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Help With Your New Year's Resolutions

Invest in yourself this year
Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 8:09 PM

If you're one of the millions of folks here in the initial days of 2017 making resolutions for the new year, we'd like to lend support.

In the years since we started this site, we've created a lot of programming and services that are targeted at the most popular goals people make resolutions for. These solutions have helped a large number of folks make real, constructive and positive change in their lives. Maybe they will for you, too. » Read more

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As We Enter 2017, Keep The Big Picture In Mind

The new era of adjustment has only just begun
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 12:31 AM

As bluntly as I can say it: Anybody who found the level of disruptions on 2016 overwhelming is going to have a hard time navigating the future. The period of adjustment has only just begun. » Read more

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Shifting Into Higher Gear

Recent & upcoming improvements to PeakProsperity.com
Thursday, December 29, 2016, 12:16 PM

As we prepare to enter 2017 and all the surprises it surely has in store for us, we want to take a moment to shine light on several un-sung efforts that have been going on behind-the-scenes in 2016.

These are investments of time, manpower and money that will improve the overall user experience for the hundreds of thousands of visitors like you who use PeakProsperity.com each month.

Most of these solutions aren't 'sexy', nor necessarily immediately obvious when they launch (which, in many cases, is the goal). But they're fundamental to the well-being of this site and we think it important that you have an understanding of the good work being done to make PeakProsperity.com deliver even more value to you in the future.

So, what kind of improvements? » Read more

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2016 Year In Review

A Clockwork Orange
Thursday, December 22, 2016, 8:03 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. As with past years, he has graciously selected PeakProsperity.com as the site where it will be published in full. It's quite longer than our usual posts, but worth the time to read in full. » Read more

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2016 Year In Review (Part 2)

And then things really got weird...
Thursday, December 22, 2016, 8:02 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

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A Hero Of Resilience Needs Our Help

Permaculure pioneer Toby Hemenway fights for his life
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 3:44 PM

I'm very saddened to share that our good friend Toby Hemenway, one of the world's leading pioneers in permaculture, is fighting for his life.

Last year when I invited Toby to join the event I produced with Joel Salatin and the folks from Singing Frogs Farm, he privately shared with me that he was battling pancreatic cancer. At the time, he felt well enough to participate in the event, and was even feeling a little optimistic -- his oncologist had recently praised his progress, calling him her "star pupil".

But sadly, he learned over the summer that the cancer had spread to his liver. After more aggressive treatment this fall, he and his wife have made the difficult decision for him to begin home hospice care. » Read more

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Money Under Fire

A reminder of the great wealth transfer underway
Monday, December 12, 2016, 10:21 AM

The basic predicament we are in is that the current crop of leaders in the halls of monetary and political power does not appear to understand the dimensions of our situation.

The mind-boggling part about all this is that it's not really all that hard to grasp.

Our collective predicament is simply this: Nothing can grow forever. » Read more

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Breaking Free From The Captured Media

Why the mainstream press is freaking out
Friday, December 9, 2016, 8:55 PM

Why is the mainstream media freaking out right now? 

For the first time in American history, the entire weight of the corporate mainstream media failed to persuade the citizenry. With advertising revenues sliding along with the citizens' trust, the MSM is flailing about in a self-destructive fit of hubris. » Read more

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The Weighted Average Cost Of Capital

When it goes up, prices go down. It's going up...
Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:59 PM

Get ready to live in an era of rising interest rates. It's going to be unfamiliar territory for all of us... » Read more

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The View From Under The Bus

A visualization of the extreme plight of the saver
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 11:20 AM

Through borrowing way too much, bailing out rather than prosecuting bad actors, printing trillions of "thin air" dollars, a deliberate pursuit of financial repression and other schemes -- the future prosperity of the "everyday American" has been stolen by those in power and those positioned closest to the trough. Mathematically, this orgy of excess needs to be balanced by severe austerity; an austerity the elites are forcing onto everybody else. No wonder the masses are pissed.

Few visuals drive this injustice home better than this one of historical bank CD interest rates. Note how they've been in steady collapse since the mid-1980s. » Read more