Most folks are really good about making sure they have the proper amount of insurance for their home and automobiles. But when it comes to ensuring the survival of their family in rough economic times, well … not so much.
It’s no secret that recent volatility in the world financial system has more than a few people openly talking about the threat of an economic collapse — and I’ve been explaining for several years now why I believe an economic collapse is inevitable.
If history is any guide, the good news is that it won’t result in a complete breakdown of society.
Nobody can say exactly how the collapse of the “almighty” US dollar will unfold, but you can bet that most people will be unprepared if and when it happens. If we’re lucky, it will happen one weekend after the-powers-that-be announce a bank holiday followed by a complete fully-controlled system reset that results in significantly lower standards of living for everyone.
If not, collapse will be much more chaotic …
The worst part of any such chaotic, unplanned, economic collapse occurs in the first few weeks after the initial event that precipitates the crisis. It could be an extremely volatile and scary time — especially in major metropolitan areas — as people caught unprepared end up roaming far and wide, searching for the most basic of necessities, and doing whatever they must to ensure their survival until anew currency is eventually established that helps repair the broken supply chains. Until that occurs, however, most people will have to rely on the black market for almost everything, but life will go on, and goods and services will continue to be traded — just far less efficiently than befor.
We are in the midst of a forced national religion. It is banks and bankers for all. It will kill us all if we let it. It’s all about the Federal Reserve SYSTEM. A system designed to separate American citizens from a percentage of their earned money over time, every year, and give it to the currency issuer. Your average thief, including banks, and foreign-owned US politicians, will steal more and more from you until you force them to stop.
These thieves will never voluntarily stop stealing. Unless you choose to stop them, they will take everything. And in fact not only have they taken absolutely everything they have been borrowing in your name and stealing that too. You are here for your daily dose of the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Please take a second to smash that like button. And as You know friends, I rely totally on your donations to keep this channel functional, as you know, it takes a crazy amount of research and time to bring you this content on a daily basis, so I hope you consider helping with whatever donation you can afford.
Thank You. The goal of the 1% is to hoard all currencies out of circulation for the amusement of watching us panic & blame ourselves & each other for not being able to make ends meet. Hoarding currencies out of circulation is an intentional crime against humanity! Currencies are trading in a false paradigm. It is the coordinated collusion of the major central banks that have allowed this charade to exist. It is essential to understand that wealth is contained within a rather closed system. A system of fiat money by-laws and rules that discourage freedom of movement into tangible assets. This has sheltered currencies from a storm of volatility. With hundreds of trillions in debt. Nobody knows when, but it will happen. 2020 is shaping up to be turbulent.
The failure or significant repricing of any of the world’s four major reserve currencies will destroy the myth that major currencies are immune to the same fate that has haunted so many currencies throughout history. Simply put, when the nations granting them have proven unable to control their budgets, their currency is crushed under the weight of debt. First, let me tell you why we are headed for one. This will sound very counterintuitive, but it all comes to the record-low unemployment we had last year. Unemployment was at the lowest level in 50 years.
That meant most people who wanted to work could find a job. It also meant people were making more money and were buying more stuff. All good. More people working is always positive. But a low unemployment rate is a double-edged sword. See, the unemployment rate is cyclical. It’s always moving up or down. And at this point—3.6%—there was almost no room for it to drop more.
That’s where the trouble started: When the unemployment rate bottoms out like it did last year, it meant the economy has peaked. And a recession is coming. We’ve Been Here Before. Notice that every time the unemployment rate hits a low, a recession soon follows: It doesn’t come immediately, though. Over the past 70 years, a recession has started an average of five months after the unemployment rate bottomed. Also, remember that the unemployment rate lags behind the actual economy. So it won’t start rising until the US has already fallen into a recession—something I’ve been telling my viewers to expect.
Today, in fact, more than 54 million Americans have filed for unemployment, and this is just starting. More Signs Flashing Red. A bottoming unemployment rate isn’t the only sign that the economy has peaked. For weeks, I’ve been telling you that the yield curve inversion is signaling a recession ahead. Like the unemployment rate bottoming, the inverted yield curve has preceded every single recession over the past 50 years. Keep in mind, neither of these indicators means a recession is imminent. And they don’t tell us how severe the recession will be.
But it’s certainly coming. So is the market downturn. Remember, we’re at the tail-end of the longest bull market in history. So a significant pullback is not out of the question. And, since stocks fall an average of 32% in a bear market, you want to start preparing your portfolio now. That means adding recession-proof stocks and other assets that will rise when the broader stock market falls. Policymakers do not know how banks work and couldn’t see the problems. Our knowledge of privately created money has been going backward since 1856.
Credit creation theory leads to fractional reserve theory, which at its turn, leads to financial intermediation theory. A lost century in economics: Three theories of banking and the conclusive evidence. Financial stability is much easier than our central bankers make it look when you understand the monetary system. Policymakers have been kept in the dark as well. Milton Freidman’s monetarism didn’t work as he used fractional reserve theory.
Ben Bernanke couldn’t understand the debt deflation of the Great Depression as he used “financial intermediation theory.” The central banks started revealing the truth in 2014, beginning with the Bank of England. It was about 35 years too late for the neoliberal, globalization project and now it’s all falling apart as it seems. “Debt doesn’t matter.” Where did that come from? You need to think of the banks as financial intermediaries like Ben Bernanke. Ben Bernanke is famous for his study of the Great Depression, and he discussed it in a Wall Street Journal article. “Theoretically, neither deflation nor inflation ought to affect long-run growth or employment. After a while, people and businesses get used to changing prices.
If prices fall, eventually, so will wage, and the impact on profits, employment, and purchasing power will be neutral. Borrowers suffer during deflation because their debts are fixed in value, but creditors benefit because the dollars they get back will buy more. For the economy as a whole, deflation ought to be a wash.” What has Ben Bernanke got wrong? He thinks banks are financial intermediaries. This is where the “debt doesn’t matter” nonsense comes from.
The belief that banks are financial intermediaries. Debt indeed matters a lot. Banking should be so easy. Bankers get to create money out of nothing, through bank loans and get to charge interest on it. What could possibly go wrong? Bankers do need to ensure the vast majority of that money gets paid back, and this is where they keep falling flat on their faces. Banking requires prudent lending. If someone can’t repay a loan, they need to repossess that asset and sell it to recoup that money. If they use bank loans to inflate asset prices, they get into a world of trouble when those asset prices collapse. “It’s nearly $14 trillion pyramids of super leveraged toxic assets was built on the back of $1.4 trillion of US sub-prime loans, and dispersed throughout the world” All the Presidents Bankers. When this little lot lost almost all its value overnight, the Western banking system became insolvent. Wall Street can turn a typical asset price bubble into something that will take out the global economy using leverage.
What did Glass-Steagall actually do? Glass-Steagall separated the money creation side of banking from the investment side of banking. It also stopped the money creation side of banking from trading in securities. Without Glass-Steagall, the bankers could create money to buy securities they produced themselves in a Ponzi scheme. This is what they did in 1929 and 2008. “It’s nearly $14 trillion pyramids of super leveraged toxic assets was built on the back of $1.4 trillion of US sub-prime loans, and dispersed throughout the world” All the Presidents Bankers. 1929 and 2008 look so similar because they are. Most of the toxic assets were on the books of the banks, and they were borrowing money from each other to buy them with money they created out of nothing.
They then just had to keep transferring these assets between each other to inflate their value, with money they created out of nothing from bank loans. This is why the debt-to-GDP ratio spikes like that. When they allowed Banks to incorporate with NO PERSONAL liability and a Federal Reserve whose only mission is self-enrichment. All hope was lost! All Megabanks should be broken up! The banks, the government, and academia; this is the system; The Deep State; and all of it is corrupt. If one goes down, they all go down. So they each will do whatever’s necessary to prevent that from happening. Likely at the expense of those that work for paychecks. The banks know that economic collapse is inevitable. So does the U.S. Military. So do all the agencies. So do all the oil company CEOs and probably every mid-level manager on up that work for oil companies. So do most if not all of the international mega-corporations. So do most, if not all, politicians. The job of all these companies, agencies, and people is to keep the ILLUSION OF ALL IS WELL viable up until a certain point in time, after which it won’t matter anymore.
That means doing “whatever it takes” to keep the markets pumped up and banks from crashing, even it means destroying the entire financial system in the process. But what the heck, the entire financial system is going to collapse anyway, so might as well do whatever it takes. I seriously doubt that banks and cash-heavy investors will be picking up assets for “pennies on the dollar” after the economy collapses. for one because I doubt that dollars will be good for anything, but wipe after the collapse. And for two because there won’t be a legal enforcement regime in place to protect those assets from the raging mobs in a post-collapse economy. In a post-collapse scenario, possession of an asset will determine ownership, most likely, along with the ability/means to enforce one’s possession.
This system was put in place to whore out all of society. Don’t be a whore. Stop doing the stupid for money. Do the right things, even if they don’t pay a dime. It doesn’t matter what bankster pricks want when the fed prints the currency into worthlessness, and nobody wants dollars any longer then this show will finally be over. A return to the gold standard will be a good start in picking up the pieces after those pricks Ponzi scheme is finished. The bankers want to run a slave planet. And they put the cheapest whores they could find in place to enforce it. The stall and barter is probably the only way the bankers and their whores can be stopped.
The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent financial rewards in the business world.” When there is no law, possession is 100% of the law. Don’t leave any money in banks.
Thursday, the Labor Department announced that another 1.416 million Americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week. Prior to this year, the all-time record for a single week was just 695,000, and so we are talking about a level of unemployment that is absolutely catastrophic. But what is really alarming many analysts is that the number for last week was quite a bit higher than the number for the week before.
Many states are rolling out new restrictions as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to surge, and this is having a huge impact on economic activity. For months I have been warning that fear of COVID-19 would prevent economic activity from returning to normal levels for the foreseeable future, and that is precisely what has happened. Overall, more than 52 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits over the past 18 weeks, and that makes this the biggest spike in unemployment in U.S. history by a very wide margin. In fact, this dwarfs all previous spikes by so much that the others are not even worth mentioning. Of course it isn’t just the employment numbers that are depressingly bad. According to Jefferies, in late June 19 percent of all U.S. small businesses were closed, but now that number has risen to 24.5 percent… As of Sunday, 24.5% of small businesses in the United States were closed, according to Jefferies.
That is worse than late June, when only 19% were closed. Jefferies pointed to “particular weakness in COVID hot spots” and noted that small business employment had dropped to levels unseen since the end of May. Just think about that number for a minute. Nearly a quarter of all small businesses in the entire country are closed. And the really bad news is that many of them will never end up reopening. At the beginning of the pandemic, I received a lot of criticism for stating that many of the small businesses that were shutting down at that time would never open again, but over the long-term the numbers have shown that I was correct. In fact, Yelp says that a whopping 60 percent of the restaurants that were initially listed as “temporarily closed” on their site are now classified as permanently closed… It’s tough out there for restaurants and other small businesses. Yelp’s Economic Average report out Wednesday shows exactly how tough: 60 percent of the 26,160 temporarily closed restaurants on the business review site as of July are now permanently shut. Temporary closures are dropping, and permanent shutdowns are increasing.
How long will it take for things to get back to a relative state of normalcy? That’s anybody’s guess, but I’ve been preparing under the following assumptions:
A collapse of the US dollar will not — repeat, WILL NOT — result in a Mad Max end-of-the-world scenario
Supermarket shelves will remain empty for six months
With that in mind, here’s how you should consider preparing for a collapse — in order of descending importance:
Water. If you’re dependent on your local municipality for water, what will you do if a lack of spare parts shuts down the water system for a week or two? If the situation is dire, you can get by on about one quart of water per day. However, ideally you should prepare to have at least one gallon per person per day for at least two weeks, preferably four. You should also purchase a heavy duty filter to purify additional water. Top-of-the-line water filters that will purify up to 13,000 gallons cost roughly $250.
Food. In the opening days and weeks of the crisis, the last place you’ll want to be is anywhere near a supermarket, fighting clueless hooligans or hoards of looters and panicked people. Some of the cheapest food available on a cost per calorie basis is white rice. And while canned food is preferable to dry, dehydrated, and freeze-dried vittles because it’s ready to eat and doesn’t require other valuable resources to prepare such as heat and water, it’s also much more expensive. That being said, while there may be occasional utility disruptions due to a lack of spare parts, I don’t expect catastrophic failures. You should have at least a six-month supply of food on hand. Remember: Even if the food shortages fail to manifest themselves or are quickly extinguished, the food you store will come in handy if you find yourself unemployed and unable to afford, say, $30 for a loaf of bread.
Warmth. Although I live in a warm weather climate, I realize many people don’t. If you live in an area with extremely cold winters, make sure you have a sufficient supply of wood or heating oil on hand.
Medications. If you need prescription medications, make sure you have enough to get you through until the supply chains are restored. Make sure you always have an extra bottle or two of aspirin, cold medicine and vitamins. You should also have a decent first-aid kit and, if at all possible, a supply of antibiotics on hand.
Do you know about the gift of nature to save the life of people from various health problems and make them feel secure by curing significant issues? How to live healthy in this world without having chronic diseases or illness or any other health issues which may hurt you physically and mentally? Due to dense population, people are trying to demolish the forest, garden areas to create shelter, so they forced to destroy the nature’s gift such as natural ingredients, secret medicinal herbs and more which are grown in wild forest, mountains and other places. When you read this review entirely, sure you will get chance to know about secrets medicinal ingredients, herbs and more used by our ancestor to get back the lost health without losing your life. Claude Davis was highlighted all the stuff in the form of the e-book The Lost Book Of Remedies filled with a list of natural ingredients and remedies that you can quickly grow in the backyard or at free space to include it in your routine diet or external usage to get well soon.
Sanitary supplies. One of the most important things we take for granted, aside from food and water, is sanitation. Make sure you have a six-month supply of multiple soaps on hand including: bar soap, laundry detergent, and dish washing liquid. You’ll also want to make sure you have adequate stores of toilet paper, baby wipes, paper towels, trash bags, and feminine hygiene products.
Employment. The best protection against hyperinflation is your own earning power. Unfortunately, those on fixed incomes like senior citizens and other retirees will be especially vulnerable to rising prices because buying power declines sharply as dollar-denominated savings and retirement accounts rapidly lose value. Thankfully, most people who manage to remain employed will be able to minimize the loss of their purchasing power because employers will be pressured to increase wages in order to allow their workers to keep up with rising consumer prices. So keep your skills polished and stay employable.
Barter items. When a national currency fails and the normal supply chains breakdown, the local economy carries on and products become available via the black market. The only difference is that instead of using dollars, people will begin trading with others for needed goods and services. Proven options for bartering during times of economic distress include: whiskey and other alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, chocolate, salt, batteries, ammunition, and butane lighters.
Defense. Even now, when seconds count, the cops are only minutes away. And you can bet that if the economy collapses your local police will be hours away. That’s because they’re going to be overwhelmed trying to keep some semblance of order — especially if you live in a large metropolitan area. After Argentina’s economy collapsed at the turn of the century, the crime rate nearly tripled. So, more than ever, protecting your home, family, and yourself is going to be your responsibility. Learn how to use and safely handle a firearm. Then invest in at least one handgun and at least 500 rounds of ammunition, preferably more. My entire family has taken multiple handgun classes and I consider those courses to be among the best investments I’ve ever made; my daughter learned to safely handle a handgun before she was 16. If you aren’t comfortable with purchasing firearms, then make sure you have alternative defense options on hand such as pepper spray because the odds are good that you’re going to need it.
Long-term fixed rate mortgages. Consider refinancing into a 30-year mortgage. That’s because, as hyperinflation takes it course, those with fixed-rate 30-year mortgages who are lucky enough to remain employed will find that the percentage of their paycheck that goes toward that mortgage payment will decrease significantly, leaving more cash to buy other necessities, like food and fuel. And if hyperinflation really takes off, they may even be able to pay off the loan completely.
Wealth preservation. One of the most devastating effects of hyperinflation is the rapid annihilation of wealth; nest eggs that are carefully built up over 30 or 40 years become practically worthless overnight, leaving no practical way to recover from such a devastating loss. Unlike fiat currencies, precious metals maintain their purchasing power — which is why many experts recommend keeping somewhere between 10% and 30% of your net worth (excluding your home equity) in physical gold and silver as a hedge against economic uncertainty. As a side note, when you run out of items to barter, US currency minted prior to 1965 will be useful for trading because of its silver content; a good rule of thumb is a silver dime is always worth a loaf of bread and a silver quarter will always buy a gallon of gasoline.