Skip to comments.15 Potentially Massive Threats To The U.S. Economy Over The Next 12 Months
Posted on 03/08/2012 4:06:03 PM PST by Kartographer
We live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, and the potential for an event that could cause sudden change to the U.S. economy is greater than ever. There are dozens of potentially massive threats that could easily push the U.S. economy over the edge during the next 12 months. A war in the Middle East, a financial collapse in Europe, a major derivatives crisis or a horrific natural disaster could all change our economic situation very rapidly. Most of the time I write about the long-term economic trends that are slowly but surely ripping the U.S. economy to pieces, but the truth is that just a single really bad black swan event over the next 12 months could accelerate our economic problems dramatically. If oil was cut off from the Middle East or a really bad natural disaster suddenly destroyed a major U.S. city, the U.S. economy would be thrown into a state of chaos. Considering how bad the U.S. economy is currently performing, it would be easy to see how a major shock to the system could push us into the next Great Depression very easily. Let us hope that none of these things actually happen over the next 12 months, but let us also understand that we live in a world that has become extremely chaotic and extremely unstable.
In the list below, you will find some sudden change events that are somewhat likely and some that are quite unlikely. I have tried to include a broad range of potential black swan events, but there are certainly dozens more massive threats that could potentially be listed.
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#16 Obama’s re-election?
I agree it should have been added!
#18 Canadian civil war
I believe we will have one before the Canucks do.
Such a thing can't ever happen because:
1. Derivatives are bought and sold by the smartest guys on earth and they can be trusted to know what they are doing.
2. Whatever it is they're doing, don't dare call it speculation, you goldurn commie!
3. Even if there are some speculators (only a few, trust us) then there are an even number of them on either side of the trades so it'll all turn out OK in the wash, trust us.
4. Derivatives never ever led to a bubble. It's only when the government interferes that we have to worry.
5. And BTW, most of the derivatives are sold OTC so we don't even know how many there are out there and they say ignorance is bliss. And last time I checked bliss was a good thing.
hit by an asteroid. really?
That’s what makes a Canadian civil war a black swan event...
Small market Pittsburgh Pirates vrs. small market Mariners in the World Series...and it only goes 4. Okay, okay so maybe it won’t be a massive threat!!
#19 Tim Tebow wins a superbowl and Media elite heads explode causing a major hazmat incident..
Not one that I lay awake at night over, but in the history of the world it has happened and with tremendous consequences. And it seems like every few months NASA or someone finds another big rock sharing our neighborhood.
If there is any way the puppet masters can make one or several of the things on this list to happen so obama can declare martial law, it will happen.
I'm telling ya...
It's Always Something (IAS)
A 150-foot asteroid orbiting Earth called 2012 DA14 will pass so close to Earth it will fly UNDER man-made satellites orbiting our planet.
Obama Rheichstag fire. Opps, only republican presidents are like Hitlo!
Canceling American Idol and blaming it on Republicans=Rheichstag fire
BRONCOS! I hope that happens.
major disease outbreak
power grid failure (hacked)
dogs and cats living together
The consequences of delaying the needed invasion, occupation and denazification of Iran. When Iran and North Korea are ready to start launching on us, Russia and China might even join in the nuke-fest. Have fun. Enjoy the slide and following distopia.
OHHHHH He wouldn’t that is worst then blaming us for everything wrong in america. What next he will cancel Housewives of Atlanta,New Jersey,or oh no Orange County. That would get the libs and zombies something kill over. Rheichstag fire #2
Just Love that line in Ghostbusters.
not quite the way I would say it
1. Military strike on Iran breaks out into a regional war involing Syria, Israel, Hezzbulla, and US
2. Price of oil
3. Major West Coast earthquake
4. Drought in US
5. European debt crisis (not just Greece folks)
6. Other natural disasters in US (Hurricanes, tornados, etc)
7. Civil unrest associated with election campaign (OWS, Unions, rest of the demothugs)
The others are far outside the radar to really consider short term.
And those things have happened anyway and we’re all still here and hopefully calm.
I consider myself somewhat of a prepper (in the Boy Scout sense) - but the more time goes on I see that the doomsayers will always be around despite no panic in the streets because all they have to do is keep moving the goal posts.
myeh, rocks happen. Duck.
massive emergence of John Gault and his followers
New Madrid fault megaquake destroys most of several river cities (St Louis and Memphis...) and causes significant damage for hundreds of miles around (Louisville, Cincinnati, Nashville), brings down all bridges carrying traffic and rail east-west through the middle of the country, blocks barge traffic on the Mississippi and much of the Ohio.
Isn’t the point for John Gault and his follower to stay hidden until the ‘Zommbies’ do themselves in?
It’s John Galt. Not Gault.
#1 through #10 because America gave up her independence for “free trade”.
It will always be a threat to prepare for. Key is .... Be prepared to endure all such incidents as best one can.
What if is a valid consideration to guide such. But stick to the basics an simplified preparations that can be sustained with ease.
My personal (purely speculative) take is that the most likely time we may see devolution is in 2013.
I think the Obama administration, with the help of the corrupt MSM, is keeping (barely) all the plates spinning until after the 2012 election. Whatever happens in November, the pressure will be off to maintain the economic and geopolitical ruses that I believe are currently being perpatrated. I think that after the presidential election the chickens will begin to come home to roost, and if Obama is reelected I guarantee he will finally drop the last remaining mask. Obama will most certainly reveal his true radical face, and if Republicans do not control one or both Houses of Congress it will be Katie-Bar-the-Door.
Additionally, if Obama is reelected he will likely get another two or more Supreme Court picks. He will pick radicals and the GOP will do nothing and then this country will all but officially be OVER. It will then simply be a matter of time, not if, but when.
Sound like a “normal day at the office”, to me, K.
We’ve been living with many of those things for years, but now all of a sudden, they’re succintly-condensed, listed and many more are paying attention to “the list”.
I’m guessing that #7 refers to America?
there was also a scary report that it was going to fly close to or possibly hit uranus as well.
#1 People actually try to understand what a national debt of 15 Trillion REALLY means.
Yes, but I’d put them closer to the top of the list.
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