Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Money Creation: Banks - Crash Course Chapter 7 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86445/money-creation-banks-crash-course-chapter-7 ]]><p>Chapter 7 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.</p> <p>As a follow-on to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86355/what-money-crash-course-chapter-6" target="_blank">the previous chapter</a>&nbsp;explaining the nature of fiat money, this week&#39;s video details one of the two methods by which it is created:&nbsp;<em>fractional reserve banking</em>. As John Kenneth Galbraith famously stated &quot;The process by which money is created is so simple the mind is repelled.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86445/money-creation-banks-crash-course-chapter-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86445/money-creation-banks-crash-course-chapter-7#comments Blog banking system banks Crash Course fiat currency fiat money fractional reserve banking fractional reserve lending John Kenneth Galbraith money Money Creation http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86445 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:14:56 +0000 Adam Taggart 86445 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Using Colloidal Silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86442/using-colloidal-silver ]]><p>In an emergency scenario, taking care of our medical needs is critical. A small cut on our hand can be an opening for a lethal infection that could threaten your life. Be sure to stock supplies that will take care of major injuries, but the most likely need for medical supplies are for things like minor cuts and scrapes, burns, sore throats, ear infections, and many other types of infections such as staph, bladder, sinus, skin, etc.</p> <p>Recently, a lot of people have been look at colloidal silver &ndash; or nano-silver. We wanted to delve into some studies and information to help you know if colloidal silver is right for you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86442/using-colloidal-silver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86442/using-colloidal-silver#comments What Should I Do? bacterial colloidal silver Medical nano Uses http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86442 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 22:00:42 +0000 bgarrett 86442 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The West's Reckless Rush Towards War with Russia http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86415/wests-reckless-rush-towards-war-russia ]]><p>For reasons that have no rational explanations at this time, the US and Europe have embarked on a concerted program to demonize Putin, ostracize Russia, and bring the world as close to a major conflict as it&#39;s been since the Cold War, a time hardly memorable to many in the current crop of our elected officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86415/wests-reckless-rush-towards-war-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86415/wests-reckless-rush-towards-war-russia#comments Blog BUK-1 Crimea DigtialGlobe George Kennan Kiev MH-17 Obama Pat Buchanan Putin Russia State Department Ukraine war http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86415 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:54:32 +0000 cmartenson 86415 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Darkening Skies http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86412/darkening-skies ]]><p>Chris is busy finishing up a meaty report on the accelerating friction between the West and Russia, so I&#39;m stepping in to make some quick notes on today&#39;s meaningful developments.</p> <p>As PP.com readers know, we&#39;ve been cautioning about a serious market correction for a long time. Valuations have been so far divorced from fundamentals for so long that we are frighteningly overdue for a drop -- likely a large one -- in asset prices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86412/darkening-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86412/darkening-skies#comments Insider Alan Greenspan Argentina Banco Espirito Santo Fed Federal Reserve GDP Janet Yellen Portugal http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86412 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:31:40 +0000 Adam Taggart 86412 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Something's Fishy With The US 'Data' on Ukraine, Russia http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86391/somethings-fishy-us-data-ukraine-russia ]]><p>For weeks now I&#39;ve been patiently waiting for the US to release some&nbsp;<em>(any!)</em>&nbsp;definitive data about the Ukraine situation, including the&nbsp;MH17&nbsp;shoot-down. &nbsp;After all, as everybody knows, the US has intensive satellite and electronic scanning technologies in place around the globe, and therefore should be able to provide some serious intelligence to make its case.</p> <p>Frankly, the US needs to provide much harder evidence for its current claims to be credible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86391/somethings-fishy-us-data-ukraine-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86391/somethings-fishy-us-data-ukraine-russia#comments Insider data Flight MH17 Russia Ukraine http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86391 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:51:35 +0000 cmartenson 86391 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Michael Klare: Finite Resources And The Geography of Conflict http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86359/michael-klare-finite-resources-and-geography-conflict ]]><p>Ukraine. Iraq. Nigeria. Libya. Tunisia. Syria. All are hotspots of conflict in different regions of the world, yet the same underlying cause behind each can clearly be seen when looking through the lens of&nbsp;<strong>finite resources.</strong></p> <p>In this week&#39;s podcast, Chris talks with Hampshire college professor Michael&nbsp;Klare, author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250023971/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1250023971&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20&amp;linkId=FQPLPCM7CGL6QE4M" target="_blank">The Race for What&#39;s Left: The Global Scramble for World&#39;s Last Resources</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805055762/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0805055762&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20&amp;linkId=R2ICIPPGK6JAA7V3" target="_blank">Resource Wars</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86359/michael-klare-finite-resources-and-geography-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86359/michael-klare-finite-resources-and-geography-conflict#comments Podcast alternative energy Arab Spring conflict Iraq ISIS libya Michael Klare nigeria oil Resources syria Tunisia Ukraine war http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86359 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:49:39 +0000 Adam Taggart 86359 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Permitting for a Pond http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86358/permitting-pond ]]><p>As much as I wish we did not have to deal with Government when installing our projects, it is an unfortunate obstacle that we have to deal with. Fortunately, many of the pond types we install in a permaculture setting do not require complicated permits. That doesn&rsquo;t mean you can just start digging without thinking about acquiring a permit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86358/permitting-pond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86358/permitting-pond#comments What Should I Do? legal permitting pond http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86358 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:05:30 +0000 Phil Williams 86358 at http://www.peakprosperity.com What Is Money?: Crash Course Chapter 6 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86355/what-money-crash-course-chapter-6 ]]><p>Money plays an incredibly large role in the world, but yet it remains poorly understood. What exactly<em>&nbsp;is</em>&nbsp;it? What do the pieces of paper we hold in our wallets and bank accounts actually represent?</p> <p>Developing an understanding of the underlying role of money allows us to better see when it is being used properly, or abused. And history shows that abuse is more the norm than the exception: the record shows over 3,800 previous examples of paper currencies that no longer exist.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86355/what-money-crash-course-chapter-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86355/what-money-crash-course-chapter-6#comments Blog Crash Course currency dinar Federal Reserve fiat currency fiat money hyperinflation inflation money http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86355 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:52:13 +0000 Adam Taggart 86355 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: Do Geopolitics Matter Anymore? http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86338/cuff-do-geopolitics-matter-anymore ]]><p>In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and Charles discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Do Geopolitics Matter Anymore? <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">No conflict is seemingly too great for the markets to ignore</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Marginal Value of A Barrel of Oil <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Even the loss of a few % of total supply could vastly impact the US</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Zombie Markets <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">No weapon seems to be able to stop this bull market</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Bass-Ackward&nbsp;Foreign Policy <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The West is pursuing a strategy that makes no sense</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86338/cuff-do-geopolitics-matter-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86338/cuff-do-geopolitics-matter-anymore#comments Insider Charles Hugh Smith China energy geopolitics gold Iraq ISIS Markets Off The Cuff oil Russia Ukraine http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86338 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:37:23 +0000 Adam Taggart 86338 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Escaping the Rat-Race http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86158/escaping-rat-race ]]><p>The changing nature of work doesn&rsquo;t just matter to new graduates seeking their first career-track job&mdash;it&rsquo;s equally important to experienced workers seeking to escape the corporate rat-race or build a new career after a layoff.</p> <p>Those who understand these changes will be able to successfully adapt. Those who don&rsquo;t, won&rsquo;t.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86158/escaping-rat-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86158/escaping-rat-race#comments Blog career Charles Hugh Smith Degrowth economy job layoff rat-race rate race work http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86158 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:48:50 +0000 charleshughsmith 86158 at http://www.peakprosperity.com