The McFuture with Steve Faktor
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Join futurist, author & innovation maharishi Steve Faktor + world-famous guests for a mind-blowing guide to where tech, economics & culture are taking us. Freakier than Freakonomics, more funny than Planet Money. Featured on Forbes.
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 13 Ways to Survive the Trumpocalypse
Half of Americans think President Donald Trump will bring the end of days – starting with the tragic loss of several basic cable stars to Canada. The other half thought Hillary would bring World War III, attacking Russia...or formatting Pentagon hard drives.
In a way, they were both right.
Every economic boom is followed by a bust. Though people voting for Trump (or Bernie) didn't feel it, the last seven years were pimpin'! Unemployment plummeted, stocks reached record highs, and Apple released a revolutionary collection of dongles. Guess what? We're due. Even if Hillary won, it's just as likely she'd preside over a recession. But in case President Trump can also make recessions great again, this handy guide might be the only thing standing between you and that goober with an assault rifle.
Our debt has exploded. Debt is to countries what Rob Schneider is to Oscar nominations. Instead of raising taxes and getting our shit together, the US, Europe, China, Japan chose to print wacky amounts of money. This transferred wealth from individual savers to banks and b/millionaires. 62% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and can barely afford one gig of porn a month.
Our distorted economy drives inequality, middle class decline, wars, cronyism, and massive bubbles in startups, stocks, housing, education, and bonds. This is seriously going to affect our Rotten Tomatoes scores.
You know how I know this is real? Billionaires are hoarding loads of cash, waiting to buy up bargains. They know something we don't. That's why I've prepared this handy guide to help you survive ANYTHING. From recession to apocalypse, I've got you covered.
13 Ways to Survive ANYTHING!
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