When our parents were growing up, things were a bit easier. They had unions to protect their jobs and wages, a wide variety of industries, social programs, and an abundance of work opportunities that many today can only dream of. Their public schools were well funded for the most part, gas was cheap, people could buy a Chevy Corvette for $4500 and graduate college without debt. Those were the good old days… By the way, the former isn’t my opinion or yours but the opinions of many experts. What do we have today? Debt up to our eyeballs and still struggle to make ends meet. Many generations today are struggling and struggling quite a lot. Where has the money gone?
The world, my friends, has changed. I am afraid that the world has changed for the worse. I see a famine coming, poverty in the empire, debt and war on the horizon. An increase in military spending, privatization of state industries, tariff on imports… foreign trade will be reduced, I think. Expect work hours to jump to an average of 60 hours a week. An increase in national debt is eminent. Did anybody say infrastructure?
This is the reality. If you are wealthy , life is easier for you but wealth, as we discussed in the previous article doesn’t equate with happiness. In fact, many wealthy men and women tend to be quite depressed and seek for the true meaning in this world. A few consider God as a logical alternative for fixing their own issues. Anyways… what is coming to a city near you will be much more than a financial crisis. It will be a crisis of a system and a slap in the face of your morality. I am seeing an ugly world coming near you and me. How do you like these Business Insider stats below?
We’re trapped. All this technology that “we” celebrate sometimes even idolize is starting to have impacts in our American society that can’t be reversed. The world has changed. It seems that the productivity system is changing its operating equation of productivity to a model without labor — something like a function of capital = productivity. One thing is for certain. Be prepared to redefine the American Dream and what it means to be in the dying middle class. To quote Noam Chomsky, welcome to the age of the precariat where nothing is predictable. Don’t be silly and invest in real estate in this new age without being cautious. Be careful and think twice before investing what you have left in a future that is uncertain and certainly not predictable. Only God is predictable through His covenant. Life in 2017 isn’t.
So, what is the hope you might be asking… The hope, my friends, is to understand that in the very near future, you are going to have to accept to do more with less, live small and close to your place of employment, accept the fact that in the United States there are distinct classes and that mobility and social strata aren’t as fluid as it once was… What I am saying is that you, me and many others will experience a substantial decrease in quality of living before we adapt to the effects of the new information revolution.
There will be a day when many will look at the @escthemachine logo and say, “Man, why did we allow all of this to happen to us?” After all, we were in control! How do we get out of this mess? Confusing and challenging times are ahead of us. You need to be prepared and ready to make some sacrifices. Big houses, big debts, big problems… The world in the future will be uncertain. Fortunate will be those who understand that a little is a lot and small can be de facto big. The world has changed. Get used to it.