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
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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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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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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

see

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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Long Now Foundation web site

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

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Traffic, Weather, Sports, Collapse! By Dmitry Orlov

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ORIGINAL BLOGPOST AT CLUB ORLOV
Saturday, 07 June 2008

This blog has been quiescent for a couple of weeks (although the comments still keep flowing in on the older posts) because I have been busy promoting RC by giving radio interviews, while simultaneously finishing work on the boat that is our home and getting it ready for re-launch. As of yesterday, the boat is in the water, and the interviews seem to be settling down to a pattern, and so here I am, once again, bringing you an update.

It is only fair to warn you that over the next few weeks, you may be driving to work in the morning, listening to the radio, and hear something like this:

“Next we have Dmitry Orlov, the author of Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects.” Dmitry is a “leading Peak Oil theorist; [it actually says that on the back cover: yikes!] Dmitry, what does that mean, Peak Oil theorist?”

“Peak Oil is the theory that accurately predicted the all-time peak of oil production in the US in 1970, as well as what will probably turn out to be the all-time peak in global conventional oil production in 2005. But let me start by mentioning another theory: the theory of gravitational attraction. A physics professor I had in college once suggested that if we freshmen had any doubts about this theory, we could test it by jumping off a table while keeping our knees perfectly straight, and observe what happens to our spines. I would like to propose a similar test with regard to Peak Oil, but it’s even easier: just keep driving your car the way you are used to doing for a few more years, and observe what happens to your bank account.”

“But people have come on this show to tell me that we have plenty of reserves right in this country that we can’t tap because of some very extreme positions of certain environmentalists. Isn’t this just a political problem? Can’t we solve it if only we wanted to?”

“If all the environmentalists suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth, there would be a tragic loss of colorful calendars full of pictures of cute and majestic animals… Supposing we could proceed full speed ahead with the exploration of ANWR in Alaska, the continental shelf, and various other hopeful places within the continental US, then it would take up to 20 years for these new provinces to go on-stream, and then they would add up to no more than a few percent of our current consumption level. In the meantime, depletion in existing provinces would continue to run its course, adding up to a lot more than that. Also, by then, we will have lost access to most of our oil imports, because oil exporting countries are depleting their resources as well, and will need all of the remaining oil for themselves.”

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