Category Archives: Advice

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. Eventually you should get … 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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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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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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Dmitry Orlov Definancialisation, deglobalisation and relocalisation

Definancialisation, deglobalisation and relocalisation by Dmitry Orlov. Sep 2, 2011. Fleeing Vesuvius. Some excerpts: Collapse without preparation is a defeat. Collapse with preparation is an eccentricity. I concede that the choice is a difficult one: either we wait for circumstances … Continue reading

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Fleeing Vesuvius Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Enviromental Collapse

Fleeing Vesuvius.  Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Enviromental Collapse   This book has many ideas about what to do across many spheres. Escape routes: Fleeing Vesuvius – which way should we go?  summarizes the “what to do” conclusions of … Continue reading

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Money versus Credit or Hyperinflation versus Hyperexpansion

I’ve put in several articles by Nicole here on these topics. Resurgence of Risk – A Primer on the Develop(ed) Credit Crunch The Inverted Pyramid – Money versus Credit (or Hyperinflation versus Hyperexpansion) Money and credit are not the same … Continue reading

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Coping with Deflation

2008 Yesterday we talked about why we are facing deflation and today I wanted to review and explain the suggestions we have made previously for dealing with a deflationary scenario. In short, this is the list we have run periodically … Continue reading

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President Jimmy Carter’s energy solutions 1977

This speech is one of the reasons he wasn’t elected.  Reagan’s “Morning in America” happy talk was far more appealing. Jimmy Carter delivered this televised speech on April 18, 1977. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carter/filmmore/ps_energy.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tPePpMxJaA  (1977) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IlRVy7oZ58  (1979, bad audio) Tonight I want … Continue reading

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