Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en 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 Dmitry Orlov: The US Is Sleepwalking Towards A Nuclear Confrontation http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99011/dmitry-orlov-us-sleepwalking-towards-nuclear-confrontation ]]><p>Following his cautionary analysis on the increasing tension between the US/NATO and Russia, Chris interview Dmitry&nbsp;Orlov&nbsp;this week about the potential likelihood for actual direct conflict to break out between the world powers.</p> <p>Orlov&nbsp;was born and raised in Leningrad in the former Soviet Union and immigrated to the United States in the mid&nbsp;70s, He has spent the past several decades traveling back and forth between the two countries, writing about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the many&nbsp;similarities&nbsp;he sees between that and the secular decline happening in the West.&nbsp;Orlov&nbsp;recently co-authored a stark warning with a number of other experts on Russia, concerned that the US is recklessly provoking a military confrontation it cannot win.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99011/dmitry-orlov-us-sleepwalking-towards-nuclear-confrontation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/99011/dmitry-orlov-us-sleepwalking-towards-nuclear-confrontation#comments Podcast Dmitry Orlov NATO Russia war http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/99011 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:52:36 +0000 Adam Taggart 99011 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Rana Foroohar: How Wall Street Is Strangling The Economy http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98829/rana-foroohar-how-wall-street-strangling-economy ]]><p>This week, Chris interviews&nbsp;<em>Time&nbsp;</em>Magazine assistant managing editor and economic columnist&nbsp;Rana&nbsp;Foroohar&nbsp;about the findings within her new book&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0553447238/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=0553447238&amp;linkId=cf2ea88e64984b87a2b23cc324adf192" target="_blank">Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business</a>.</p> <p>Eight years on from the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 still remain unlearned &mdash; and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. Many of us know that our government failed to fix the banking system after the subprime mortgage crisis. But what few of us realize is how the misguided financial practices and philosophies that nearly toppled the global financial system have come to infiltrate&nbsp;<em>all</em>&nbsp;American businesses, putting us on a collision course for another cataclysmic meltdown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98829/rana-foroohar-how-wall-street-strangling-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98829/rana-foroohar-how-wall-street-strangling-economy#comments Podcast economy Makers & Takers Rana Foroohar stocks Wall Street http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98829 Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:40:33 +0000 Adam Taggart 98829 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Francis Koster: Rescuing Your Local Economy http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98720/francis-koster-rescuing-your-local-economy ]]><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> </blockquote> <p>So says Francis&nbsp;Koster, author of the new books&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1530496470/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=1530496470&amp;linkId=9d15cbde092e11b4a6bbbf262ab0e331" target="_blank">Rescuing Your Local Economy</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1518859909/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=1518859909&amp;linkId=368916bcd1b1be6ed6b506f025791898" target="_blank">Rescuing School Kids</a>&nbsp;who specializes in identifying community investment opportunities that offer attractive returns for the capital provider as well as&nbsp;long-term&nbsp;benefits for the local residents.</p> <p>In this podcast, Francis highlights&nbsp;a number of the case studies he&#39;s collected at his website,&nbsp;<a href="http://theoptimisticfuturist.org/" target="_blank">The Optimistic Futurist</a>, where motivated individuals have improved their local schools, roads, food, water supply, etc. while earning double-digit returns. These models can be adopted in nearly any community, which is the purpose behind Francis&#39; work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98720/francis-koster-rescuing-your-local-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98720/francis-koster-rescuing-your-local-economy#comments Podcast Community francis koster local local investing podcast http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98720 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:12:56 +0000 Adam Taggart 98720 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Brad Friedman: Why To Be Suspicious Of Every Election http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98586/brad-friedman-why-suspicious-every-election ]]><p>Long an &#39;exporter of democracy&#39; to the rest of the world, there is ample evidence that the United States lacks even the most rudimentary, basic protections necessary to preserve voting integrity within its own borders.</p> <p>Some of the evidence is circumstantial, some is statistical, and some is pretty direct and clear-cut. Taken together, a pattern that emerges strongly suggesting that ever since voting machines, electronic voting machines were introduced in the United States, we&rsquo;ve had a string of suspect election results that frankly are not consistent with a free and fair voting outcome.</p> <div>This week, we&#39;re joined by Brad Friedman, election integrity analyst to understand better the systems and practices currently in place to collect and tally votes in America. As we gear up to elect our next president, it&#39;s clear that numerous concerns exist about the state of &#39;free and fair&#39; voting in our country.</div> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98586/brad-friedman-why-suspicious-every-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98586/brad-friedman-why-suspicious-every-election#comments Podcast diebold elections fraud politics voting http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98586 Sun, 29 May 2016 16:26:00 +0000 Adam Taggart 98586 at http://www.peakprosperity.com FerFAL: Understanding Societal Collapse http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98435/ferfal-understanding-societal-collapse ]]><p>As we write about the risks of our over-indebted economy, of our unsustainable fossil fuel-dependent energy policies, and our accelerating depletion of key resources, it&#39;s not a far leap to start worrying about the potential for a coming degradation of our modern lifestyle -- or even the possibility of full-blown societal collapse.</p> <p>Sadly, collapse is not just a theoretical worry for a growing number of people around the world. They&#39;re living within it right now.</p> <p>This week, we catch up with Fernando &quot;FerFAL&quot;&nbsp;Aguirre, who began&nbsp;<a href="http://ferfal.blogspot.com/p/contact-me.html" target="_blank">blogging</a>&nbsp;during&nbsp;the hyperinflationary destruction of Argentina&rsquo;s economy in 2001 and has since dedicated his professional career&nbsp;to educating the public about his experiences and observations of its lingering aftermath. Given his first-hand experience with living through, and eventually escaping, economic collapse in South America, we asked him to offer his insider&#39;s perspective on the current crisis in Venezuela, as well as the devolving situation in Brazil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98435/ferfal-understanding-societal-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98435/ferfal-understanding-societal-collapse#comments Podcast Argentina Brazil Collapse crisis emergency preparedness Hugo Chavez hyperinflation Venezuela http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98435 Sun, 22 May 2016 17:18:36 +0000 Adam Taggart 98435 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Dave Janda: Bad Medicine http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98318/dave-janda-bad-medicine ]]><p>In our ongoing discussion of how our Health Care system (or more aptly-named &quot;Sick Care&quot; system) has&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/98031/why-were-so-unhealthy" target="_blank">been hijacked by those who profit most</a>&nbsp;from it, we interview Dr. Dave&nbsp;Janda&nbsp;this week, who recently and very publicly announced he was walking away from his clinical practice in protest of how poorly the quality-to-cost ratio has dropped in his profession.</p> <p>Dr.&nbsp;Janda&#39;s&nbsp;perspective is informed not just from his years as a practicing surgeon and researcher, but also through his involvement with health initiatives for the Reagan and Bush I administrations, as well as the National Institute of Health. His overall conclusion is that the health system now exists to serves its corporate and administrative owners, to the detriment of patients and practitioners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98318/dave-janda-bad-medicine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/98318/dave-janda-bad-medicine#comments Podcast Affordable Health Care Act big pharma Dave Janda doctor health care Insurance Medicine obamacare http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/98318 Sun, 15 May 2016 18:57:13 +0000 Adam Taggart 98318 at http://www.peakprosperity.com M. King Hubbert: The Limits To Oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97983/m-king-hubbert-limits-oil ]]><p>M. King&nbsp;Hubbert&nbsp;did more to raise awareness of the finite nature of global oil reserves than any other person, living or dead. He was a larger-than-life figure, who fought tirelessly to insert the limits of nature into the national dialog regarding the strategic use of resources. Yet surprisingly little has been publicly documented about the man, even though we are hurdling ever faster into a future shaped by the very limits he warned about.</p> <p>In today&#39;s podcast, Chris talks with Mason Inman about his new book&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393239683/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0393239683&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;linkId=QCXRB3T73WYNZWZB" target="_blank">The Oracle Of Oil</a>, the first in-depth biography of M. King&nbsp;Hubbert, to learn more about the genesis of the Peak Oil theory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97983/m-king-hubbert-limits-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97983/m-king-hubbert-limits-oil#comments Podcast Inman M. King Hubbert oil Peak peak oil http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97983 Sun, 08 May 2016 16:52:28 +0000 Adam Taggart 97983 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Eric Hunsader: The Financial System is 'Absolutely, Positively Rigged' http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97873/eric-hunsader-financial-system-absolutely-positively-rigged ]]><p>Eric&nbsp;Hunsader, founder of&nbsp;Nanex, has been at the vanguard of warning about the dangers and the rampant fraud that the rise of high-frequency trading (HFT)&nbsp;algorithims&nbsp;have let loose in today&#39;s financial markets.</p> <p>While he usually feels like a lone voice in a world happy to deceive itself, he was shocked to receive a $750,000 whistleblower award from the SEC for his efforts. He&#39;s been sadly less shocked to see that since the award was publicly announced, the abuses he reported have only become more extreme and frequent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97873/eric-hunsader-financial-system-absolutely-positively-rigged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/97873/eric-hunsader-financial-system-absolutely-positively-rigged#comments Podcast algorithmic trading algorithms Citadel Eric Husander exchange Federal Reserve fraud HFT Nanex stock market stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/97873 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:36:09 +0000 Adam Taggart 97873 at http://www.peakprosperity.com