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

Be an entrepreneur, be as uncooperative as possible, and learn to produce things for yourself. From Doug Casey at internationalman.com:

Top 3 Actionable Tips

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.

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