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Originally posted by pikestaff
When bartering starts to be 'the norm' and there are set values on bartered items, then you will know things are getting back to 'normal' But as gold/silver cannot be eaten or worn, those metals will take a lot longer to be acceptable. Seeds, cloth, clothing, footwear, dried food, other preserves are all worth stocking up with, if you have the spare cash.
Originally posted by 00nunya00
reply to post by St Udio
Right on, so you see a Hunger Games-style future for the world, with little to no hope of any semblance of our current society coming back for generations? Do you see any hope of humanity---the masses of "little guys"---coming together and working currency-free for a period while we all put our sweat equity into getting the "system" restarted again, from the bottom up?
Originally posted by MommaDukes
I, too, am curious. I was looking for the same answer myself and logged on here and immediately saw this thread. I could maybe make 2 weeks but that's about it. Living paycheck to paycheck doesn't leave much left over for extra supplies. I would like to move to the country but South Florida doesn't have much country to it.
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
First...you asked for opinions. That is mine.
Second, I tend to look for worst case and anything short of it is a good thing.
Thirdly, will there be an internet... and if the NWO takes over, as you suggested, will we be allowed to use it openly and with full access?
Yes, things did get better after the Great Depression, but it did last 10 years and the world wide economic collpase was the catalyst for the Second World War... it took the war plus 2 more years or until 1947 for the past war economy to recover to the thriving levels of the 1920s... not too encouraging.
Oh...and I do beg to differ with the notion that people were not starving.
In the 1920s and 1930s, 2 out of 3 people in the US lived on farms... now only 2 percent truly farm. My dad says that they didn't have much, but by living on a farm they rarely went hungry... but they did from time to time.
In the early 1930s and the initial stages of the Depression, people were hungry... lines went on forever at soup kitchens. We saw the migration of entire communities and demographics from one area to another seeking jobs and sustinence. Farmers killed there horses to eat them. If food was available, you could not afford it... which led to price controls and then to shortages.
Imagine destitution and hunger and want on a level like the Great Depression... match that with the lack of civility and morals rampant today... and true iggnorance of self sufficiency... and you have a recipe for disaster.