing Personal. Just Business.
All of the sudden, military MRAPs are hitting U.S. Streets nationwide. Why is that?
The business of controlling you, your money, and your freedoms. Don’t just take my word for it, and don’t say you haven’t been warned. Ask any financial expert worth their salt, from Robert Kiyosaki, to Jeff Berwick, to Peter Schiff, what the dollar’s future looks like going forward. They will tell you the dollar’s darkest days are on the immediate horizon.
That’s the bad news. The good news is the result of this economic certainty is interest/value/prices for Bitcoin and other digital currencies will skyrocket in response. Those that have invested wisely in “The Future of Money” will prosper. Those who hold onto what I call “The Ghost of Money’s Past,” not so much.
Just like the typewriter, the buggy whip, and the rotary phone, every technology has a lifespan. And fiat currency is a technology, just like the “Tally sticks” of yore, used in Europe to account for interpersonal monetary transactions for centuries. We have been trained, conditioned, and even coerced to believe that Fiat currency is invincible, if not immortal. But the world of fiat currency will show it’s inherent mortality within the U.S. Dollar as well. As if the economic collapses of Cyprus, Greece, Zimbabwe, and Argentina haven’t taught you that already, the U.S. Dollar is on currency’s Death Row, whether you like it or not. It’s not a guess or a matter of opinion. It is, in fact, a mathematic and economic certainty. It’s not a matter of if this will happen, but when it must.
Perhaps Earnest Hemingway said it best in his book of the same name. “And, therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee.”
Like many southerners. I have a family farm. It's in a sustainable small community. 5 plus acres against a national forest. A closet full of shotguns ...
Khannea Suntzu's insight:
Like many southerners. I have a family farm. It's in a sustainable small community. 5 plus acres against a national forest. A closet full of shotguns and a drawer full of bibles. collapse of society doesn't mean much to me. If anything, it means I can stop going to work and play on my tractor all day and hunt white tail.
Emp, Ebola, gold value.... What ever. I couldn't care less. My problem is preppers. When I meet other preppers, usually city preps, I always want to talk about the farm. I could use another family with guns to help guard things. But I hesitate. Many of them have this 'survival of the fittest' mentality. I get this weird feeling that their unspoken plan is to leave the city and take a farm by force. I can deal with the unfortunate begging at the door. But some well armed prepper from the city w a bunch of tacticool ar15's is an f'n problem. My morality doesn't come from society. The collapse changes nothing in terms of my guiding principles. I would never take another mans farm by force.
Beneath the bright lights of Tokyo and the evident wealth generated by decades of hard work and Japan Inc.'s massive global export machine lies a different reality: increasing poverty and decreasing opportunity for the nation's young people. It's a warning to America.
Chinese production and export of police equipment primarily used for torture, such as electric shock wands and neck-and-wrist cuffs connected by a chain, has grown dramatically, enabling human rights violations at home and abroad, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.
September 19, 2014 – Listening to pundits on television, one would think we’ve found a magical species of leprechauns that piss gold rainbows amongst the masses and so we need never again worry about the economy, the markets and whether or not things are improving. And looking at the market’s six-year run to all-time highs, perhaps such euphoria is warranted.I mean, isn’t the market supposed to be a highly efficient gauge of the underlying economy? The market is a function of expected future cas