Preppernomics: Economic Collapse 101
In our introduction into this series, we bring to light how an economic collapse is right around the corner. Now is the time to understand the monster you’re going to be dealing with and learn how to avoid it.
If you haven’t been paying attention, you might want to look around: it’s game on for the economic collapse. Natural disasters seem to be striking with more ferocity, leaving destruction, poverty and hunger in their wake. Our food supply has become limited due to harsh droughts, sending the prices skyrocketing. The food that remains available is ever more toxic due to GMOs and pesticides, courtesy of Monsanto and their cohorts at the FDA. As this occurs, more and more people are becoming chronically ill, unable to work and incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in “medical care”.
That sounds pretty dramatic, doesn’t it? Wow, this chick sure does get wound up about things, you may be thinking.
People have this image of hunger – they see it as the skeletal dark-skinned children in some third world country, bellies protruding as malnutrition sets in.
But the face of hunger and poverty today is as close as your next door neighbor. Millions of North Americans can barely afford to put their next meal on the table. They are living in their cars, if they’re lucky, and without shelter if they are not so lucky.
For many people the economic collapse has arrived. Their “end of the world” event has already occurred in the form of a job loss, the foreclosure of the family home, or an illness that has caused such massive personal debt that there is truly no way out of it. Less than 60% of Americans who are of age to be in the work force have a full time job. When you tally that, it means that more than 100 million people are out of work. More than 100 million people in the United States have no jobs. For more than 100 million people, the economic collapse has arrived in full force.