Note from JWR:
Today we present a guest article from Joel Skousen. Joel is a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who is very well known in the preparedness community. He is an economic and political commentator, and the author of several books on survival retreat construction and strategic relocation. (All of them highly recommended.) He is also the editor of the excellent by-subscription newsletter World Affairs Brief. This article appeared in the May 30, 2008 issue of his newsletter.