The Silver Lining in Dispair

Such remarkable times. So many problems. Growing Opportunities.

Five years ago, I had no idea that the pandemic was coming.  However, as a student of history, I did suspect how the world would respond to such an event.  I felt so strongly about this risk that in 2016, I wrote a report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.  The information in that report provided a good set of investing, working and lifestyle tools that has helped readers survive and actually do well through 2020 and into this year. That report will help readers continue to thrive despite the tensions of this decade.

Those who read and followed this report have been able to cope better with the pandemic and in many cases have even gained financially from the shifts COVID-19 has wrought.

I have now written a followup report “The Neapolitan Effect” that expands on “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”. 

This report shares the simple approach Merri and I use to spot similarities (between old successes and unique new trends) that lead to incredible profits now and in the future.


Every cloud has a silver lining

The report “The Neapolitan Effect” is in its final editing and tune up stages and will be released soon.  See below how to be one of the first to read it.

Here is an excerpt from “The Neapolitan Effect”.

First, let’s be clear, events are likely to get worse this decade.  History shows us that United States, suffers through 50-year instability spikes.  The last spikes occurred around 1870, 1920 and 1970.

Peter Turchin, a researcher at the University of Connecticut, predicted the 2020 turmoil in nature magazine in 2010.  he recently updated his thoughts in a story for on where the U.S. goes from here.

As the divide between the rich and the poor has only widened during the coronavirus pandemic, Turchin said he believes tensions “may escalate all the way to a civil war.”

Civil war?  Unimaginable?  We hope so (that civil war is unimaginable), but without bending our lives out of shape, let’s be prepared.

First to better understand why we are undergoing turmoil in the 2020 decade , let’s sum up one of the big contributing factors to the turmoil in one word.  Kids!

Every 50 years or so there is a baby bulge.

This is not a conspiracy.  There is no secret to it.  Nature supports evolution and makes children turn rebellious as they mature.

There are four simple words to explain this…   “Brain structure” and “Hormonal changes”.

As humans reach their teens, they experience a  change in their brain structure.  Research has shown that the connections between the neurons of the brain start to net together.  But the integration takes years and does not develop completely until the mid 20s .  During the restructuring the brain is confused as it lets go of old patterns, but new  ones are not yet established.  The effect is compounded by the impact of puberty on the brain.

These undeveloped neural networks  get flooded in a hormonal change.  New hormones pumping through a teenager create some drastic alterations of the thought process.  Testosterone in teenage boys goes up ten times more than what they once had.  Sex hormones boil over and we all know the impact that has on the thought process.   These hormonal changes dramatically alter brain function and essential neurotransmitters leading to shifts in mood and demeanor.

Come on Boomers.


We were the baby bulge that reached this critical stage in the 1970s.   Think about some of the unimaginable things that happened then!

For those who cannot recall, take a five minute break and watch this documentary from the History Channel on Youtube. The link is below (1).


Do you see any angry old people in these pictures? No.  You see angry kids.


That era led to some pretty unimaginable stuff at the time.


The youth, in their fresh, rebellious state become the sharp end of the stick. The word ‘rebellion’ sounds all negative but with teenagers, it is an important part of the developmental process for both the person and the society.

The actions of the youth do bring change.

Then life happens.

History professor Yuval Noah Harari explains  what happens in his book “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”.

“How many young college graduates have taken demanding jobs in high-powered firms, vowing that they will work hard to earn money that will enable them to retire and pursue their real interests when they are thirty-five? But by the time they reach that age, they have large mortgages, children to school, houses in the suburbs that necessitate at least two cars per family, and a sense that life is not worth living without really good wine and expensive holidays abroad. What are they supposed to do, go back to digging up roots? No, they double their efforts and keep slaving away.”

Stephen King, a Boomer like me, wrote in his book “On Writing : A memoir of the Craft”  I don’t want to speak too disparagingly of my generation (actually I do, we had a chance to change the world but opted for the Home Shopping Network Instead).

The rebellious teens get busy and their paternal, maternal drives take over the now formed brain. They accept and become the norm, leaving the next change to their kids.

The last turmoil in the 1970s took place during a fairly strong socio-economic period when the “Silent Generation” (the Boomer moms and dads) added cohesion because they could still recall and feel the tragedy of war.

The positive effects of WWII’s victory spilled into the 1970s and helped ameliorate the tension.

Now the horror of WWII is only in the minds, no longer in the hearts, of 90%of the US population.

The 50-year instability spikes occurred around 1870, 1920 and 1970, so 2020, should have been expected. We should have expected greater turmoil due to the “Great Recession” that started around 2007.  This recession and a number of negative economic cycles converged to escalate the 2020 tension.

This could mean that 2020 decade recessions will be severe. 

The next decade will see a rapid growth in the number of people in their twenties, like the youth bulge that accompanied the turbulence of the 1970s.

We can see the youth bulge in the graph from (2) below.


Over 60% of the US population are aged 15 to 29.

The “Millennial” generation, now the largest work force has the smallest amount of national wealth.

A CNBC article (3) says: Despite making up the largest portion of the workforce, millennials controlled just 4.6% of U.S. wealth through the first half of 2020, according to data from the Federal Reserve.

Baby boomers control over 53% of the country’s wealth, while Gen X accounts for just over 25% and the silent generation holds around 17%, according to the Fed’s data, which breaks down U.S. wealth in the beginning of 2020 by age, class and race.

Many previous reports have found that millennials are, on average, worse off financially than their parents and grandparents were at the same age, despite being better educated.

The problem of wealth distribution is bad enough, but added to the economy, we should expect this instability period to be worse than 1970.

The Economic times article, “What’s the Point?’ Young People’s Despair Deepens as Covid-19 Crisis Drags On” (4) shows how serious the youth bulge problem could become.

The article says (bold is mine): Life seemed promising last year to Philaé Lachaux, a 22-year-old business student in France who dreamed of striking out on her own in the live music industry. But the onset of the pandemic, leading to the loss of her part-time job as a waitress, sent her back to live at her family home.

Now, struggling to envision a future after months of restrictions, Lachaux says that loneliness and despair seep in at night.

“I look at the ceiling, I feel a lump in my throat,” she said. “I’ve never had so many suicidal thoughts.”

“The pandemic feels like a big stop in our lives,” she added. “One that puts us so low that I wonder, ‘What’s the point?’”

We are already seeing the youth respond to the problems of the day. The Gamestop, AMC, silver spikes are examples of the youth’s rebellion. This is a rebellion against Wall Street.

The silver lining is in the change that this despair and anger our youth are experiencing will bring.   My newest report, “The Neapolitan Effect” looks at ways  to help ease the evolution and profit in the process.


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Cash in on the new normal.

If the pandemic has taught us anything it’s that the so called “experts” really don’t have a clue how to solve this problem. We cannot rely on their information. Instead, we need to plan for and prepare for our own “new normal” if we want to survive.

The pandemic is not the only problem.

The global response to this viral outbreak is just one signal of a world that’s sliding into a devastation and disorder.  The worst turmoil is still to come because of the economic destruction.

With mounting debt, we are well into an economic collapse that will be worse than the pandemic.

The current social economic archetype has already killed millions and destroyed the finances and lives of far more.   Worldwide, unemployment is at an all-time high.  Many businesses have been destroyed.

Governments are trying to solve the problem by throwing money on the fire and are they are being crushed in debt in the process.

Yet, this is just a beginning. It is estimated that it will take 10-15 years to recover from the economic devastation.

To survive the coming economic downturns, you’ll need to learn the importance of adjusting how you live, work, invest and take care of yourself for the next ten to fifteen years!
You can’t rely on governments to bail you out.


That’s exactly what Merri and I have been doing for the last 50 years.

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We have learned the power of being able to adapt to constantly changing markets all over the world and created a not-so small fortune while doing so.  That’s why we’re uniquely qualified to teach you how to not just survive but to PROSPER during the challenging times ahead. Chaos always creates many opportunities for those who know how to spot them and take advantage of them. A good example has been the mass exodus from urban areas to more rural areas.

Since many are working from home, they can live anywhere. There is a shortage of good housing in rural areas now. Merri and I are buying then rehabbing houses to full the gap.  We saw this opportunity coming and jumped in early.

We let readers know of the risks of a pandemic, back in 2016.

Many are already enjoying a safer more secure and financially stable lifestyle already despite the lockdowns and crumbling economy.

Instead of waiting for things to get better, start preparing for things to get worse, much worse.

You also need to learn how to spot opportunities which are all around you. As the economy changes, the opportunities will change too.

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Enormous, economic, social, political and productivity change was already in the process.  The pandemic however has accelerated and accentuated the process. You still have time to join the few who are left standing from the 2020 disaster.

You still have time to become one who will prosper during the 2020 decade. You can be one of a small elite group who will be able to help restore a healthy world order. The world will be very different from what we have known for the past seventy years, but when looked at in a framework of longer history… it’s the same old tale.

The last couple of millennia are filled with stories of empires rising and falling.  There are basic conditions in each of these tales.

  • First the idea of debt loses its real meaning and rising to levels that are unsustainable.
  • Interest rates charged for debt fall to extremely low levels so the idea of investing for a known amount stops making sense.
  • Central monetary authorities replace innovation and increased productivity as activators of the economy.
  • Disparity of wealth widens dramatically and the spread increases.
  • There is so much divisiveness in politics within countries that social and political conflicts spiral.

We’re seeing these changes rapidly happening now!

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I learned how to turn land into income producing property cheap and cashed in on the glamping craze a decade before the word was invented.  I want to share this trick with you.

Social and economic deterioration restricts safety, lifestyle, well-being and peace of mind. Social and economic shifts of this nature reduce the purchasing power of income.

Inflation, for example puts pensions and savings at risk. 

Growing deception allows manipulation of medical care, finances, the value of homes, how cars are bought, the price of gas, the education and raising of children, the food we buy and eat, the shows watched and the ways we work and play.

A very large and growing part of the public throughout the Western world no longer believes in the integrity of local or national government, law enforcement, health care, banking, pensions, legal systems, educational processes, media or church, just to name a few.

However, mistrust of anything authorities say has become so deeply rooted that even health assurances as serious as the pandemic have not been believed.

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.

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.

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I’m no doctor but have learned how to avoid and survive the excessively expensive western health system and its hidden agendas.  See a simple $19.95 trick  used when the COVID-`19 symptoms appeared.

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