by Steve St. Angelo
The situation Americans face in the future will be nothing like they have experienced in the past. While we have seen old footage and heard stories about the Great Depression (starting in 1929), we have no idea how bad things really were during the 1930’s.
At the time, approximately 25% of American population were farmers. Thus, when things really got bad, folks in the cities could move out and stay with their relatives on the country farm. This is not an option for most Americans today as only 2% of the population are farmers and ranchers (source).