image edited by Fernando Kaskais Not even close by Chris Martenson December 1, 2017 I hate to break it to you, but chances are you’re just not prepared for what’s coming. Not even close. Don’t take it personally. I’m simply playing the odds. After spending more than a decade warning people all over the world about the futility of pursuing infinite exponential economic growth on a finite planet, I can tell you this: very few are even aware of the nature of our predicament. An even smaller subset is either physically or financially ready for the sort of future barreling … Continue reading You’re Just Not Prepared For What’s Coming
by John W. Whitehead, Guest Waking Times “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, French economist Americans can no longer afford to get sick and there’s a reason why. That’s because a growing number of Americans are struggling to stretch their dollars far enough to pay their bills, get out of debt and ensure that if and when an illness arises, it doesn’t bankrupt them. This is a reality that … Continue reading FINANCIAL TYRANNY: ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ ARE THE NEW PERMANENT UNDERCLASS IN AMERICA
courtesy of: Visual Capitalist by Tyler Durden If you add up all the money that national governments have borrowed, it tallies to a hefty $63 trillion. In an ideal situation, governments are just borrowing this money to cover short-term budget deficits or to finance mission critical projects. However, as Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, around the globe, countries have taken to the idea of running constant deficits as the normal course of business, and too much accumulation of debt is not healthy for countries or the global economy as a whole. The U.S. is a prime example of “debt creep” – the country hasn’t posted an … Continue reading Visualizing $63 Trillion Of World Debt
Posted by Soren Dreier Author: James Petras America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. In this essay we will discuss the socio-economic roots of inequalities and the relation between the concentration of wealth and the downward mobility of the working and salaried classes. How the Billionaires become Billionaires One of the most likely sources of billionaire wealth is through tax evasion in all of its guises and forms. Contrary to the propaganda pushed by the business press, between 67% and 72% percent of corporations had … Continue reading HOW BILLIONAIRES BECOME BILLIONAIRES
by Justin Deschamps, Contributor Waking Times Rumors and claims regarding NESARA, GESARA, and various other “prosperity programs” have been circulating the internet for decades. After research, there appears to be some truth to NESARA, which is the notion that a set of hidden accounts are being held in trust for some future age of economic prosperity, originally incorporated by the infamous Saint Germain. According to the story, when NESARA goes live, disbursements from these trust accounts will take place. However, what the idea or belief in NESARA also tends to do is stymy efforts by awakening populations to restore social trust in … Continue reading WHERE DOES WEALTH REALLY COME FROM?
By Michael Snyder The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove. Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless Challenge”, but after reading about it I have to say that I am quite alarmed. Visa is trying to “encourage” businesses to go cashless, and one of the ways that they will be doing this is by “awarding up to $500,000 to 50 eligible US-based small business food service owners who commit to joining the 100% cashless quest”. The food industry is still one of the last bastions where cash is used very heavily, and so it … Continue reading Cashless Society Alert: Visa Will Be Giving Up To $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’
by John McDermott Gemma and Robert Hartley had been living frugally for five years when he broke down and decided he couldn’t do it anymore. They’d reduced their overall debt, which include a mortgage, credit card debt and medical bills, from $130,000 to $105,000. And supposing their incomes continued to increase, their penny-pinching plan would leave them debt-free within another five years, with even their house paid off in full. But Robert had reached his limit. He was tired of living with their three children in a three-bedroom house in a rundown neighborhood in Reno. He wanted something bigger and … Continue reading Saving Money Was Too Stressful, So I Gave It Up to Live a Normal Life