Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Dan Amerman: Will Our Private Savings Be Sacrificed To Pay Down The Public Debt? http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88132/dan-amerman-will-our-private-savings-sacrificed-pay-down-public-debt ]]><p>Recently, an article by Daniel&nbsp;Amerman&nbsp;caught our attention. Titled&nbsp;<a href="http://danielamerman.com/va/Repression.html" target="_blank">Is There A &ldquo;Back Door&rdquo; Method For The Government To Pay Down The Federal Debt Using Private Savings?</a>, it details the process known as financial repression, where sovereign debts are slowly paid off by&nbsp;syphoning&nbsp;private savings from an unaware populace.</p> <p>In this week&#39;s podcast, Chris discusses the mechanics of the process, as well as its probability, with Dan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88132/dan-amerman-will-our-private-savings-sacrificed-pay-down-public-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88132/dan-amerman-will-our-private-savings-sacrificed-pay-down-public-debt#comments Podcast Dan Amerman debt economics Fed financial repression http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88132 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:06:39 +0000 Adam Taggart 88132 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Richard Gould: Learning From Ancient Human Cultures http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87967/richard-gould-learning-ancient-human-cultures ]]><p>Richard Gould is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Brown University (where I was his student) and one of the foremost experts on hunter-gatherer societies. In the&nbsp;1960s, he and his wife spent years living with the aborigines in Australia&#39;s Western Desert, observing first-hand their way of life. Through study of these people and many others around the world, his work focused on understanding how human culture and behavior adapts to environmental stress, risk and uncertainty.</p> <p>We&#39;ve invited him to this week&#39;s podcast to discuss what insights ancient cultures may be able to offer in terms of &quot;natural human behavior&quot; that may fit well within our specie&#39;s blueprint.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87967/richard-gould-learning-ancient-human-cultures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87967/richard-gould-learning-ancient-human-cultures#comments Podcast !Kung San aborigines culture Featured Voices happiness human behavior hunter-gatherer podcast Richard Gould http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87967 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:17:17 +0000 Adam Taggart 87967 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 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 New Harbor: Hedging 101 http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87334/new-harbor-hedging-101 ]]><p>This week&#39;s podcast build on our <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/87196/how-hedge-against-market-correction" target="_blank">recent report on hedging</a>, driller deeper into how the technique can be used to offer protection against falling asset prices.</p> <p>There are numerous ways to hedge, which vary in cost and complexity -- with several being quite simple and low-cost (such as building cash or employing stops). But many investors don&#39;t practice them, mostly out of unfamiliarity. Which is a shame, as often a small degree of defensive planning can provide substantial avoidance of large losses. (In fact, <a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/poll/87252/which-technique-if-any-currently-using-most-hedge-your-portfolio" target="_blank">our recent poll</a> has discovered that one of the most common and cheapest methods of hedging -- setting stops -- &nbsp;is hardly used by&nbsp;PeakProsperity&#39;s&nbsp;readership.)</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87334/new-harbor-hedging-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87334/new-harbor-hedging-101#comments Podcast hedging investing New Harbor Financial stops http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87334 Sat, 13 Sep 2014 19:02:57 +0000 Adam Taggart 87334 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Francis Koster: Finding Local Investments That Pay Off for You & Your Community http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87163/francis-koster-finding-local-investments-pay-your-community ]]><blockquote> <p>This week we surface a gem from the archives. This podcast originally aired in March 2011.&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p>&quot;Locally there are lots of nice, tidy, quarter-of-a-million-dollar investments sitting there that the large companies will not do because their overhead is too high. So one of my themes is look in your own backyard -- focus on fiscally-conservative, sound investments and focus on local employment. You will be surprised at the opportunity that just leaps out at you.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87163/francis-koster-finding-local-investments-pay-your-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/87163/francis-koster-finding-local-investments-pay-your-community#comments Podcast francis koster Local Investment ROI http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/87163 Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:06:28 +0000 Adam Taggart 87163 at http://www.peakprosperity.com 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 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 Mark Sisson: Why Nutrition Is The Key To Health http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86653/mark-sisson-why-nutrition-key-health ]]><p>This week, Mark&nbsp;Sisson&nbsp;-- former professional athlete, founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz3Abltjq5o" target="_blank">Mark&#39;s Daily Apple</a>, and developer of the Primal Blueprint health &amp; fitness lifestyle -- returns to discuss nutrition. In his opinion, it&#39;s the single most important factor for a healthy life.</p> <p>While other key components like physical exertion, good sleep, de-stressing and sun exposure contribute to overall health and well-being, too (see&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/80763/mark-sisson-2-2-2013" target="_blank">our 2013 interview with Mark</a>&nbsp;for a full background on his recommended regime), the food we eat can literally determine which of the genes in our genetic code get activated and expressed. So, in a very real way, we indeed are what we eat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86653/mark-sisson-why-nutrition-key-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86653/mark-sisson-why-nutrition-key-health#comments Podcast Diet epigenetics Exercise fitness Food gut flora health Mark Sisson Mark's Daily Apple nutrition Paleo Primal Blueprint http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86653 Sun, 17 Aug 2014 01:51:55 +0000 Adam Taggart 86653 at http://www.peakprosperity.com A New Opportunity For Investing In Productive Farmland http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86565/new-opportunity-investing-productive-farmland ]]><p>Over the past few years, we&#39;ve tracked the success of Farmland LP, a fund created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.</p> <p>Today&#39;s big news is that, while the initial LP fund closed to new investors last year, the same management team has just launched a new fund, this time structured as a real estate investment trust (<a href="http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/reit.asp" target="_blank">REIT</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86565/new-opportunity-investing-productive-farmland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86565/new-opportunity-investing-productive-farmland#comments Podcast Craig Wichner farmland Farmland LP Organic real estate investment trust REIT soil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86565 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:13:42 +0000 Adam Taggart 86565 at http://www.peakprosperity.com