Marc Faber, aka Dr. Doom, is a man who correctly predicted the 1987 stock market crash as well as the recent economic crisis. He’s not always been right, but his record of accuracy is strong enough for his next prediction to have people literally running for the hills.
“The next war,” he says, “will be a dirty war. What are you going to do when your mobile phone gets shut down or the internet stops working or the city water supplies get poisoned?”
To prepare for this, he advises the wealthy to buy farmland and gold. Gold because it is an asset of real and fairly consistent value, unlike “money” which can be deleted from a computer or at least be subject to hyperinflation (which will occur within a decade, according to Faber). Purchasing farmland will be wise, he says, because most of the violence and carnage will happen in urban areas, so the more remote and self-sufficient you are, the better.