No amount of promises from politicians can undo what’s been done for decades to America’s job prospects.
As if this isn’t pessimistic enough, maybe you’ve also heard the idea that there aren’t enough jobs to go around.
Who says? Are jobs a finite quantity? Only so many, and that’s it?
To overuse a worn out cliché, can’t we think outside the box? Why can’t we create our own jobs? Am I being idealistic or naive?
If I worked at it, I could write an analytical article describing how we’re being enslaved, forced into serfdom, etc., but what good would it do?
Why complain about the state of our sick world? If you’re prepping, you’re already at some level of awareness and are taking steps to improve your own situation.
It could be you want to get prepared, but you don’t have money to get the storage food or other survival supplies you’d really like to have. Maybe you’re struggling to make ends meet. Maybe you’re out of a job already.
Don’t give up. Tiptoe toward preparedness.
Many people have started their own businesses. Perhaps you’re among them.
More and more sites have popped up about living a more frugal and self reliant lifestyle. Swapping and bartering are on the rise. I suspect the underground economy is growing. Those in power know that, too, and are pushing us toward a cashless society to keep better control over us.
Some communities are doing innovative things, such as creating local money and putting their own value on goods and services. Ithaca Hours is one example. If you’re curious, search online for info about time banks.
I applaud these efforts. Wisely, we’re rethinking the work we do and what is of value. Let’s keep at it.
How can we pave the way for survival in the new norm? Why should we believe there aren’t enough jobs to go around?