A sobering article in Conscious Choice ezine by David Pinchbeck on the current economic crisis. In it he warns that the situation is far worse than most of us are aware, and will continue to deepen over the next few years. He predicts a sharp inflationary spike in the price of basic goods, the possibility that the U.S. government may have to declare bankruptcy by the summer, and the possibility of ensuing food shortages. He recommends that communities respond by pulling together, growing more of their own food locally, and supporting other local self-sufficiency initiatives. It’s a sobering read, to say the least, but important nonetheless.