I carp about the economic health of myself and my country here, from time to time, but normally I keep to stuff that makes sense to me. This:
Leaves me baffled. If I had an advanced degree, I might pretend to be able to make sense of it. Asking experts doesn't help either, they just gurgle, crawl under their desks, and begin sucking their thumbs. I have to assume it's an portent of those "interesting times" the Chinese curse refers to.
I don't keep a big supply of food. I keep 3 extra tanks of propane, and a mental list of which of the neighbors will make the best steaks. NOTE: If you paint red crosses on the doors, hood, and tailgate of your piclup, people ask fewer questions when you're "bringing home the bacon".