As does ex-spurt advice from those who know the theory and are trying too apply it to every conceivable financial scenario.
Amalgamated Quotes (From mainstream, some alternative sources).
Financial collapse is imminent (What again!). You will loose access to your folding money, credit, and the ability to own anything unless it is bought through a bank account thus the government knows what you have. Apparently it’s also time to get a flight out of (Enter Country Name) to somewhere financially safer. That and ditch money, convert everything into Gold, other precious metals, and gem stones.
I think that just about covers it.
Funny thing about TEOTWAWKI financially, and the collapse of the rule of law, is you’ll not be much safer long term if you flee your country or run for the hills.
Taking a flight to a half way civilized country will still see you probably facing a government controlled FIAT currency. That and they will welcome you with open arms. Right up till the point where they find your precious metals, stones, or everything folding, that you distributed around yourself , family, dog, cat, and the money you transferred via the SWIFT transfer system into their banking system. Two words DUTIES and TAXATION! Or, perhaps you’re a lover of bitcoin. Only the government of your new home monitor all digital transactions and you end up in jail, or worse.
As for those lucky enough to getting some form of state support now? Good luck getting that to the same worth where you are going quickly enough to keep you going.
As for running for the hills. Why?
Over a third will die in the first winter.
Another half in Winter two if you go too far North.
The why is if money is withdrawn and your assets and credit locked out. How are you going to buy what you need? Plus, funny enough, you can never seem to find a dealer in precious metals or stones when you need one.
And please, no comments about you all being experts in off grid living. Everyone needs something eventually and that will need to be paid for.
Besides. What are they going to convert your PM/S into and what will be their cut of what your stuff is actually worth? After all governments and markets set the prices for most PM/S. Except there will be no money and probably trading in PM/S will be outlawed.
As for medical care including drugs wherever you go!
That will need money.
Only your currency no longer has the support of the country you fled from thus it is worthless. Credit won’t work, so how exactly are you going to pay for things? PLUS, as above, you can never find a dealer in precious metals or stones etc.
There is another minor point to consider.
How exactly can you get blood out of a stone?
When you tell EVERYBODY, rich or poor, that what they worked for all their life is going to be taken away “for the common good”.
How do you think they are going to react?
Who exactly is going to stop THAT REACTION as the enforcement that is being ordered to suppress them is going to be in the same boat. No tangible pay, no housing they can call their own, and everything they used to own is now the property of the state.
Just think, the US got itself into a super scared, ongoing, state of alarm and that was only about your guns.
Now imagine a government man turning up on your door with a piece of paper saying “The state now owns everything and the agent present is there to inventory your belongings and take everything of value in case you hide it”.
Your reaction would be . . . .
1990, UK, the most hated unfair tax ever (aka the poll tax) would have had us all paying the same rate. Rich and poor, the, same rate (sort of).
On 31 March 1990, people began gathering in London. Between 180,000 and 250,000 arrived. From there on it was all down hill and by 4pm it had fledged into a full on riot. What happened in the end? The tax was scrapped.
Now here’s a thought for you gun slingers.
Apart from melee and weapons of opportunity, we had no guns.
A final thought.
There is always going to be a cause for concern with anything a government may do as you can be as confident as hell it’ll never touch them, only you.
Yet you can only push folk around for so long before they react.
So I’m wondering.
The US, to name just one country, has a population something around 330 million. What if a couple of million went to the streets of the capital and not just a ragtag group of Trump supporters. Does anyone other than me think B.S. would be changed that same day, before lunch?
After all the politicians have just lived through a failed insurrection that saw the hallowed sanctums of government breached!
And like a dog that has tasted blood, the fear of doing so again has been diminished.