Category Archives: What to do

Have Cash by Nicole Foss July 3, 2010

Since we at The Automatic Earth generally tell people to hold cash or cash equivalents, it makes sense to expand on that a little, and to point out some of the location-specific risks of doing so. We tell people to … Continue reading

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The need for trust

Beyond the Trust Horizon  Oct 1, 2010  Nicole Foss   theautomatic earth Relationships of trust are the glue that holds societies together. Trust takes a long time to establish, and much less time to destroy, hence societies where trust is wide-spread, … Continue reading

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Marc Faber

‘Buy farmland and gold,’ advises Dr Doom. 2010. business.timesonline.co.uk The world’s most powerful investors have been advised to buy farmland, stock up on gold and prepare for a “dirty war” by Marc Faber, the notoriously bearish market pundit, who predicted … Continue reading

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One year Moratorium on Mortgages

Ilargi Feb 2, 2009   http://www.theautomaticearth.com/ [As Dmitry Orlov points out in Dmitry Orlov: How Russians survived the collapse of the Soviet Union “In the Soviet Union, nobody owned their place of residence. What this meant is that the economy could … Continue reading

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Let banks fail, says Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz

Feb 2, 2009 www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/ The Government should allow every distressed bank to go bankrupt and set up a fresh banking system under temporary state control rather than cripple the country by propping up a corrupt edifice, according to Joseph Stiglitz, … Continue reading

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Your Bank is NOT Safe

PublicBankingTV : Your Money Is Not Safe in the Big Banks August 25, 2013 by Ellen Brown This 13 minute video explains the situation well, a couple of points made: In 2014 the FDIC can only cover .25% of deposits and … Continue reading

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Food Rationing

Many nations during war or hard times institute food rationing to make sure there’s enough for everyone and to prevent the connected few from buying up more than their share and selling food at prices several times higher Venezuela Issues … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Advice

oildrum comment on how to spend time & assets Based on your age, we recommend on a weekly basis: hrs/week 40  job 10  building or training around self sufficiency 4  recreation 8  local group activitives And for your assets: 25%  … Continue reading

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Reforming the current food system

  Jan 14, 2008  DISARRAY  by James Howard Kunstler End subsidies to agribusiness and instead direct dollar support to small-scale farmers, using the existing regional networks of organic farming associations to target the aid. (This includes ending subsidies for the … Continue reading

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Education

Jan 14, 2008  DISARRAY  by James Howard Kunstler We’d better prepare psychologically to downscale all institutions, including government, schools and colleges, corporations, and hospitals. All the centralizing tendencies and gigantification of the past half-century will have to be reversed. Government … Continue reading

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