Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Attempting To Sustain The Unsustainable http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87784/attempting-sustain-unsustainable ]]><p>The general theme of the 2008 financial rescues engineered by the world&#39;s central banks was:&nbsp;<em>Do more of the same.</em></p> <p>The same things that got us into trouble -- namely too much debt and increasingly expensive energy -- simply increased after the 2008 crisis.</p> <p>By a&nbsp;<em>lot</em>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87784/attempting-sustain-unsustainable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87784/attempting-sustain-unsustainable#comments Insider Chris Martenson crisis debt economy energy Fed Federal Reserve growth oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87784 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:32:07 +0000 cmartenson 87784 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Multi-Functional Plants for the Permaculture Garden http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87772/multi-functional-plants-permaculture-garden ]]><p>If you have a choice of planting a tree, shrub, vine, herbaceous plant, or groundcover that only has one function or another species that fills that desired function and also provides three other benefits, why wouldn&#39;t you plant the more functional species. In permaculture, elements of our designs should serve at least 3 functions. Many species can do much better than that. Below is a list of some of my favorite multi-functional plants that I am currently using on my permaculture site.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87772/multi-functional-plants-permaculture-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87772/multi-functional-plants-permaculture-garden#comments What Should I Do? Garden Permaculture Plants http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87772 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:26:39 +0000 Phil Williams 87772 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Chris Kresser: Functional Health http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87723/chris-kresser-functional-health ]]><p>In today&#39;s discussion, we explore the world of &quot;functional medicine&quot; and other approaches to health and wellness that offer potential to complement, or in cases, replace conventional western medical treatment. Some of these practices have been used by eastern cultures for millennia, others are just coming to light now. But the common thread in each is to focus on the biological uniqueness of each patient and use an evidence-based approach to identify and resolve the underlying condition -- rather than merely treating the symptoms, which modern health care (sometimes referred to instead as &quot;sick care&quot;) is often guilty of.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87723/chris-kresser-functional-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87723/chris-kresser-functional-health#comments Podcast chris kresser Diet fitness functional medicine health nutrition well-being wellness http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87723 Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:42:06 +0000 Adam Taggart 87723 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Demographics - Crash Course Chapter 15 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87696/demographics-crash-course-chapter-15 ]]><p>Our national demographic architecture no longer can afford the entitlement system we have. And that&#39;s even assuming entitlements were currently sufficiently funded. But as the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14" target="_blank">last chapter</a>&nbsp;showed, the existing programs are underfunded to the tune of $100-200 Trillion.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87696/demographics-crash-course-chapter-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87696/demographics-crash-course-chapter-15#comments Blog age wars aging population assets Automation baby boomers Crash Course demographics Gen X millennials outsourcing population unemployment http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87696 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:21:40 +0000 Adam Taggart 87696 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Ready Or Not... http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87650/ready-not ]]><p>If risk has been taken from where it belongs and instead shuffled onto central bank balance sheets, or allowed to be hidden by new and accommodating accounting tricks, has it really disappeared? In my world, risk is like energy: it can neither be created nor destroyed, only transformed or transferred.&nbsp;</p> <p>If reality no longer has a place at the table -- such as when policy makers act as if the all-too-temporary shale oil bonanza is now a new permanent constant -- then the discussions happening around that table are only accidentally useful, if ever, and always delusional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87650/ready-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87650/ready-not#comments Blog aquifer banks BOE BOJ central banks Chris Martenson demographics ECB economy energy environment Fed Federal Reserve oil peak oil population Preparedness shale oil water http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87650 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:00:15 +0000 cmartenson 87650 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Why Bother Composting? http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87599/why-bother-composting ]]><p>Composting can seem pretty complicated. Depending on who you talk to, or what you read, you will find tons of different advice on how to get just the right &ldquo;brew&rdquo;. You&rsquo;ll hear about having the perfect ratio of greens and browns, and putting them together in thin shredded layers. Then you hear about occasionally turning the pile to let the right amount of oxygen in, but not too often, as you are losing nitrogen. Then you have to have the right cooking temperature. You have to have it hot, but not too hot. Hot enough to cook, but not so hot that you burn up your nutrients. </p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87599/why-bother-composting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87599/why-bother-composting#comments What Should I Do? Compost Garden Organic soil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87599 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:01:33 +0000 Phil Williams 87599 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Death Cross on the Russell 2000 http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87557/death-cross-russell-2000 ]]><p>One of the &#39;targets&#39; I&#39;ve had my eye on in the market has been the Russell 2000, a small cap stock index comprised of the smallest 2000 companies in the Russell 3000 index.</p> <p>The reason I&#39;ve been tracking this index carefully, along with junk bonds, is that the small companies usually give you an advance heads-up on trouble soon headed for the larger cap companies and stock indexes.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87557/death-cross-russell-2000" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87557/death-cross-russell-2000#comments Insider correction death cross junk bonds Markets Russell 2000 stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87557 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:51:50 +0000 cmartenson 87557 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Woody Tasch: Slow Money http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87494/woody-tasch-slow-money ]]><p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://slowmoney.org/" target="_blank">Slow Money</a>&nbsp;movement focuses on deploying capital, locally, to strengthen small food enterprises. Its goal is to improve the quality, dependability and sustainability of our food source, while financially nurturing communities and delivering an attractive return on investment to native investors.</p> <p>Woody&nbsp;Tasch&nbsp;is the founder and chairman of Slow Money - in this week&#39;s podcast, he and Chris discuss the templates his organization is piloting across over 350 ventures in local food production, processing, distribution and marketing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87494/woody-tasch-slow-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87494/woody-tasch-slow-money#comments Podcast capital economy Food investing Slow Money woody tasch http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87494 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:31:28 +0000 Adam Taggart 87494 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Assets & Liabilities - Crash Course Chapter 14 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14 ]]><p>Building on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87309/debt-crash-course-chapter-13" target="_blank">previous chapter</a>&nbsp;on the US&#39; tremendous and exponentially-increasing debt, this chapter looks at the shocking shortfall between our nation&#39;s assets and its liabilities.</p> <p>In short, America is deeply insolvent. We&#39;re just not admitting it yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/87491/assets-liabilities-crash-course-chapter-14#comments Blog assets Crash Course credit debt liabilities pensions http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87491 Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:29:22 +0000 Adam Taggart 87491 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Testing Your Soil for a Pond Site http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87489/testing-your-soil-pond-site ]]><p>If you are planning to build a compacted pond without a liner, it is a good idea to test the soil to determine the clay content. The clay content will tell you whether or not the existing soil can be compacted. If you have clay content of 30% or higher, you can be pretty confident that with proper compaction, your pond will seal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87489/testing-your-soil-pond-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/87489/testing-your-soil-pond-site#comments What Should I Do? Construction pond soil testing http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87489 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:57:44 +0000 Phil Williams 87489 at http://www.peakprosperity.com