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Rowe Camp & Conference Center

Join Us for This Year's Peak Prosperity Seminar: April 25th in Rowe, MA

It's the only seminar we'll be offering this year
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7:51 PM

Whether you are brand new to this site or a longtime veteran, take a moment to ask yourself this question: Am I as physically, emotionally, and financially prepared as I feel I should be for a future shaped by the Three Es?

If the answer is "no," don't panic. » Read more

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Why 2014 Is Beginning to Look A Lot Like 2008

The similarities are stacking up
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 12:06 PM

Does anything about 2014 remind you of 2008? 

The long lists of visible stress in the global financial system and the almost laughably hollow assurances that there are no bubbles, everything is under control, etc. etc. etc.  certainly remind me of the late-2007-early 2008 period when the subprime mortgage meltdown was already visible and officialdom from Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan on down were mounting the bully pulpit at every opportunity to declare that there was no bubble in housing and the system was easily able to handle little things like default » Read more

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Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse?

That it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean you're wrong
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:16 AM

It’s nerve-wracking to live in the historical moment of an epic turning point, especially when the great groaning garbage barge of late industrial civilization doesn’t turn quickly where you know it must, and you are left feeling naked and ashamed with your dark worldview, your careful preparations for a difficult future, and your scornful or tittering relatives reminding you each day what a ninny you are to worry about the tendings of events.

Persevere. There are worse things in this life than not being right exactly on schedule » Read more

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PeakProsperity.com

TONIGHT: The "Accelerated" Crash Course Debuts

Free tonight? Live in CA? Join us!
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 11:56 AM

The day has finally arrived...

Chris arrived here in California late last night. And tonight, we're taking over the local movie theater in Sebastopol and offering an advance viewing of a brand-new, not-yet-public, updated AND condensed version of The Crash Course.

After the 50-minute viewing, Chris and I will hold an "ask anything" Q&A session with the audience. » Read more

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Teresa N. Fischer

The Stock Market's Shaky Foundation

Crumbling fundamentals in both the short term & long
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 8:21 PM

According to the stock markets in the US and in Europe, the world’s economy is not just in good shape, but is in the best shape it’s ever been

The S&P 500 hit an intraday new record high of 1858.71 on Feb 24, 2014, and is now 18.6% above the peak it hit in 2007, a moment everybody now recognizes was heavily overvalued.

A nearly 19% gain above the prior all time high is an enormous and unusual event.  Surely there must be an equally compelling story and loads of fundamental data to support such a bull market? » Read more

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PeakProsperity.com

Join Chris & Adam in Northern California on March 4th

For a sneak peek of the new "Accelerated" Crash Course
Friday, February 21, 2014, 2:21 AM

In case you haven't heard the news yet, Chris will be joining me in Sebastopol, CA on March 4th. While he's here, we're going to take over the local movie theater that night and give folks an advance viewing of a brand-new, not-yet-public, updated but condensed version of The Crash Course.

After the 50-minute viewing, Chris and I will hold an "ask anything" Q&A with the audience.

We'd love to see you there! » Read more

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Your Feedback Wanted

Please spare 5 minutes for this survey
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 12:49 AM

In years past, we've solicited feedback from our readers to help improve the value of the service we offer. Well, we're up to it again - so, if you're able, please take a few minutes to fill out our latest survey.

As before, we'll summarize for you the aggregate feedback we receive, in order to make sure we've listened to the PP.com community correctly. Then, we'll use those insights to inform our content and feature priorities for the rest of 2014. » Read more

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The Erosion of Community

We're losing the bonds that once made our society thrive
Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:58 PM

In an age which seems abundantly well-served by individualism, consumerism, the central state and global corporations, why does this erosion of community matter? After all, aren’t we doing rather splendidly despite a declining sense of community? » Read more

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Fukushima's Legacy: Understanding the Difference Between Nuclear Radiation & Contamination

It's very important
Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 10:55 AM

Are fish from the Pacific safe to eat?  What about the elevated background radiation readings detected in Japan, and recently, in California? Are these harmful levels?

Should we be worried? And if so, what should be done about these potential health threats? What steps should we take to protect ourselves?

As many of you know, I'm a scientist by training. In this report, I'll lay out the facts and data that explain the actual risks. I'll start by pointing out that Fukushima-related fears have been overblown as well as heavily downplayed by parties on each side of the discussion » Read more

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You've Got No Job!

A glimpse into the future of (un)employment
Friday, February 7, 2014, 2:45 AM

Today, the pundits are a-buzz making sense of the latest lackluster jobs report. Expect much hand-wringing over the impact of the 'polar vortex' and that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.

But most of us care more about the state of one particular job: our own. How relevant is this latest bit of data to that? Not very.

So, to better understand the trends in the work environment most likely impact our own paychecks, it will help to look at another bellwether similar to our fuzzy groundhog friend: AOL. » Read more