Featured Articles http://www.peakprosperity.com/featured/newest?title=&uid=&created= en When Every Country Wants to Sell, Who Buys? http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85193/when-every-country-wants-sell-who-buys ]]><p>Understandably for the US, which sustained a consumption&nbsp;supercycle&nbsp;for several decades, the post-financial crisis period has kicked off a new trend: Americans want to consume less, and make more.</p> <p>Americans want to own less stuff, use less energy, and produce their own goods. In short, Americans want to&nbsp;<em>sell</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85193/when-every-country-wants-sell-who-buys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85193/when-every-country-wants-sell-who-buys#comments Blog commodities deflation ECB economy eurozone exports financial crisis GDP Gregor Macdonald inflation Japan Larry Summers OECD trade deficit trade surplus http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85193 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:14:25 +0000 Gregor Macdonald 85193 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Garden Bed and Walkway Design http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/85269/garden-bed-and-walkway-design ]]><p>Like most gardeners, my fruit and vegetable gardens were setup in nice neat rows, just like you see on an industrial style farm. Granted I was using many different varieties of plants mixed together, nonetheless the beds and walkways were simply straight and boring. So if not nice neat farm rows, what options are there?</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/85269/garden-bed-and-walkway-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/85269/garden-bed-and-walkway-design#comments What Should I Do? Design Garden keyhole raised beds rows http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85269 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:36:38 +0000 Phil Williams 85269 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Bruce Seifer: Creating A Durable Local Economy http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85252/bruce-seifer-creating-durable-local-economy ]]><p>In a recent podcast with Michael Shuman discussing local economies, Shuman praised the progress made in Burlington, Vermont over the past 25 years -- largely led by a local activist named Bruce&nbsp;Seifer&nbsp;who co-authored the book&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0415820170/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=0415820170&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20">Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy</a>. This caught the attention of a number of PeakProsperity.com readers and, at their request, we invited Bruce to speak specifically about the urban revitalization he has helped bring about in Burlington, and what other communities can learn from that model.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85252/bruce-seifer-creating-durable-local-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85252/bruce-seifer-creating-durable-local-economy#comments Podcast bruce seifer Burlington Community Development economy local Local Investment Michael Shuman Vermont http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85252 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:35:05 +0000 Adam Taggart 85252 at http://www.peakprosperity.com US Gas Will Never Replace Russian Gas For Europe http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85239/us-gas-will-never-replace-russian-gas-europe ]]><p>Recent entreaties by various US politicians to help wean Europe off of Russian gas are simply preposterous.&nbsp; The numbers don&#39;t add up, and they never will.</p> <p>Let&#39;s begin with the facts:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85239/us-gas-will-never-replace-russian-gas-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85239/us-gas-will-never-replace-russian-gas-europe#comments Blog Europe LNG Natural Gas Russia shale gas storage http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85239 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:10:39 +0000 cmartenson 85239 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Off the Cuff: The Ukraine Powderkeg http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85246/cuff-ukraine-powderkeg ]]><p class="post-title entry-title" itemprop="name">In this week&#39;s&nbsp;<em>Off the Cuff&nbsp;</em>podcast, Chris and Mish discuss:</p> <ul> <li class="post-title entry-title" itemprop="name" style="line-height: 19.5px;">The Ukraine&nbsp;Powderkeg <ul> <li class="post-title entry-title" itemprop="name" style="line-height: 19.5px;">US policy is unrealistic &amp; hypocritical</li> </ul> </li> <li class="post-title entry-title" itemprop="name" style="line-height: 19.5px;">It&#39;s All About Resources <ul> <li class="post-title entry-title" itemprop="name" style="line-height: 19.5px;">Expect more&nbsp;Ukraines&nbsp;as world powers increasingly compete</li> </ul> </li> <li class="post-title entry-title" itemprop="name" style="line-height: 19.5px;">Government Overstep <ul> <li class="post-title entry-title" itemprop="name" style="line-height: 19.5px;">At what point is too far &quot;too far&quot;?</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85246/cuff-ukraine-powderkeg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85246/cuff-ukraine-powderkeg#comments Insider Mish Shedlock Natural Gas Off The Cuff Russia Ukraine http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85246 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:22:12 +0000 Adam Taggart 85246 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Anti-Gold Propaganda Reaches Fever Pitch http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85236/anti-gold-propaganda-reaches-fever-pitch ]]><p>There are times when the anti-gold propaganda in the western world, or at least the US, becomes just too much to let it pass by. I usually let it roll off but sometimes it needs to be illustrated for what it is.</p> <p>A deliberate attempt to get people in the west to lose faith in the ability of gold to protect one&#39;s wealth, presumably with the side benefit of causing those same people to either not purchase gold at all, or to sell what they already have.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85236/anti-gold-propaganda-reaches-fever-pitch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85236/anti-gold-propaganda-reaches-fever-pitch#comments Insider central banks COMEX currency Federal Reserve GLD gold money Wall Street Journal wealth World Gold Council http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85236 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:03:47 +0000 cmartenson 85236 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Herbs for Every Herb Garden http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/85234/herbs-every-herb-garden ]]><p>Last year I moved my herb garden right next to my front door, and just off my front walkway. This made it extremely convenient to harvest fresh herbs for cooking as I needed them. I also installed an herb spiral to allow for a wide diversity of herbs to be placed in a small area. Denise and I definitely used more herbs, just because of the convenience factor. Denise can pick herbs without having to put on any outdoor shoes. I did make one mistake when I installed my herb garden. I transplanted some St. Johns Wort very close to my front step.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/85234/herbs-every-herb-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/wsidblog/85234/herbs-every-herb-garden#comments What Should I Do? Garden Herbs perennial vegetables planting http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85234 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:19:26 +0000 Phil Williams 85234 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Doing It for Science http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85227/doing-science ]]><p>Renown behavioral economist Dan Ariely has approached Peak Prosperity regarding new research he&#39;s conducting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85227/doing-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/85227/doing-science#comments Blog Dan Ariely retirement survey http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85227 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:07:19 +0000 Adam Taggart 85227 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Jim Rickards: The Coming Crisis is Bigger Than The Fed http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85207/jim-rickards-coming-crisis-bigger-fed ]]><p>James&nbsp;Rickards, financier and author of the excellent cautionary best-seller&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1591845564/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1591845564&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20" target="_blank">Currency Wars</a>, has recently released a follow-on book:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1591846706/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1591846706&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20" target="_blank">The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System</a>. In it, Jim details how history provides plenty of precedent for the collapse that has begun amidst the major world currencies.</p> <p>The historical progression is predictable enough that Jim is comfortable claiming that the next economic crisis we face will be bigger than the ability of the Federal Reserve (and the other world central banks) to contain it. And that such a calamity will happen within the next five years:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85207/jim-rickards-coming-crisis-bigger-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85207/jim-rickards-coming-crisis-bigger-fed#comments Podcast central banks China currency currency wars dollar Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve gold IMF Jim Rickards Long Term Capital Management money SDR stock market http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85207 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:03:28 +0000 Adam Taggart 85207 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Market Jitters http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85213/market-jitters ]]><p>The global stock markets have been trading as if risk has been entirely removed the equation. Fundamentals have had zero impact on the prices of equities as they have gone up on good news (<em>hey,</em>&nbsp;<em>the economy is improving!</em>) as well as bad (<em>hey, there&#39;s more stimulus on the way!</em>).</p> <p>We saw this same level of rationalization in play in 2006 and 2007. It was as frustrating to those with an eye towards rational thinking then as it is today.</p> <p>Only today is worse. A lot worse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85213/market-jitters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85213/market-jitters#comments Insider bonds Chris Martenson ECB economy Fed Insider Markets QE stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85213 Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:21:58 +0000 cmartenson 85213 at http://www.peakprosperity.com