Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Who will be better off when (if) America fails?

If America's economy completely collapsed, who do you think would be better off?:
  • People who work for a living
  • People who collect entitlements for a living
My bet is the people who work for a living will be better off.  I say this because they have skills and a desire to work and when the economy tanks they will be better capable of making a living for themselves and their families.  Those who sit around and suck the juice that the government offers, when that juice is gone, they will have no clue how to survive. 

Now surely there will be exceptions, but if you want to survive in the old world, the way the world used to be, you will have to have to get of your lazy ass and do something to put food on your table.  The people, I think, with the best chance to do this are the people who know how to hunt, know how to cook, know how to crunch numbers, know how to do something. 

There's this old saying that you can give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.  It's that simple. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know about that -- the very poor ie. welfare recipients are used to scrounging and dumpster diving...