Someone asked me about what was the mechanism behind what I call the Breakup: the near-overnight collapse of the US economy. The short answer, from my notes of the never finished “Crosses and Doublecrosses,” was that China, Russia, and India created a new currency called the ‘Ria’ backed by gold and oil. This displaced the US Dollar as the world’s reserve currency, causing it to be dumped overnight. The velocity of money in the US dropped to zero, and within 24 hours, cities were starving.
The slightly longer answers can be found at these links, here and here.
Story-wise…I’ve an uneasy feeling about what I just posted for “Defiant.” I’m going to edit what I wrote yesterday before I go any further. Hopefully later today, but we’ll see.