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Old 01-25-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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I mean moving to any city. Many reports for the economic future of the country are grim to say the least. The worst situation is another great depression. If the worst reports come true then a city isn't the place where anyone that wants peace is going to be. i can sit and wait it out to see how things develop but that could mean waiting for years before making a move. I don't know how to plan my future out but I think it is wise to consider what might happen.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I mean moving to any city. Many reports for the economic future of the country are grim to say the least. The worst situation is another great depression. If the worst reports come true then a city isn't the place where anyone that wants peace is going to be. i can sit and wait it out to see how things develop but that could mean waiting for years before making a move. I don't know how to plan my future out but I think it is wise to consider what might happen.
If I were you, I'd focus on what industry sector you personally would be working in. If you're interested in a city, research what presence your particular field has in that city. Look at the unemployment statistics of the city. The job-loss statistics. If you've found a company, look up economic forecasts for the company so you can get an idea of how stable they are.

When it comes to reporting the economic future, there's always going to be one side who says "We're on our way up!" and another side saying "The end is near!" The only thing you can do is be cautious. No one can predict the future, so work hard and do what you can to get ahead now. Life is short...it would be a shame to waste it sitting in your basement waiting for Judgement Day due to a grim economic forecast.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: uNDERwORLD
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have my carryon with my passport,gold coins, and foreign cash ready to go.
if the dollar or economy crashes argentina-style, what we saw happen during the la riots and new orleans will be nothing.
the future is on the other side of the world.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Denver
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^^ How depressing
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:21 PM
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Location: Ohio
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have my carryon with my passport,gold coins, and foreign cash ready to go.
if the dollar or economy crashes argentina-style, what we saw happen during the la riots and new orleans will be nothing.
the future is on the other side of the world.
I see a big flaw in your solution to the scenario you paint. Who do you expect will take your cash and gold in exchange for food and water if both the currency and the economy have crashed?
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:29 PM
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should I consider the future economy before moving to a city?
Yes, definitely. IMO, the animated maps in this thread are a good tool for zeroing in on the areas where fewer jobs were lost and the economy will recover sooner.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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have my carryon with my passport,gold coins, and foreign cash ready to go.
if the dollar or economy crashes argentina-style, what we saw happen during the la riots and new orleans will be nothing.
the future is on the other side of the world.
Stop watching Glen Beck. It is better for your health and your sanity
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: uNDERwORLD
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i don't have tv or know who glen beck is and fortunately live outside the us most of the year.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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have my carryon with my passport,gold coins, and foreign cash ready to go.
if the dollar or economy crashes argentina-style, what we saw happen during the la riots and new orleans will be nothing.
the future is on the other side of the world.
That's what Europe wants to think.
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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what I really meant was the possible rise in crime and general deterioration of the inner cities if very bad economic times hit rather than the job opportunities.
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