Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Energy & The Economy - Crash Course Chapter 22 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89081/energy-economy-crash-course-chapter-22 ]]><p>In the past few chapters on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/video/85855/crash-course-chapter-19-energy-economics" target="_blank">Energy Economics</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/video/85856/crash-course-chapter-20-peak-cheap-oil" target="_blank">Peak Cheap Oil</a>, and the false promise of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/video/85825/crash-course-chapter-21-shale-oil" target="_blank">Shale Oil</a>, we&#39;ve gone into great detail to show how our economic growth is deeply dependent on our energy systems.</p> <div> <p>Understanding the known facts behind this story, as well as each of the stated risks is what <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse" target="_blank">The Crash Course</a> is about: assessing those risks and deciding what, if anything, a prudent adult should do about adapting to these realities and facing these risks.&nbsp;</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89081/energy-economy-crash-course-chapter-22" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/89081/energy-economy-crash-course-chapter-22#comments Blog Chris Martenson Crash Course economic growth economics economy energy peak oil shale oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89081 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:17:39 +0000 Adam Taggart 89081 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: The Shift From Paper Assets To Real Ones Is On http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/89034/cuff-shift-paper-assets-real-ones ]]><p>In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and John&nbsp;Rubino&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Mass-delusional Markets <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Investors are mistaking the destruction of our fiat system as prosperity</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Shift From Paper To Real Assets Is On <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">At least, among the top 1%</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Generational War <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Coming to a stagnating economy near you</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">It All Comes Back To Energy <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">And there&#39;s still no magic bullet in sight</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/89034/cuff-shift-paper-assets-real-ones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/89034/cuff-shift-paper-assets-real-ones#comments Insider assets economy energy John Rubino Off The Cuff stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89034 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:29:16 +0000 Adam Taggart 89034 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Keep Your Eyes On The Prize http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/89009/keep-your-eyes-prize ]]><p>At the essential center of the framework of the Crash Course is the almost insultingly simple idea that endless growth on a finite planet is an impossibility.</p> <p>It is so simple it could be worked out by a clever 4 year-old and yet it must <em>not</em> be so simple because the main narrative of every economy in every corner of the globe rests on the idea of endless, infinite growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/89009/keep-your-eyes-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/89009/keep-your-eyes-prize#comments Insider Chris Martenson coal energy energy cliff growth IEA Insider LENR oil peak oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89009 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:53:24 +0000 cmartenson 89009 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Enhanced Problem Solving http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88023/enhanced-problem-solving ]]><blockquote> <blockquote><p><strong>Executive summary:</strong> <em>Day after day, humans are challenged to solve problems big and small,</em> <em>yet our brains didn&#39;t evolve</em> <em>for optimum problem solving! Fortunately, many simple techniques have been developed to overcome our brains&#39; problem-solving drawbacks, and these techniques can greatly improve our chances of problem-solving success. Unfortunately, while most people solve problems to the best of their natural ability, they have little to no understanding of their brain&#39;s shortcomings in this regard, or of ways to overcome them. To better enable us to work smarter, not harder, this article seeks to demonstrate the validity of these assumptions, and to point readers to further problem-solving resources.</em></p> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p><strong>Imagine this:</strong> Someone offers to pay you $100 for every song you can name! Whoopee! Easy money, right? There&#39;s just one catch: you can only use your <em>unaided</em> mind to come up with songs. That&#39;s right, no outside assistance &ndash; so just step away from the computer, and put down that smartphone! (Just for fun, <em>do</em> spend a few minutes trying to name every song you know.)</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88023/enhanced-problem-solving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88023/enhanced-problem-solving#comments What Should I Do? problem solving http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88023 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:33:14 +0000 Terry L 88023 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Eric Sprott: Global Gold Demand Is Overwhelming Supply http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply ]]><p>Precious metals have had an especially tough go of it over the past month. Both gold and silver are back in price territory last seen in 2010.</p> <p>Eric&nbsp;Sprott&nbsp;returns to the program to discuss the facts as we know them in this market, and what&#39;s likely to happen from here. Specifically, he explains the tremendous imbalance currently seen between global supply and demand for precious metals. In his view, prices will have to correct upwards -- prodigiously -- to bring the two back in alignment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply#comments Podcast China COMEX Eric Sprott gold Manipulation precious metals Shanghai silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88731 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:11:43 +0000 Adam Taggart 88731 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Shale Oil - Crash Course Chapter 21 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88873/shale-oil-crash-course-chapter-21 ]]><p class="p1">If you&#39;ve watch the previous video chapter on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/video/85856/crash-course-chapter-20-peak-cheap-oil" target="_blank">Peak Cheap Oil</a>,&nbsp;you may be wondering how any of that could be still be true given all the positive recent stories about shale oil and shale gas , many of which have proclaimed that &ldquo;Peak Oil is dead&rdquo;.</p> <p class="p1">The only problem with this story is that it is misleading in some very important ways. And entirely false in others.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88873/shale-oil-crash-course-chapter-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88873/shale-oil-crash-course-chapter-21#comments Blog Bakken Barnett Shale crude oil Eagle Ford energy EROEI Fracking net energy peak oil petroleum saudi arabia shale gas shale oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88873 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:38:42 +0000 Adam Taggart 88873 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Additions to a Food Forest http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88872/additions-food-forest ]]><p>Red mulberry trees are one of my favorite trees. They make fantastic additions to any permaculture garden or farm. I actually have two mature mulberry trees on my property, which is great, but I also planted half a dozen in my food forest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88872/additions-food-forest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/88872/additions-food-forest#comments What Should I Do? food forest permiculture red mulberry Trees http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88872 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:41:01 +0000 Phil Williams 88872 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: 2015 Will See A Return To Global Recession http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88837/cuff-2015-will-see-return-global-recession ]]><p>In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Bankers Behaving Badly <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Fraud should be expected when there&#39;s no punishment for it</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Rudderless Leadership <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">It&#39;s no wonder voters are &#39;throwing the bums out&#39;</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Japan Time-Bomb <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Guaranteed to blow up the global economy. But when?</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">2015: The Year Of Return To Global Recession <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Charles and Chris make the call</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88837/cuff-2015-will-see-return-global-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88837/cuff-2015-will-see-return-global-recession#comments Insider Charles Hugh Smith Japan Off The Cuff recession http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88837 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:14:22 +0000 Adam Taggart 88837 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The Consequences of a Strengthening US Dollar http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88728/consequences-strengthening-us-dollar ]]><p>In early September, I made the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86923/dollar-may-remain-strong-longer-we-think" target="_blank">case for a rising U.S. dollar</a>.&nbsp;Since then the dollar has continued its advance, and is now breaking out of a downtrend stretching back to 2005&mdash;and by some accounts, to 1985.</p> <p>So what does this mean for the global economy?</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88728/consequences-strengthening-us-dollar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/88728/consequences-strengthening-us-dollar#comments Blog capital flows Charles Hugh Smith China credit currency debt deflation dollar economy Euro Fed Federal Reserve inflation Japan money QE quantitative easing Yen http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88728 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:21:52 +0000 charleshughsmith 88728 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Europe's Next Energy Crisis Is Now Assured http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88733/europes-next-energy-crisis-now-assured ]]><p>Today, Russia inked a second blockbuster deal with China that will starve Europe for natural gas in just a few short years. It&#39;s now increasingly clear that 2018 will mark the beginning of the end for any hopes Europe had of returning to robust economic growth.</p> <p>It was by far the biggest news of the day. While it did make headlines, you might have missed it because not much was made of the affair beyond the announcement.&nbsp; The story came and went as if Russia has oodles of natural gas (NG) to send to China.</p> <p>It doesn&#39;t. And the supplies it has now contracted to send to China will be pulled from supplies that currently go to Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88733/europes-next-energy-crisis-now-assured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/88733/europes-next-energy-crisis-now-assured#comments Insider China energy Europe Gas Russia http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88733 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:25:03 +0000 cmartenson 88733 at http://www.peakprosperity.com