Monday, April 9, 2012

The Big Business of Doomsday

As I said in January's "Subculture of Americans prepares for civilization's collapse":
The folks interviewed are incorrect about the imminence. There may be some Cloward-Piven Strategy "Make it ungovernable" tactics should the President lose re-election but the "gangs roving the countryside" scenarios don't happen until financial collapse which itself is a ways down the road.
It ends not with a bang but a whimper.

For now the best advice probably comes from the founder of Methodism, John Wesley:
Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can....
...One last note, if society does break down, silver is more valuable than gold if you have to buy a cwt. of flour or a tank of gas and lead is more valuable than either. With enough lead you can take the gold and silver.
From NPR:
Colo. Company Prospers From Doomsday Threats
Business soared for Security Disaster Shelters after company officials appeared on the TV show Doomsday Preppers. The company offers a solution for the worried person who has everything. The Summit Daily News says a shelter for a client near Chicago cost $500,000....MORE (audio)
More on Security Disaster Shelters from the Coshocton Tribune:
Silverthorne company in disaster shelter business
FRISCO, Colo. (WTW) — Nearly four decades after Cook's Welding first opened for business in Silverthorne, the company is reinventing itself. The welding and fabricating outfit is diving headlong into the disaster shelter business.

What started as a desire to diversify its customer base in a down economy has morphed into its own entity, Security Disaster Shelters.....MORE
What to Get the Survivalist Who Has Everything?
Zeitgeist:"Wyoming House advances doomsday bill"
"A New Investment Strategy: Preparing for End Times"

Associated Press
HT on the pic: an old MarketBeat post.