AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Is America on the brink of collapse? Many experts believe the U.S. is on the verge of massive change. These indicators will give you anywhere from a few days to a few months of warning that things are about to change drastically.
Red Flag #1: Interest Rates on US Treasuries Go Up Steeply
The danger is the US Government will default on its debt payments and essentially become bankrupt.
You want to keep an eye on the current rates on Treasuries for two reasons:
- Increasing rates will require a debt laden government to borrow more and will accelerate inflation and the date of collapse. This is a 6-12 month red flag. As of today, rates are rising quickly, although they are still very low. Warning: this sudden rising of interest rates is spurring economic activity as fence sitters are going ahead to purchase or refinance houses. Don't be fooled by talk of 'recovery' based on this effect.
- A sudden and sustained spike in the interest rates indicates that there are fewer buyers of US debt. Without the ability to borrow more money the US Government will have to shut down or do desperate things like stealing from retirement plans or citizens bank accounts. Get your money out of the banks or markets immediately. This is a very severe red flag indicating only weeks before major financial crisis and economic collapse.
You can monitor Treasury interest rates at:
Red Flag #2: Food Prices Predict Rioting and Civil Breakdown
There is a direct correlation between rioting and the cost of food. It is a very simple principle – when people can't afford to eat, they revolt. One recent example is in 2010 food prices soared and reached a peak in February of 2011. The high cost of food is attributed to the upset that sparked a series of revolutions throughout the Arab world.
Those revolutions were predictable. Here is a detailed article with research of how food prices are related to rioting: http://www.growyourowngroceries.org/the-cause-of-riots-and-the-price-of-food/
The level of hunger and desperation in the Untied States is increasing. According to www.FeedingAmerica.org, 1 in 6 people in the US are dealing with hunger. We are approaching conditions for civil unrest and revolt here in the Untied States.
The best measure of food costs is the UN FAO Food Price Index. The index has been climbing recently and is currently within 10% of the February 2011 high of 237. If the index crosses into the 240's and stays above that level, then you may only have weeks or possibly months before widespread violence will breaks out.
For details on Red Flags #3, #4, and #5, click here: http://www.growyourowngroceries.org/6-red-flags-that-collapse-is-immanent-indicators-you-can-watch-yourself/
"We are on the precipice of tremendous change," says Marjory Wildcraft. "These indicators will help you to make sound decisions before a major crisis." Wildcraft is author of the book "7 Shortcuts To Finding The Perfect Survival Retreat" available at http://www.RelocationShortcuts.com. Wildcraft has been called the 'Martha Stewart of Self-Reliance' and was recently featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic.
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SOURCE Marjory Wildcraft