The Sky is Falling. The media often says that the sky is falling, but is it true?
I’ve been reading up a lot about the financial crisis for a while and have had a chance to learn a few truths and a few lies and a few things in between.
Recently I have been reading the Britain’s Financial Times.
The FT provides real news about finance, or so I’d like to think; if anything it is not owned by News Corp.
If you read that stuff the picture seems pretty bleak, austerity has become common and the benefits of it have been none, yet it is full steam ahead.
Markets have been rising but housing sales are down and jobs are dreadful. To be clear, the jobs aren’t coming back, they are gone forever. They have either become so under priced that no first world person can afford to do them or automation has made them obsolete.
Debt is at an all time high and keeps piling up, countries are in debt and so are people. Housing prices alone have indebted millions for lives of indentured servitude.
The talking heads don’t seem to care, or at least they don’t seem to want to do much about it, but you can’t balm them, the politicians gave up a long time ago and the system is pretty much mostly corrupt and broken.
I tell people we live in important times, but they don’t seem to care, cynicism has taken a hold. But the truth is we live in very important times, this is a time when we can take hold and make things meaningful again.
I believe that we can still do something about it, the future has not given up on us, we have given up on it, but we can change that by doing what is right.
If the sky is falling then we must prepare.