Then Gov't stepped in and broke the family farm apart with estate taxes, etc.
My idea has been: Buy up about 200 acres, plant your house smack in the middle, with streets going to every childs house, like a square block. Mommy/Daddy live in the largest house, when they die, next oldest or the child with the most kids get he big house, keep moving up like that.
On the perimiter, 20 ft fence/electrified, moat w/crocks, another fence with the meanest dogs you can get. HOME SAFE.
You have only 1 set of farm equiment/mowers etc., several horse/cows. Why are we wasting so much money on everyone have their own mowers?
Or/build your barn first, live in it. All the while you are digging under the barn for your new home. what property tax?
I believe our current mess is not just a financial bubble popping, but a values bubble popping as well. This financial crisis is occuring after the boomer generation rejected "family values," increased divorce in order to "find themselves," which put the majority of women into poverty, tore up the black families, and now white families.
This crisis will end when we learn the lessons of the depression, and start to fix our family problems as well as paying down our credit cards.