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    The Importance Of A Resilient Life

    In the end, it will mean all the difference
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 4:00 AM

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    My business partner Adam and I recently met with a successful business owner whose career began on Wall Street. The kind of guy who should be rooting for the system, because it has treated him well.

    Instead, he was quite nervous about the sustainability of the status quo. “Starting in August,” he said, “Maybe it was the Amazon catching fire, maybe it was the negative interest rates – I don’t know for certain what the trigger was – but something has snapped.”

    I agree. Because I feel it, too.

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    How To Choose The Right Size Fiskars Axe

    Selecting the right tool for you
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 4:01 AM

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    A quick and informative video on how to choose the right Fiskars splitting axe for your size and strength. Bigger is not always better.  Happy chopping.

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    Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Americans Can’t Afford the Future

    Unemployment, taxes & unfunded retirements are squeezing us
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:24 PM

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    The truth is: The three adult generations in the U.S. are suffering, and their burdens are likely to increase with time. Each is experiencing a squeeze that is making it harder to create value, save capital, and pursue happiness than at any point since WWII. At that point, we were a creditor nation with an economy exploding into dominance on the world stage. Now, however, the U.S. is the largest debtor nation and our economic hegemony is increasingly at seige across a number of fronts.

    A continuation of the status quo is a decision to sleepwalk face-first into the constraints hurtling towards us.

    Instead, shouldn't we stop fooling ourselves and ask: What should we be doing differently?

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    Middle Class? Here’s What’s Destroying Your Future

    Why it's harder than ever to build wealth
    by charleshughsmith

    Thursday, July 12, 2012, 12:36 AM

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    According to the conventional account, the Great American Middle Class has been eroded by rising energy costs, globalization, and the declining purchasing power of the U.S. dollar in the four decades since 1973. While these trends have certainly undermined middle-class wealth and income, there are five other less politically acceptable dynamics at work:

    1. The divergence of State/private vested interests and the interests of the middle class
    2. The emergence of financialization as the key driver of profits and political power
    3. The neofeudal “colonization” of the “home market” by ascendant financial Elites
    4. The increasing burden of indirect “taxes” as productive enterprises and people involuntarily subsidize unproductive, parasitic, corrupt, but politically dominant vested interests
    5. The emergence of crony capitalism as the lowest-risk, highest-profit business model in the U.S. economy

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