The transition from the USSR to the republic of Russia was a catastrophic event for the people who lived through it. The eventual (imminent?) collapse of the US will be much much worse, warns Dmitry Orlov. The USA has a Collapse Gap. Orlov realizes
that some people will react rather badly to having their country compared to the USSR. I would like to assure you that the Soviet people would have reacted similarly, had the United States collapsed first. Feelings aside, here are two 20th century superpowers, who wanted more or less the same things â€“ things like technological progress, economic growth, full employment, and world domination â€“ but they disagreed about the methods. And they obtained similar results â€“ each had a good run, intimidated the whole planet, and kept the other scared. Each eventually went bankrupt.
Valuable lessons on what to expect and how to prepare follow. Read it yourself, but the condensed advice is this: Live on the margins of society.
One encouraging sign that Americans are picking up the skills they will need to survive: haggling at the mall.