Peak Prosperity News Feed en Michael Klare: Finite Resources And The Geography of 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=";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=";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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast alternative energy Arab Spring conflict Iraq ISIS libya Michael Klare nigeria oil Resources syria Tunisia Ukraine war Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:49:39 +0000 Adam Taggart 86359 at What Is Money?: Crash Course Chapter 6 ]]><p>Money plays an incredibly large role in the world, but yet it remains poorly understood. What exactly<em>&nbsp;is</em>&nbsp;it? What do the pieces of paper we hold in our wallets and bank accounts actually represent?</p> <p>Developing an understanding of the underlying role of money allows us to better see when it is being used properly, or abused. And history shows that abuse is more the norm than the exception: the record shows over 3,800 previous examples of paper currencies that no longer exist.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Crash Course currency dinar Federal Reserve fiat currency fiat money hyperinflation inflation money Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:52:13 +0000 Adam Taggart 86355 at Escaping the Rat-Race ]]><p>The changing nature of work doesn&rsquo;t just matter to new graduates seeking their first career-track job&mdash;it&rsquo;s equally important to experienced workers seeking to escape the corporate rat-race or build a new career after a layoff.</p> <p>Those who understand these changes will be able to successfully adapt. Those who don&rsquo;t, won&rsquo;t.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog career Charles Hugh Smith Degrowth economy job layoff rat-race rate race work Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:48:50 +0000 charleshughsmith 86158 at Growth vs. Prosperity: Crash Course Chapter 5 ]]><p>Chapter 5 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.</p> <p>It challenges the conventional thinking that &quot;economic growth&quot; is the same thing as &quot;prosperity&quot;. It isn&#39;t. And increasingly, we&#39;re being forced to trade one off for the other. As global surplus resources dwindle, we need to ask ourselves:&nbsp;<em>Which of these do we value more?</em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Arthur Schopenhauer growth Malcolm Slesser money prosperity surplus Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:52:44 +0000 Adam Taggart 86233 at The Electrical Grid May Well Be The Next War's Battlefield ]]><p>We talk a lot about Peak Cheap Oil as the Achilles&#39; heel of the exponential monetary model, but the real threat to the quality of our daily lives would be a sustained loss of electrical power. Anything over a week without power for any modern nation would be a serious problem.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Chris Martenson CME cyber attack electricity EMP energy FERC fukushima generator grid hacking NSA Power Stuxnet substation transformer Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:38:43 +0000 cmartenson 86200 at VIDEO: Why, Like It Or Not, We'll Have To Live Within Our Means ]]><p>Last week, Erin Ade of RT TV&#39;s&nbsp;BoomBust&nbsp;interviewed Chris about the launch of the newly-revised Crash Course series. The discussion is quite far ranging, from net energy, to central bank policy, to the role and limitations of technology:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Erin Ade RT TV Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:55:32 +0000 Adam Taggart 86188 at John Rubino: Taking Control Of The Time In 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="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;and recent author of&nbsp;<a href=";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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast capital Dollar Collapse fiat currency fiat money John Rubino Middle Class money sound money wealth gap wealth inequality Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:09:40 +0000 Adam Taggart 86146 at Compounding Is The Problem: Crash Course Chapter 4 ]]><p>Chapter 4 of the Crash Course is now publicly available. It includes Chris&#39; famous &quot;magic eye dropper&quot; example of how the compounding nature of exponential systems speeds up over time, often in ways very non-intuitive to the human mind.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Albert Bartlett Compounding Exponential Growth eye dropper Yankee Stadium Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:32:59 +0000 Adam Taggart 86131 at Reality-Optional Economics ]]><p>The total tonnage of economic malarkey being shoveled over the American public these days would make the late Dr. Joseph Goebbels (Nazi Minister of &ldquo;Public Enlightenment and Propaganda&rdquo;) turn green in his grave with envy. It&rsquo;s a staggering phenomenon because little about it is conspiratorial; rather, it&rsquo;s the consensual expression of a public that wants desperately to believe things that are untrue, and an economic leadership equally credulous, unmanned, and avid to furnish the necessary narratives that might preserve their jobs and perqs.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog bank Central Corridor Eagle Ford economy EIA Federal Reserve Goebbels James Howard Kunstler Marcellus Media Monterey shale shale gas shale oil ZIRP Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:10:58 +0000 JHK 86101 at Mike Maloney: The Dollar As We Know It Will Be Gone Within 6 Years ]]><p>This week&#39;s podcast sees the return of Mike Maloney, monetary historian and founder of precious metals broker</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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Fed gold Mike Maloney money silver Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:42:45 +0000 Adam Taggart 86044 at