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That Roaring Sound You Hear…

Markets are shouting deflation
Monday, August 3, 2015, 8:05 PM

Ok folks, the deflation we’ve been tracking is gathering steam. We're now seeing new signs on a daily basis. » Read more


Gold Assaulted (Again)

But don't expect the authorities to care
Monday, July 20, 2015, 8:48 PM

Over and over again, and with increasing frequency, we’ve seen “”markets”” behave in ways that defy common sense but align perfectly with the goals of the central planners.

Stocks up. Bonds stable. Commodities down. And especially: Gold down -- practically every month since the commencement of QE3, the largest money printing operation in world history. » Read more


Sounding The Alarm On The Country's Vulnerability To An EMP

Establishment insiders are worried we're too vulnerable
Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:29 PM

In the past here at Peak Prosperity, we’ve written extensively on the threat posed by a sustained loss of electrical grid power. More specifically, we've warned that the most damaging threat to our grid would come from either a manmade or natural electromagnetic pulse (EMP).

Recently, we've been contacted by a well-connected group of powerful people who have formed a commission to study the matter, and have recently made a public and urgent appeal in an open letter to President Obama to take this threat seriously. » Read more



Get Ready For Sky-High Taxes

As the pie shrinks, the taxman will grab for more
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 9:39 AM

At some point in the arriving future, there’s plenty of economic pain coming either to the taxpayers when the I.O.U.s come due, or to the hopeful retirees to whom much has been promised. » Read more



Is It Time To Prepare For War?

A serious question, given the escalating geopolitical risk
Monday, March 9, 2015, 11:48 PM

I am seriously entertaining preparing for war, and as I’ve written before, the nature of this next war could involve everything from trade battles, to cyber attacks, to financial system assaults,  a downing of the US electrical grid, to an actual shooting war  -- perhaps one that escalates to a nuclear exchange.

When things are this obviously crazy, anything is possible. » Read more



Off the Cuff: The Importance of Anti-Fragility

Something our systems & our culture are dearly lacking
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:29 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • Why It's Still All About Net Energy Flows
    • Don't be misguided by today's low oil prices
  • Anti-fragility & The Singularity
    • Why the siren song of new technology is so dangerous 
  • The Limits Of Financial Markets
    • They can't price long-term risk well
  • The Value Of Culture
    • Sets priorities the market doesn't/can't

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First The Fall...

A Special Report: Deflation is here
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12:41 AM

One of the models of the future that I favor is the Ka-Poom theory put out by Erik Jansen of back in 1999.

Basically it states that the end of a bubble era begins with a sharp deflationary event (the ‘Ka’ part of the title), but ends in a highly inflationary blow-off, (the ‘Poom’).

It’s a one-two punch. Down then up. » Read more


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Off the Cuff: The Black Swans Are Getting Ready To Land

Friday, February 6, 2015, 1:13 PM

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

  • The Importance Of Greece
    • Exposing the fatal flaw of the global economy
  • The End Of The Fiat Currency Regime
    • Today's woes were predictable back in 1971
  • Horrible Time For Investors
    • Tons of risk and precious little safe havens
  • Timing For The Crash
    • Unknowable, but closer than ever

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The Oil Crunch Begins To Bite

The repercussions are going to be vicious
Monday, February 2, 2015, 9:39 PM

While much of the financial press has been working to cast the drop in oil prices as 'unambiguously good' for US and global economies, the reality is, well, a lot more ambiguous. » Read more



Stay Focused

There's suddenly a lot in motion right now
Monday, January 5, 2015, 10:49 PM

There is so much happening across the world right now -- politically, economically, environmentally and especially in the field of oil (energy) -- that it is very hard to stay focused on what really matters.

Compounding the difficulties is the fact that the media, either through sheer ignorance or gross mendacity, is perpetuating obvious political talking points and/or overt propaganda in favor of fact-based reporting. » Read more