The Next Wave
Few people have been paying enough attention to the growing gap between the obligations owed by various private and public pension plans and the amount of money held by those plans' trustees.
This story, from earlier this year, will give you a flavor of the issue, as does this recent piece re British Telecom's pension funding issues.
Mish Shedlock is one of the very few reporters attempting to get this story into the minds of everyday folks, as shown by this piece from last October.
Two other key resources: Pension Tsunami and Jim Sinclair's Mineset.
Why does any of this matter, especially to a freedom/RKBA blogging audience?
1) If you are a pension plan participant, do you know how much your future preps/ammo/food/guns budget will need to be reduced per month if your pension plan goes belly-up?
2) Do you really think the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has enough money to make up for all of the shortfalls discussed by the sources above? (Here's a hint re the correct answer)
3) Do you really think the FedGov can borrow enough money to bail out the PBGC, given its current and anticipated other debts?
4) Do you really expect millions of Americans, who will wake up some morning soon to learn that the bulk of their retirement nest egg has vanished, are just say "Oh, well" and go back to their morning chit-chat television program?