Shortly we will know who the next president of the US will be.
We wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that whether “your” candidate wins or loses, it will not make a difference to the overall economic trend.
We don’t want to be negative or pessimistic. In fact quite the opposite. We are extremely optimistic about the future. But the challenges in the U.S. and world economies right now are systemic. That is, the system itself IS the problem. Therefore they are too large to be “fixed” by any president, any politician, or any political party. They won’t be fixed by governments, Wall Street, or banks for whom the status quo means self-preservation. In other words, the systems and institutions that created the problems cannot be employed to fix them. It is that simple.
The only HOPE is new systems, that today are being created from the ground up. They are being created by you and me. They are being created by families and communities that are resilient, self reliant, entrepreneurial, and who are increasingly less and less dependent on the old systems and institutions that have outlived their usefulness. This is happening organically and it’s picking up speed. This is why we are optimistic.
We see an emerging future where people will no longer spend their life energy “feeding the machine”, but instead will combine new technology with old-world skills to live better lives. They will build productive, resilient, decentralized webs of interconnection that will replace the old institutions. The result will be lives that are more productive, passionate and fulfilling.
The wealth of the future will not be more zeros in your bank account. It will be the freedom to live your life the way you want and where you want.
But don’t be fooled… The transition to this new way of life will undoubtedly be painful for many who cling to the past. The old institutions and systems will not go down without swinging a few haymakers.
But the ultimate outcome is inevitable.
This is why we write.
We want to help as many people as possible to prepare, and to be leaders in the new economy. We want to ease the pain of the transition. We are a voice in the chorus. And we are approaching the tipping point.
Please think about what you can do to prepare your family and be an asset to your community and start doing it.