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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:33 AM

 

30% unemployment and soup lines? Na.

How bout total worldwide economic collapse!!!

Could it be this is what might be in store for the world if the greed does not stop?

With the way things are running today, the greedy vs the needy, and the

workers vs the greedy...I see total collapse of the world's economic system as

it is set up today.

The world cannot continue with the wealthy running the shows.

If you aint got money you aint shit.

If you got money, lots of money, your the king of the hill, and can get away

with 99.9% of anything. The rest of the world's population has to fight to eat,

and most live paycheck to paycheck.

This cannot go on much longer.

Greed and status, the glamourization of "I'm better than you cuz I got this and

you don't" is everwhere we go.

Food lines with ex CEO's and the like will become common place.

Wall Street just might need to crash and burn to save ourselves from extinction.

It will crash and burn.

Glamourization has to be stopped.

The way the world is today. It aint goina last much longer.







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3feetofsnow Aug 2012 OP
Blue Meany Aug 2012 #1
jtuck004 Aug 2012 #2
dsteve01 Aug 2012 #3
happyslug Nov 2013 #4

Response to 3feetofsnow (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:44 AM

1. Money will lose its value when there isn't enough food...n/t

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:46 PM

2. Not meaning to pick on you, but it has been "as if" collapsed in much of the world


for a long time, people who live daily a terror we (US) dread. Just not here. A bunch of overfed Americans losing their corn and oil-fed lifestyle is likely not gonna be the end of the world (well, for those individuals it will feel like it - next to what they have been insulated from for a long, long time. Lots of pain and tragedy that people aren't used to, lots of finger-pointing with no real effect, death closer.). Rather, unless some new discovery or learning is adopted, it will just come to more and more resemble how many in the rest of the world have been living for a long time.

We won't get rid of greed, any more than we could hope to eradicate laughter. I bet the world can continue with the wealthy running the show, especially since so many are willing to help them keep their throne for so little in return. I cannot find a place in history where that is not the case, although I can find a few islands that are more self-sufficient.

As we go forward, whether fast or slow, what will most likely be left will support less people than we are used to, very little real opportunity, much less waste, and people will have to live more deliberately. Totally unnecessary, and a terrible waste of human potential, millions will live in poverty for generations.

Who knows, we might even get invaded, or just maybe some major cities blown up if the other major powers decide they want to really shake things up a little. All we really have to fight with are missiles, and others have enough of those to end any hope of breakfast without smoky air for hundreds of years - can you imagine the Teabaggers with their hunting rifles against laser-equipped drones, depeleted uranium? Heck, our own government appears to be suiting up for mass containment of unrest (look at San Francisco, New York - the capability to bring down planes, by a metro police force. Who woulda thunk it?) - our greatest enemy might be here already.

But painting pictures of future woes seems less useful than working a plan. IMHO, those that survive will learn to democratize their work, cooperate with others, find ways to own and trade assets without the usurious fees that must be paid to the financiers. A long process, hard to get away from the way we do things today, will result in a less opulent but more sustainable lifestyle. Worth doing, I think, because the alternative is poverty enforced by the corporations with the assistance of elected officials. And that would be harder to live with.











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Response to 3feetofsnow (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 10:32 PM

3. Standing in line, talking to eachother? Humbling ourselves? MADNESS.


"Food lines with ex CEO's and the like will become common place."


That's a world in which you and me would still be brothers, but the CEO would feel humbled as his old cleaning lady ladels him another cup of frothy, bread-y goodness.

We need to make the economy more sustainable before the economy makes us more sustainable.

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Response to 3feetofsnow (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2013, 09:23 PM

4. We are not that far off today.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

The high rate of unemployment of the great depression is now called the U6 rate, which today is 13.8%. The most reported rate is the U3 rate, 7.8% today. Notice the difference and why people are saying the unemployment rate is to high. We were getting close to Great Depression rates during the 2008 to present recession.

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