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Doug Casey’s Top 3 Actionable Tips on How You Can Get Out of Dodge

Posted by M. C. on September 23, 2021

https://internationalman.com/articles/doug-caseys-top-3-actionable-tips-on-how-you-can-get-out-of-dodge/

by Doug Casey

International Man: Almost every government and country in the world is going in the wrong direction from a personal freedom standpoint.

And if the last two years have been an indication, the situation could get much worse before it gets better.

How can individuals limit the impact of government overreach in their day-to-day lives?

Doug Casey: The first thing is to become self-employed. You don’t want a job where you’re dependent on somebody else—or worse, some organization. The bigger the organization, the less relative importance you have, and the more danger you’re in.

Assess your resources and abilities and try to become an entrepreneur. The world has an unlimited desire for goods and services; an entrepreneur figures out how to satisfy them. It takes thought, knowledge, and hard work—but there’s unlimited upside. An employee, by contrast, just does what he’s told for a wage. Most are easily replaceable cubicle dwellers these days. Being an employee is both high risk and low reward.

The second thing you can do is to not support the State in any way. The State is not your friend; it’s your enemy. It takes a fat slice of your earnings and, in return, tells you what you can and can’t do. Find ways to reduce your contact with it and deny it both resources and approval. Minimize the taxes you pay so that you don’t feed the beast.

That includes participating in its elections. Your choice is almost always just the lesser of two evils anyway. Remember that people who want to be in office are desirous of controlling other people. Voters are dupes at best, voting for Tweedledee or Tweedledum while endorsing the corrupt system itself. It’s questionable whether your vote ever does any good—or even counts.

Ultimately, the best solution is the one that Ayn Rand outlined in her novel Atlas Shrugged, which is to put yourself in a position where you can just check out of the system and live in a parallel economy because the old one is going down anyway. Surround yourself with sound, like-minded people to the greatest degree possible.

International Man: Vaccine mandates are threatening millions of people’s livelihoods.

Politicians and companies are threatening people, telling them that either they get the jab or lose their jobs.

What can the average person do to avoid being coerced by such threats?

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