Blog http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/newest?title=&uid=&created= en How The Federal Reserve Is Purposely Attacking Savers http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88227/how-federal-reserve-purposely-attacking-savers ]]><p>There&#39;s something we &#39;regular&#39; citizens wrestle with that the elites never seem to:&nbsp;<em>a sense of moral duty</em>.</p> <div>In a perfect world, we&nbsp;<em>would</em>&nbsp;honor our debts and obligations, every one of us. But the world is an imperfect place ,and moral obligation is something that almost never enters into the decision matrix of our society&#39;s richest. Or the banking industry.</div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88227/how-federal-reserve-purposely-attacking-savers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88227/how-federal-reserve-purposely-attacking-savers#comments Blog banking central banks credit debt Fed Federal Reserve financial repression housing Janet Yellen money mortgage short sale http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88227 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:36:29 +0000 cmartenson 88227 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Fuzzy Numbers - Crash Course Chapter 18 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88158/fuzzy-numbers-crash-course-chapter-18 ]]><p>What if it turned out that our individual, corporate and government decision-making&nbsp;was&nbsp;based on misleading, if not provably false, data?</p> <p>As we detail in this latest chapter of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse" target="_blank">Crash Course series</a>, that&#39;s exactly the case today with the key indicators (inflation, GDP, employment, deficits, etc) our central planners are using to guide the future of the global economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88158/fuzzy-numbers-crash-course-chapter-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88158/fuzzy-numbers-crash-course-chapter-18#comments Blog fuzzy numbers inflation http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88158 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:58:48 +0000 Adam Taggart 88158 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Ebola! http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88060/ebola ]]><p>What Ebola reminds us of is that when a true pandemic arrives it will travel much faster than those in the past (thanks to air travel being an order of magnitude faster than dawning recognition) and that our complex, highly leveraged, just-in-time global economy is utterly unprepared for even a minor glitch in the flow of goods let alone the virtual lockdown that a true pandemic would require.</p> <p>A small amount of preparing can make you much less vulnerable should (when?) that comes to pass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88060/ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88060/ebola#comments Blog CDC disease ebola health pandemic plague Virus http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88060 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:35:43 +0000 cmartenson 88060 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Gravity Returns - The Market Drops Nearly 5% in 3 Days http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88022/gravity-returns-market-drops-nearly-5-3-days ]]><p>A month ago, in an analysis titled <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87192/defying-gravity" target="_blank">Defying Gravity</a>, I wrote about the unsustainable state of the stock market&#39;s high prices.</p> <p>In it, I noted how the stock market had risen for an aberrantly-long time time without a correction, and that it hadn&#39;t even tested its 200-daily moving average price once since the beginning of 2012:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88022/gravity-returns-market-drops-nearly-5-3-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88022/gravity-returns-market-drops-nearly-5-3-days#comments Blog bear market bond market bonds bull market correction crash DMA futures hedging options S&P 500 shorting stock market stocks stops http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88022 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:14:04 +0000 Adam Taggart 88022 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Understanding Asset Bubbles - Crash Course Chapter 17 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87966/understanding-asset-bubbles-crash-course-chapter-17 ]]><p>Through the long sweep of history, the bursting of asset bubbles has nearly always been traumatic.&nbsp; Social, political and economic upheavals have a bad habit of following asset bubbles, while wealth destruction is a guaranteed feature.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87966/understanding-asset-bubbles-crash-course-chapter-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87966/understanding-asset-bubbles-crash-course-chapter-17#comments Blog asset bubble bubbles Case-Shiller credit bubble Dutch Tulip Mania home prices housing housing bubble inflation Issac Newton South Sea Bubble tech bubble tulips http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87966 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 23:21:24 +0000 Adam Taggart 87966 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The Schizophrenia Tormenting Our Society & Economy http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87363/schizophrenia-tormenting-our-society-economy ]]><p>What can popular television programs tell us about the zeitgeist (spirit of the age) of our culture and economy?&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s an interesting question, as all mass media both responds to and shapes our interpretations and explanations of changing times. It&rsquo;s also an important question, as mass media trends crystallize and express new ways of understanding our era.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87363/schizophrenia-tormenting-our-society-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87363/schizophrenia-tormenting-our-society-economy#comments Blog Charles Hugh Smith culture economy politics propaganda Schizophrenia society television TV http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87363 Wed, 08 Oct 2014 01:51:10 +0000 charleshughsmith 87363 at http://www.peakprosperity.com A National Failure to Save & Invest - Crash Course Chapter 16 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87874/national-failure-save-invest-crash-course-chapter-16 ]]><p>As detailed in earlier chapters, the US&#39; debts and unfunded liabilities far exceed its assets. But making matters worse, the country is suffering from a prolonged failure to save and invest -- both at the personal and national level.</p> <p>Being over-indebted and under-capitalized is a recipe for hardship as we move into the future, especially if economic growth is going to be harder to come by (which we forecast in the upcoming chapters on net energy). Each year we continue this deficit makes us less able to withstand systemic shocks (a 2008-style financial crisis, an energy shock, the outbreak of war), some number of which lie&nbsp;undoubtedly ahead at some point.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87874/national-failure-save-invest-crash-course-chapter-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87874/national-failure-save-invest-crash-course-chapter-16#comments Blog assets Crash Course debt infrastructure Investment Savings http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87874 Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:08:05 +0000 Adam Taggart 87874 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Demographics - Crash Course Chapter 15 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87696/demographics-crash-course-chapter-15 ]]><p>Our national demographic architecture no longer can afford the entitlement system we have. And that&#39;s even assuming entitlements were currently sufficiently funded. But as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14" target="_blank">last chapter</a>&nbsp;showed, the existing programs are underfunded to the tune of $100-200 Trillion.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87696/demographics-crash-course-chapter-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87696/demographics-crash-course-chapter-15#comments Blog age wars aging population assets Automation baby boomers Crash Course demographics Gen X millennials outsourcing population unemployment http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87696 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:21:40 +0000 Adam Taggart 87696 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Ready Or Not... http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87650/ready-not ]]><p>If risk has been taken from where it belongs and instead shuffled onto central bank balance sheets, or allowed to be hidden by new and accommodating accounting tricks, has it really disappeared? In my world, risk is like energy: it can neither be created nor destroyed, only transformed or transferred.&nbsp;</p> <p>If reality no longer has a place at the table -- such as when policy makers act as if the all-too-temporary shale oil bonanza is now a new permanent constant -- then the discussions happening around that table are only accidentally useful, if ever, and always delusional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87650/ready-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87650/ready-not#comments Blog aquifer banks BOE BOJ central banks Chris Martenson demographics ECB economy energy environment Fed Federal Reserve oil peak oil population Preparedness shale oil water http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87650 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:00:15 +0000 cmartenson 87650 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Assets & Liabilities - Crash Course Chapter 14 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14 ]]><p>Building on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87309/debt-crash-course-chapter-13" target="_blank">previous chapter</a>&nbsp;on the US&#39; tremendous and exponentially-increasing debt, this chapter looks at the shocking shortfall between our nation&#39;s assets and its liabilities.</p> <p>In short, America is deeply insolvent. We&#39;re just not admitting it yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14#comments Blog assets Crash Course credit debt liabilities pensions http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87491 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:29:22 +0000 Adam Taggart 87491 at http://www.peakprosperity.com