Featured Voices http://www.peakprosperity.com/featuredvoices/newest?title=&uid=&created= en Steve Keen: The Deliberate Blindness Of Our Central Planners http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92208/steve-keen-deliberate-blindness-our-central-planners ]]><p>The models we use for decision making determine the outcomes we experience. So, if our models are faulty or flawed, we make bad decisions and suffer bad outcomes.</p> <p>Professor, author and&nbsp;deflationist&nbsp;Steve Keen joins us this week to discuss the broken models our central planners are using to chart the future of the world economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92208/steve-keen-deliberate-blindness-our-central-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92208/steve-keen-deliberate-blindness-our-central-planners#comments Podcast Bank of England banks bonds central banks crisis debt deflation economics Federal Reserve financial markets money Steve Keen stocks http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92208 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:20:09 +0000 Adam Taggart 92208 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Philip Haslam: When Money Destroys Nations http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92151/philip-haslam-when-money-destroys-nations ]]><p>To understand better the anatomy of a currency collapse, we talk this week with Philip&nbsp;Haslam, author of the book&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NOXX3JA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=390957&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B00NOXX3JA&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;amp;linkId=AJY7O7NOIXUNPHGJ" target="_blank">When Money Destroys Nations</a>.&nbsp;Haslam&nbsp;is an authority on monetary history, and more recently, has spent much time in Zimbabwe collecting dozens of accounts of the experiences real people had as the currency there failed.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92151/philip-haslam-when-money-destroys-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92151/philip-haslam-when-money-destroys-nations#comments Podcast hyperinflation inflation money Philip Haslam Zimbabwe http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92151 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:54:18 +0000 Adam Taggart 92151 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Neil Howe: What To Expect From The Fourth Turning We're Now In http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92080/neil-howe-what-expect-fourth-turning-were-now ]]><p>Fourth turnings are characterized by a growing demand for social order, yet supply of it remains weak. The emergence of the surveillance state, a perpetual war machine, increased intervention in the markets by the central planners, greater government control of critical systems like health care and the Internet -- all of these are classic signs that we are well into a fourth turning now.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92080/neil-howe-what-expect-fourth-turning-were-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92080/neil-howe-what-expect-fourth-turning-were-now#comments Podcast conflict Control crisis demographics Fourth Turning Neil Howe podcast war William Strauss http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92080 Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:58:29 +0000 Adam Taggart 92080 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Commissioner Bart Chilton: Price Discovery In The Commodities Markets http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92011/commissioner-bart-chilton-price-discovery-commodities-markets ]]><p>In theory, regulation is supposed to set and enforce the rules of the game that market participants play by, in order to ensure that price discovery remains efficient, effective -- and most important -- fair.</p> <p>In practice, there&#39;s plenty of debate to be had on how successful our regulators are in effecting their mission. And one investment class in particular, commodities, frequently comes under criticism for questionable price action.</p> <p>So, this week we talk with Bart Chilton, former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), about price discovery within the commodity markets, and whether investors can have confidence in the &quot;fairness&quot; of the current system.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92011/commissioner-bart-chilton-price-discovery-commodities-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/92011/commissioner-bart-chilton-price-discovery-commodities-markets#comments Podcast Bart Chilton CFTC commodities gold precious metals price discovery regulation silver http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/92011 Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:54:02 +0000 Adam Taggart 92011 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Grant Williams: Why The Smart Money Is So Nervous Now http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91959/grant-williams-why-smart-money-so-nervous-now ]]><p>More and more, those who have made long, successful careers in money management are realizing that the system has morphed into a strange beast they no longer recognize, nor trust.</p> <p>Fear of epic, perhaps historic, dislocations in price when the current market reverses is causing more and more of the &quot;smart money&quot; to sell out now and seek safe harbor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91959/grant-williams-why-smart-money-so-nervous-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91959/grant-williams-why-smart-money-so-nervous-now#comments Podcast bubble capital central banks Fed Federal Reserve Grant Williams Markets http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91959 Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:50:32 +0000 Adam Taggart 91959 at http://www.peakprosperity.com A New Way to Hold Gold (2015 Update) http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91771/new-way-hold-gold-2015-update ]]><p>What if you could carry and exchange gold in the exact same manner as you do with the dollar bills in your wallet?</p> <p>Last year, we introduced the precious metals community to a company called&nbsp;Valaurum, which has developed a technology that&#39;s making this possible.</p> <p>This week, we check in to see what&#39;s new (spoiler alert: Lots), as well as announce the availability of the new 2015 Peak Prosperity aurum note.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91771/new-way-hold-gold-2015-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91771/new-way-hold-gold-2015-update#comments Podcast Adam Trexler aurum currency currency wars dollar gold gold standard money Valaurum http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91771 Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:09:27 +0000 Adam Taggart 91771 at http://www.peakprosperity.com David Stockman: The Global Economy Has Entered The Crack-Up Phase http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91810/david-stockman-global-economy-has-entered-crack-phase ]]><p>Few people understand the global economy and its (mis)management better than 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.</p> <p>David is now loudly warning that events have entered the crack-up phase, which he predicts will be defined by the following 4 developments:</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91810/david-stockman-global-economy-has-entered-crack-phase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91810/david-stockman-global-economy-has-entered-crack-phase#comments Podcast BOJ central banks China commodities crack-up credit David Stockman debt deflation ECB economy Federal Reserve financial repression GDP Germany Japan negative interest rates oil stocks volatility http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91810 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 19:42:10 +0000 Adam Taggart 91810 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Arthur Berman: Why Today's Shale Era Is The Retirement Party For Oil Production http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91722/arthur-berman-why-todays-shale-era-retirement-party-oil-production ]]><p>Much of what&#39;s been &#39;sold&#39; to us about the US shale oil revolution is massively over-hyped. The amount of commercially-recoverable shale oil is much less than touted, returns much less net energy than the petroleum our economy was built around, and is extremely unprofitable to extract for most drillers at today&#39;s lower oil price.</p> <p>To separate the hype from reality, our podcast guest is Arthur Berman, a geological consultant with 34 years of experience in petroleum&nbsp;exploration and production, who sees the recent US oil production boost from shale drilling as and short-lived and somewhat desperate; a kind of last hurrah before the lights get turned out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91722/arthur-berman-why-todays-shale-era-retirement-party-oil-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91722/arthur-berman-why-todays-shale-era-retirement-party-oil-production#comments Podcast Arthur Berman EIA energy oil Peak petroleum shale http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91722 Sat, 07 Feb 2015 22:00:25 +0000 Adam Taggart 91722 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Nomi Prins: The Sinister Evolution Of Our Modern Banking System http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91631/nomi-prins-sinister-evolution-our-modern-banking-system ]]><p>Today, the &#39;revolving door&#39; connecting our political and financial systems is evident to anyone with eyes. But this entwined relationship&nbsp;between Washington DC and Wall Street is nothing new, predating even the formation of the Federal Reserve.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this well-detailed interview,&nbsp;Nomi&nbsp;Prins goes into depth of the rationale and process behind the creation of the Federal Reserve, and more important, how its mandate -- and the behavior of the banking system overall -- metastasized&nbsp;into the every-banker-for-himself regime of sanctioned theft we now live with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91631/nomi-prins-sinister-evolution-our-modern-banking-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91631/nomi-prins-sinister-evolution-our-modern-banking-system#comments Podcast abuse banking system banks central banks Federal Reserve financial system fraud Goldman Sachs Jamie Dimon Jeckyll Island JP Morgan Nomi Prins http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91631 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:06:44 +0000 Adam Taggart 91631 at http://www.peakprosperity.com Axel Merk: Why Asset Prices Must Return To Lower Levels http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels ]]><p>Saying it&#39;s been a busy week and half on the central bank front is perhaps a sizeable understatement.&nbsp;</p> <p>First, the Swiss National Bank stunned the world (and its brethren central banks) by removing its peg to the Euro. This was quickly followed by Mario&nbsp;Draghi&nbsp;finally making good on his longtime threat of firing QE bazooka, announcing that the&nbsp;ECB&nbsp;will pursue a 60 billion Euro per month easing program for the next 16 months. And amidst all the smoke, the Canadian central bank snuck in a surprise rate cut to its interest rate.</p> <p>To make sense of both the &quot;Why?&quot; behind these extreme moves, as well as the &quot;What?&quot; in terms of their implications, Axel&nbsp;Merk, founder and Chief Investment Officer of&nbsp;Merk&nbsp;Funds joins us this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/91582/axel-merk-why-asset-prices-must-return-lower-levels#comments Podcast Axel Merk central banks currencies ECB Federal Reserve Mario Draghi risk SNB Swiss National Bank volatility http://www.peakprosperity.com/crss/node/91582 Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:59:03 +0000 Adam Taggart 91582 at http://www.peakprosperity.com