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Top 40 Ways to Beat the Elite at Their Own Game


A term coined in 1985 by an anonymous staff member of the Reagan Administration was “Starve the Beast”.

This referred to a fiscally conservative political strategy to cut government spending by paying less in taxes. So, in the original sense, “the Beast” was the Government, and people were to starve the beast by spending less and using loopholes, thus paying less in taxes.

These days the Beast has a lot more tentacles than simply the Government.

The system currently consists of the government and all aspects of big business:

  • Big Agricultural
  • Big Pharmaceutical
  • Big Medicine
  • Big Food
  • Big Banking
  • Big Oil

…to name a few.

It appears that now it’s the Beast doing the starving, as little businesses close because they can’t compete with large retail corporations, the family farm is on it’s way out because it can’t compete with the massive, subsidized Monsanto mega-farms, people are going bankrupt because they can’t pay the outrageous medical bills…

Perhaps it’s time for another financial revolution – one where people group together and use the power of the boycott to starve all the arms of this Beast that would swallow us whole.

If we vote with our dollars, eventually there will, of a necessity, be a paradigm shift that returns us to less complicated days, when families that were willing to work hard can create a living without selling their souls to the corporate monoliths.

Every penny you spend with small local businesses may be a penny that the big box stores won’t have.

Everything that you purchase secondhand or barter for is an item on which you won’t pay sales tax.

Disassociate yourself as much as possible with “the system” that’s making western civilization slaves to the system, broke and unhealthy.

Starve the Beast by taking as many of these steps as possible…

Grow your own food (this starves big Agri and big pharma both)

Shop at local businesses with no corporate ties

Use natural remedies instead of pharmaceuticals whenever possible

Home-school your kids

Walk or bike rather than driving when possible

Get care from naturopaths and healers rather than doctors

Boycott all processed foods

Shop at local farmer’s markets

Boycott ALL corporate stores

Give vouchers as gifts for an evening of babysitting, a homemade meal, walking the dog, doing a repair, or cleaning

Ditch TV (and all the propaganda and commercials)

Participate in the barter system – if no cash changes hands, no tax can be added

Buy second-hand from yard sales and thrift stores

Sell your unwanted goods by having a yard sale

Repair things rather than replacing them

Avoid fast food restaurants and chain restaurants

Dine at locally owned establishments if you eat out

Brew your own beer and wine

Read a book, purchased second-hand or borrowed

Grow or gather medicinal herbs

Give homemade gifts

Attend free local activities: lectures, concerts, play days at the park, library events

Play outside: hike, bike, picnic

Offer your product to your neighbour, friend or family members

Invite someone over for dinner instead of meeting at a restaurant

Throw creative birthday parties at home for your kids instead of renting a venue

Camp or stay at family owned hotels and resorts

Bring your coffee with you in a travel mug

Do all of your Christmas shopping with small local businesses and artisans

Reduce your electricity usage with candles, solar power and non-tech entertainment

Drop the thermostat and put on a sweater

Bring your snacks and drinks in a cooler when you go on a road trip

Pack lunches for work and school

Close your bank account or at the very least, strictly limit your balance

Use precious metals stored at home as your savings account

Raise backyard chickens for your own eggs

If you’re a smoker, roll your own cigarettes – if possible go one step further and grow tobacco

Collect rainwater for use in the garden

Buy heavy, solid, handmade furniture instead of the flimsy foreign stuff

Make your own bath and body products using pure ingredients like coconut oil, essential oils, and herbal extracts and sell them to friends

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S. Jack Heffernan Ph.D. Economist at Knightsbridge holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Crypto, Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.