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The Martenson Brigade


You may not know it, but everyone who posts to this Forum is taking part in the "public" branch of the Martenson Brigade,'s official volunteer organization.

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Generation Screwed: Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression

Generation Screwed: Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression0

I am not a Millennial, but I consider this long and in-depth article a must-read.

"This is what it feels like to be young now. Not only are we screwed, but we have to listen to lectures about our laziness and our participation trophies from the people who screwed us.

The Accelerated Crash Course

This Accelerated Crash Course video condenses over 4.5 hours' worth of detailed material on the trends most likely to shape your future into an easy-to-follow exploration that takes less than an hour to view.

Please take the time to watch it. It could very well be the most important life investment you can make with an hour of your time. » Read more

The Crash Course

The Crash Course will provide you with the context for the massive changes now underway, as economic growth as we've known it is ending due to depleting resources.

But it also offers real hope. Those individuals who take informed action today, while we still have time, can lower their exposure to these coming trends -- and even discover a better way of life in the process. We'll show you how. » Read more

The Crash Course: "Classic" version

The Crash Course seeks to provide you with a baseline understanding of the economy so that you can better appreciate the risks that we all face. The Intro below is separated from the rest of the sections because you'll only need to see it tells you about how the Crash Course came to be. » Read more

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Video discussing the problems inflation is causing the US economy

I made this video discussing some of the problems that rising inflation, corporate welfare, and other factors have caused for US workers over the past few decades, and how they've combined to rob lower and middle class workers of a lot of purchasing power relative to their productivity. 

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micro-views of local hardship

We've all read about the unprecedented demands on food banks, and seen pictures of abandoned properties in Detroit. How is it affecting our local communities? Thuis thread is to tell each other about local trends. Here are some observations from where we live.

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The One People's Public Trust, 1776

Does anyone have any information about this?

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UCLA Econ Dept Commencement address by Michael Burry

I was introduced to Michael Burry in "The Big Short."  He is an economist, who became a physician and then a neurologist, I believe.  He utterly brilliant and made a fortune by understanding the sub-prime melt down several years before it happened. (He ran a private fund that invested 100 million for a return of some 5+ billion in shorting sub-prime mortgage backed securities.)  He is right up there with Kyle Bass in my assessment of the stunningly brilliant, out-side-the-box thinkers.  I hope you enjoy this.

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Daily Deaths Due To Acute Shortages In Greek Clinics (Translation)

Translation from an article in dutch from a flemish newspaper.


Some pictures can be seen in the above link.

Touching testimonial about healthcare cuts in Crete.

At the state clinic in Rethymnon signs can be seen: 'Healthcare for everyone' and 'No merger'.