Friday, December 23, 2011

Episode 86. Liberty Ridge

Liberty Ridge is the story of an average middle-aged couple in America. They had bought into the "American Dream" of working hard, being valuable, saving for the future, and so on.

Like millions of others, they planned ahead, and were looking forward to an active retirement.

But the events of the past decade, especially the modest crash of 2008-9 (and it was modest compared to what's coming), alerted them to the folly of their plans.

They could see that the ride on the "crazy train"--America's doomed experiment with runaway entitlement programs and its ever-growing dependency culture--was coming to a sudden and unhappy end. Whether the crash was far off or around the corner, they decided they would jump off the train as soon as they could, hopefully before the train ran out of track.

Their journey is just one example of what each of us can do if we make liberty and self-reliance the priority in our civic lives.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Episode 85, Now Would Be a Good Time to Panic

It’s an old cliché, a crisis situation has got everyone scared, and some hero steps forward and says, “This is no time to panic!”, calming everyone and saving the situation.

Now I’m not suggesting that blind panic is the right reaction to any situation, other than when a pure adrenaline reaction is involved. But if you substitute “High sense of urgency” for Panic, I do argue for that.

Nobody knows exactly when the collapse will arrive. But the signs are there, and odds are high enough, and the risks to you and your family are high enough, that you should be acting as if the crash were right around the corner. What you should do, today, next week, ASAP, is what I talk about in this show.