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Three Rules for Living through the Second Depression

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Fix it. Paint it. Repair it. Weed it by hand instead of buying Round-up. Collect rain water for you garden. Basically, when your money is in short supply and your time is long, use your time and don't spend the money.

Voting early and often may be out of the question, but if you've got the time why not make yourself useful and give your elected representatives an earful. Now is the time to make your voice heard as our timid politicians tip-toe around and hope for the best.

In conclusion:

Apply these rules starting now to your particular situation, needs and environs. We can get through this if we start thinking and acting more deliberately and cut out those institutions that only want our money and have never cared a whit about us.

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Chaz Valenza is writer and small business owner in New Jersey. He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. His current feature film project is "Single Point Failure" an insider's account of how the Reagan Administration (more...)
 
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 I think that you have effectively pinpointed t... by Raphael Sidelman on Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009 at 10:53:05 AM
Raphael, I look forward to reading your work. Than... by Chaz Valenza on Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009 at 1:19:40 PM
 I just went to your blog - great stuff, keep on ... by Raphael Sidelman on Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:58:39 PM
       Chaz, I went to your website and read... by mary sunshine on Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 at 3:43:35 AM
I knew that someone would suggest a Rule 4, it's j... by Chaz Valenza on Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 at 7:23:23 AM
Obama and Congress just doubled the debt (treasury... by gail combs on Friday, Jul 10, 2009 at 4:37:27 PM
When this great depression you predict happens, th... by Scott Lemoine on Monday, Jul 13, 2009 at 1:21:17 PM
Google "heirloom seeds" if you want good seeds. I ... by Scott Lemoine on Monday, Jul 13, 2009 at 1:40:48 PM