Peak Prosperity News Feed en Steve Keen: The Deliberate Blindness Of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Bank of England banks bonds central banks crisis debt deflation economics Federal Reserve financial markets money Steve Keen stocks Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:20:09 +0000 Adam Taggart 92208 at 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=";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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast hyperinflation inflation money Philip Haslam Zimbabwe Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:54:18 +0000 Adam Taggart 92151 at Things Are Unraveling At An Accelerating Rate ]]><p>Does anyone else have the feeling that things are not just unraveling, but that the unraveling is gathering speed?</p> <p>We can discern&nbsp;<em>diminishing returns</em>&nbsp;in Federal Reserve/central bank interventions, as the initial rounds of quantitative easing pushed stock and bond markets higher for years at a time, while the following interventions generated lower returns.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Charles Hugh Smith Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:36:55 +0000 charleshughsmith 92107 at Neil Howe: What To Expect From The Fourth Turning We're Now In ]]><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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast conflict Control crisis demographics Fourth Turning Neil Howe podcast war William Strauss Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:58:29 +0000 Adam Taggart 92080 at Special Report: Is It Time To Prepare For War? ]]><p>This report was initially released to;s paid subscribers earlier this week. Given the significance of the subject matter and the number of request from our enrolled members to share it more widely, we&#39;re making it available to all readers here.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Media NATO propaganda Putin Russia Ukraine war Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:36:16 +0000 cmartenson 92065 at Commissioner Bart Chilton: Price Discovery In The 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Bart Chilton CFTC commodities gold precious metals price discovery regulation silver Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:54:02 +0000 Adam Taggart 92011 at Grant Williams: Why The Smart Money Is 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast bubble capital central banks Fed Federal Reserve Grant Williams Markets Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:50:32 +0000 Adam Taggart 91959 at Time To Toss The Playbook ]]><p>Just when you thought the world could not spin much faster, global monetary events in 2015 have picked up speed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Buckle up.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Brian Pretti capital central banks China credit currency ECB economy Europe European Central Bank Greece interest rates money playbook stocks Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:07:53 +0000 Brian Pretti 91925 at A New Way to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Adam Trexler aurum currency currency wars dollar gold gold standard money Valaurum Sun, 22 Feb 2015 03:09:27 +0000 Adam Taggart 91771 at How Many More “Saves” Are Left in the Central Bank Bazookas? ]]><p>The remarkable success of grandiose pronouncements, money-printing programs and serial expansions of credit raises a key question: how many more &ldquo;saves&rdquo; can the central bank bazookas fire that will have the desired effects of maintaining perceptions of central bank omnipotence and pushing global markets ever higher?</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog Bank of Japan bazooka BOJ bubble Charles Hugh Smith China ECB economy Fed Federal Reserve Mario Draghi QE quantitative easing Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:45:19 +0000 charleshughsmith 91747 at