I have a friend who is open to an alternative perspective of our economic future and I'm looking for teaching material. She has no exposure to precious metals and all of her wealth is under the management of a single broker who she has trusted for many years. She has been completely hands-off with her investments.
I've seen several documentaries about the pending economic collapse but I'm looking for help finding the most effective one to show to my friend. She is intelligent but she is an economic illiterate.
A good basic primer about how money works.
I'm not sure this is the 'best' video (or article) but it'll grab anyone's attention unless they don't want it to. Denial is a strong and safe emotion for those who find comfort in it.
An epic lack of foresight, accuracy and rationale... https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/comment/170246#comment-170246
Here's a good one!
With the US raising their debt ceiling, are we in a global bail-out bubble that will eventually burst? This doc offers a fresh insight into the greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.
The financial storm that has rocked the world began brewing in the US when congress pushed the idea of home ownership for all, propping up those who couldn't make the down payments. When it all went wrong the government promised the biggest financial stimulus packages in history and gargantuan bailouts. But what crazed logic is that: propping up debt with more debt? "They're giving alcohol to a drunk: it just sets him up for a bigger hangover."
i've seen a few, but so far and even though it's dated, "the end of suburbia" still takes the cake as the best, over-all look at our future, imo. maybe because it starts with the boomers (post ww2), so we can relate to so much of it and really see the transition in the country from the '50's to now...
I like this one:
Not so much pending collapse as a presenting why we are here now.
Thanks to all!
This will take some digging on your part, but the TFMR forum on this topic is a pretty good starting point:
News sites, videos, essays -- if anyone has better ones, please add to the list. If I had to pick ONE, one place to perhaps start is the animated feature 'Money as Debt' by Paul Grignon (parts 1-3).
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkFb26u9g8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsmbWBpnCNk
PS: The video above from Al Bartlett is INCREDIBLY effective, I too would highly recommend it.
The following is sensationalist/over the top, and more for entertainment value (as well as being from the National Inflation Association) -- but perhaps enough to get people thinking. The events described (if not necessarily the timeline) are eventualities:
These videos are also good, though their datestamp (and the fact that complete collapse has not become overtly visible) may make the argument a little complicated. But Peter Schiff was pretty prescient in 2007 wasn't he?
Jim Rogers from 2008:
News - https://www.youtube.com/user/RussiaToday; https://www.zerohedge.com/
Community (besides TF of course) - https://www.reddit.com/r/silverbugs -
Education - https://sonsoflibertyacademy.com
I'll edit this post as things come to mind. I'm already seeing lot's of stuff I've not alread checked out. Great idea for a forum! -G
I can definitely recommend Chris Martenson's Crash Course:
Each chapter is a few minutes long. The full set of videos runs over three hours, so if you need a shorter version here he is condensing everything into a one-hour lecture:
I would also recommend this to any Turdites who haven't seen it. Even if you think you have it all figured out, it's a good and logical take on not only the economy, but how energy and the environment factor in. HTH
I will second the Crash Course and the Silver Bullet and Silver Shield. This thread will be a great resource to send people to check out.
I didn't go on the economy - people can't handle that because they don't understand it. Sure it affects them, but i went the more personal route - staying away from numbers, charts, figures, etc. . .
First Things First:
10 minute primer of the hour long one ...
Aaron Russo - Reflections and Warnings.
This is one of the MAIN ones that got me to say WTF is going on. This is not the America I was educated on for the past 39 years. Again, a brief 3minute version of the hour long interviews you can find on youtube
John Perkins - Confessions of an Economic Hitman
And this is dear to my family as we homeschool our children - Just have them commit to watching the first 10 minutes. If, after watching the first 10 minutes, they're not intrigued ... oh, well. This isn't economic - but it's critical.
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America - Charlotte Thompson Isyrbyt
And the assault on our health:
Dr. Joel Wallach will blow your freaking mind with what is going on (or isn't, rather)
Then I gave a few political links: Venn Diagramms - (Sheep like to look at pictures)
I've actually been keeping a running blog with videos you are requesting. Might be helpful! thecoloredsky.blogspot.com my favorite was the cartoon "American Dream"
Here is one about about quants and the software that has been put into markets.
Great place to buy silver and overseas storage options too.