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Depression 2.0: Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times [NOOK Book]

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With contributions from Douglas Rushkoff, Claire Wolfe and Charles Hugh Smith

We have grown accustomed to life in a stable and prosperous society, and many of us are not prepared for financial uncertainty.

Depression 2.0 is a practical, empowering, hands-on guide to persevering and even thriving in the event of an economic crisis.  

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Depression 2.0: Creative Strategies for Tough Economic Times

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Overview


With contributions from Douglas Rushkoff, Claire Wolfe and Charles Hugh Smith

We have grown accustomed to life in a stable and prosperous society, and many of us are not prepared for financial uncertainty.

Depression 2.0 is a practical, empowering, hands-on guide to persevering and even thriving in the event of an economic crisis.  

Placing particular emphasis on self-sufficiency, community-building, and personal resilience, this timely, informative book offers a hopeful way forward in a time of great uncertainty. Bankruptcy, barter, and survival investing are just a few of the important topics explored.

Chapters include:

     • Worst Case Scenario: Contemplating Unemployment
     • Down but Not Out: Economics for Leaner Times
     • Walking Away: Thinking about Bankruptcy
     • In Case of Emergency: The Resilient Home
     • Return to Simplicity: Retreat Options
     • Keeping the Lights on: Home Energy Solutions
     • Between the Cracks: When You Have No Shelter
     • Beyond Currency: When Greenbacks Go Bad
     • Survival Finances: Crisis Investing
     • Future Shift: The Road Ahead

Depression 2.0 is the fourth title in Process’ celebrated Self- Reliance Series, created to help urbanites make smart choices to live sustainably in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934170496
  • Publisher: Process
  • Publication date: 6/1/2009
  • Series: Process Self-reliance Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 336 KB

Meet the Author


Cletus Nelson is a contributor to books published by Feral House, The Disinformation Company, and Creation Press.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Reckoning 1

Charles Hugh Smith on the Post-Consumer Society 8

Chapter 2 Worst Case Scenario: Contemplating Unemployment 23

Chapter 3 Down but Not Out: Economics for Leaner Times 43

Douglas Rushkoff on Financial Metrics and the Economic Crisis 46

Chapter 4 Walking Away: Thinking about Bankruptcy 69

Chapter 5 In Case of Emergency: The Resilient Home 85

Chapter 6 Return to Simplicity: Retreat Options 105

Envisioning Collapse: An Interview with Claire Wolfe 108

Chapter 7 Keeping the Lights on: Home Energy Solutions 125

Chapter 8 Between the Cracks: When You Have No Shelter 141

Chapter 9 Beyond Currency: When Greenbacks Go Bad 159

Chapter 10 Survival Finances: Crisis Investing 173

Chapter 11 Future Shift: The Road Ahead 193

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