How Much Are You Worth?

By: Tom Chatham

On the surface that question may make some examine how much wealth they have but in the context of this article it means, how much are you worth in the job market. It is a foregone conclusion that the more a person knows, the more they are worth when it comes to getting a particular job done.

If you wanted to be a high paid athlete, movie star or brain surgeon you must first prove your skills and worth. You cannot expect to start out at the top in most cases. There are a few exceptions from time to time but for most people you need to prove your worth before the big payday comes. This requires knowledge and training.

Government shills keep telling the people that if only they had more education they would be able to find a good job. This is the sick joke that insiders already know and laugh about. Upon closer examination of the current job market you will find that those businesses willing to hire are with few exceptions, looking for cheap labor not necessarily the most educated. Hence the immigration problems we now have. Why move a factory to another country when you can just bring the slave laborers here.

The job situation in the U.S. will not get any better in the years to come and will likely get even worse. Those with the least value in society will have a hard time getting by. By value I mean abilities. This is what people need to focus on if they want to maintain some semblance of a decent standard of living in the future.

Your value in society in the future will depend on the skills and knowledge you have that society will need to get by. Your ability to convert those skills into real goods and services will determine your worth. You need to forget about working for some large company that sees you as expendable and take your value directly to the end user in society. That is where we are headed and the sooner you acclimate your thinking to this type of economy the better off you will be.

It is easy to teach someone to put rod A into slot B on an assembly line but those that can think and be creative in an ever changing environment will be the most sought after by people that need things. Those that can grow healthy food, build furniture and buildings, make cloth and clothing, work metal, butcher meat, heal wounds, make alternate power systems, fix vehicles and a hundred other jobs that are necessary in local communities, will be the people with true worth to society in the future.

When the economy finally gives its last sigh and rolls over in complete dysfunction, those with actual skills will stand alone among the rubble with the knowledge to function. That is where our economy is headed and the more knowledge and skills you have the more likely you will be to continue earning a living. The current economy built on crony capitalism and fiat money has almost come to its inevitable conclusion. When it ends the people will once again look for real things that they need and those that can provide them will be king.

When that day arrives you will be judged by what you can do and sadly many people will have no real value in society. Many of those people will likely meet with a bad end as a result. You have more control over your future than you may think but only if you take the necessary actions and give yourself some value. You determine how valuable you will be in the future and any failure to instill that value will be entirely on you. So, how much are you worth now?

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Posted on January 29, 2015, in Economics, Preparedness and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. When I’ve heard folks complain about their pay and benefits over the years from an employer, my standard response was “Become self employed…..you’ll find out EXACTLY what you are worth”…..ahahahaaaaa….

    “Your value in society in the future will depend on the skills and knowledge you have that society will need to get by. Your ability to convert those skills into real goods and services will determine your worth.”

    “Those that can grow healthy food, build furniture and buildings, make cloth and clothing, work metal, butcher meat, heal wounds, make alternate power systems, fix vehicles and a hundred other jobs that are necessary in local communities, will be the people with true worth to society in the future.”

    Yep…both statements are quite true.

    The people that make a living pushing paper today, or doing social ‘work’, or dozens of similar occupations, are going to find out they are worthless in a world where practical skill rule.

    Among the various skills I’ve picked up along the way in life are:

    Mechanic. Overhauled engines, transmissions, tractors, etc. Spent 4 years in the Army as a turbine engine mechanic (helicopters), worked a year at a VW dealership when I got out. (did a lot of VW mechanics as a teen)

    Plumber. Learned doing my first house, improved along the way with second house, and several rental homes.

    Electrician. Same as above. Wired first house using a booklet Sears/Roebuck put out at the time ! Later held a State license for electrical work. Branched out into alternative energy systems, currently hold NABCEPT certification. (solar installer).

    Carpenter. Again, learned the basics on first house, then got into homebuilding as a profession for about a decade. After the great housing recession of the 80’s, I taught vocational school for a few years, then went back to specialized remodeling for the last 15 years of public career.

    Logger/sawmiller. Bought 75ac of timbered mtn land in early 80’s. Cut timber off it to build second home, then built a bunch of barns, sheds, etc, and several rental properties off the timber on the land. Bought a Woodmizer sawmill to process my own timber. Built a great workshop, built the cabinets/millwork for my homes, plus furniture.

    Farmer. Clearing some of the above property, now raise some cattle, pigs, chickens, and enough gardens/orchards to feed us plus sell some excess. Built two greenhouses, grow in both year round. Harvested broccoli today from one of them (Jan 29 !). Also butcher everything raised here. Built a meat cutting room on the back of the garage, including a home built walk-in cooler so our butchering is not weather dependent.

    Metal working. Decent welder, do all the repairs on farm, plus fabricate things as needed.

    What I could use now is a young apprentice, or two, with lots of energy to make up for my declining amount, and to whom I could pass on a life time of skills. I don’t know how one would find them.

    • Andy, you’re a prime example of someone with real worth in society. If society survives at all that type of knowledge is where we need to get back to in order to be a productive society again. The economy has been so screwed up the past few decades the idea of becoming an apprentice is little known to the younger generation. That needs to change too before all of that knowledge is lost.

    • I don’t know where you are at, but I’m 32 and would love to learn many of these skills from you.

  2. The stunning thing is the ignorance of the masses. I tell people that the U.S. is now a pool of cheap labor and raw materials, nothing more. With the internet there is no excuse for ignorance. Yet they aren’t much better informed that the public was in 1914 or 1940.

    The good news is that enough people are skeptical about these horrendous shootings by “lone gunmen” and “terrorists.” The system knows it is losing propaganda dominance and this is why we see the acceleration of immigration to the U.S. and Europe. The system fears the white male and you can see the Jew using his media power to push the blonde white woman-negro male meme. And the Jew pushing queer politics, abortion, fem rights, etc.

    These “environmental laws” are meant to put natural resources up for collateral for entities that hold U.S. sovereign debt—like China. Now, the Chinese are locusts. They will cut down the last tree. And hudreds of thousands of “students” from China are here, and they will erode the culture and the political power of the old white stock. Johns Hopkins U. looks like goddamn Peking.

    The U.S. is already gone. You people who are still waving the flag are childish.

    Further, the injection of thousands of children from Latin America recently illustrates another operating factor. These children weren’t brought here for labor, they were brought to destroy whites through horrendous burden. Cheap labor doesn’t explain all these immigration actions. The Jew was talking about exterminating whites long before Hitler and Goebbels came along. Vide Israel Zangwill’s “Socialist” speech about 1900, where he talks of elevating the negro via sports to displace whites. Zangwill wrote a play, “The Melting Pot.” I suggest you read Goebbels’ essays on the jew and banking. Tell me they aren’t crystal clear and spot on.

    The excess popluation is frightening. I mean “excess” in the sense that they can’t contribute anything to a “digital” economy. Automation is eating its way up the labor chain and eventually these smokin’ hot upper middle class types in IT will find themselves in the soup lines.

    Human flesh is the cheapest commodity on the planet.

    And don’t forget the actions of these IDIOT churches who import millions of coloreds to the U.S. Lutherans, Methodists, Catholics—all these idiots cutting the throats of their grandchildren.

    I say, it’s time to get the f*** out if you want to stay white and survive.

    Dave
    Baltimore

  3. Right on. Now is the time to acquire useful skills. When this whole economic mess finally comes to a head, many will lament the fact that they can’t do anything with their hands and that all their “knowledge” they assumed accompanied a degree is useless.

    Keep up the great posts!

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