Peak Prosperity News Feed en Why We're So Unhealthy ]]><p>I was fortunate to attend a&nbsp;permaculture&nbsp;conference, &#39;<strong>Better Soil, Better Food...A Better World&#39;</strong>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Tara Firma Farms</a>&nbsp;in&nbsp;Petaluma, California this past weekend that Adam Taggart (co-founder of Peak Prosperity) was responsible for producing. Joel&nbsp;Salatin&nbsp;(author of nine books, including&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front</a>&nbsp;and head farmer at&nbsp;Polyface&nbsp;Farms, Virginia), Paul Kaiser (Singing Frogs Farm, Sonoma, California), Toby&nbsp;Hemenway&nbsp;(author of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Gaia&#39;s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale&nbsp;Permaculture,&nbsp;2nd&nbsp;Edition</a>), and Robb Wolf (author of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The&nbsp;Paleo&nbsp;Solution: The Original Human Diet</a>) were on hand to explain the connections between the way our food is grown, processed and distributed and our ill-health.</p> <p>Though these connections are common sense&mdash;we all know about garbage in, garbage out&mdash;the linkage between our extractive,&nbsp;monoculture&nbsp;agriculture and all the other subsystems of food and health remains opaque to most Americans.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog American Medical Association arthritis BMI Cancer Charles Hugh Smith diabetes Diet health health care heart disease high blood pressure nutrition Obesity Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:31:31 +0000 charleshughsmith 98031 at Automating Ourselves To Unemployment ]]><p>In this current era of central planning,&nbsp;malincentives&nbsp;abound. We raced to&nbsp;frack&nbsp;as fast we could for the quick money, while leaving behind a wake of environmental destruction and creating a supply glut that has killed the economics of shale oil. Our stock exchanges sell unfairly-fast price feeds for great sums to elite Wall Street high-frequency-trading firms, and as a result have destroyed investor trust in our financial markets. &nbsp;The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates historically low to encourage banks to lend money out, yet instead the banks simply lever up to buy&nbsp;Treasurys&nbsp;thereby pocketing vast amounts of&nbsp;riskless&nbsp;free profit. The list goes on and on.</p> <p>One particular&nbsp;malincentive&nbsp;has been catching my attention recently, one that feels especially pernicious because it does not seem easily reversible, if at all. For US employers both large and small, it&#39;s becoming increasingly less appealing to employ human labor.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog AI Automation employment jobs labor layoff malincentive malinvestment mechanization robot robotics technology unemployment Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:39:49 +0000 Adam Taggart 97851 at Off The Cuff: The Fed's Frenzy Of Emergency Meetings ]]><p>In this week&#39;s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish&nbsp;Shedlock&nbsp;discuss:</p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Part Time Nation <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Our job market has been hollowed out</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Emergency Fed Meetings <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">What exactly is going on behind the scenes?</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Lower Returns &amp; Lower Prices <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Pretty much what we have to look forward to from these markets</li> </ul> </li> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Chinese Capital Flight <ul> <li style="line-height: 19.5px;">Driving so much of today&#39;s overvaluations</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insider cuff Fed Federal Reserve inflation Mish Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:34:50 +0000 Adam Taggart 97948 at Eric Hunsader: The Financial System is '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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast algorithmic trading algorithms Citadel Eric Husander exchange Federal Reserve fraud HFT Nanex stock market stocks Tue, 19 Apr 2016 00:36:09 +0000 Adam Taggart 97873 at Adam Trexler: A New Way to Hold Gold (2016 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>Two years ago, 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><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast aurum bullion currency gold hyperinflation inflation money Resilient Life Valaurum Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:03:43 +0000 Adam Taggart 97807 at Jim Rickards: The New Case For Gold ]]><p>Monetary expert Jim&nbsp;Rickards&nbsp;returns this week to share the insights from his latest work&nbsp;<a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1101980761&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=peakprosp-20&amp;linkId=NMY4YEEAWHX3FM6T" target="_blank">The New Case For Gold</a>, a detailed and highly-researched study of the fundamentals likely to drive the price of gold bullion in the years to come.</p> <p>Rickards&nbsp;is quite confident that the price is going higher -- much higher in fact -- as the current world fit currency regimes falter, to be replaced by ones backed (at least in part) by bullion.</p> <p>On the way to that outcome, expect the price to be subject to the geopolitical interests and aims of the largest players on the chessboard.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Bretton Woods bullion central banks CFTC China COMEX currency Federal Reserve gold Jim Richards money precious metals silver US Treasury Mon, 04 Apr 2016 04:32:06 +0000 Adam Taggart 97709 at We’re Not Going To Make It… ]]><p>Right now I&#39;m on a Metro North train heading the NYC. I&rsquo;ve been invited to sit on an advisory council at the UN on building a sustainable energy future.</p> <p>I&rsquo;ll let you know how the meeting goes, after I take a few&nbsp;selfies&nbsp;to immortalize the experience in case I&#39;m not invited back.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blog energy fossil fuels UN United Nations Wed, 30 Mar 2016 04:18:15 +0000 cmartenson 97643 at Teal Swan: The Role Of Spiritual Resilience ]]><p>This podcast requires a special introduction because it is reflective of a side of myself that I have often alluded to, but largely kept private until now.&nbsp;</p> <p>And that is my searching for personal insight, meaning, and deeper inner fulfillment.&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve been actively and intensively exploring this area for roughly 5 years.</p> <p>Some might call this a spiritual questing, while others would call it inner tracking.&nbsp; Either way, this part of my life involves building my emotional IQ and resilience.</p> <p>It is perhaps the hardest and bravest work I&rsquo;ve ever undertaken.</p> <p>I hope you enjoy this podcast, take from it what you will, leave&nbsp;the rest, and join the conversation.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Carl Jung emotional resilience spirituality Teal Swan Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:55:24 +0000 cmartenson 97607 at Ed Butowsky: Calculating The True Cost of Living Increase ]]><p>Over the past decade, we&#39;ve been told that inflation has been tame -- actually below the target the Federal Reserve would like to see. But if that&#39;s true, then why does the average household find it harder and harder to get by?</p> <p>The ugly reality is that the true annual cost of living is far outpacing the government&#39;s reported inflation rate. By nearly&nbsp;10x&nbsp;in many parts of the country.</p> <p>This week, we welcome Ed&nbsp;Butowsky, developer of t<a href="" target="_blank">he&nbsp;Chapwood&nbsp;Index</a>, to the program. His index is a &#39;real world&#39; measure of how prices are increasing much faster than the wages of the 99% can afford.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Chapwood Index cost of living Ed Butowsky Federal Reserve GDP inflation jobs prices stagflation wealth gap Sun, 20 Mar 2016 17:06:03 +0000 Adam Taggart 97466 at Joel Salatin: The Promise Of Regenerative Farming ]]><p>Front man for the sustainable/regenerative farming movement, Joel&nbsp;Salatin, returns to the podcast this week.</p> <p>Next month on April&nbsp;23rd, he&#39;ll be joining Adam, the folks from Singing Frogs Farm,&nbsp;permaculturalist&nbsp;Toby&nbsp;Hemenway, and Robb Wolf at&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">a speaking event in northern California</a>. He&#39;ll be speaking on the power that&#39;s in our hands to make much smarter choices regarding the food systems we depend on.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podcast Agriculture Cattle Farming Food GMO Joel Salatin Organic pasture rotation regenerative farming sustainable farming Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:03:51 +0000 Adam Taggart 97339 at