that by 2012 America will become an undeveloped nation, that there
will be a revolution marked by food riots, squatter rebellions,
tax revolts and job marches, and that holidays will be more about
obtaining food, not gifts.
will be the first undeveloped country
food shortages, riots, marches
of gifts for Christmas
send their kids to get business degrees or psychology degrees and
send them to community colleges to learn a real skill. The food
will become the most important thing for us. The retail industry
will die off completely but local markets will thrive.
is founder and director of The Trends Research Institute, author
2000 and Trend
Tracking (Warner Books), and publisher of The Trends
Journal. He has been forecasting trends since 1980, and recently
called The Collapse of ’09.