The idea that we are living in a time of near universal weirdness should be self-evident. Jacob Hornberger offers a comprehensive diagnosis of what plagues us and what it takes to repair a weird society.
To hear the MSM tell it, the good news is that we're all likely to lose some weight in the near future. The bad news, as Douglas Andrews explains, is that it's because we're on the verge of a food crisis.
That $5 a gallon gas is certainly a reality check, isn't it? Aden Tate from the Organic Prepper has a great article on Ernest Hemingway's experiences with hyperinflation that he encountered in 1920s Germany.