Back in 1929 there was 2 billion people on Earth, now there is 7+ billion all competing for the resources that have become much less by design with so-called "Fair Trade."
Back in 1929 there was still an excellent base of farms and food production that was natural, none of this GMO crap, and much more to go around.
Back in 1929 you did not have Fukushima, Deepwater Horizon, chemtrails, fluoride, and the countless other man made toxins dumped into our food and water supplies.
Basck in 1929 humans did not have the A-bomb and H-bombs in mass that can level human civilization in a moment’s notice when one of these vampires decides to push the nuclear button, football, or whatever launches the missiles.
Back in 1929 precious metals and the world dollars around the world had something to back them up. Now, there is only a paper illusion.
Back in 1929 people were a hardy stock that could take hardships in stride and recover from and make their lives better. In other words people that were tough and got tougher.
Back in 1929 there was no real take away of people’s rights to defend themselves. Now, fascism is the norm and societal slavery.
Back in 1929 people had common sense and understood how important it was to stock up and keep a good pantry of food for the winter. Most people today don't even know how to prepare a meal from scratch.
I could go on and on, but everyone gets the point. The people back in 1929 could recover from a SHTF event. Now they have had “pussification” hit them and can’t even handle a black out of power without completing falling apart. Now the masses can’t even figure out how to cook their own meals unless it comes out of a wrapper and has microwave instructions on it. Some can’t even figure this out and depend on someone else serving their meals for them. Talk about an infant bird completely dependent on being feed reguritated food to live.
Let’s face it, a 1929 crash would destroy most of the people out there. Even those in cities back in 1929 could find something in the form of food in soup lines or in the countryside. Now mass starvation is extremely probable. Just look again at those fat slobs walking around after hurricane Katrina and taking dumps everywhere in the Superdome where it was convenient. A Philippine type hurricane now in New Orleans would completely submerge the whole city and kill 100,000 or more that are totally ill prepared and totally depend on Mr. Government. Back in 1929, even without modern weather forecasting a fraction of that would perish.
In 1929 a stock market crash was recoverable. In 2013, 2014, or whenever a stock crash or whatever else will bring most people right to their knees fast and hard. People will wimp out and go looking for help during the first few hours of the breakdown of society which will be swift and KO’d in the first round.
This is the whole problem whether you are talking about a stock crash or other SHTF, forget about the mega SHTF event(s), the complete vulnerability of such events to totally F so many lives and literally kill people in the hoards. That is the whopping problem that NO ONE can deny and the frighteing equation of all of this, DEATH and lots of it.