I try to keep my finger on the pulse of the economy by reading <40> hrs a week. I wrote at my blog a couple of years ago showing the decline in rural areas. Can’t find the post now. Here is an update.
The floods in many parts of the world will severely reduce food production.
You can well imagine what will happen when the price of food goes way up. No, it won’t be the farmer who gets any of the higher prices. Food prices go up 2.65 a year. Grain prices have been falling for 81 months. Our food supply is controlled by just 10 conglomerates. This cartel can set prices anywhere they want. The farmers are being squeezed by increasing costs in inputs. They are going bankrupt in record numbers.
The weather patterns are changing. Calif. is flooded and Washington is parched.
Global patterns of crop production losses associated with droughts …
They are using thousands of torches in Italian vineyards to keep the grapes from freezing. There are new weather records being set continuously. Blame it on the sun. Read , Suspicious Observers…
FED GOV = Federal reserve = junk bond market = frackers
The frackers have lost $208 billion producing oil that is such poor quality that it is exported.
During Great depression I, 44% of Americans lived on a farm. 5.1 million starved to death. Leading up to Great Depression II, only 1% of Americans live on a farm.
I live in the city but, have a rural property to run off to. I have a woodgas truck that needs to be dialed-in. I have a propane engine ready to go into my old Chevy truck if needed.
If you do a good read of the recent elections in Indonesia, you will see that “somebody” ( I suspect Soros) bussed in troublemakers to start riots in Jakarta. I expect the same thing to happen here for the next election.
The president of Indonesia was re-elected and all heck broke loose. You might watch, The Year of Living Dangerously…
ALL of this is related to runaway automation.