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  • Podcast

    Paul Wheaton: Building A Better World In Your Backyard

    There's so much each of can do, right now, to live more regeneratively
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 19, 2019, 11:02 AM

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    The data is clear: humans are overtaxing the world’s ecosystems at an accelerating rate.

    How can society wean itself away from its business-as-usual practices of natural resource extraction and depletion? What steps can we take to be agents of positive, regenerative change?

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Paul Wheaton (86m:05s).

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 8/19 – China Prepares Trade War ‘Nuclear Option,’ Bay Area Is Booming – And Bracing For Slowdown

    by Daily Digest

    Monday, August 19, 2019, 8:47 AM

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    • ‘You have to vote for me’ or stock market will crash, Trump says at rally
    • Fed’s Powell must signal a more aggressive stance on rates at Jackson Hole or stocks will tumble, James Bianco warns
    • Asset Managers With $74 Trillion on Brink of Historic Shakeout
    • The CEOs of nearly 200 companies just said shareholder value is no longer their main objective
    • China prepares its ‘nuclear option’ in trade war
    • The Bay Area is booming — and bracing for a slowdown
    • Trump says China talks ‘productive’; Beijing vows tariff retaliation
    • Trump Held Call With Dimon, Moynihan, Corbat as Markets Plunged
    • UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document
    • Trump’s Fall 2019 China Tariff Plan: Five Things You Need to Know
    • Does An Inverted Yield Curve Always Predict A Recession?
    • Amid the Kale and Corn, Fears of White Supremacy at the Farmers’ Market
    • Singapore to Raise Retirement Age With Power Transition Approaching
    • China Shifts Purchase Priorities From Manufacturing Materials to Food
    • Oh that it should come to this, Part 11
    • The Massive ‘Pig Ebola’ Epidemic Will Give Trump Big Leverage In His Trade Standoff With China
    • Designer babies are on the way. We’re not ready
    • Oil Rebounds After Economic Data Dampens Recession Fears
    • OPEC Turns Bearish On Oil
    • Russia nuclear monitoring sites lost contact after mystery blast: report
    • Iceland bids farewell to first glacier lost to climate change
    • Scientists bid farewell to the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change. If more melt, it can be disastrous
    • The North Atlantic’s Mystery Spot

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 8/17 – Five Risks Facing The U.S. Economy, Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Have Layoff Anxiety

    by Daily Digest

    Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:46 AM

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    • The trade war is already lost, Trump is doomed and this investment is about to go ‘ballistic,’ strategist says
    • Wells Fargo closed company’s accounts, but the fees continued to mount
    • Here are five risks facing the US economy
    • Consumer Confidence Crashes As Rate-Cut Triggered “Apprehensions About A Recession”
    • U.S. Weighs Selling 50- and 100-Year Bonds After Yields Plummet
    • Top U.S. medical centers roll out DNA sequencing clinics for healthy (and often wealthy) clients
    • GE On The “Verge of Insolvency” Claims Whistleblower Report
    • Argentine Crisis 2019: 5 Things People are doing to Prepare
    • The Battle of the ‘Flations has Begun
    • Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Have Layoff Anxiety: Survey
    • The ‘bloodbath’ in America’s trucking industry has officially spilled over to the rest of the economy
    • UPS Has Been Delivering Cargo in Self-Driving Trucks for Months And No One Knew
    • And Now, the Really Big Coal Plants Begin to Close
    • Deere struggles as farmers fret about the trade war
    • Why there is ‘shock and distrust’ among U.S. farmers
    • E.P.A. Backtracks on Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals
    • First-ever mandatory water cutbacks will kick in next year along the Colorado River
    • The West Is Trading Water for Cash. The Water Is Running Out
    • You could be swallowing a credit card’s weight in plastic every week

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  • Blog

    Why Common Knowledge Changes The World

    The private understanding that we're in trouble is suddenly becoming realized by the public
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 16, 2019, 4:03 PM

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    For those paying attention, there have been plenty of signs indicating that financial asset prices are dangerously overvalued and that the decade-long economic expansion is reversing towards recession.

    But the mainstream — until just recently — has refused to see this.

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 8/16 – Good News Friday: A Cure For Ebola In The Congo, Rethinking The Link Between Crime And Incarceration

    by Daily Digest

    Friday, August 16, 2019, 8:16 AM

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    • Ine Chicago, Rethinking The Link Between Crime And Incarceration
    • The No. 1 job in America with the ‘best career opportunities’ pays $112,000 a year — and it’s not in tech
    • Actually, Gender-Neutral Pronouns Can Change A Culture
    • A Cure for Ebola? Two New Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo
    • Uber Driver Surprises Fast Food Worker With New Clothes After Hearing About Her Christmas Wish
    • Historic First: Wind Turbines Deliver More Energy Than Coal in Texas–the Largest Consumer of Coal in US
    • New York decriminalizes marijuana use
    • Coke and Pepsi abandon the plastics lobby
    • Report: How restoring polluted Great Lakes waters leads to cities’ rebirth
    • This Tasty Seaweed Reduces Cow Emissions by 99%—and It Could Soon Be a Climate Gamechanger

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 8/15 – Recession Fears Just Hit 8-Year High, How Arctic Wildfires Change The World

    by Daily Digest

    Thursday, August 15, 2019, 7:42 AM

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    • Recession fears just hit an 8-year high for the biggest investors on Wall Street
    • Dow tanks 800 points in worst day of 2019 after bond market sends recession warning
    • Banks are paying people to borrow money, and that’s alarming news for the global economy
    • Gold could hit $2,000 in a world full of negative yields
    • Global Economic Trouble Is Brewing, and the Trade War Is Only Part of It
    • Bond Rally Charges On With 30-Year Treasury Yields Below 2%
    • Mortgage rates fall below 4% and refis explode as rates tumble
    • Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette: Shoppers have ‘no appetite’ for price increases from looming tariffs
    • China: Paper Tiger
    • Study Finds Rise In ‘Doomsday Prepping’ Due To Mainstream American ‘Culture Of Fear’
    • US ambassador threatens to withdraw troops from Germany
    • Our Galaxy’s Black Hole Suddenly Lit Up and Nobody Knows Why
    • K.I.S.S. Strategy – Part One
    • ‘This will be catastrophic’: Maine families face elder boom, worker shortage in preview of nation’s future
    • The Average US Farm Is $1.3 Million In Debt, And Now The Worst Farming Crisis In Modern History Is Upon Us
    • Russia Urges Villagers to Leave Radioactive Blast Site
    • NASA studies how Arctic wildfires change the world
    • Wildfires above the Arctic Circle in Greenland and Alaska
    • ‘It is raining plastic’: Scientists find colorful microplastic in rain
    • Microplastics Are Airborne, Polluted Arctic Snow Reveals

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 8/14 – Recession Fears Spike to 2011 High, More Americans Falling Behind On Debt Payments

    by Daily Digest

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 4:47 AM

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    • Zimbabwe after Mugabe: The country where pensions have disappeared
    • Nearly 40% Of Education Spending Consumed By Pension Costs
    • New York health insurance premiums will grow in 2020
    • More Americans are falling behind on their debt payments
    • Demand for junk bonds grows, and so do liquidity worries
    • Why Gold Prices Are About To Skyrocket Even Higher
    • Central bank rate cuts are inflating a cheap money bubble
    • Recession Fears Spike to 2011 High as Risk of Bubbles Spreads
    • Argentina Default Fear Looms as Traders Dump Assets
    • Negative bond yields are not reflecting economic reality, Fitch warns
    • Bonds Meet the Four Criteria for Defining a Bubble
    • Tesla Pickup Truck: Everything We Know, Including Price, Range & More
    • Heat Wave Pushes Texas Power Demand To Record-High

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  • Daily Digest

    Daily Digest 8/13 – Dow Jones Tumbles 400 Points, Forest Animal Populations Plummeted Since 1970

    by Daily Digest

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9:13 AM

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    • Dow Jones Tumbles 400 Points, But These 3 Blue Chip Stocks Are Holding Up
    • Lowe’s spent billions on share buybacks, zero on severance for laid-off workers
    • Photos: Hong Kong protesters took over the city’s airport
    • New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants
    • Why Gold Prices Are About To Skyrocket Even Higher
    • Rare Earths Crisis in Retrospect
    • Russian failed nuclear test hints at Putin’s dangerous plans to beat U.S. defenses
    • Vodka From Chernobyl Is Perfectly Safe, Say the Scientists Who Made It
    • Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture Tells Joke About Whining Farmers to Room Full of Farmers, Gets Boo’d
    • Trump Administration weakens U.S. wildlife protections, states and conservationists to sue
    • Forest animal populations have plummeted by half since 1970, report warns

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  • Insider
    Gold Signaling Crisis

    Both Gold And Copper Warn: “Crisis!”

    Is a Comex failure coming?
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 5:45 AM

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    Gold has spiked higher in the overnight markets, now above $1535.  Copper continues to weaken.  That combination says that gold is not sniffing out an inflationary burst from some future burst of economic growth. If that were the case, copper wouldn’t be tanking here. Take a peek at these two charts. Let’s your eyes wander…

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