They Told Me About the Collapse 12 Months Ago

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When I returned last week to the small city in northwestern Indiana where I live, it struck me that most Americans do not share my feeling that the world fundamentally shifted. They see it as something happening out there. Partly it’s because a lot of my neighbors don’t have retirement funds invested — I live in a youngish, blue-collar section …

Depression History Part 2: Wars and Despots Rising

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We’ve already looked at the American stock market activity from 1928-1942, bookending the collapse and America’s entry into the war at Pearl Harbor in Dec. 1941. Today I’ll look at Europe and the rise of despots, which is currently happening again. I am speculating on what is likely to happen. That means that I am doing no more than making …

Employees at Mid-Continent Refinery [ca. 1943 Tulsa, OK (LOC). By John Vachon]

Crisis Week: "all employees are vulnerable"

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FastCompany.com has posted an article on how the current crisis might affect you career (seen on Yahoo! Finance). It’s a mostly useless article except for the Mitchell Feldman’s comment in the third paragraph: “the real answer is that all employees are vulnerable right now.” Which is about like saying that they have no idea.

Crisis Week

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I have sat on my remarks about the current financial crisis for several weeks now. I’m taking this week to address it as it pertains to your career. I’m not an expert in some of the topics I will discuss. You need to correct me where I have facts wrong. Also, I will be speculating on what is likely to …