Interview 1427 – Financial Survival in the Demographic Crunch

by | Mar 21, 2019 | Interviews | 8 comments

James joins Melody Cedarstrom on the Financial Survival radio show for their regular, bi-monthly conversation. This time we discuss the disappearance of free will and the rise of Big Tech, the demographic crunch in Japan, China’s belt and road diplomacy, and the recent crisis in Kashmir.

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  1. *****
    This Interview 1427 – Financial Survival in the Demographic Crunch is a 5 STAR interview!

  2. Coincidently, prior to watching this interview, I viewed Mike Maloney’s 3/21 video Basel III & Gold: The Big Picture.

    Around the halfway point, Mike discusses how currency changed following World War 1.
    (10 minutes)

    • I have watching gold and silver prices for months now, especially some of the silver stocks.

      It is interesting to watch how the U.S. dollar fluctuates in price, as a currency next to other currencies, and then often see the correlations in gold prices.

      About two weeks ago, ZeroHedge had an interesting article…
      China’s Gold-Buying Spree Extends To Third Month

  3. Regarding the first part of the discussion on big data manipulating society like a puppet master, I do believe there is hope for a free-thinking and unplugged humanity. It’s not fait accompli. Think about what we were all like when we were born. Pure and untainted human beings. Untouched by technology. Ready to interact with the natural world.

    I believe the humanity that is inside us all will recalibrate itself and people will find that life is more enjoyable simply living and thinking independently. I don’t believe that technology can strip away the humanity we possess.

    • I don’t believe that technology can strip away the humanity we possess.

      No, but it sure can strip away a heck of a lot of our time! 🙁

  4. Interesting parallel statements in this zerohedge article:

    Goodbye To The Internet: Interference By Governments Is Already Here

    “Give me control of a nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws.” likely stated by French banker Nathan Rothschild.

    Now we are in the position of:
    “Give me control of the internet and no one will ever more know what is true.”
    likely stated by CIA, Technocrats and Totalitarian governments

    I assume that tech-companies, press and governments are slaves of the above.

  5. As a fellow resident of Japan, I thought I’d chip in with a comment or two concerning the demographic crunch in Japan. I live in a rural part of Nagano – in the municipality with the highest average life-expectancy on the planet – and am a full-time farmer so my experience is certainly a little unusual, but I am not totally at ease with the notion that there are not enough Japanese to make society function, or indeed that technology is the answer. One of the main reasons for this is the fact – often omitted entirely – is that the Japanese are, on one hand, used to a totally unrealistic level of service, and on the other, trained to be as inefficient as possible at work. For the past fifty years, Japan has sought to deal with an increasing population by creating – mostly pointless – jobs for workers, rather than workers for jobs. This has resulted in an admittedly high level of service and specialisation, but has also rendered the average Japanese incapable of handling any more than the one single task they have been trained to do, and quite incapable of either multitasking or dealing with untrained for jobs. It has led to high prices and unsustainable ways of working which are more and more impacting the economy and the environment. Take, for example Japanese vegetables (my own area of work): however way you look at it, individually wrapping carrots in cellophane and selling them for 100 yen is neither economically, nor environmentally sustainable, leading to overworked farmers moaning about not being paid enough, cash-strapped housewives wondering why food is so expensive, and an increasing mountain of rubbish to deal with. An another example is the one James mentioned – Japanese coffee shops and convenience stores: is it really necessary, normal or indeed sustainable to have one hundred convenience stores per square mile all open 24/24?! It certainly isn’t in any other country…

    Another point about Japan not often mentioned in the foreign media is that in areas like the one in which I live and work, there is a pretty steady flow of young individuals and families, all seeking to escape the craziness of high-pressure work in the big cities. They don’t all stay, and they certainly aren’t all able to make a living (again, most of them have been trained to carry out one single task, and are unequipped for the kind of jack-of-all-trades skills that are required for a life in the country, but the tide is turning and the landscape is changing: ten years from now the countryside will no longer be populated by 80 and 90 year old retired farmers, it may very well be populated by young, forward thinking entrepreneurs.

    My point, I think, is this: Japan is not so much suffering from a demographic crunch as from the effects of 50 years of unrealistic and irresponsible socialist-style state-coddling. If the country can learn to work smarter, not just harder, then there should be no problem. The only thing getting in the way is quite literally socialism and its effects on the economy: for one, how to pay back the billions poured into state-supported social programs, for another how to keep people dependent on the state and unwilling to seek out independence and self-autonomy?!

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