Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Off the Cuff: The Cost of Comfort http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92788/cuff-cost-comfort ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Cost Of Comfort <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">We are ruining ourselves in the name of convenience</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Prospering By Borrowing <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Nearly all of our industries are unsustainable</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Our &#39;Moncrop&#39; Economy <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">It&#39;s single-track focus ignores the complexity of reality</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Creating A New, Better Narrative <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Join Chris,&nbsp;Becca&nbsp;&amp; Charles Eisenstein</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92788/cuff-cost-comfort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92788/cuff-cost-comfort#comments Insider Charles Hugh Smith Off The Cuff soil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92788 Fri, 29 May 2015 01:04:41 +0000 Adam Taggart 92788 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Managing Fire Blight http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/92773/managing-fire-blight ]]><p>Fire blight is a devastating disease that predominately affects pears and apples, although pears are more susceptible. It is caused by a bacterium. It typically occurs in the early spring when temperatures are over 60 degrees, and the humidity levels are high with rain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/92773/managing-fire-blight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/92773/managing-fire-blight#comments What Should I Do? disease fire blight fruit trees Garden Phil Williams WSID http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92773 Wed, 27 May 2015 20:41:45 +0000 Phil Williams 92773 at http://www.peakprosperity.com It’s Time to Stop Treating Our Soil Like Dirt http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92736/it%E2%80%99s-time-stop-treating-our-soil-dirt ]]><p>In the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92727/paul-elizabeth-kaiser-sustainable-farming-20" target="_blank">recent podcast with Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser</a>, the owners of Singing Frogs farm, they told a tale of success that begins and in many ways ends with their soil.</p> <p>It&#39;s a model we need to pay close attention, to as I think it&rsquo;s safe to say that the vast majority of farming across the world right now is based on the practice of plowing up fields and is therefore based on the practice of slowly but surely ruining the very bottom of the food pyramid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92736/it%E2%80%99s-time-stop-treating-our-soil-dirt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92736/it%E2%80%99s-time-stop-treating-our-soil-dirt#comments Insider Agriculture dirt Farming Food greenhouse gas no-till soil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92736 Tue, 26 May 2015 15:34:46 +0000 cmartenson 92736 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser: Sustainable Farming 2.0 http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92727/paul-elizabeth-kaiser-sustainable-farming-20 ]]><p>Here at Peak Prosperity, we&#39;re continuously on the hunt for new models that offer promise for a better future. These tend to be models of stewardship and sustainability, which contrast starkly with society&#39;s current focus on resource consumption and exploitation.</p> <p>The farming model being pioneered at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.singingfrogsfarm.com/About_Us.html" target="_blank">Singing Frogs Farm</a>, a small micro-farm in northern California is one such example of doing things &quot;right&quot;. Developed over years of combining bio-intensive land/forestry management theory with empirical trial &amp; error, the farming practices at Singing Frogs have produced astounding results.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92727/paul-elizabeth-kaiser-sustainable-farming-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92727/paul-elizabeth-kaiser-sustainable-farming-20#comments Podcast Agriculture Elizabeth Kaiser Farming no-till Organic 2.0 Paul Kaiser Permaculture podcast Resilent Life singing frogs farm sustainable farming http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92727 Sat, 23 May 2015 19:12:04 +0000 Adam Taggart 92727 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Suicide By Pesticide http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92653/suicide-pesticide ]]><p>As you are aware, honey bees have been suffering from something called colony collapse disorder. In practice what this means is that the bees simply vanish from their hives leaving behind their most precious worldly possessions, honey and larvae.</p> <p>Killing off organisms in an ecosystem using indiscriminate biocides is quite literally a slow form of suicide for us humans. As within, so without. &nbsp;You cannot poison and kill of the world around you without poisoning and killing yourself.</p> <p>Simply put:&nbsp;<em>We are killing ourselves</em>. And the data is literally horrifying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92653/suicide-pesticide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92653/suicide-pesticide#comments Insider Bees biocide CCD Colony Collapse Disorder honey bees honeybees Pesticide http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92653 Fri, 22 May 2015 15:18:57 +0000 cmartenson 92653 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: It Takes A Pillage http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92693/cuff-takes-pillage ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and&nbsp;Nomi&nbsp;Prins&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">It Takes A Pillage <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">How Wall St fraud has only worsened since 2008</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Moral Hazard <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Central banks are enabling the bad actors</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The War On Cash <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">What the implications of&nbsp;ZIRP&nbsp;and&nbsp;NIRP&nbsp;are</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Get Ready For Volatility To Return <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Market gyrations from here are baked in the cake</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92693/cuff-takes-pillage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/92693/cuff-takes-pillage#comments Insider banks fraud Nomi Prins Off The Cuff http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92693 Thu, 21 May 2015 20:21:01 +0000 Adam Taggart 92693 at http://www.peakprosperity.com 4 Factors Signaling Volatility Will Return With A Vengeance http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/92663/4-factors-signaling-volatility-will-return-vengeance ]]><p>No one could have predicted the sheer scope of global monetary policy bolstering the private banking and trading system. Yet, here we were - ensconced in the seventh year of capital markets being buoyed by coordinated government and central bank strategies. It&rsquo;s Keynesianism for Wall Street.</p> <p>The unprecedented nature of this international effort has provided an illusion of stability, albeit reliant on artificial stimulus to the private sector in the form of cheap money, tempered currency rates (except the dollar - so far) and multi-trillion dollar bond buying programs.&nbsp;It is the most expensive, blatant aid for major financial players ever conceived and executed. But the facade is fading. Even those sustaining this madness, like the IMF, are issuing warnings about increasing volatility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/92663/4-factors-signaling-volatility-will-return-vengeance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/92663/4-factors-signaling-volatility-will-return-vengeance#comments Blog bonds central banks default risk Fed Federal Reserve IMF Janet Yellen Manipulation Nomi Prins stock market stocks volatility Wall Street http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92663 Wed, 20 May 2015 13:43:08 +0000 Nomi Prins 92663 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Make a Chicken Waterer http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/92652/how-make-chicken-waterer ]]><p>I use overhead chicken waterers that my chickens cannot foul. I am going to describe how to build your own in less than five minutes for between $13-$16. These waterers work great to deliver clean water to your flock. A 2 gallon waterer will last about a week for six chickens. I use (2) for my flock of twelve. The plastic bucket will last longer if kept in the shade. In the winter you may have to switch out the buckets when frozen, and when really cold, you will need a heated water bucket.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/92652/how-make-chicken-waterer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/92652/how-make-chicken-waterer#comments What Should I Do? Chicken chicken water DIY nipples poultry http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92652 Mon, 18 May 2015 22:31:56 +0000 Phil Williams 92652 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dan Ariely: Why The Next Market Downturn May Quickly Become A Full-Blown Panic http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92631/dan-ariely-why-next-market-downturn-may-quickly-become-full-blown-panic ]]><p>Behavioral science shows we are our own worst enemies in this story. In a realm where everything is so quantifiable, measurable and&nbsp;trackable, one would expect exceptionally good decision-making. But it&#39;s our human wiring, our proclivity for seeing things as we want them to be rather than as they truly are, that makes us vulnerable to influences we often aren&#39;t even conscious of. And the bad decisions -- and bad outcomes -- ensue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92631/dan-ariely-why-next-market-downturn-may-quickly-become-full-blown-panic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92631/dan-ariely-why-next-market-downturn-may-quickly-become-full-blown-panic#comments Podcast behavioral economics conflict of interest Dan Ariely financial sysem panic trust http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92631 Sun, 17 May 2015 15:37:29 +0000 Adam Taggart 92631 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The Self-Employed Middle Class Hardly Exists Anymore http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/92594/self-employed-middle-class-hardly-exists-anymore ]]><p>Of course, the easiest path to financial independence is being born into a wealthy, well-connected family.</p> <p>But since few of us win that born-rich lottery, this article addresses the important question:&nbsp;<em>How do &ldquo;the rest of us&rdquo; carve out financial independence?</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/92594/self-employed-middle-class-hardly-exists-anymore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/92594/self-employed-middle-class-hardly-exists-anymore#comments Blog Charles Hugh Smith independent income IRS Middle Class pareto resilience small business wealth http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92594 Sat, 16 May 2015 08:57:00 +0000 charleshughsmith 92594 at http://www.peakprosperity.com