Thursday, January 29, 2009, 7:50 PM
Welcome to the home of the Crash Course.
My name is Chris Martenson (about) and I spent four years of my life developing the Crash Course with the goal of helping you understand what is going on with the economy and why the next twenty years are going to be completely unlike the last twenty years.
I ask very little of you. You can watch the Crash Course for free here. While I survive on subscriptions, I am not trying to sell you anything. My most deeply held concern is that you watch the entire Crash Course. It is the most important 3.5 hours you can possibly spend in this day and age.
While you could watch it alone, it's even better if you watch it with family, friends, and neighbors.
I do ask that you not try and watch it all at once. There is a lot of material in there, and while I did my level best to make it easily accessible, it's still quite a bit. Give yourself some breathing room and watch it in 3 or 4 viewings.
And I do not want you to make any immediate decisions or changes to your life as a result.
I ask that you read this short piece to understand why the Crash Course is presented in the way that it is and why I request that you give yourself time to sit with this material before coming to any conclusions about what you need to do, if anything.
And I have designed this site with the intention of saving you time in your important quest to understand what is going on. The very best articles I have found are located here, the best books here, the best internet sources here.
While these are almost certainly incomplete as sources for a complete economic education, they are also compact and digestible.
Lastly, sometimes a physical DVD is better than an Internet link. If you want to share this work with someone who may not necessarily open a URL and watch a 3.5 hour program, you could always hand them a DVD, which I am providing at barely the cost of production when ordered in quantity.
Again, I care about my country, I care about the globe, and it is my mission to help you and yours make the best possible decisions to prepare for an uncertain future.