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Off The Cuff: The Message Is Spreading

And reaching more influencers than we realized
Friday, July 22, 2016, 9:46 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and I summarize our experiences last week at Freedom Fest, as well as Chris' subsequent trip to the Opal wealth conference in Newport.

The quick synopsis is that the Peak Prosperity message is spreading. And influencing more decision makers than either of us realized.

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Off the Cuff: Things Are Toppy

Even the big players are starting to lose
Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 10:34 PM

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Off The Cuff: It's Getting So Bad They Have To Lie

Ever more dirty tricks are needed to keep the masses fooled
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:23 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

  • The B.S. Spewed By The BLS
    • The birth-death model outputs have become a huge joke
  • It's Getting So Bad They Have To Lie
    • We're getting more fake stats to try to hide reality
  • Dirty Politics
    • From the US primaries to the Brexit, dirty tricks are the norm
  • Crony Corporatism
    • How the government is enabling companies to gouge consumers

"When it becomes serious, you have to lie"

~ Jean Claude Juncker, former head of the EU

Statistics that can not possibly be believed by anyone looking at the actual evidence. Election results that in no way match the exit polls. Yet, somehow, the outcomes tend to overwhelmingly favor those on the side of maintaining the status quo.

We are at the point in this global journey where it's getting harder and harder for those in power to hide the weakness, injustice and rot within the system. So, like Juncker, they're resorting to more and more lies, more deception, more backroom swindling to maintain the facade that everything is working fine.

In this week's Off The Cuff, Chris and Mish use recent economic statistics and the elections in the US and the EU to show just how desperate the lies are becoming. Which is an important sign that we're getting close to the point when..

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Off The Cuff: Jackass Leadership

We'd be so much better off with so much less
Monday, May 23, 2016, 4:52 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

  • Implications Of The Recent Fed Minutes
    • Per usual, good for stocks/bad for gold
  • The Dying Middle Class
    • Sucked dry by central planning policy
  • The Dirty Trick Of Politics
    • Both parties are worth throwing out
  • Jackass Leadership
    • In the Fed, on the Hill, in the White House...
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Off The Cuff: We Need Money We Can Trust

A case for a new type of money system
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9:49 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • The Death Of The Status Quo
    • The establishment is in a doomed fight to keep change at bay
  • The Importance Of Free Pricing
    • When we can't trust the signals prices are sending us, we're blind
  • The Need For Sound Money
    • When money is manipulated, mal-investment ensues
  • The CLIME Model
    • Charles walks us through his proposal for a labor-backed currency system

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Off The Cuff: Dr. Martenson Goes To The U.N.

Chris recounts his recent trip
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:02 AM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and I discuss:

  • Dr. Martenson Goes To The UN
    • Chris recounts his experience with world experts
  • Diving Into New Waters
    • Spiritual Resilience and the 8 Forms of Capital
  • Rowe Reminder
    • This year's seminar is less than 2 weeks away
  • Curious Allies
    • Tapping the support & knowledge of other PP members

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Off The Cuff: Trapped By TINA

Central banks are learning 'There Is No Alternative'
Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:23 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • Trapped By TINA
    • Central banks find themselves out of options
  • Under Pressure
    • Those higher up the wage curve are finding themselves struggling more
  • Fear As A Social Control Tool
    • We're being sold it much more than we realize
  • Taking Control
    • A better future will come from our own hands, not those of our leaders
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Off The Cuff: Rage Against The Machine

The electorate is beginning to reject the establishment
Friday, March 4, 2016, 2:27 AM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

  • Rage Against The Machine
    • A populist revolt may be brewing
  • Stagnation vs Recession?
    • Will the true economy please show itself?
  • Payroll Bingo
    • What will the number be?
  • Losing Control
    • Why outsiders are more popular than expected
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Off The Cuff: Widowmaker Markets

Even the insiders can't make a buck these days
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3:24 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

  • Widowmaker Markets
    • Even the hedge funds can't make a buck now
  • End Of The Policy Road
    • There's no policy that can fix the banks at this point
  • The War On Cash
    • A clear sign of increasing financial repression
  • The Fall Of Europe
    • The EU is failing before our eyes
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Off The Cuff: An Economy Of Bureaucracy

It what we now have. But it can't last much longer.
Saturday, January 2, 2016, 5:41 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • Why We're Headed For A Systemic Reset
    • Too much bloat
  • An Economy Of Bureaucracy
    • No bureaucracy ever reduced itself by choice
  • Why We Need To Starve The System
    • Opt out with our energy and our dollars
  • Why We'll Need To Do More With Less
    • Much of "business as usual" won't be around for much longer