Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Ignoring Reality Doesn’t Work http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98465/ignoring-reality-doesn%E2%80%99t-work ]]><p>Right now, we humans are busy creating a major&nbsp;eco-tastrophe&nbsp;for ourselves. I&rsquo;d be a lot more hopeful about our ability as a species to at least notice that, and possibly even do something positive and proactive about it; but ecological destruction is slow, complex, and doesn&#39;t&nbsp;change much on a day-to-day basis -- making it poorly visible to the key decision makers.&nbsp;</p> <p>My lack of hope stems from our oft-demonstrated inability to rally around workable solutions for the serious predicaments that are blatantly near-term, obvious and straightforward. &nbsp;Take for example the current Greek debt crisis.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98465/ignoring-reality-doesn%E2%80%99t-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98465/ignoring-reality-doesn%E2%80%99t-work#comments Insider Greece http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98465 Tue, 24 May 2016 23:30:25 +0000 cmartenson 98465 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Trying Something New: Live Q&A With Chris http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98462/trying-something-new-live-qa-chris ]]><p>It&#39;s been made abundantly clear over the years that many of you would relish the chance to sit down with Chris and ask him anything.</p> <p>Well....now&#39;s your chance! &nbsp;:)</p> <p>For a long time now, we&#39;ve been looking for the right platform to make this happen. Of course, we have our annual seminars where you can meet Chris,&nbsp;Becca&nbsp;and and me in person; but that&#39;s only once a year and requires a pretty substantial travel commitment. We&#39;ve been on the hunt for a technology solution that instead offers an affordable yet high-enough quality online experience for us to have real-time discussions with Peak Prosperity members.</p> <p>We&#39;ve&nbsp;finally found one we think will work well, and we&#39;re excited to try it out.</p> <p>So we&#39;ll be hosting our first-ever live Peak Prosperity webinar this&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday night, at&nbsp;8pm&nbsp;EST.</strong>&nbsp;It&#39;s only going to be available to our premium subscribers, such as yourself -- and will be offered to you at no cost.</p> <p>If you&#39;re interested in joining this pilot, please register for the webinar in advance by...</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98462/trying-something-new-live-qa-chris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98462/trying-something-new-live-qa-chris#comments Insider Q&A webinar http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98462 Mon, 23 May 2016 19:20:17 +0000 Adam Taggart 98462 at http://www.peakprosperity.com FerFAL: Understanding Societal Collapse http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98435/ferfal-understanding-societal-collapse ]]><p>As we write about the risks of our over-indebted economy, of our unsustainable fossil fuel-dependent energy policies, and our accelerating depletion of key resources, it&#39;s not a far leap to start worrying about the potential for a coming degradation of our modern lifestyle -- or even the possibility of full-blown societal collapse.</p> <p>Sadly, collapse is not just a theoretical worry for a growing number of people around the world. They&#39;re living within it right now.</p> <p>This week, we catch up with Fernando &quot;FerFAL&quot;&nbsp;Aguirre, who began&nbsp;<a href="http://ferfal.blogspot.com/p/contact-me.html" target="_blank">blogging</a>&nbsp;during&nbsp;the hyperinflationary destruction of Argentina&rsquo;s economy in 2001 and has since dedicated his professional career&nbsp;to educating the public about his experiences and observations of its lingering aftermath. Given his first-hand experience with living through, and eventually escaping, economic collapse in South America, we asked him to offer his insider&#39;s perspective on the current crisis in Venezuela, as well as the devolving situation in Brazil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98435/ferfal-understanding-societal-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98435/ferfal-understanding-societal-collapse#comments Podcast Argentina Brazil Collapse crisis emergency preparedness Hugo Chavez hyperinflation Venezuela http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98435 Sun, 22 May 2016 17:18:36 +0000 Adam Taggart 98435 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Observations From The Heart Of Silicon Valley http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98395/observations-heart-silicon-valley ]]><p>Yesterday I made the 2-hour drive back to Silicon Valley, where I lived for 15 years before moving out to the country.</p> <p>I rarely go back, as I miss very little about the hyper-elite scene there. When I do, though, I feel I have a useful &#39;insider-now-outsider&#39; perspective that allows me to see things there more accurately than those who live in that fishbowl 24/7.</p> <p>What hit me most strongly upon arriving back in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area, is how little of the craziness has changed since I left 4 years ago. I don&#39;t mean &#39;unchanged&#39; though; rather that the same craziness is there, just more extreme than ever.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98395/observations-heart-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98395/observations-heart-silicon-valley#comments Blog Apple bubble central bank China Elizabeth Holmes Federal Reserve Google home prices housing LinkedIn Menlo Park Netflix Palo Alto rent prices Silicon Valley tech Theranos twitter venture capital http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98395 Fri, 20 May 2016 00:11:48 +0000 Adam Taggart 98395 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Wood Mulch VS. Living Mulch http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98398/wood-mulch-vs-living-mulch ]]><p>Last season I planted perennials in my zone 1 annual garden in an effort to transition away from annual gardening. I&#39;ll always have an annual garden, but I am limiting the size, given the amount of energy required for their upkeep. I much prefer to mix in my annuals among my young food forestry.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="Transitioning Living Mulch to Wood Chips" class="wp-image-6229" height="368" src="http://www.foodproduction101.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Using-Tarp-to-Weed-Annual-Garden-1024x768.jpg" width="490" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98398/wood-mulch-vs-living-mulch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98398/wood-mulch-vs-living-mulch#comments What Should I Do? food forest WSID http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98398 Thu, 19 May 2016 22:17:04 +0000 Phil Williams 98398 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dave Janda: Bad Medicine http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98318/dave-janda-bad-medicine ]]><p>In our ongoing discussion of how our Health Care system (or more aptly-named &quot;Sick Care&quot; system) has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98031/why-were-so-unhealthy" target="_blank">been hijacked by those who profit most</a>&nbsp;from it, we interview Dr. Dave&nbsp;Janda&nbsp;this week, who recently and very publicly announced he was walking away from his clinical practice in protest of how poorly the quality-to-cost ratio has dropped in his profession.</p> <p>Dr.&nbsp;Janda&#39;s&nbsp;perspective is informed not just from his years as a practicing surgeon and researcher, but also through his involvement with health initiatives for the Reagan and Bush I administrations, as well as the National Institute of Health. His overall conclusion is that the health system now exists to serves its corporate and administrative owners, to the detriment of patients and practitioners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98318/dave-janda-bad-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98318/dave-janda-bad-medicine#comments Podcast Affordable Health Care Act big pharma Dave Janda doctor health care Insurance Medicine obamacare http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98318 Sun, 15 May 2016 18:57:13 +0000 Adam Taggart 98318 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Which Countries Will Be Tomorrow's Winners & Losers? http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98110/which-countries-will-tomorrows-winners-losers ]]><p>The dictum &ldquo;demographics is destiny&rdquo; proposes that all the complexities of finance, society and politics are ultimately guided by demographics: the relative size of each generation, birth rates, death rates, etc.</p> <p>Where does this lead? If geography and demographics have already defined which nations will be attractive to capital and most likely to accumulate productive capital in their domestic economy, and those nations that will struggle due to high costs and low rates of capital investment, in effect Nature (geography) and Culture (demographics) have already picked tomorrow&rsquo;s winners and losers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98110/which-countries-will-tomorrows-winners-losers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98110/which-countries-will-tomorrows-winners-losers#comments Blog capital Charles Hugh Smith demographics geography Peter Zeihan http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98110 Sat, 14 May 2016 00:23:44 +0000 charleshughsmith 98110 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: We Need Money We Can Trust http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98275/cuff-we-need-money-we-can-trust ]]><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 Death Of The Status Quo <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The establishment is in a doomed fight to keep change at bay</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Importance Of Free Pricing <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">When we can&#39;t trust the signals prices are sending us, we&#39;re blind</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Need For Sound Money <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">When money is manipulated, mal-investment ensues</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The CLIME Model <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Charles walks us through his proposal for a labor-backed currency system</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 19.5px;line-height: 19.5px;"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/cm-us-standard/audio/off-the-cuff-226-sample.mp3" target="_blank">Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast</a> or <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/enroll" target="_blank">Enroll</a> today to access the full audio and other premium content today.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98275/cuff-we-need-money-we-can-trust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98275/cuff-we-need-money-we-can-trust#comments Insider bubble Charles Hugh Smith CLIME currency money Off The Cuff http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98275 Fri, 13 May 2016 01:49:02 +0000 Adam Taggart 98275 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The Inevitability Of Unintended Consequences http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98224/inevitability-unintended-consequences ]]><p>Anyone involved with managing projects, people or systems knows that the only thing that can be planned with absolute certainty is that things will never go 100% according to plan.</p> <p>This is true even in exceedingly simple situations, which we&#39;ve written about at length here at Peak Prosperity (the uncontrollable nature of the straightforward&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/82260/why-bullwhip-effect-all-guarantees-another-poorly-handled-liquidity-crisis" target="_blank">Beer Game detailed in this post on the Bullwhip Effect</a>&nbsp;outlines this well). And it&#39;s one of the truisms that gives us the most confidence that the world&#39;s central planners will eventually lose control of the global systems they are trying to manage via increasingly heavy-handed intervention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98224/inevitability-unintended-consequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98224/inevitability-unintended-consequences#comments Blog unintended consequences http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98224 Tue, 10 May 2016 06:04:51 +0000 Adam Taggart 98224 at http://www.peakprosperity.com M. King Hubbert: The Limits To Oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97983/m-king-hubbert-limits-oil ]]><p>M. King&nbsp;Hubbert&nbsp;did more to raise awareness of the finite nature of global oil reserves than any other person, living or dead. He was a larger-than-life figure, who fought tirelessly to insert the limits of nature into the national dialog regarding the strategic use of resources. Yet surprisingly little has been publicly documented about the man, even though we are hurdling ever faster into a future shaped by the very limits he warned about.</p> <p>In today&#39;s podcast, Chris talks with Mason Inman about his new book&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393239683/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0393239683&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;linkId=QCXRB3T73WYNZWZB" target="_blank">The Oracle Of Oil</a>, the first in-depth biography of M. King&nbsp;Hubbert, to learn more about the genesis of the Peak Oil theory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97983/m-king-hubbert-limits-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97983/m-king-hubbert-limits-oil#comments Podcast Inman M. King Hubbert oil Peak peak oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97983 Sun, 08 May 2016 16:52:28 +0000 Adam Taggart 97983 at http://www.peakprosperity.com