Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en The Shocking Data Proving Shale Oil Is Massively Over-hyped http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89793/shocking-data-proving-shale-oil-massively-over-hyped ]]><p>Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That&#39;s great news, right?</p> <p>Not so fast. For certain it&#39;s not good news for those counting on a continued rise in US oil production from the &quot;shale miracle&quot;. Many drillers were challenged to operate profitably when oil was above $70 per barrel. Very few will remain solvent with oil in the $50s&nbsp;(as it is as of this writing).</p> <p>So, expect US oil production to suffer from these lower prices if they persist. But even if oil prices rise and rise soon, there&#39;s new data that indicates the total amount of extractable oil from America&#39;s shale plays is less --&nbsp;<em>much</em>&nbsp;less -- than what we&#39;re being told (or better put, &quot;sold&quot;).</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89793/shocking-data-proving-shale-oil-massively-over-hyped" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89793/shocking-data-proving-shale-oil-massively-over-hyped#comments Podcast Bakken David Hughes Eagle Ford Fracking oil Permina Basin rig shale shale oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89793 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:03:54 +0000 Adam Taggart 89793 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Mike Maloney: The Coming Wealth Transfer http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89518/mike-maloney-coming-wealth-transfer ]]><p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">History may not repeat but it sure does rhyme. Mike Maloney has studied monetary and financial breakdowns&nbsp; throughout history and concludes that there&#39;s nothing new or different happening this time, except its global and far more massive than any other time in history.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">Worse, there are echoes of 1911 where a series of diplomatic blunders and national pride and intransigence combined to create the still largely inexplicable start to WW I. &nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;"><strong>Chris&nbsp;Martenson:&nbsp;</strong>Well it&rsquo;s global this time, right? This is -- there&rsquo;s nowhere to hide. (...) &nbsp;What has happened when we&rsquo;ve tried to print our way to prosperity before? What has happen? Why has it happened and what have been the consequences always been?</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;"><strong>Mike Maloney:</strong>&nbsp;Whenever you try to print your way to prosperity it transfers well from the masses to the few. The few being the people running the game and then also the hucksters that are very nimble, the con artists and so on. You see these people get rich during the Weimar Hyperinflation. There were quite a few of these fancy salespeople that got rich; they didn&rsquo;t stay rich once things stabilized again.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">But it creates such a&nbsp;topsy&nbsp;turvy&nbsp;world that the normal person that does not know how to operate under these weird economic conditions cannot possibly keep up with things and wealth is transferred away from those people to the people that are very good at observing what&rsquo;s going on that second and adjusting to it. But the one thing that I see as a constant throughout history is that gold and silver eventually do an accounting of all this -- the financial -- you know financial finessing that the governments are doing.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">And when it does that it -- there is a transfer of wealth to the people that own gold and silver. And so -- it&rsquo;s very rare moments in history. This does not happen often. But it&rsquo;s a great opportunity and I&rsquo;ve just -- you know if you look at gold right now the public&rsquo;s opinion of gold is quite low because it&rsquo;s been going down for three years.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">But if you look at it in a longer timeframe and I started investing in gold in 2002 and by early 2003 I started investing in silver and if you look at it from the year 2000 it&rsquo;s still the best performing of the assets. It&rsquo;s still out performed the Dow and S&amp;P and real estate.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.7272720336914px;">And I will continue, myself, to accumulate on the way down I see this as an opportunity. And if it goes lower than it is right now, you know nobody has a perfect crystal ball. So it may have already put in its lows. But I just accumulate every single month and I will continue doing that because I see that as the only sure thing in this crazy world of currency creation.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89518/mike-maloney-coming-wealth-transfer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89518/mike-maloney-coming-wealth-transfer#comments Podcast assets currency collapse gold Mike Maloney silver wealth transfer http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89518 Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20:34:48 +0000 Adam Taggart 89518 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dmitry Orlov: Russia's Patience Is Wearing Thin http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89249/dmitry-orlov-russias-patience-wearing-thin ]]><p>Having lived in the former USSR before immigrating to the US, Dmitry Orlov has an invaluable perspective on both the US and Russian perspectives, as well as Ukraine.</p> <p>With the western propaganda flying thick and heavy, it&#39;s more important than ever to cut through the chaff and learn what we can about the most important geopolitical realignment (and renewed tensions) in recent memory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89249/dmitry-orlov-russias-patience-wearing-thin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89249/dmitry-orlov-russias-patience-wearing-thin#comments Podcast Dmitry Orlov http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89249 Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:01:27 +0000 cmartenson 89249 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Treebeard: Becoming The Change We Wish To See http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89079/treebeard-becoming-change-we-wish-see ]]><p>Here at Peak Prosperity, we follow a lot of the problems and challenges of the world around us and explore what can be done in response to them. And in seeking solutions, we have to remind ourselves that if we want the world to be different in some way, the only way to begin changing it with 100% certainty is by changing ourselves. In the end, we are responsible for how we perceive and relate to what&#39;s happening around us, and true change begins with taking ownership of what our reality is, and what we want it to be.</p> <p>For such a heady topic, we&#39;ve responded to previous requests from the PP.com community and invited our own philosopher-in-residence Andrew Graves -- better known as&nbsp;Treebeard&nbsp;on the site -- to expound on the topic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89079/treebeard-becoming-change-we-wish-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/89079/treebeard-becoming-change-we-wish-see#comments Podcast Andrew Graves change Featured Voices love reality treebeard http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/89079 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:50:51 +0000 Adam Taggart 89079 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Eric Sprott: Global Gold Demand Is Overwhelming Supply http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply ]]><p>Precious metals have had an especially tough go of it over the past month. Both gold and silver are back in price territory last seen in 2010.</p> <p>Eric&nbsp;Sprott&nbsp;returns to the program to discuss the facts as we know them in this market, and what&#39;s likely to happen from here. Specifically, he explains the tremendous imbalance currently seen between global supply and demand for precious metals. In his view, prices will have to correct upwards -- prodigiously -- to bring the two back in alignment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88731/eric-sprott-global-gold-demand-overwhelming-supply#comments Podcast China COMEX Eric Sprott gold Manipulation precious metals Shanghai silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88731 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:11:43 +0000 Adam Taggart 88731 at http://www.peakprosperity.com John Hussman: The Stock Market Is Overvalued By 100% http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88702/john-hussman-stock-market-overvalued-100 ]]><p>John&nbsp;Hussman&nbsp;is highly respected for his prodigious use of data and adherence to what it tells him about the state of the financial markets. His regular&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hussmanfunds.com/weeklyMarketComment.html" target="_blank">weekly market commentary</a>&nbsp;is widely regarded as one of the best-researched, best-articulated publications available to money managers.</p> <p>John&#39;s public appearances are rare, so we&#39;re especially grateful he made time to speak with us yesterday about the precarious state in which he sees global markets. Based on historical norms and averages, he calculates that the&nbsp;ZIRP&nbsp;and QE policies of the Fed and other world central banks have led to an overvaluation in the stock market where prices are 2 times higher than they should be.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88702/john-hussman-stock-market-overvalued-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88702/john-hussman-stock-market-overvalued-100#comments Podcast bonds central banks crash duration Fed Federal Reserve financial markets GDP Japan John Hussman Markets QE quantitative easing reversion to the mean S&P 500 stock market stocks valuation ZIRP http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88702 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Adam Taggart 88702 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Ted Butler: The Silver Nightmare Will Be Over Soon http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88558/ted-butler-silver-nightmare-will-over-soon ]]><p>Halloween couldn&#39;t have been more terrifying for silver investors. The gray metal cracked under $16/oz on Friday, a price not seen for nearly half a decade.</p> <p>For years now, it has seemed like silver has been beaten down so badly its price couldn&#39;t go lower. But then it has.</p> <p>Why has silver seen such a gut-wrenching price decline? (now down 2/3 compared to its high in late 2011). And will it ever see brighter days again?</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88558/ted-butler-silver-nightmare-will-over-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88558/ted-butler-silver-nightmare-will-over-soon#comments Podcast COMEX gold silver Ted Butler http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88558 Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18:20:23 +0000 Adam Taggart 88558 at http://www.peakprosperity.com NASA: Revisiting Our Vulnerabiity To Solar Flares http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88055/nasa-revisiting-our-vulnerabiity-solar-flares ]]><p>Dr&nbsp;Guhathakurta&nbsp;returns to the podcast this week to discuss a large-scale solar flare that nearly hit Earth back in July of 2012 (a direct hit missed us by about 1 week), as well as to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the warning system we have in place to alert us to such dangers, and the continuing vulnerability our system have to such an event.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88055/nasa-revisiting-our-vulnerabiity-solar-flares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/88055/nasa-revisiting-our-vulnerabiity-solar-flares#comments Podcast CME coronal mass ejections Dr. Lika Guhathakurta EMP NASA solar flare http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/88055 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:10:54 +0000 Adam Taggart 88055 at http://www.peakprosperity.com 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