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The idea that things don’t change has to be the super villain of preparedness. You needn’t look that far back to realize everything changes.
It always changes and it’s going to change forever. Did you know that China and Russia are trading gold for oil? This seems like some archaic process, right?
How strange it is to see modern-day superpowers trading in commodities only. Well, things change!
The U.S dollar is usually a part of all oil trades and is one of the reasons it has become the worlds reserve currency. This reserve currency status is the only reason we can run up the tremendous debt we run. As things CHANGE this status will slowly give way to hyperinflation if American doesn’t make some adjustments.
As we speak America is in a trade war with one of the largest economies on the planet in China. America is also in a trade conflict with our southernmost neighbor. These things have an effect.
Sure, we are pushing back for a change and some people might enjoy that. However, when you become a problem it forces others to learn how to do without you. What happens when the world learns to do without the American dollar.
The New (old) American Economy
So, if the US dollar falls and we see the feared hyperinflation, what do you do? Well, we could quickly go back to the barter economy. The question you have to answer is:
What do I have to barter?
Now is the time to consider your skills and your preps. What do you have to offer another person? They are going to be looking for something of value. Be prepared to take advantage of our new economy.