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Reality-Optional Economics

Cockamamie Stories Infecting the Body Politic
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 1:10 PM

The total tonnage of economic malarkey being shoveled over the American public these days would make the late Dr. Joseph Goebbels (Nazi Minister of “Public Enlightenment and Propaganda”) turn green in his grave with envy. It’s a staggering phenomenon because little about it is conspiratorial; rather, it’s the consensual expression of a public that wants desperately to believe things that are untrue, and an economic leadership equally credulous, unmanned, and avid to furnish the necessary narratives that might preserve their jobs and perqs. » Read more

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Peak Prosperity

Exponential Growth: Crash Course Chapter 3

The most important driver of future trends
Friday, July 4, 2014, 11:18 AM

Chapter 3 of the Crash Course, Exponential Growth, is now publicly available: » Read more

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The Approaching Inevitable Market Reversal

Closer every day...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 8:06 AM

Though we’re constantly reassured by financial pundits and the Federal Reserve that the stock market is not a bubble and that valuations are fair, there is substantial evidence that suggests the contrary.

The market is dangerously stretched in terms of valuation and sentiment, and it does not accurately reflect fundamentals such as earnings and sales growth. » Read more

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Iraq, Oil & The Coming Wealth Transfer

Chris' recent interview on USAWatchdog
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 4:28 PM

Yesterday, Chris was interviewed by Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog. Greg was a former investigative correspondent at ABC and CNN who now operates his own digital "news station". He invited Chris on to discuss the latest implications of ISIS' inroads deeper into Iraq, as well as the larger consequences the world faces if plunged into another -- potentially worse -- Great Recession: » Read more

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Introducing The New (Full-Length) Crash Course

The public release of Chapters 1 & 2
Friday, June 27, 2014, 1:36 PM

Last week we announced that we've spent the better part of the last year completely rebuilding the entire Crash Course video seminar.

Each chapter has been completely updated with recent data, better visualizations, and a more polished look and feel. We've also added several brand-new chapters on important new developments to the Three E story (i.e., quantitative easing, shale oil, environmental stressors) that weren't in the picture when the original series was created back in 2008. » Read more

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Peak Prosperity

Why The Next 20 Years Will Be Completely Unlike The Last 20

Presenting the 'Accelerated' Crash Course
Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:50 AM

The video below shines a bright light on these trends and the risks we face as a result. But it also offers hope. If we take action now, while there's still time, there's much we can do not only to reduce our personal vulnerability to these threats, but also to step into this new future with newfound optimism: » Read more

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Big News!

A brand new Crash Course series is at hand
Friday, June 20, 2014, 11:46 AM

It's been a busy 10 months...

Behind the scenes, we've been hard at work completely overhauling the Crash Course video series. I'm extremely happy to announce today that we're ready to start rolling it out. » Read more

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Iraq Breaks Down, Oil Surges

The context underlying the growing crisis
Monday, June 16, 2014, 12:58 PM

The situation in Iraq is serious, and is probably going to get worse before it gets better. The potential for this recent action to morph into a regional conflict is very high. That that means that oil could go a lot higher, and if it does, we can expect the odds of a global economic recession and an attendant financial crisis to go up considerably from here. » Read more

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The Good News In All The Bad Data

A rare convergence of confidence in future developments
Friday, June 13, 2014, 1:14 AM

Today's financial markets make a mockery out of sanity and logic. The difference between what SHOULD happen and what IS happening is perhaps the greatest it has been in our investing lifetimes.

If you're perplexed, flummoxed, frustrated, stymied, enraged, bored, irritated, insulted, discouraged -- any or all of these -- by the ever-higher blind grinding of asset prices over the past several years, despite so many structural reasons for concern, you have good reason to be.

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No Solar Roadways Anytime Soon

Sadly, bad science & scant common sense
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 11:54 AM

Recently, the idea of creating 'solar roadways' s is sweeping across the social media universe. A lot of emails are hitting my inbox as people want to know what I think of this marvelous idea.

Sadly, the concept as pitched is awful. » Read more