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Now hiring: Everywhere you didn't want to work

Some of the dirtiest, smelliest, most dangerous jobs are suddenly looking a lot more appealing in this economy. People who have been out of work for months are lining up for jobs at places they once considered unthinkable: slaughterhouses, sewage plants, prisons.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Now-hiring-Everywhere-you-apf-2845647892.h...

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USPS may soon close over 3,000 locations

So much for buying a recession-proof tenant. If this economic downturn has taught us anything it is that no industry or vertical is immune.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/152824-usps-may-soon-close-over-3-000-lo...

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Good crash-resistant livelihoods?

I work in technology, and know that what I do for a living will probably NOT earn me much of a living if things go downhill fast.

Which makes me ponder: what are some livelihoods that will not only still be in demand post-mess, but maybe even moreso?  I'm also very good at permaculture, harvesting water, growing food etc. for example, and could earn a few bucks helping others get set up.   I've wondered about things like learning a good repair skill, or locksmithing.  Any other thoughts/ideas on this topic?

Thanks,

pug

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Unemployment Claims: How bad are the "Real" numbers?

Furthermore, the jobs picture is even worse than it looks. The US consumer was nowhere near as leveraged to real estate in 1980 as now. Also note that boomers are heading into retirement now, undercapitalized and looking for jobs, in effect competing against their kids and grandkids for jobs.

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The Last Great Bubble - Podcast

Dear @profile_first,

The next podcast is available for subscribers. This second podcast went better than the first from a production standpoint, although I already have a raft of ideas for how to improve the third.

In this one, Becca Martenson joins me as the co-host.

As always, keep your questions coming! They are the best part.

Description:

In this podcast entitled The Last Great Bubble, Chris discusses market activity for the past week, employment and unemployment data, and the possibility of another great bubble in bonds hiding in plain sight before addressing subscriber questions.

If a last great bubble lurks in our near future, then an enormous advantage exists for those that can either step aside or take temporary advantage of its bursting.

 


A quick update

 

I have been working harder than ever these days, although much of it is behind the scenes.  Last week I met with a company in Toronto that wants to distribute thousands of copies of the Crash Course to their client base, and confirmed the details for an upcoming PBS shoot that they will use for their spring fund drive.

This next week (Jan 12) I will be working in a studio to produce the next version of the Crash Course DVD. This will be money well spent.  The DVD will come as a multi-disc set (resulting in higher viewing quality) and come with a study guide and presenter's package to assist with getting the material out.  In preparation for this I have been writing copy, practicing lines, preparing all the files and performing other basic production tasks.

The media exposure and momentum have been growing for the Crash Course and your efforts and support have been an invaluable component of that progress.

Thank you. » Read more

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The Last Great Bubble - Jan 9, 2009

In this podcast entitled The Last Great Bubble, Chris discusses market activity for the past week, the employment and unemployment data, and the possibility of another great bubble in bonds lurking before our very eyes before addressing subscriber questions.