Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Off The Cuff: Elusive Earnings http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98054/cuff-elusive-earnings ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John&nbsp;Rubino&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Elusive Earnings <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Corporate profits are vaporizing across all sectors</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Non-GAAP&nbsp;Crap <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Companies are increasingly contorting their books to look more solvent than they are</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Ramifications Of Distorting Price Signals <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Malinvestment&nbsp;the world &#39;round</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Inflate Or Die <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Why helicopter money is coming</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98054/cuff-elusive-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/98054/cuff-elusive-earnings#comments Insider China cuff earnings Fed Japan prices Rubino http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98054 Wed, 04 May 2016 14:55:57 +0000 Adam Taggart 98054 at http://www.peakprosperity.com DIY Mosquito Repellent http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98132/diy-mosquito-repellent ]]><p>As your family begins to move outdoors for the summer, you&rsquo;ll have to take precaution against mosquitos and other insects.</p> <p>Using mosquito repellent helps reduce your risk of exposure to Zika, West Nile virus or other diseases, it allows you to enjoy your summer activities with a lower risk of disease.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98132/diy-mosquito-repellent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/98132/diy-mosquito-repellent#comments What Should I Do? DIY mosquito Natural repellant http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98132 Tue, 03 May 2016 22:38:19 +0000 bgarrett 98132 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Why We're So Unhealthy http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98031/why-were-so-unhealthy ]]><p>I was fortunate to attend a&nbsp;permaculture&nbsp;conference, &#39;<strong>Better Soil, Better Food...A Better World&#39;</strong>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://tarafirmafarms.com/" target="_blank">Tara Firma Farms</a>&nbsp;in&nbsp;Petaluma, California this past weekend that Adam Taggart (co-founder of Peak Prosperity) was responsible for producing. Joel&nbsp;Salatin&nbsp;(author of nine books, including&nbsp;<a href="http://amzn.to/1VVn3Lu" target="_blank">Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front</a>&nbsp;and head farmer at&nbsp;Polyface&nbsp;Farms, Virginia), Paul Kaiser (Singing Frogs Farm, Sonoma, California), Toby&nbsp;Hemenway&nbsp;(author of&nbsp;<a href="http://amzn.to/1VVn8io" target="_blank">Gaia&#39;s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale&nbsp;Permaculture,&nbsp;2nd&nbsp;Edition</a>), and Robb Wolf (author of&nbsp;<a href="http://amzn.to/1qZ76Gp" target="_blank">The&nbsp;Paleo&nbsp;Solution: The Original Human Diet</a>) were on hand to explain the connections between the way our food is grown, processed and distributed and our ill-health.</p> <p>Though these connections are common sense&mdash;we all know about garbage in, garbage out&mdash;the linkage between our extractive,&nbsp;monoculture&nbsp;agriculture and all the other subsystems of food and health remains opaque to most Americans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98031/why-were-so-unhealthy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98031/why-were-so-unhealthy#comments Blog American Medical Association arthritis BMI Cancer Charles Hugh Smith diabetes Diet health health care heart disease high blood pressure nutrition Obesity http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98031 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:31:31 +0000 charleshughsmith 98031 at http://www.peakprosperity.com 10 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/79894/10-ways-make-fire-without-matches ]]><p>As we look at preparing for uncertain times, we seek to have the resources on hand to weather the storm and be more resilient in our daily lives.&nbsp; We store water and put food away for shortages or emergency situations.&nbsp; We make sure we can communicate with family, friends, and loved ones.&nbsp; We are all working on building resilience our own ways and learning from each other.&nbsp;</p> <p>Knowledge and skills acquisition is a topic that resonates greatly with the Peak Prosperity community. In this article we will explore a critical skill to learn and practice that can help you in really tough times or emergency situations &ndash; the skill of making fire.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/79894/10-ways-make-fire-without-matches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/79894/10-ways-make-fire-without-matches#comments What Should I Do? battery DIY fire friction lens Methods Prep Resiliency WSID http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/79894 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:24:51 +0000 jasonw 79894 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Automating Ourselves To Unemployment http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/97851/automating-ourselves-unemployment ]]><p>In this current era of central planning,&nbsp;malincentives&nbsp;abound. We raced to&nbsp;frack&nbsp;as fast we could for the quick money, while leaving behind a wake of environmental destruction and creating a supply glut that has killed the economics of shale oil. Our stock exchanges sell unfairly-fast price feeds for great sums to elite Wall Street high-frequency-trading firms, and as a result have destroyed investor trust in our financial markets. &nbsp;The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates historically low to encourage banks to lend money out, yet instead the banks simply lever up to buy&nbsp;Treasurys&nbsp;thereby pocketing vast amounts of&nbsp;riskless&nbsp;free profit. The list goes on and on.</p> <p>One particular&nbsp;malincentive&nbsp;has been catching my attention recently, one that feels especially pernicious because it does not seem easily reversible, if at all. For US employers both large and small, it&#39;s becoming increasingly less appealing to employ human labor.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/97851/automating-ourselves-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/97851/automating-ourselves-unemployment#comments Blog AI Automation employment jobs labor layoff malincentive malinvestment mechanization robot robotics technology unemployment http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97851 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:39:49 +0000 Adam Taggart 97851 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Close To The Tipping Point http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97998/close-tipping-point ]]><p>There&rsquo;s something in the air: people are edgy and worried. But about what, exactly?</p> <p>Despite allegedly rosy economic statistics and endless cheerleading about how the markets have bottomed and how growth is poised to come roaring back, our heads and our guts instead tell us something is very wrong.</p> <p>People everywhere can feel it. They&#39;re expressing varying levels of dissatisfaction: ranging from mildly concerned, to very worried, to downright pissed off.</p> <p>We see it broadly in the hostility and opinion canyons of the election cycle. Perhaps we&rsquo;ve experienced it personally, through the ending of a relationship that no longer works as we need it to.</p> <p>These are the signs of tipping points. The human animal senses the coming tsunami and reacts from a very deep, visceral place where emotions hold sway and reason stumbles.&nbsp; We are social creatures; and not all of the cues to which we react are visible or quantifiable.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97998/close-tipping-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97998/close-tipping-point#comments Insider growth Japan Roger Bannister tipping point http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97998 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:19:22 +0000 cmartenson 97998 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: The Fed's Frenzy Of Emergency Meetings http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97948/cuff-feds-frenzy-emergency-meetings ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish&nbsp;Shedlock&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Part Time Nation <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Our job market has been hollowed out</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Emergency Fed Meetings <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">What exactly is going on behind the scenes?</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Lower Returns &amp; Lower Prices <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Pretty much what we have to look forward to from these markets</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Chinese Capital Flight <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Driving so much of today&#39;s overvaluations</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97948/cuff-feds-frenzy-emergency-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97948/cuff-feds-frenzy-emergency-meetings#comments Insider cuff Fed Federal Reserve inflation Mish http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97948 Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:34:50 +0000 Adam Taggart 97948 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Establish a Wildflower Meadow http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97921/how-establish-wildflower-meadow ]]><p>Over the past couple of years, I&rsquo;ve been working to establish a wildflower meadow on the lower part of my property, zones 3 &amp; 4. In time, trees may be added, but for now I would like the native meadow to provide habitat, diversity, nectar, pollen for my bees and the other pollinators, and beauty, all in a low maintenance package.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97921/how-establish-wildflower-meadow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/97921/how-establish-wildflower-meadow#comments What Should I Do? Growing Permaculture pollination wild flowers http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97921 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:49:36 +0000 Phil Williams 97921 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Eric Hunsader: The Financial System is 'Absolutely, Positively Rigged' http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97873/eric-hunsader-financial-system-absolutely-positively-rigged ]]><p>Eric&nbsp;Hunsader, founder of&nbsp;Nanex, has been at the vanguard of warning about the dangers and the rampant fraud that the rise of high-frequency trading (HFT)&nbsp;algorithims&nbsp;have let loose in today&#39;s financial markets.</p> <p>While he usually feels like a lone voice in a world happy to deceive itself, he was shocked to receive a $750,000 whistleblower award from the SEC for his efforts. He&#39;s been sadly less shocked to see that since the award was publicly announced, the abuses he reported have only become more extreme and frequent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97873/eric-hunsader-financial-system-absolutely-positively-rigged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97873/eric-hunsader-financial-system-absolutely-positively-rigged#comments Podcast algorithmic trading algorithms Citadel Eric Husander exchange Federal Reserve fraud HFT Nanex stock market stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97873 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:36:09 +0000 Adam Taggart 97873 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off The Cuff: The Folly Of Financialization http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97860/cuff-folly-financialization ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Future Of Oil <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Much more volatile prices lie ahead</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Folly Of&nbsp;Financialization <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Central planners are creating cures worse than the diseases they&#39;re trying to fix</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Dollar Dilemma <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">The direction of dollar now hurts as many player as it helps</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Return Of &#39;Race To The Bottom&#39; <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">We risk a global currency war like that seen in the 1930&#39;s</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97860/cuff-folly-financialization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/97860/cuff-folly-financialization#comments Insider central banks Charles Hugh Smith currency Federal Reserve financialization forex interest rate http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97860 Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:22:04 +0000 Adam Taggart 97860 at http://www.peakprosperity.com