James Dale Davidson - The Plague of the Black Debt - How to Survive the Coming Depression
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Here are some of Davidson`s predictions from 1993:
>I see Social Security benefits being cut to the bone. They`ll probably only go to the most needy.
>I see at least 40 million unemployed to make-work public assistance jobs
>Sick elderly will be cared for at home. Almost no one will be able to afford nursing home care.
>I see millions of homeowners upside down--with the mortgage bigger than the market value of the home. A lot of them will hand the key to the lender and walk away. There will be a lot of empty houses with `For Sale` signs.
>Banking industry problems will return, much worse than anything we`ve seen. And much too big next time for the government to bail out. Either your savings will be wiped out or you`ll be paid in worthless paper dollars.
>I expect to see `extended families of 10 to 15 crammed into three-bedroom houses. Millions of retired folks will be forced to live with their children. Young people in their twenties and thirties--including young marrieds with their children--will move in with their parents. In many cases, not a person in the house will have a full time job.
>The suburbs will become slums
Davison argues that knowledge workers will become affluent.
>Small communities two hours away from major cities are the fastest-appreciating real estate in the country. These communities are already benefiting from the `Fifth Migration` in American history. The Third Migration was from the farms fo the cities, and the fourth (1950-70) was from the cities to suburbs. Now, people like us are bailing out and moving to small, clean, safe towns. Technology makes it possible for us to work anywhere...Even if you`re not ready to move yet, a rental property in these areas is the best investment in the United States.`