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John D

This look at the US economy sort of ties into my thoughts on what in the end will trigger our collapse. With the unemployment news, markets are tanking, oil is down 3%, DJIA down 2%.

I have a goal to run a marathon this year, and I am always up against 'weak links'- either my heel, my shin, knee, hamstring, etc. I can't run more than my weakest link allows me to. I look at society and see a lot of potential weak links- oil, water, phosphate, complexity, population growth, oceans dying, etc. What is going to be the one that triggers the acceleration to the end game?

My belief is that the weak link will turn out to be fear and panic. Once these two start to gel, we will see runs on banks ( as in Spain), hoarding of goods, calls for idiotic short term solutions by idiot politicians. This can turn into the death spiral for our complex economy. In the end it may not be the actual resource and environmental destruction, but the fear panic in the loss of the dream of perpetual growth.

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