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Normal life will continue until it doesn't, but how much should I really prepare for the continuation of normal life beyond the next 5 years?

I'm not expecting a general collapse; I figure the foreseeable future will look much like today, only crappier.

Which would to my mind imply:

  • Whatever resources you put aside today will still have some non-negligible value.
  • You are going to be more likely to need them.
  • Assuming infrastructure deterioration keeps pace with general crappiness (and I personally figure it is more likely to lead it), it might be a good idea to have a few bags of rice in the cupboard (or at least, keep one ear open for global harvest forecasts).

If there is a general collapse, the vast majority of us are going to be so screwed anyway that I'm not sure it's worth worrying about on a personal level.

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman
by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Wed Dec 30th, 2009 at 11:58:44 AM EST

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