Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en 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 David Stockman: The Collapse of the American Imperium http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86441/david-stockman-collapse-american-imperium ]]><p>David Stockman, former director of the OMB under President Reagan, former US Representative, best-selling author of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1586489127/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=390957&amp;amp;creativeASIN=1586489127&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=chrismartenso-20" target="_blank">The Great Deformation</a>, and veteran financier is an insider&#39;s insider. Few people understand the ways in which both Washington DC, The Fed, and Wall Street work and intersect better than he does.</p> <p>He&#39;s extremely concerned by the &quot;perfect storm&quot; he sees of concurrent failures in US policy across foreign, monetary, economic, fiscal fronts:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86441/david-stockman-collapse-american-imperium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86441/david-stockman-collapse-american-imperium#comments Podcast bonds bubble David Stockman Fed Federal Reserve foreign policy Gaza imperium interest rates monetary policy podcast President Eisenhower Russia Ukraine Wall Street war Washington DC http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/86441 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15:47:11 +0000 Adam Taggart 86441 at http://www.peakprosperity.com 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