Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Ukraine: A Perspective from Europe http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86672/ukraine-perspective-europe ]]><p>It is still a mystery to many historians as to how and why this World War I led to the slaughter of nine million people. But analysis of different parties to the original event, pursuing their own vested interests without a grasp of the bigger picture, certainly rings true of the Ukrainian situation today with regards to the West, embodied in a disparate committee called NATO. The similarity with the chaotic diplomacy that led to WW1 stops there: Russia under Vladimir Putin&rsquo;s leadership appears to have a good grasp of its objective.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86672/ukraine-perspective-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86672/ukraine-perspective-europe#comments Blog Alasdair Macleod Donetsk East energy EU Europe Gas Germany Luhansk NATO Niall Ferguson oil Putin Russia Ukraine war West World War 1 ww1 http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86672 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:54:41 +0000 Alasdair Macleod 86672 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Is A Global Housing Bubble About To Pop? http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86716/global-housing-bubble-about-pop ]]><p>Looking past all of the major events transpiring in Ukraine, Iraq, Ferguson, and other hotspots, there&#39;s still plenty of worrisome smoke emanating from the global economic engine compartment.</p> <p>The most recent installment comes from what appears to be abundant signs of bursting housing bubbles in several major markets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86716/global-housing-bubble-about-pop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86716/global-housing-bubble-about-pop#comments Insider bubble Chris Martenson housing Insider http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86716 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:40:50 +0000 cmartenson 86716 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Preserve Basil Efficiently http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86713/how-preserve-basil-efficiently ]]><p>We use basil almost every time we cook. It is an extremely versatile herb that can be used in a wide variety of dishes. The problem with basil is that it is a summer annual that we only have fresh for about five months of the year. We always have a lot more fresh basil than we could ever eat. This of course leads us to want to preserve the excess basil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86713/how-preserve-basil-efficiently" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86713/how-preserve-basil-efficiently#comments What Should I Do? basil crop Garden Preserve storage http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86713 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:25:33 +0000 Phil Williams 86713 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Mark Sisson: Why Nutrition Is The Key To Health http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86653/mark-sisson-why-nutrition-key-health ]]><p>This week, Mark&nbsp;Sisson&nbsp;-- former professional athlete, founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz3Abltjq5o" target="_blank">Mark&#39;s Daily Apple</a>, and developer of the Primal Blueprint health &amp; fitness lifestyle -- returns to discuss nutrition. In his opinion, it&#39;s the single most important factor for a healthy life.</p> <p>While other key components like physical exertion, good sleep, de-stressing and sun exposure contribute to overall health and well-being, too (see&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/80763/mark-sisson-2-2-2013" target="_blank">our 2013 interview with Mark</a>&nbsp;for a full background on his recommended regime), the food we eat can literally determine which of the genes in our genetic code get activated and expressed. So, in a very real way, we indeed are what we eat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86653/mark-sisson-why-nutrition-key-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86653/mark-sisson-why-nutrition-key-health#comments Podcast Diet epigenetics Exercise fitness Food gut flora health Mark Sisson Mark's Daily Apple nutrition Paleo Primal Blueprint http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86653 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:51:55 +0000 Adam Taggart 86653 at http://www.peakprosperity.com A Brief History of US Money - Crash Course Chapter 9 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86674/brief-history-us-money-crash-course-chapter-9 ]]><p>Looking at the past 100 years of the US dollar&#39;s history, one theme becomes abundantly clear: in times of crisis, the US government has no issue with changing its own rules or breaking its own laws. And those &quot;temporary&quot; emergency measures have a nasty habit of quickly becoming permanent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86674/brief-history-us-money-crash-course-chapter-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86674/brief-history-us-money-crash-course-chapter-9#comments Blog 1929 crash Bretton Woods Charles de Gaulle confiscation debt deflation dollar economy FDR Fed Federal Reserve fiat money France Franklin Roosevelt gold gold window inflation JP Morgan money nixon reserve currency Richard Nixon silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86674 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:29:28 +0000 Adam Taggart 86674 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: The Age Of Limits http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86649/cuff-age-limits ]]><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;">Limits To Growth <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Our current system is acting as if they don&#39;t exist</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Financial Chicanery <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">All the smoke &amp; mirrors can&#39;t hide the fact it&#39;s a zero sum game</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">False Stability <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The current calm will end when the central banks fail</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Energy, Energy, Energy <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">In the end, ownership/access to energy is all that matters</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86649/cuff-age-limits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86649/cuff-age-limits#comments Insider Charles Hugh Smith housing Off The Cuff http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86649 Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:47:23 +0000 Adam Taggart 86649 at http://www.peakprosperity.com On the Path To War http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86536/path-war ]]><p>The US is clearly now pushing Russia towards war. But if you read the signs correctly, Russia has been preparing for exactly this outcome for many years.</p> <p>Out of several reasons that US power brokers specifically -- but western power brokers more generally -- are deeply unhappy with Russia right now is that Russia is committing a cardinal sin: it is openly, brazenly calling for an end to dollar dominance and has moved aggressively with China to achieve&nbsp;that aim.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86536/path-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86536/path-war#comments Blog China dollar EU Gas Germany Japan Markets oil peak dollar Putin reserve currency Russia S&P Sanctions Ukraine UN Wall Street war White House http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86536 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:25:13 +0000 cmartenson 86536 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Harvest and Store Onions http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86598/how-harvest-and-store-onions ]]><p>It&rsquo;s amazing to me how versatile onions are. They are in so many different recipes. I can&rsquo;t imagine cooking without good onions from the garden. The challenge is to harvest and store them in a way that preserves them for the longest period of time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86598/how-harvest-and-store-onions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86598/how-harvest-and-store-onions#comments What Should I Do? curing Garden onions storage http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86598 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:30:31 +0000 Phil Williams 86598 at http://www.peakprosperity.com A New Opportunity For Investing In Productive Farmland http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86565/new-opportunity-investing-productive-farmland ]]><p>Over the past few years, we&#39;ve tracked the success of Farmland LP, a fund created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.</p> <p>Today&#39;s big news is that, while the initial LP fund closed to new investors last year, the same management team has just launched a new fund, this time structured as a real estate investment trust (<a href="http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/reit.asp" target="_blank">REIT</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86565/new-opportunity-investing-productive-farmland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86565/new-opportunity-investing-productive-farmland#comments Podcast Craig Wichner farmland Farmland LP Organic real estate investment trust REIT soil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86565 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:13:42 +0000 Adam Taggart 86565 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Money Creation: The Fed - Crash Course Chapter 8 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86538/money-creation-fed-crash-course-chapter-8 ]]><p>Chapter 8 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.</p> <p>As a follow-on to the two previous chapters -- one explaining the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86355/what-money-crash-course-chapter-6" target="_blank">nature of fiat money</a>, the other showing how&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86445/money-creation-banks-crash-course-chapter-7" target="_blank">money is loaned into existence</a>&nbsp;through our fractional reserve banking system -- this week&#39;s video details the Fed&#39;s near-magical ability to create money out of thin air (literally!).</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86538/money-creation-fed-crash-course-chapter-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86538/money-creation-fed-crash-course-chapter-8#comments Blog banks bonds central banking Congress debt economy Fed Federal Reserve fiat currency fractional reserve banking fractional reserve lending interest Janet Yellen money QE quantitative easing treasury Treasury bonds http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86538 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 00:49:46 +0000 Adam Taggart 86538 at http://www.peakprosperity.com