Preparedness Notes for Friday – October 19, 2018

October 19th is the birthday of three notables– the late Alexander Zeisal “Zus” Bielski (born 1912), investor Jim Rogers (born 1942), and James Howard Kunstler (born 1948). Kunstler is well known to SurvivalBlog readers as the author of the novel World Made by Hand and the nonfiction book The Long Emergency. A fictionalized portrayal of Zus Bielski is seen in the movie Defiance. This movie was loosely based on the excellent book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec.

The Myth Of The Eternal Market Bubble And Why It Is Dead Wrong, by Brandon Smith

Economic collapse is not an event — it is a process. I’ve been saying this since the initial 2008 crash, and I suppose I will keep saying it until it burns into people’s minds because I don’t think that it is a widely understood concept. When alternative analysts talk about financial collapse, we are not talking about something that suddenly happens out of the blue, we are talking about an ongoing decline that occurs in stages. This decline is happening today in the U.S. and around the world, and it has been accelerating since the chaos of 2008. When we …

Economics & Investing For Preppers

Here are the latest news items and commentary on current economics news, market trends, stocks, investing opportunities, and the precious metals markets. We also cover hedges, derivatives, and obscura. And it bears mention that most of these items are from the “tangibles heavy” contrarian perspective of JWR. (SurvivalBlog’s Founder and Senior Editor.) Today’s focus is on Expatriation.  (See the Economy & Finance section.)   Precious Metals: Last Week’s Gold Breakout Wasn’t “Real” – Bloomberg Intelligence o  o  o IMF Issues Dire Warning – ‘Great Depression’ Ahead?   Economy & Finance (Expatriation): The OECD has clearly had its feelings hurt by …

The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Another reason it’s wise for a man to view his marriage and not his job as foundational to his life is the biblical idea of union with his wife. We’re called to work, but we’re never called to be in union with our jobs. However, a man is most assuredly called to be in union with his wife.” – Rev. Voddie T. Baucham Jr., in Family Shepherds: Calling and Equipping Men to Lead Their Homes