Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Mike Maloney: This Is The Peak http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/101093/mike-maloney-peak ]]><p>Precious metals dealer and monetary historian&nbsp;<a href="https://goldsilver.com/" target="_blank">Mike Maloney</a>&nbsp;is quite confident the liquidity-driven &#39;recovery&#39; created by the world&#39;s central banks is now over. In his estimation, the path ahead is one of accelerating descent into inevitable currency destruction.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/101093/mike-maloney-peak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/101093/mike-maloney-peak#comments Podcast BOJ bubbles central banks currency ECB Fed Federal Reserve gold hyperinflation inflation Japan market crash market crisis Mike Maloney money silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/101093 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 19:09:25 +0000 Adam Taggart 101093 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Alice Friedemann: When The Trucks Stop Running http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100873/alice-friedemann-when-trucks-stop-running ]]><p>Alice&nbsp;Friedemann&nbsp;is a transportation expert sounding the alarm on the unsustainable nature of our modern trucking system, which is critical for delivering goods where they need to be, when they need to be, in our just-in-time economy.</p> <p>The world&#39;s trucking fleet is remarkably dependent on petroleum and, for a number of reasons she outlines in this interview, is not feasibly able to shift over to electricity or other alternative fuels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100873/alice-friedemann-when-trucks-stop-running" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100873/alice-friedemann-when-trucks-stop-running#comments Podcast Alice Friedemann biofuel energy grid oil Peak peak oil transportation trucking trucks When The Trucks Stop Running http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/100873 Sun, 21 Aug 2016 15:59:44 +0000 Adam Taggart 100873 at http://www.peakprosperity.com James Howard Kunstler: Racketeering Is Ruining Us http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100707/james-howard-kunstler-racketeering-ruining-us ]]><p>If you don&#39;t understand what&#39;s causing a particular problem, then it&#39;s pretty difficult to come up with an effective solution.</p> <p>Author, commentator and longtime friend-of-the-site James Howard&nbsp;Kunstler&nbsp;returns to our podcast this week to discuss the importance of accurate diagnosis -- in this case, of the scourge he sees as accelerating America&#39;s downslide into economic and social decline:&nbsp;<strong>Racketeering.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100707/james-howard-kunstler-racketeering-ruining-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100707/james-howard-kunstler-racketeering-ruining-us#comments Podcast Barack Obama Donald Trump election hillary clinton James Howard Kunstler oil podcast racketeering http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/100707 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 01:33:54 +0000 Adam Taggart 100707 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Daron Acemoglu: Why Nations Fail http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100424/daron-acemoglu-why-nations-fail ]]><p>Why do some nations rise while others wither? Why have some of the world&#39;s largest empires eventually crumbled? What are the &#39;best practices&#39; that a modern nation should follow if it desires sustainable prosperity for its citizenry?</p> <p>To answer these questions, we welcome MIT professor Doran&nbsp;Acemoglu&nbsp;and co-author of the book&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058Z4NR8/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=B0058Z4NR8&amp;linkId=979d7e9d6d917e91f5ab19af822c1fff" target="_blank">Why Nations Fail.</a>&nbsp;His observations? Yes, national prosperity has some correlation to the resources available to the State, but importantly, it&#39;s determined by how those resources are put to productive -- and fair -- use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100424/daron-acemoglu-why-nations-fail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100424/daron-acemoglu-why-nations-fail#comments Podcast Collapse Daron Acemoglu empire GDP James A. Robinson MIT podcast politics Resources Why Nations Fail http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/100424 Sun, 07 Aug 2016 16:17:19 +0000 Adam Taggart 100424 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Michael Shermer: The Importance Of Skepticism http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100238/michael-shermer-importance-skepticism ]]><p>As humans, the way we process and react to information is influenced by both the biology of our brains as well as our social and cultural norms. We&#39;ve talked many times here at PeakProsperity.com about the influence -- conscious and&nbsp;subconsious&nbsp;-- that our beliefs exert on our actions. Our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=dan+ariely&amp;uid=&amp;created=" target="_blank">past podcasts on behavioral economics</a>&nbsp;have delved into this in detail.</p> <p>But just because we believe something, that doesn&#39;t make it true. Which is why the scientific process is so important: when followed without bias, it enables us to understand reality as it truly is. And such accurate understanding of the facts allows us to make more useful decisions.</p> <p>In this week&#39;s podcast, Chris speaks with Michael&nbsp;Shermer, monthly columnist for&nbsp;<em>Scientific American</em>&nbsp;and founding publisher of&nbsp;<em>Skeptic</em>&nbsp;magazine, about the importance of cultivating a questioning mindset.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100238/michael-shermer-importance-skepticism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/100238/michael-shermer-importance-skepticism#comments Podcast Climate Change Darwin Darwinism global warming Michael Shermer science Scientific American scientific method skeptic http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/100238 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 18:34:46 +0000 Adam Taggart 100238 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dave Pare: Gold Is Looking Strong http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99935/dave-pare-gold-looking-strong ]]><p>This week, PeakProsperity.com&#39;s own precious metals analyst, Dave Pare, sits down to the microphone.</p> <p>Better known on the site as&nbsp;davefairtex, he joins Chris to discuss his current outlook for gold and silver, his approach to building market models, and how he balances fundamentals versus technical analysis in assembling his macro views.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99935/dave-pare-gold-looking-strong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99935/dave-pare-gold-looking-strong#comments Podcast Dave Pare davefairtex gold peak oil podcast precious metals silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99935 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:51:14 +0000 Adam Taggart 99935 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Grant Williams: The Rising Danger Of A Bidless Market http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99604/grant-williams-rising-danger-bidless-market ]]><p>Grant Williams, veteran portfolio and strategy advisor, as well as proprietor of the economic blog&nbsp;<a href="http://ttmygh.com/" target="_blank">Things That Make You Go Hmmm</a>&nbsp;returns to the podcast this week to discuss his great concern about the liquidity risk underlying financial markets long-addicted to central bank rescue stimulus.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99604/grant-williams-rising-danger-bidless-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99604/grant-williams-rising-danger-bidless-market#comments Podcast central banks debt economy flash crash Grant Williams liquidity Markets stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99604 Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:18:30 +0000 Adam Taggart 99604 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Art Berman: The Coming Moonshot In Oil Prices http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99333/art-berman-coming-moonshot-oil-prices ]]><p>In spite of the recent low prices for oil and natural gas, an energy supply crunch is looming warns geological consultant Arthur Berman.</p> <p>Berman&#39;s perspective should not be lightly dismissed: he has 37 years of experience in petroleum exploration and production with 20 of those years at Amoco (now known as BP). He has published more than 100 articles and reports on geology, technology and the petroleum industry during the past five years --more than 20 of those focused on the shale industry including the Barnett, Fayetteville,&nbsp;Haynesville,&nbsp;Bakken&nbsp;and&nbsp;Eagleford&nbsp;plays.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99333/art-berman-coming-moonshot-oil-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99333/art-berman-coming-moonshot-oil-prices#comments Podcast Art Berman Bakken Barnett Eagleford energy Fayetteville Haynesville oil OPEC peak oil shale gas shale oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99333 Sun, 03 Jul 2016 13:47:22 +0000 Adam Taggart 99333 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Axel Merk: Making Sense Of The Impact Of Brexit http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99269/axel-merk-making-sense-impact-brexit ]]><p>A very sleep-deprived Axel&nbsp;Merk&nbsp;joins us for this special edition podcast. Axel and his team have pulled late nights over the past few days following the&nbsp;Brexit&nbsp;vote results in real-time and the ensuing aftermath.</p> <p>Axel, CEO and founder of the&nbsp;Merk&nbsp;Funds, is originally from Europe and one of the best experts we know on the currency markets, as well as monetary policy. In this podcast, he explains why he sees the&nbsp;Brexit&nbsp;as a sea-change in sentiment that will have far-reaching implications for Britain, Europe, and the rest of the world -- though it may take years before they are fully recognized and expressed. He expects the&nbsp;post-Brexit&nbsp;future to more market volatility, more populism as political stability weakens, more (ineffectual) fiscal spending to goose economic growth, and likely more armed conflict around the world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99269/axel-merk-making-sense-impact-brexit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99269/axel-merk-making-sense-impact-brexit#comments Podcast Axel Merk Brexit Britain dollar ECB EU Euro eurozone foreign exchange FX UK United Kingdom http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99269 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:22:04 +0000 Adam Taggart 99269 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Sebastian Junger: Our Evolutionary Need For Community http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99225/sebastian-junger-our-evolutionary-need-community ]]><p>Peabody award-winning author Sebastian&nbsp;Junger&nbsp;joins our podcast this week.&nbsp;Junger&nbsp;is well-known for his NYT-bestselling books&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393337014/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=0393337014&amp;linkId=93f3393c8055946213b4bb3d0389a672" target="_blank">The Perfect Storm</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/044655622X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=044655622X&amp;linkId=9afbb49b091eb1310ecd159240022466" target="_blank">War</a>, the latter of which was written after a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan&#39;s&nbsp;Korengal&nbsp;Valley.&nbsp;</p> <p>Based on his observations while in Afghanistan,&nbsp;Junger&nbsp;noted how much troops in combat valued the social solidarity of their units. In fact, he noted that the loss of this cohesive community, with its sense of purpose and shared responsibility, created prodigious psychological strife when these soldiers returned and tried to re-integrate into civilian life. This dynamic is not just limited to the military; any collection of humans working in tight-knit groups under stress, united in purpose, evidences similar behavior (Peace Corps volunteers, trauma care&nbsp;physicians, etc).</p> <p>In his latest book&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1455566381/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;creativeASIN=1455566381&amp;linkId=f5c39847c73e67b5fc8fad08612f8e4c" target="_blank">Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging</a>,&nbsp;Junger&nbsp;explores our evolutionary wiring for community, and paradoxically, how our modern aspirations for &quot;success&quot; and &quot;wealth&quot; attempt to distance ourselves from it -- making us&nbsp;unhappier&nbsp;and emotionally unhealthier in the pursuit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99225/sebastian-junger-our-evolutionary-need-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99225/sebastian-junger-our-evolutionary-need-community#comments Podcast Community Connection Sebastian Junger Tribe war http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99225 Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:35:43 +0000 Adam Taggart 99225 at http://www.peakprosperity.com