Entry Submitted Anonymously at 3:10 PM EST on November 23, 2016
"The ELEPHANT in the Room" - Anonymous Guest Post
"So what should we do exactly"...
1. Remember that if you exchange all your currency for blips on a screen, these are at risk if they are in banks that are underwater (read about "bail-ins"). Why not exchange enough to support your current plans, purchase some tangible assets, pay off your mortgage, and leave some currency in reserve to exchange later? Otherwise the impending collapse (of the major banks, the stock market (except mining stocks), and the dollar itself, could take you with it. (The stock market, real estate, and car prices are currently in a bubble, many bargains are about to appear.)
2. Charitable or not, most startups fail. Look for opportunities in the stock market. This is where entrepreneurs go who can leverage funds to make things work with a profit margin that makes them continue to work. However, it is always better to invest after a crash, when stocks that had price-to-earnings of 20 to 30 come down to the desirable 5 to 10 range. It is okay to champion something, but remember how the US government did put a lot of money into alternative energy while the selected companies failed. (Cash sitting in stock portfolios in "money markets" are also, by law, vulnerable to bail-in confiscation.)
3. Trust the "Unseen Hand". What this means is, where there is profit (in a free market when governments don't manipulate things), profit means the product is being purchased and used. Each purchase of a product, especially repurchases, means someone likes the product, it is at a fair price, it works, and their purchase of it is the purest form of democracy, it is like a vote for that product. Don't condemn yourself for a profit motive, if the end result helps people (e.g., food/farms/farmland versus cigarettes).
4. Apply practical discernment to projects (e.g., it might be more practical to build fish-pond-farms than to clean up the ocean).
5. Remember that the GCR means that all foreign products and imported food will be priced dramatically upward. This will create a tremendous advantage to those who will help Americans survive by investing in creating home-grown and home-manufactured products. Please also remember that in tough times the products that will do well will be staples, not luxuries.
Ref: http://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-elephant-in-room-anonymous-guest.html and subsequent question: http://inteldinarchronicles.blogspot.com/2016/11/re-elephant-anonymous-guest-post.html