Many people think the economic and social collapse coming to America will happen quickly, and without warning. Others think the nation is on a slow decline that will continue unfold for years, until a lasting upturn begins.
In this podcast I talk about these two points of view, and discuss logical and historical support (and lack of it) for each position.
If you haven't considered the likely nature and pace of the upcoming crash, this show will help you think through the alternatives, and how your assumptions should affect how you prepare.
Part 2 will come out in the next podcast, in which Tom talks about practical aspects of incorporating as a Class C corporation, some unexpected advantages of doing so, and about current events bringing us closer to the edge of the cliff.
After talking about current events (the killing of Osama bin Laden), we get right down to it: How are you going to make money, or more generally, produce value you can trade, after the stuff hits the fan?
A lot of people work today at jobs using skills that will have no practical value, possibly for years, once the economy collapses and all that specialization goes into the bit bucket.
But at the same time, a lot of people do things in their spare time that could, with a little bit of planning and some imagination, be real value-makers post-crash.
We explore a pretty long list of valuable hobbies in this episode. News you can use, at least when times get tough.
In talking about each of these value-makers, I skip the obvious stuff, and talk about what you need to know in transforming a once-a-week hobby into a steady craft, and what challenges you are most likely to face.
One challenge in particular stymies a lot of people who wish they could convert their life's passion into currency. Learn how to overcome it in this show.
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