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Check Out Our New Micro-Site For The Peak Prosperity Annual Seminar

A new bunch of details + an Early Bird price discount
Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 8:40 PM

Registration for the 2019 Peak Prosperity annual seminar -- taking place April 26-28th in Sebastopol, CA -- is now open!

We've set up a fancy website with all the details, as well as a series of videos that explain what you can expect the experience to be like. » Read more


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Is This Downturn A Repeat of 2008?

Crashes differ, so be cautious about your assumptions
Friday, January 4, 2019, 10:01 PM

Are we in a repeat of the global financial meltdown and recession of 2008-09? The sharp drop in equities is certainly reminiscent of 2008. Indeed, the December decline is the worst in a decade. Or are we entering a different kind of recession, the equivalent of uncharted waters?

And if we are entering a recession, what can central banks and governments do to ease the financial pain and damage? We can’t be sure of much, but we can be relatively confident central banks and states will respond to the cries to “do something.”  This poses two questions: what actions can central banks/states take, and will those policies work or will they backfire and make the recession worse? » Read more


2019: The Beginning Of The End (Free Premium Report)

What will happen next & what to do now
Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 2:26 PM

Now that it is 2019, we’re going to start the new year here at Peak Prosperity by responding to our community and making our most recent report for our premium subscribers free to everyone. » Read more


The Ghost Of Christmas Future

A frightening world awaits unless we change our ways
Friday, December 28, 2018, 8:04 PM

Here in the brief period between Christmas and New year’s, as a writer I am obligated to say happy, wishful things. I have to confess, I’m just not feeling it this year, so I’ll just do the minimum here and return to being a curmudgeon, because that’s what the times call for.

So, happy new year.  I hope everything works out well for you in 2019. » Read more


2018 Year in Review: Part 2

And then things got even weirder...
Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:11 PM

If you've not yet read Part 1, click here to do so. The whole enchilada can be downloaded as a single PDF here or viewed in parts via the hot-linked contents as follows: » Read more


2018 Year in Review

The year everything changed
Friday, December 21, 2018, 6:10 PM

Every year, friend-of-the-site David Collum writes a detailed "Year in Review" synopsis full of keen perspective and plenty of wit. This year's is no exception.

Here is Part 1. » Read more


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(Pre)Announcing The Peak Prosperity Seminar: Apr 26-28, 2019

Get alerted when registration opens
Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 1:20 PM

Mark your calendars! The upcoming Peak Prosperity annual seminar is taking place April 26-28, 2019. in Sebastopol CA.

Those who attended last year were pretty unanimous in their feedback that the content, speakers and location made it our best seminar ever. So this year, we're building on the success of that model while taking things to an even higher level.

So, if you're interested in joining us this year, here's how to get notified as soon as registration publicly opens for the event in early January. » Read more


The Festering Social Rift Over Pensions

Why does he get to retire and I don't?
Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:43 PM

Most Americans will never be able to afford to retire.

And now that the Everything Bubble is bursting and a return to economic recession appears increasingly probable within the next year or two, the disparty in prospects between the 35 million future pensioners and the rest of the workforce will become increasingly obvious.

The danger here is of festering social discord. The majority, whom we already know will not be able to retire, will highly likely start regarding pensioners with envy and resentment. » Read more


Every Bubble Is In Search Of A Pin

The 'Everything Bubble' has popped
Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:06 PM

Those of us who have spent the past years watching in concern as the Everything Bubble grew, this is the moment we've been anticipating. Time to put your crash plans into action. » Read more


Dealing With Disagreement

Save & strengthen the relationships you value
Friday, November 30, 2018, 10:45 PM

If you're reading this, chances are very good you're concerend about where the world is headed.

The over-leverged economy. Asset price bubbles across the stock, bond and real estate markets just waiting to pop. Declining world net energy per capita. Escalating geopolitical tensions. Unprecedented die-offs among foundational species in our ecosystems. These are probably just a few of the concerning trends that have your attention.

But if you're like many of our readers, you're perplexed that the people around you aren't as fixated on these issues. In fact, most people prefer to avoid thinking about them. They just want to live their lives, without adding to their worries. 

This vast difference in outlook can be incredibly frustrating. Both for you as well as for the other person just trying to get through the day. And it often results in dysfunction that can be toxic to the relationships you care about.