Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Michael Klare: Finite Resources And The Geography of Conflict http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86359/michael-klare-finite-resources-and-geography-conflict ]]><p>Ukraine. Iraq. Nigeria. Libya. Tunisia. Syria. All are hotspots of conflict in different regions of the world, yet the same underlying cause behind each can clearly be seen when looking through the lens of&nbsp;<strong>finite resources.</strong></p> <p>In this week&#39;s podcast, Chris talks with Hampshire college professor Michael&nbsp;Klare, author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250023971/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1250023971&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20&amp;linkId=FQPLPCM7CGL6QE4M" target="_blank">The Race for What&#39;s Left: The Global Scramble for World&#39;s Last Resources</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805055762/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0805055762&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20&amp;linkId=R2ICIPPGK6JAA7V3" target="_blank">Resource Wars</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86359/michael-klare-finite-resources-and-geography-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86359/michael-klare-finite-resources-and-geography-conflict#comments Podcast alternative energy Arab Spring conflict Iraq ISIS libya Michael Klare nigeria oil Resources syria Tunisia Ukraine war http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86359 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:49:39 +0000 Adam Taggart 86359 at http://www.peakprosperity.com John Rubino: Taking Control Of The Time In Which We Live http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86146/john-rubino-taking-control-time-which-we-live ]]><p>In what is quite possibly my favorite podcast so far this year, Chris speaks with John&nbsp;Rubino&nbsp;-- founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://dollarcollapse.com/" target="_blank">DollarCollapse.com</a>&nbsp;and recent author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HCQNEVW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B00HCQNEVW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20&amp;linkId=BVBBQESGDFPNYAJI" target="_blank">The Money Bubble</a>&nbsp;-- about the times in which we live.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86146/john-rubino-taking-control-time-which-we-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86146/john-rubino-taking-control-time-which-we-live#comments Podcast capital Dollar Collapse fiat currency fiat money John Rubino Middle Class money sound money wealth gap wealth inequality http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86146 Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:09:40 +0000 Adam Taggart 86146 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Mike Maloney: The Dollar As We Know It Will Be Gone Within 6 Years http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86044/mike-maloney-dollar-we-know-will-gone-within-6-years ]]><p>This week&#39;s podcast sees the return of Mike Maloney, monetary historian and founder of precious metals broker GoldSilver.com.</p> <p>Based on historical patterns and the alarming state of our current monetary system, Mike believes the fiat US dollar is in its last years as a viable currency. He sees its replacement as inevitable in the near term -- as in by or before the end of the decade:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86044/mike-maloney-dollar-we-know-will-gone-within-6-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86044/mike-maloney-dollar-we-know-will-gone-within-6-years#comments Podcast Fed gold Mike Maloney money silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86044 Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:42:45 +0000 Adam Taggart 86044 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Axel Merk: The Fed's Next Move http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85967/axel-merk-feds-next-move ]]><p>&quot;If you&#39;re not concerned, you&#39;re not paying attention&quot; say Axel&nbsp;Merk, founder and Chief Investment Officer of&nbsp;Merk&nbsp;Funds.</p> <p>Like many, he sees today&#39;s excessive high-price, low-volume, zero-volatility markets as an unnatural and dangerous result of misguided intervention by the Federal Reserve. But Axel has additional perspective than most, as the senior economic adviser to his family of funds is a former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis and a former&nbsp;FMOC&nbsp;member:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85967/axel-merk-feds-next-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85967/axel-merk-feds-next-move#comments Podcast Axel Merk http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85967 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:10:22 +0000 Adam Taggart 85967 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Alasdair Macleod: All You Need To Know About Negative Interest Rates http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85736/alasdair-macleod-all-need-know-about-negative-interest-rates ]]><p>On Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) took the historically unprecedented step of lowering certain of its interest rates below 0%. In a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/insider/85715/european-neutron-bomb-has-dropped" target="_blank">report to our premium subscribers</a>&nbsp;immediately following the announcement, Chris likened the move to the policy equivalent of dropping a neutron bomb.</p> <p>In the days following, despite the&nbsp;ECB&nbsp;attempting to clarify its stance further, many questions still linger; most notably:&nbsp;<em>What exactly will the implications of this negative interest rate (NIRP) policy be?</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85736/alasdair-macleod-all-need-know-about-negative-interest-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85736/alasdair-macleod-all-need-know-about-negative-interest-rates#comments Podcast ECB economy energy Euro Europe GDP Mario Draghi Negative Interest negative interest rates NIRP http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85736 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 02:14:13 +0000 Adam Taggart 85736 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Steen Jakobsen: Expect A 30% Stock Market Correction in 2014 http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85680/steen-jakobsen-expect-30-stock-market-correction-2014 ]]><p>This week, Chris talks with Steen&nbsp;Jakobsen, Chief Investment Officer of&nbsp;Saxo&nbsp;Bank. We wanted to see through the eyes of a professional economist, which Steen kindly allowed us to do.</p> <p>Steen agrees that central banks have largely failed in their misguided attempts to boost growth via trickle-down programs. Pretty much all the benefits of the recent years of money printing have gone to the upper echelons, with the true engines of growth and jobs -- small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) -- getting very little.</p> <p>As a result, financial asset prices have been driven up too high, which Steen anticipates will correct at some point in 2014; likely by 30% or so.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85680/steen-jakobsen-expect-30-stock-market-correction-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85680/steen-jakobsen-expect-30-stock-market-correction-2014#comments Podcast bonds central banks ECB Europe fixed income growth jobs market correction Markets Saxo Bank SME Steen Jakobsen stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85680 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:25:25 +0000 Adam Taggart 85680 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Ethan Roland: The 8 Forms of Capital http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85573/ethan-roland-8-forms-capital ]]><p>Building on top of last week&#39;s foundational discussion of&nbsp;permaculture, this week&#39;s podcast explores how the&nbsp;permaculture&nbsp;approach can be applied to creating value -- aka, capital -- across the full spectrum of our lives.</p> <p>Chris sits down with Ethan Roland to discuss the &quot;Eight Forms of Capital&quot; framework he and his partners at <a href="http://appleseedpermaculture.com/8-forms-of-capital/" target="_blank">Appleseed&nbsp;Permaculture</a>&nbsp;have developed:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85573/ethan-roland-8-forms-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85573/ethan-roland-8-forms-capital#comments Podcast 8 Forms capital Ethan Roland Permaculture http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85573 Sun, 25 May 2014 20:25:57 +0000 Adam Taggart 85573 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Toby Hemenway: Explaining Permaculture http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85511/toby-hemenway-explaining-permaculture ]]><p>&quot;Permaculture&quot; is a word fast gaining adoption in (and beyond) the agricultural and gardening worlds. We see it mentioned fairly often here on PeakProsperity.com.</p> <p>But what exactly does it mean?</p> <p>When asked, many of our readers have a fuzzy sense, at best. So, we&#39;ve asked one of the top experts in the&nbsp;permaculture&nbsp;field, Toby&nbsp;Hemenway, to provide an &#39;everyman&#39;s&#39; overview of the philosophy, science and best practices of the craft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85511/toby-hemenway-explaining-permaculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85511/toby-hemenway-explaining-permaculture#comments Podcast Agriculture Design economy farm Gardening Permaculture systems toby hemenway http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85511 Sat, 17 May 2014 18:04:44 +0000 Adam Taggart 85511 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Kirk Sorensen: A Detailed Exploration of Thorium's Potential as an Energy Source http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85431/kirk-sorensen-detailed-exploration-thoriums-potential-energy-source ]]><p>Kirk Sorensen, NASA-trained engineer, is a man on a mission to open minds to the tremendous promise that thorium, a near-valueless element in today&#39;s marketplace, may offer in meeting future world energy demand.</p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85431/kirk-sorensen-detailed-exploration-thoriums-potential-energy-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85431/kirk-sorensen-detailed-exploration-thoriums-potential-energy-source#comments Podcast Kirk Sorensen LTFR Nuclear Thorium uranium http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85431 Sun, 11 May 2014 19:26:47 +0000 Adam Taggart 85431 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Julia Butterfly Hill: Living With Meaning http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85294/julia-butterfly-hill-living-meaning ]]><p>In 1997, a young woman impulsively climbed a tree in protest of excessive logging of old-growth timber. By the time she climbed back down over two years later, she had become an international face of the Environmental movement.</p> <p>In this week&#39;s podcast, Chris speaks with Julia Butterfly Hill about her journey: what led her to climb that tree and how she dealt with the flood of fame and notoriety that followed. More than anything else, Julia views the experience as an example of the ability to make a difference that lies within each of us.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85294/julia-butterfly-hill-living-meaning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85294/julia-butterfly-hill-living-meaning#comments Podcast activist environment forest julia butterfly hill redwood timber tree http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85294 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:15:57 +0000 Adam Taggart 85294 at http://www.peakprosperity.com