This article was contributed by James Davis with Future Money Trends.
Domestically, major strife and internal division often end in revolutions and major paradigm shifts. On the international scene, there is no such thing as revolution; there are ONLY WARS.
Looking at the United States and the path it took, it seems more like a corporation than a country. Think about this sentence – America produces wealth, but doesn’t focus on the country’s financial health – its market boom, its government bankrupt.
I want to show you a BIG-PICTURE, bird’s-eye view of the history of the world’s largest economy from inception to present day and then explain why the path out of this problem IS TRICKY. Unlike many crises before, it doesn’t seem like anyone has said the SAFE WORD YET.
Let’s follow the BLUE and RED lines first since we view these as the catalysts for how the other categories have developed over time.
In the beginning, nothing prepared the world for the fact that the United States, comprised of just the colonies, would one day become 25% of global GDP activity.
This is a financial miracle, but who is gaining and who is at a DISADVANTAGE?
The blue line shows that the defiant ones, those early pilgrims, adventurers, and pioneers who sought to live in the land of the free, didn’t RELY ON ANYTHING external and were thirsty for education.
Starting in 1760 and running through the formation of the country in 1776, education BOOMED.
Remember, the people that began migrating here in the 1600s were the poorest bunch of them all, 97% of them illiterates and from violent, feudal backgrounds – those with NOTHING TO LOSE, for the most part.
They were willing to risk their lives traversing the Atlantic Ocean just to reach no man’s land, a journey that took months and resulted in many casualties.
I get excited just thinking about the entrepreneurial aspect of it. These were SPECIAL men and women who came to the “new world.”
There’s no denying that education PEAKED around 1870 and that in the past 150 years, compared to its own history, most Americans are VERY IGNORANT, while a relative few are INCREDIBLY WELL-EDUCATED, so much so that they are able, via technology and other means, TO OFFSET the collective lack of thirst for knowledge, education, and IQ. The gap between those that have access to the most in-depth perspectives have an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE over the masses.
Roughly 40% of children living in poverty aren’t prepared for primary schooling. By the age of 10, African-American/Hispanic or pupils of low-income backgrounds read and write like 8-year-olds. By graduation, their level is only that of the 8th grade.
Notice in the chart that while education PEAKED in the late 1870s and has since been in FREE-FALL, technology continued to be the STRONGEST TREND of American capitalism.
It helped the country build the biggest military in human history, gain control of the reserve currency system, and become a financial center, but it also made the country less competitive and rely less on trade, resulting in LESSENED OUTPUT.
We can VISIBLY SEE how, in the 1960s, following the murder of JFK, MLK, and the entrance into the Vietnam War, the public had a “MOMENT OF TRUTH” and decided the government had become TOO BIG and too corrupt.
In a way, Kennedy was the last great president that the public wholeheartedly embraced.
Go back to the top of the chart and you can see that the reserve currency status peaked in September 2001, following the 9/11 attacks.
Also, notice how 2008 marked the top for technological innovation, as China and India began to TAKE AWAY from America’s perfect track record.
I don’t want to say that it’s all downhill from here, but it SURE LOOKS LIKE IT based on hard data.
The United States is in the process of balkanizing into two separate camps. Since they are almost equal amount of people in each one there will not be a heavy majority. This will cause lack of government and gridlock which will destroy the country. The people that have been in the Congress for 10 20 30 40 years are a lot of the problem is these people are elderly and vicious and want to have history remember them as great. The young have been propagandized with socialism in the schools without the Republicans doing anything about it. You have generations of social Marx’s communist.
As Abraham Lincoln said A House Divided cannot stand.
Government is totally corrupt. The entire economy is rigged. Get out of the way, off the grid and far far away from any major city. Get your homestead set up, stock up for a few years and go enjoy life.
houses are being built too airtight…all in the name of fixing global warming.
they are nothing more than virus incubators when occupants spend months inside breathing recycled air and blocking out sunlight.
for Texas,Arizona and Florida that would be July and August
for Minnesota and Michigan that would be December and January…or whatever, whatever
I just explained the spike ,so there yuh go.
get up early …open the thermal curtains and open a few windows…
go outside get some fresh air some sun on your face
don’t wait for Tony from the block Fauci to make it seem like some sort of “from on high science”.
people that stay holed up in airtight structures 24/7 (eg.nursing homes) are the ones most at risk.
my grandmother had a method for testing indoor air quality that blows away anything coming from CDC idiots.
she grew African violets and always said if the indoor air quality won’t support African violets ….its not fit to breath.
it might not be an exact scientific method but all you are going to get from the ivy league idiots is “WE DON’T KNOW”.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Americans have been intentionally dumbed down in the public stupid system, force fed communist ideologies, gender bender bullshit, common core crap, white guilt and God knows what else. It gets worse every year. If you have children it would behoove you to home school them, if possible. Years ago I found a text book in an attic of an old farm house I rented, a Mcguffys reader for the 5th grade from the 1880’s I believe. Today it would be college level lessons.
I have seen the old fashioned textbooks, and I agree with you.
I would also say that most of the appointees, deciding our futures, can’t keep up with modern, middle school lessons.
James Davis great article. WISDOM, acquired through many paths, is the goal required for a successful life. My wife, a Ph.D. In chemistry, has spent a lifetime acquiring skills & kowledge used to make our (Family) lives better. The number of examples where her knowledge has helped the Family is amazing. I took the road of hard knocks (in construction, shipbuilding, & aerospace) while acquiring skills & knowledge that would help our family. This teamwork moving toward the common goal was required to overcome life’s setbacks & work toward overall success. Those of you that have successfully competed in team sports know the importance of this type of joint effort toward common goals. Our nation needs the same cooperation – incentives to-not-work doNOT help in reaching those goals.