Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en 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 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 Ugo Bardi: The Banquet of Consequences http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85158/ugo-bardi-banquet-consequences ]]><blockquote> <p>Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.</p> <p><em>~ Robert Louis Stevenson</em></p> </blockquote> <p>&quot;Growth is the problem; not the solution&quot; says Ugo Bardi, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Italy&#39;s University of Florence and author of the recent book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1603585419/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1603585419&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20" target="_blank">Extracted: How the Quest for Mineral Wealth is Plundering the Planet</a>.</p> <p>In this week&#39;s podcast, Professor Bardi and Chris discuss resource depletion and its growing impact on geopolitical events and the world economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85158/ugo-bardi-banquet-consequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85158/ugo-bardi-banquet-consequences#comments Podcast commodities economy energy Extracted fossil fuels Limits to Growth Minerals oil Peak Resouces resource depletion Ugo Bardi William Stanley Jevons http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85158 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 18:15:03 +0000 Adam Taggart 85158 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Jean-Martin Fortier: A Model for Profitable Micro-Farming http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85050/jean-martin-fortier-model-profitable-micro-farming ]]><p>As we awake to the realities in store for us in a future defined by declining net energy, concerns about food security, adequate nutrition, community resilience, and reliable income commonly arise.</p> <p>Small-scale farming usually quickly surfaces as a pursuit that could help address all of these. Yet most dismiss the idea of becoming farmers themselves; mainly because of lack of prior experience, coupled with lack of capital. It simply feels too risky.</p> <p>Enter Jean-Martin&nbsp;Fortier&nbsp;and his wife, Maude-H&eacute;l&egrave;ne. They are a&nbsp;thirtysomething&nbsp;couple who have been farming successfully for the past decade. In fact, they&#39;ve been&nbsp;<em>micro</em>-farming: their entire growing operations happen on just an acre and half of land.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85050/jean-martin-fortier-model-profitable-micro-farming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85050/jean-martin-fortier-model-profitable-micro-farming#comments Podcast bio-intensive CSA farm Farming Garden Gardening Jean-Martin Fortier micro-farming Organic The Market Gardener http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85050 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:19:14 +0000 Adam Taggart 85050 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Michael Shuman: The Benefits of Deploying Investment Capital Locally Vs Wall Street http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85007/michael-shuman-benefits-deploying-investment-capital-locally-vs-wall-street ]]><p>The Federal Reserve and other central planners have worked overtime to lead the world back to &quot;recovery&quot; from the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. Using one of their main signaling&nbsp;indicators, they&#39;ve succeeded: stock market indices are hovering near all-time highs.</p> <p>But, as has been often discussed here, are we really better off for it?</p> <p>Recent&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-12/stock-market-surge-bypasses-most-americans-poll-shows.html" target="_blank">survey data from Bloomberg&nbsp;</a>show that 4 out of 5 Americans don&#39;t feel any more financially secure as a result of the stock market rescue. 62% believe the country is headed in the wrong direction:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85007/michael-shuman-benefits-deploying-investment-capital-locally-vs-wall-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/85007/michael-shuman-benefits-deploying-investment-capital-locally-vs-wall-street#comments Podcast Community economics investing local Michael Shuman money stock market stocks Wall Street http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/85007 Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:01:35 +0000 Adam Taggart 85007 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Robert Kiyosaki: Entrepreneurship Is Your Shield Against the Coming Wealth Transfer http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84971/robert-kiyosaki-entrepreneurship-your-shield-against-coming-wealth-transfer ]]><blockquote> <p>I believe there&#39;s an entrepreneur in everybody.&nbsp;</p> <div>~ Robert Kiyosaki</div> </blockquote> <p>Last weekend, Chris and I traveled to Phoenix, AZ, where we spent several days with Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular personal finance book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0762434279/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0762434279&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20" target="_blank">Rich Dad, Poor Dad</a>, which has sold over <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Dad_Poor_Dad" target="_blank">26 million copies</a> to-date.</p> <p>Robert had read <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/047092764X?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=chrismartenso-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=047092764X" target="_blank">The Crash Course</a>, and it resonated so strongly with him that he purchased copies for his staff and made it the theme of his company&#39;s leadership conference this spring. Together with his wife, Kim, and his council of Rich Dad advisors, we spent many hours discussing the future implications of the Three E&#39;s with business leaders from across Robert&#39;s global organization.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84971/robert-kiyosaki-entrepreneurship-your-shield-against-coming-wealth-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84971/robert-kiyosaki-entrepreneurship-your-shield-against-coming-wealth-transfer#comments Podcast entrepreneurship investing Poor Dad Rich Dad Robert Kiyosaki wealth http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/84971 Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:11:33 +0000 Adam Taggart 84971 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Richard Heinberg: The Oil 'Revolution' Story Is Dead Wrong http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84923/richard-heinberg-oil-revolution-story-dead-wrong ]]><p>With all the grandiosity of the media headlines touting our destiny as the new &quot;Saudi America&quot;, many pundits have been quick to pronounce Peak Oil dead.</p> <p>Here at PeakProsperity.com, one of the most frequent questions we&#39;ve received over the past two years is: will the increased production from new &quot;tight&quot; oil sources indeed solve our liquid fuels emergency?</p> <p>Not at all, say Chris and this week&#39;s podcast guest, Richard&nbsp;Heinberg. Both are fellows at the Post Carbon Institute, and you are about to hear one of the most important and most lucid&nbsp;deconstructions&nbsp;of the false promise of American energy independence:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84923/richard-heinberg-oil-revolution-story-dead-wrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84923/richard-heinberg-oil-revolution-story-dead-wrong#comments Podcast Bakken Colin Campbell Decline Eagle Ford energy Fracking Jean Laherrère peak oil petroleum richard heinberg shale oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/84923 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:45:27 +0000 Adam Taggart 84923 at http://www.peakprosperity.com New Harbor: How To Invest When the Bull Is Shaking Out All The Bears http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84893/new-harbor-how-invest-when-bull-shaking-out-all-bears ]]><p>Summary:</p> <p>Click the play button below to listen to Chris&#39; interview with New Harbor Financial (30m:14s):</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84893/new-harbor-how-invest-when-bull-shaking-out-all-bears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84893/new-harbor-how-invest-when-bull-shaking-out-all-bears#comments Podcast Markets New Harbor Financial risk http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/84893 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:33:57 +0000 Adam Taggart 84893 at http://www.peakprosperity.com David Seaman: Inflammation From Our Diet Is Killing Us Slowly http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84852/david-seaman-inflammation-our-diet-killing-us-slowly ]]><p>Science continues to shed new light on how nutrition has a huge effect on the status of our health. In particular, medicine is zeroing in inflammation as key factor in the aging process - that, over time, diet-caused inflammation wears down our internal systems, resulting in impaired performance and disease.</p> <p>This week, Chris speaks with Dr. David Seaman, Professor of Clinical Sciences at the National University of Health&nbsp;Sciences, one of the leading experts on clinical nutrition&nbsp;for pain and inflammation. They discuss inflammation, what causes it, the damage it does to our bodies, and the dietary changes we can make to reduce our exposure to it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84852/david-seaman-inflammation-our-diet-killing-us-slowly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84852/david-seaman-inflammation-our-diet-killing-us-slowly#comments Podcast David Seaman Diet flour Food gluten health inflamation inflammation nutrition omega-6 starch sugar trans fat http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/84852 Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:18:25 +0000 Adam Taggart 84852 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dan Ariely: Why Humans Are Hard-Wired To Create Asset Bubbles http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84804/dan-ariely-why-humans-hard-wired-create-asset-bubbles ]]><p>Renown&nbsp;behavioral&nbsp;economist Dan&nbsp;Ariely&nbsp;explain why humans are biologically wired to make irrational decisions when money is involved. It&#39;s a case of our evolutionary wiring interfering with the decisions we face in a modern world very different from the one our ancestors adapted to.</p> <p>In this podcast, Chris and Dan explore the human cognitive triggers that have led us to our third major bubble in 15 years (tech stocks, housing, credit) and why our natural programming often works against our best interests. In certain cases, like the banking sector, bad decision-making has become so ingrained in our institutions that&nbsp;Ariely&nbsp;thinks the &quot;clean slate&quot; approach is our best option should we have the courage to deploy it:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84804/dan-ariely-why-humans-hard-wired-create-asset-bubbles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/84804/dan-ariely-why-humans-hard-wired-create-asset-bubbles#comments Podcast bankers banks behavioral economics bubble Dan Ariely economics money Muppets http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/84804 Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:25:09 +0000 Adam Taggart 84804 at http://www.peakprosperity.com