Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Kirk Sorensen: An Update On The Thorium Story http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86787/kirk-sorensen-update-thorium-story ]]><p>Two years ago, we interviewed Kirk Sorensen about the potential for thorium to offer humanity a safe, cheap and abundant source of energy.</p> <p>Kirk returns this week to relay what has happened in the thorium space since our last conversation. The East, most notably China, is now fully-mobilized around getting its first reactor operational by as soon as 2020. If indeed thorium reactors are as successful as hoped, the US will find itself playing catch up against countries who suddenly hold a tremendous technology advantage:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86787/kirk-sorensen-update-thorium-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86787/kirk-sorensen-update-thorium-story#comments Podcast China energy Featured Voices Flibe Kirk Sorensen LFTR molten salt nuclear energy nuclear plant Reactor Thorium uranium http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86787 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:54:26 +0000 Adam Taggart 86787 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Inflation - Crash Course Chapter 11 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86953/inflation-crash-course-chapter-11 ]]><p>For close to 300 years, inflation in the US remained very subdued. Small spurts occurred around major wars (Revolutionary, Civil, WW1, etc), but after each, inflation quickly trended back down to its long-term baseline. If you lived during this stretch of time, your money had roughly the same purchasing power your great-grandfather&#39;s did.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86953/inflation-crash-course-chapter-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86953/inflation-crash-course-chapter-11#comments Blog Crash Course currency dollar inflation money nixon purchasing power war http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86953 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 22:36:16 +0000 Adam Taggart 86953 at http://www.peakprosperity.com I Blame The Central Banks http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86887/blame-central-banks ]]><p>The current bubble in financial assets -- in both equities and bonds of all grades and quality -- raging in every major market across the globe is no accident.</p> <p>It&#39;s a deliberate creation. An intentional result of policy.</p> <p>Therefore, when it bursts, we shouldn&#39;t regard the resulting damage as some freak act of nature or other such outcome outside of our control. To reiterate, the carnage will be the very predictable result of our terribly shortsighted decision-making and defective logic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86887/blame-central-banks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86887/blame-central-banks#comments Blog BOE BOJ bond market bonds bubble central banks credit debt Doug Short ECB Fed Federal Reserve GDP margin money stock market stocks wealth http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86887 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:17:26 +0000 cmartenson 86887 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The 10 Mistakes of Raising Chickens http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86892/10-mistakes-raising-chickens ]]><div id="nrelate_flyout_placeholder"> <p>Raising chickens can be a very rewarding process. Besides providing you with fresh eggs, it can also be a teaching resource for your children and a way for you to become self-sufficient.</p> <p>However, there are a few mistakes that people make when they first start raising chickens. Check out this list below and add your mistakes at the bottom to help others learn.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86892/10-mistakes-raising-chickens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86892/10-mistakes-raising-chickens#comments What Should I Do? Chickens http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86892 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:07:03 +0000 bgarrett 86892 at http://www.peakprosperity.com The Trouble With Natural Gas http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86836/trouble-natural-gas ]]><p>One of the areas where there&#39;s an overblown amount of overtly politicized and outrageously propagandized information is shale natural gas (NG).</p> <p>The US, for obvious geopolitical reasons, would love to supply Europe with NG and cut out Russia. But as we&#39;ll soon see, the basic facts just don&#39;t back up that desire just yet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86836/trouble-natural-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86836/trouble-natural-gas#comments Insider LNG Natural Gas NG shale gas http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86836 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:56:58 +0000 cmartenson 86836 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Lacy Hunt: The World Economy's Terminal Case of Debt Sclerosis http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86788/lacy-hunt-world-economys-terminal-case-debt-sclerosis ]]><p>Never before has the developed world carried this much debt. Never before have the central banks of those same countries expanded their balance sheets so much. Never before has so much sovereign debt been outright&nbsp;monetized. Never before have major financial institutions been officially designated as &ldquo;too big to fail&rdquo; and thereby been granted special license to assume gigantic risks.</p> <p>Dr. Lacy Hunt, economist and current executive vice president of&nbsp;Hoisington&nbsp;Investment Management Company, expects the macroeconomic situation to get worse from here:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86788/lacy-hunt-world-economys-terminal-case-debt-sclerosis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86788/lacy-hunt-world-economys-terminal-case-debt-sclerosis#comments Podcast bonds capital central banks credit debt economy Hoisington Investment interest lacy hunt monetary policy Too Big To Fail http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86788 Sun, 24 Aug 2014 15:54:06 +0000 Adam Taggart 86788 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Quantitative Easing - Crash Course Chapter 10 http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86790/quantitative-easing-crash-course-chapter-10 ]]><p>At the exponential pace at which the Fed is increasing the money supply, and knowing the huge challenges the Fed &ndash; and most other world central banks&nbsp; - face in trying to stop or even slow down their money printing, the potential for a disruptive global inflationary period is very real.</p> <p>So what exactly is&nbsp;<em>quantitative easing</em>?&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86790/quantitative-easing-crash-course-chapter-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86790/quantitative-easing-crash-course-chapter-10#comments Blog asset purchase banks bonds cash central bank currency economics economy Fed Federal Reserve housing inflation interest rate Janet Yellen money money printing purchasing power QE quantitative easing stocks taper Too Big To Fail Treasury bonds trillion wealth http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86790 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:34:20 +0000 Adam Taggart 86790 at http://www.peakprosperity.com How to Preserve Sweet Corn http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86792/how-preserve-sweet-corn ]]><p>I really like sweet corn, but most of my corn comes ripe around the same time, so I can only eat so much fresh. The rest, I think blanching and freezing is the easiest and best way to preserve that sweet corn taste.</p> <p>1. Pick your sweet corn at the proper time, not too late, and not too early. The best time to pick the corn is when the silk on top of the corn husk is brown and dry.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86792/how-preserve-sweet-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/86792/how-preserve-sweet-corn#comments What Should I Do? corn Garden Harvest preservation http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86792 Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:32:39 +0000 Phil Williams 86792 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: Housing Insanity http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86756/cuff-housing-insanity ]]><p>In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and Brian&nbsp;Pretti&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Housing Bubble 2.0 <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">How quickly we forget the errors of our ways...</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">China&#39;s Impending Massive Implosion <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">A bubble of historic proportion</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">An Investing Cycle vs A Demand Cycle <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Things will collapse after the greatest fool buys in</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Lack Of Good Options <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Asset bubbles everywhere, not just in housing</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86756/cuff-housing-insanity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/86756/cuff-housing-insanity#comments Insider Brian Pretti bubble China housing Off The Cuff http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86756 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:54:17 +0000 Adam Taggart 86756 at http://www.peakprosperity.com 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