Friday, February 20, 2009

Les cinq stades de l'effondrement

Many thanks to Tancrède Bastié for his excellent translation of my "Five Stages of Collapse".

Bonsoir à tous ! L'exposé que vous êtes sur le point d'entendre est le résultat d'un processus longue de mon côté. Ma spécialité est de réfléchir à — et malheureusement de prédire — l'effondrement. Ma méthode est basée sur la comparaison : j'ai vu l'Union soviétique s'effondrer et, puisque je suis aussi familiarisé avec les détails de la situation aux États-Unis, je peux faire des comparaisons entre ces deux superpuissances défaillantes...

3 comments :

observer said...

Wow, it's really happening. I believe that I am one of the few people who is psychologically prepared for what's going to happen. When I told people that it was possible that the stock market would collapse they looked at me like I was crazy. Now when I say that the US might collapse people look at me again like I'm crazy. However, it's happening all around us.

Tim Auld said...

I spoke to my brother in the UK last night (I'm in Australia). I bought him Reinventing Collapse for Christmas and I tried to stoke up a conversation to see what the mood was in the UK, as it sounds like things are getting hairy over there. He didn't want to talk about it. He thought there was a 'massive correction' going on, but not collapse. So many blindly believe that a return to growth is guaranteed. He said all we can do is protect the meagre wealth we have and see what happens (this was after suggesting I take a few weeks holiday overseas!). It depressed me. I've been reading and talking about, and preparing for this for years, and my own family glibly ignores what I say. It sucks being a Cassandra!

Anonymous said...

George Soros seems to have read Orlov

"Soros said the turbulence is actually more severe than during the Great Depression, comparing the current situation to the demise of the Soviet Union".