Well, it's something to think about, Mustang.
As it is, we already have people living in multi-generational households. And that is not all bad.
My father and his parents had to move in with his grandparents during the Depression -- and they grew a lot of food in their backyards. they also grew strong interpersonal relationships. Something we aren't doing as much of in recent decades. Neither are bad things to be growing, IMHO.
My sister-in-law, who just turned 65, visited us this past weekend, and she was all excited about the canning she's been doing this season -- of veggies from her own garden. She was especially excited about the salsas she was making - one batch was a peach salsa - yum! She said she plans to give away a lot of her home canning as Christmas presents this year. I LOVE the idea of handmade gifts like this, when one has the time, they are truly a gift from the heart.
What really got me was when she said she was going to start canning her own homemade beef stew. This sounds like a lot of work -- but her husband said one reason they were doing it was to control the quality of the foo d they eat. A lot less sodium in their meals this way. Plus very convenient, especially as they like to go camping...I certainly am no economist, so I have no idea whether or not we are facing global financial collapse. But it seems to me there have been doomsayers around as long as I have been old enough to read the papers.
Here's a recent Reuter's article
about global recession. and I have to admit that one of the "internet marketing gurus" whose email list I'm on mentioned in the past few months that HE'D heard about this global financial collapse recently from someone he trusted, who recommended that we need to be moving ourselves and our money out of the US and into safer, third world nations.
I'm also on a mailing list from Kathleen Peddicord, from Live and Invest Overseas," who seems to think English-speaking Belize and Panama are great places to move. Here's one of her recent mailings.
So the doomsayers are out there, I agree. The challenge for us. Mustang, is to decide how much we buy into it. And, that, I believe, means we need to start educating ourselves. I expect there's still time to do that.