The Power of Inconvenience

On 20 April, 2020, I wrote:  “There are two paths of recovery from the pandemic.  Accurately assessing which of these paths much of the world will take can help us invest, do business, and live better.”

In one case, we’ll pretty well eradicate the disease (as with smallpox and polio).   If this is the case, being involved in the viral destruction might be a pretty good thing!

This will happen, but could take time, a year or two.

The other road to recovery is, that we (mankind) get over the fear, adapt, accept the consequences of a regular occurrence of COVID-19 and move on.

I’m betting that in the US, this second path will be followed.

This is a purely speculative opinion, but it’s based on a pretty powerful fact.

The fact is that man can achieve the impossible but he can never defeat the inconvenient.

We can walk on the moon,  move particles faster than the speed of light, split the atom.


Man can’t walk on water yet, but he can ride a bicycle on water now.

Yet think how hard we try to find a parking space near the store or avoid long lines.

Considering that overcoming inconvenience has become one of the most powerful forces shaping our individual lives and our economies over the past several hundred years, I’m betting that citizens of many nations (the US, especially) will resist further inconvenience from the pandemic.

A co-founder of Twitter, once said “Convenience decides everything.” surely proves this point.  They kept prices low, yes, but not that low.  It’s the convenience of “one click buying” that makes it so special.

Look how inconvenience has changed our eating habits.  The fastest growing breakfast trend is convenient “Fast On the Go”.  A recent Y-Pulse school food service report found that items served in handy containers scored amount the highest with consumers. Meals and snacks that keep up with busy schedules and lifestyles have increasing demand.  Even a bowl of cereal is too inconvenient.

Convenient products make better products unthinkable.  Washing machines, make cleaning clothes by hand irrational, even if it costs less.  Dryers are more convenient than hanging washed cloths on the line in free (and environmentally superior) sunshine.  Streaming television, is so much more convenient than waiting for a scheduled show.

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”

The cellphone is such an ultimate convenience that it turns the addicted into zombies.  The convenience of access to information on Google eliminates the inconvenience of  books, libraries and much more.

We are hooked on convenience.

So it’s a safe assumption that no matter how much big business, government and media hype the deadliness of COVID-19 and regardless of how deadly it is… I am predicting that much of the world will say… “the heck with this.  Stay at home and the masks and gloves and distancing are just too darn inconvenient”.

We always have to deal in the moment with an uncertain future.  Human nature hates this fact and now the future appears less predictable than since the 1930s.

The way to chart a course forward is to look at the big picture and convenience is big.   So hopefully the thoughts in this short note can help you determine what you might expect of the economy, of politics and of mankind.

I’m betting that inconvenience will win out in the short haul.

After all if a person really wants to reduce their risk of dying from COVID-19 they can just move to Wyoming or Alaska.  Few people will make the move though.  That would be very inconvenient.

Four months later it looks like I win this bet. 

The idea that the coronavirus pandemic is an inconvenient pandemic was voiced in a recent USA Today message entitled, “Coronavirus future in America will be whack-a-mole” (1).

This article was based on a Q&A with epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant, a noted epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox. Brilliant, 76, is chairman of the advisory board of the organization Ending Pandemics and CEO of Pandefense Advisory.

Q. The United States has 4% of the world’s population but more than 22% of the reported deaths. We live in a wealthy country with some of the world’s leading doctors and scientists. So why are we having so much trouble getting our act together?

A. This is an inconvenient pandemic. Or said another way, an inconvenient time for a pandemic in our own troubled political, and now, electoral cycle. The rising numbers of cases and hospitalizations and deaths are perceived by the Trump administration, perhaps rightly so, as related to falling numbers in the polls. Therefore, there has been so much denial, obfuscation, distraction, inattention and disingenuous throwaway lines. We all want to rally around our president, but there is an abysmal lack of leadership, unprecedented in my lifetime.

Opening up a lot of schools, right on the heels of Labor Day and going into the flu season, and then the political silly season … I think we’re in for a bad and rocky, rocky ride.”


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I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?


Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.

This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.


Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.


Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can be enhanced by the pandemic but also create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

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This pond we created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

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