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Stephen Jenkinson: Elderhood In A Time Of Trouble

Wisdom is in short supply. How do we bring it back?
Monday, September 17, 2018, 6:12 PM

In past eras of human civilization, the wisdom of respected "elders" guided much of the decison-making in society.

But today, when youth is revered and age is equated with obsolesence and irrelevance, that role and its sage counsel have been lost.

It's not that we as a culture don't have desperate need for such wisdom. We do. Perhaps more than ever given the intractable and unsustainable issues we face -- an over-indebted world economy, resource depletion, species loss, eroding civil liberties, etc.

In this week's podcast, Stephen Jenkinson, author of the new book, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble, returns to explain how the role of elder might be re-instated. It won't be easy, but it may just be one of the essential ingredients we need to make it through the challenge times ahead. » Read more

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Dave Murphy: Will Monsanto's Loss Result In Less Poison In Our Food?

An update on the situation with glyphosate
Monday, September 10, 2018, 7:00 PM

Last month in a landmark upset ruling, Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller was ruled to be carcinogenic, and the company's attempt to hide this fact from consumers made it guilty of acting “with malice or oppression”. Monsanto's new parent company Bayer was ordered to pay the plaintiff, a former school groundskeeper now dying of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, $289 million in damages.

Will this court ruling restrict the use of glyphosate going forward? Or will it be de-fanged upon appeal? What else has been learned about the health impacts of glyphsate in our food since the 2016 report? What is the latest science telling us?

To address these important questions and more, we welcome Dave Murphy of Food Democracy Now! back on the program. » Read more

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Brien Lundin: Why The Gold Market Looks Poised For Reversal

Extreme conditions are aligning in a way we've seen before
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 4:40 PM

This week, we welcome back to the podcast Brien Lundin, publisher of Gold Newsletter and producer of the New Orleans Investment Conference (Nov 1-4, 2018). FYI: both Chris and I will be speaking there again this year.

Brien predicts that the brutal period for precious metals may soon be over. In fact, he now seeing a bullish alignment of factors he's seen before, which precursored a sharp move upwards in the prices of gold and silver. » Read more

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Lance Roberts: The Markets Are Now Waving A Huge Red Flag

Another debt-fueled crisis & and hangover approaches
Thursday, August 16, 2018, 9:15 PM

Lance Roberts sees trouble ahead.

As chief investment strategist of Clarity Financial and chief editor of Real Investment Advice, Lance issues commentary weekly on the financial markets. He sees a major market correction/crash dead ahead, likely in early 2019 as the US economy offically slides back into recession -- though he's open to it happening sooner than that.

Based on the huge debt/decifit excess that have built up in the economy, paired with the tremendous overvaluations in asset prices seen in today's markets, Lance expects economic growth to remain anemic (at best) for the coming decade: » Read more

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Joel Salatin: The Rise Of Rogue Food

A 'food freedom' revolt against the government is starting
Monday, August 6, 2018, 5:52 PM

This week, we welcome back Joel Salatin to the podcast. Labeled by The Washington Post as "the most famous farmer in America", Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy. 

Who wouldn't want that?

Well, the government and Big Ag for starters. Joel refers to himself as a 'lunatic farmer' because so many of the changes he thinks our food system needs are either illegal under the current law or mightily resisted by the deep-pocketed corporations controlling production and distribution.

And this anti-competitive restriction and stifling of small sustainable food producers is only getting worse. While dismayed at this, Salatin finds hope in the burgeoning rebellion of the "rogue food" resistence breaking out. » Read more

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John Barry: The Pandemic Risk

How big a threat is it? How much should we worry?
Monday, July 30, 2018, 5:15 PM

As far as existential threats to the human species go, pandemics rank near the top of the list.

What's the probability of an agressive, highly-fatal outbreak occuring soon? Is it high enough to worry about? And if one occurs, what can/should we do to protect ourselves and our loved ones?

To address these questions, we interview John M. Barry, author of the award-winning New York Times best-seller The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History. » Read more

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Ted Butler: New Hope For Higher Silver Prices

How silver's oppressor may end up being its savior
Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:37 AM

Precious metals analyst Ted Butler returns to the podcast this week to discuss the long-suffering silver price.

Will the beatings continue? Or is there finally reason to believe that, after seven painful years of languishing, silver may finally see a brighter future?

Butler predicts a turning point is nigh. And ironically, he thinks silver's savior will be the same cultprit responsible for keeping the price suppressed for all these years: » Read more

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Helms & Gray: Real Estate Investing 101

How to build equity & income tangible with a tangible asset
Monday, July 9, 2018, 3:48 PM

Real estate offers a path to build equity and income outside of the Wall Street casino, in ways that take advantages of tax incentives not available to stock and bond holders. It can also offer purchasing power protection during periods of currency devaluation.

But, education and timing are very important in this space. How can the novice investor get involved while reducing their risk of making costly mistakes? Real estate markets can enter price bubble territory (as many are in now) -- how can you determine when it's safe or too risky to invest?

We've invited Robert Helms and Russ Gray, better known as The Real Estate Guys, onto the podcast this week to provide a "Real Estate Investing 101" overview for the Peak Prosperity audience. In it, they cover the different ways to invest, how to identify which approach is best for you given your personal goals and risk appetite, and how to get started educating yourself towards becoming an active investor. » Read more

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Charles Hugh Smith: We Desperately Need Shared Values, Connection & Positive Social Roles

Our culture is becoming a "social desert"
Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 12:51 PM

We've recently published a series of commentary on PeakProsperity.com addressing the epidemic of disconnection, dissatisfaction and demoralization that society is increasingly suffering from today.

Together, these articles beg the question: In an age of more "prosperity" than the human species has ever experienced, why are so many of us feeling so empty? And what solutions exist out there to offer us more meaning, connection and purpose in our lives?

Joining us this week is Charles Hugh Smith, who gives a detailed account of the root causes of what's ailing society, as well as the essential ingredients for repairing it. » Read more

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Michael Pento: When The Yield Curve Inverts Soon, The Next Recession Will Start

Expected timing: this Fall
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 3:34 PM

Some day, today's era of insane asset price bubbles will end. But how? Will it unwind in an orderly and polite way, as the world's central planners hope? Or will be disorderly, resulting in painful portfolio losses and mass layoffs?

Michael Pento, fund manager and author of The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse returns to the podcast this week to offer his prediction that events will most likely take the latter route. In fact, he sees the developing inversion of the yield curve as a dependable precursor to the US economy entering recession as soon as this Fall: » Read more