Dmitry Orlov: 2013: Revolutionary Travel Advisories, Economic Collapse and Food Prices

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In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fact that we’re all cows eating candy during the global liquidity drought and yet Central Bank ‘farmers’ can’t see the ill-effects because the stock markets are at four year highs. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Dmitry Orlov about 2013: revolutionary travel advisories, economic and supply chain collapse and food stamp lines at Wal-Mart.

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Dmitry Orlov: Reinventing Collapse and Preparing for Survival

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July 31, 2012

[…] Dmitry Orlov return[s] to update us on the “progress” of the breakdown of social order in the Western world caused by debt/GDP levels that far surpass those of the 1930s. Orlov’s book, Reinventing Collapse outlines the stages of decline starting with the financial system and ending with a basic breakdown of infrastructure, law and order. We will ask him where we are in that fateful chain of events. […]

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Keiser Report: Dmitry Orlov on Economic Collapse

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on Mar 31, 2011

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, report on American household wealth declining by 23% while billionaires see their wealth rise by 25%. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Dmitry Orlov for an update on the state of economic collapse in America.

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Noam Chomsky: How Climate Change Became a “Liberal Hoax” + Dmitry Orlov: Peak Oil Lessons From The Soviet Union

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On the Edge with Max Keiser: Dmitry Orlov: De-Virtualize your life

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MaxKeiserTV
March 26, 2010

http://maxkeiser.com With Dmitry Orlov

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Predictions: The USA during the second decade of the XXI century by Dmitry Orlov

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by Dmitry Orlov
ClubOrlov
Dec. 19, 2009

Around this time of year, some brave souls venture to put their reputations at risk by attempting to predict what the next year will bring. Some do so with uncanny accuracy, others — not so much. Being a serious author who hardly ever makes jokes, I generally sit out this annual bout of frivolity, but, noting that a new decade is about to burst upon us, I thought it reasonably safe to paint a picture of how I see the next decade. In the unlikely case that my predictions turn out to be completely wrong, I would think that they will have been very thoroughly forgotten by the time 2020 rolls around. And so, without further ado, here are my predictions for what it will be like in The United States of America during the second decade of the XXI century.

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… Distressed municipalities throughout the country will resort to charging exorbitant fees for such things as dog licenses. Many will experiment with imprisoning those unable to pay these fees in state and county jails, only to release them again as the jails continuously overflow and resources run low. The citizenry will come to regard jails as conveniently combining the features of a soup kitchen and a homeless shelter. Some towns will abandon the idea of having a fire department and decide that it is more cost-effective to just let house fires run their course, to save on demolitions.

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via ClubOrlov: Predictions

from the archives:

Dmitry Orlov: The Collapse Gap

Dmitry Orlov: Seizing the Mid-Collapse Moment (must-see)

The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

Peak Oil

America’s Pending Collapse By Timothy V. Gatto

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By Timothy V. Gatto
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liberalpro.blogspot.com
November 20, 2009

The truth that most people realize but can’t openly talk about is that America has seen better days and that the system of capitalism has long outlived its usefulness. The last part of that sentence, that capitalism has outlived its usefulness, is thoroughly the fault of the capitalists themselves.

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Dmitry Orlov: The Collapse Gap

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Summer 2009: Juliet Tomatoes

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Interview with Dmitry Orlov
Bonnie Faulkner
Guns and Butter
KPFA
August 5, 2009

“The Collapse Gap” with Dmitry Orlov, author of “Reinventing Collapse – The Soviet Example and American Prospects”.  Dmitry Orlov’s repeated travels to Russia throughout the early nineties allowed him to observe the aftermath of the Soviet collapse first-hand. Being both a Russian and an American, Dmitry was able to appreciate both the differences and the similarities between the two superpowers. Eventually he came to the conclusion that the United States is going the way of the Soviet Union.  His emphasis is on all the things that can still be made to work, and he advocates simply ignoring all that will fall by the wayside. Continue reading

Dmitry Orlov: Seizing the Mid-Collapse Moment (must-see)

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ClubOrlov
July 10, 2009

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A recording of the public lecture by Dmitry Orlov on 9 June 2009, at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.

This was the opening talk to the 3 day conference The New Emergency: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World.

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Definancialisation, Deglobalisation, Relocalisation by Dmitry Orlov

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June 16, 2009

This talk was presented at The New Emergency Conference in Dublin, on June 11, 2009.

1. Good morning. The title of this talk is a bit of a mouthful, but what I want to say can be summed up in simpler words: we all have to prepare for life without much money, where imported goods are scarce, and where people have to provide for their own needs, and those of their immediate neighbours. I will take as my point of departure the unfolding collapse of the global economy, and discuss what might come next. It started with the collapse of the financial markets last year, and is now resulting in unprecedented decreases in the volumes of international trade. These developments are also starting to affect the political stability of various countries around the world. A few governments have already collapsed, others may be on their way, and before too long we may find our maps redrawn in dramatic ways.

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via ClubOrlov: Definancialisation, Deglobalisation, Relocalisation

h/t: Speaking Truth to Power

see

The American Empire Is Bankrupt by Chris Hedges

De-Dollarization: Dismantling America’s Financial-Military Empire by Prof. Michael Hudson

Permaculture for Humanity

Understanding Peak Oil (must-see)

The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

Burning our bridges to the XXI century by Dmitry Orlov

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by Dmitry Orlov
Energy Bulletin
4.7.09

The future does not resemble the past – or does it? When the lights go out, people burn candles and oil lamps, just like they used to before the electric grid came into existence. No longer accustomed to working with open flame, they tend to set things on fire, and for a while, until they regain this experience or until natural selection whittles away the truly incompetent, the neighborhood is a constant blaze.

When we find out that the supermarket is out of food and that the cupboard is bare, we hunt, fish, forage, plant kitchen gardens, and start experimenting with raising poultry and rabbits. Those who are incapable of doing so, or who feel that such lowly pursuits are beneath their dignity, become dependent on the charity of those who are more adaptable, or starve.

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via Burning our bridges to the XXI century | Energy Bulletin

h/t: Speaking Truth to Power

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Dmitry Orlov: The collapse of America is unavoidable

Michael Hudson and John Perkins Interviews on Iceland (must-see)

Social Collapse Best Practices by Dmitry Orlov (updated: added the video)

What’s Dead (Short Answer: All Of It) (must-read)

Argentina’s Economic Collapse (full video)

The Economy Sucks and or Collapse 2

Dmitry Orlov: The collapse of America is unavoidable

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America must work on starting a new economy and not restarting the old one or it will resemble the former Soviet Union, says author and blogger Dmitry Orlov.

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Social Collapse Best Practices by Dmitry Orlov

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Friday February 13, 02009
Dmitry Orlov – Social Collapse Best Practices

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Perestroika 2.0 Beta, By Dmitry Orlov

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By Dmitry Orlov
Speaking Truth to Power
Thursday, 22 January 2009

Reprinted from ENERGY BULLETIN

Congratulations, everyone, we have a new president: a fresh new face, a capable, optimistic, inspiring figure, ushering in a new era of responsibility, ready to confront the many serious challenges that face the nation; in short, we have us a Gorbachev. I don’t know about you, but I find the parallel rather obvious.

Obama wishes to save the economy, and to inspire us with words such as “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.” [Inauguration speech] At the same time, he cautions us that “We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense” — an echo of Dick Cheney’s “The American way of life is non-negotiable.” And so we descend from the nonexistent but wonderfully evocative “clean coal” to the more pedestrian “Put a little dirt in your gas tank!”

But these are all euphemisms: the reality is that it is either fossil fuels, which are running out while simultaneously destabilizing the planet’s climate and poisoning the biosphere, or the end of industrial civilization, or (most likely) both, happening in that order. According to the latest International Energy Agency projections, the half-life of industrial civilization can be capped at about 17 years: it’s all downhill from here. All industrial countries will be forced to rapidly deindustrialize on this time scale, but the one that has spent the last century building an infrastructure that has no future — based on little houses interconnected by cars, with all of the accompanying moribund, unmaintainable infrastructure — is virtually guaranteed to fall the hardest. An American’s two greatest enemies are his house and his car. But try telling that to most Americans, and you will get ridicule, consternation, and disbelief. Thus, the problem has no political solution. Tragically, Obama happens to be a politician.

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via Carolyn Baker – PERESTROIKA 2.0 BETA, By Dmitry Orlov

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That Bastion Of American Socialism By Dmitry Orlov

Maintaining And Creating After Collapse, By Steve Thomas