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Are You Prepared for a Third Depression?


Are you buying forecasts of an economic recovery? Don’t believe a “Third Depression” is possible? Just ask Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. On the heels of the G-20 meeting in Toronto, where world leaders pledged to cut their country’s deficits in half by 2013, Krugman warned that worldwide austerity will curb the necessary stimulus needed to encourage economies and deter another downturn.

As Krugman wrote,We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. But the cost—to the world economy and, above all, to the millions of lives blighted by the absence of jobs—will nonetheless be immense. And this third depression will be primarily a failure of policy. Around the world -- most recently at last weekend's deeply discouraging G-20 meeting—governments are obsessing about inflation when the real threat is deflation, preaching the need for belt-tightening when the real problem is inadequate spending.”

And Krugman isn’t the only one threatening more economic troubles for a world of struggling nations. Joining the columnist’s analysis, The Wall Street Journal noted that “members of the Federal Reserve are in private planning for the possibility of a double-dip recession in America—a concern shared by MarketWatch's in-house economist.”

All of this news comes as long-term unemployment is skyrocketing; unemployment benefits have stalled in Congress during election year wrangling; and consumer spending flags. As a result, Krugman argues that economies all over the world, in various stages of collapse, are trying to balance job support and creation with the competing goal of decreasing deficits. But trying to reduce deficit spending to the detriment of those trying to find work, Krugman argues, will actually work to the detriment of "tens of millions of unemployed workers, many of whom will go jobless for years, and some of whom will never work again."

You heard right: “never work again.” So, if you are already struggling financially and fear the further economic impacts of a third depression or double-dip recession, now is the time to take on your financial woes and take back your fiscal freedoms by making a fresh start through bankruptcy. Discharging personal debt through bankruptcy now is, in some cases, the only solution for so many jobless Americans—especially unemployed workers facing years without steady income, and, now, exhaustion of government unemployment benefits—to keep their personal lives financially afloat and creditors at bay. In short, what policy makers can’t do for you, you can do for yourself.

As Krugman writes, “It’s almost as if the financial markets understand what policy makers seemingly don’t: that while long-term fiscal responsibility is important, slashing spending in the midst of a depression, which deepens that depression and paves the way for deflation, is actually self-defeating.”

Don’t be defeated. If you already find yourself in dire straits as America faces another economic downturn, knowing a qualified bankruptcy attorney is the first best step to help you regain your power, conquer creditors and face your financial fears, yielding—all with the right kinds of support, information and insights—at a low cost— for a viable and secure future.  The bankruptcy experts at the Law Offices of John T. Orcutt offer a totally FREE debt consultation and now, more than ever, it’s time to take them up on their offer. Just call toll free to 1-888-234-4181, or during the off hours, you can make your own appointment right online at Simply click on the yellow “FREE Consultation Now” button.

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