A nice essay by Chris Martenson today with an excellent big picture summary of the situation and risks.
Let me be blunt: this next crash will be far worse and more dramatic than any that has come before. Literally, the world has never seen anything like the situation we collectively find ourselves in today. The so-called Great Depression happened for purely monetary reasons. Before, during and after the Great Depression, abundant resources, spare capacity and willing workers existed in sufficient quantities to get things moving along smartly again once the financial system had been reset.
This time there’s something different in the story line: the absence of abundant and high-net energy oil.