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What Comes Next

Previews of the coming reckoning
Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:55 PM

All things have a beginning, a middle and and end.

And now, more than 3,480 days into the current bull market, the longest in history, we can say with high condifence we are very close to its end.

Why?

For manifold reasons that are multiplying fast. So many, in fact, that each of the key speakers at the recent Peak Prosperity/Contra Corner Summit in New York City had difficulty finding enough time to enumerate them all during the six-hour event. » Read more

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The End Of Cheap Debt: The Fall & Rise Of Interest Rates

Perhaps the greatest single trend impacting the next decade
Friday, September 7, 2018, 6:54 PM

Total debt (public + private) in America is currently at a staggering $67 trillion.

That number has been rising fast over the past 47 years, following the US dollar's transformation into a fully-fiat currency in August of 1971.

Perhaps this wouldn't be such a big concern were America's income, measured by GDP, we're growing at a similar rate. But it's not. » Read more

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What Is A Peak Prosperity Summit Like?

Our next one, in NYC, is less than 2 weeks away
Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 3:16 PM

Our next Summit takes place in New York City on Sunday, September 16th 2018. That's less than 2 weeks away at this point.

If you've been meaning to register but simply haven't yet, now's the time. » Read more

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Off The Cuff: Swamped!

The "swamp" isn't draining. It's overflowing at this point.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12:07 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

  • Complicit Insiders
    • Nearly everyone in DC has their hand in the cookie jar
  • No Heroes
    • There are no "good guys" left. Just varying degrees of criminals.
  • Not A US-Only Phenomenon
    • Most other countries/regions are as "swampy" as America (or worse)
  • A Hard Re-Set May Be The Inevitable Outcome
    • It's increasingly looking like a breakdown will occur. That may be the chance we need for real change.

James Howard Kunstler sits down this week to explain why he sees a systemic breakdown -- or "convulsion" -- is likely ahead, and why that may be our best opportunity to re-orient society on a saner path; provided we have the courage and smarts to abandon the 'leadership' and behavior that got us to this breaking point.

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James Howard Kunstler Is Joining Our NYC Summit!

James Howard Kunstler Is Joining Our NYC Summit!

Peak Prosperity, Stockman AND now Kunstler?? You've got to come to this event!

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Off The Cuff: Hall Of Mirrors

Our media is so distorted, where can you find truth?
Friday, May 4, 2018, 10:39 AM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss a whole slew of topics I don't have time to summarize, as our 2018 seminar starts in an hour.

Enjoy!

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James Howard Kunstler: The Coming Economy Of "Less"

Society is approaching a breaking point
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 8:20 PM

Author and commentator James Howard Kunstler returns as our podcast guest this week for an update on where we are in The Long Emergency timeline.

In this wide-raging discussion ranging from the pervasiveness of propaganda in today's media to the risk of nuclear war, Kunstler also re-news his warnings of a current secular economic slowdown.

After too many years of market interventions, magical thinking, racketeering, and bleeding the 99% dry, he warns that our culture and economic system will soon reach a snapping point. » Read more

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James Howard Kunstler: It's Time To Be Honest With Ourselves

The major systems our society relies on are failing
Sunday, August 27, 2017, 7:55 PM

The ever-eloquent James Howard Kunstler returns to our podcast this week to discuss the dangers of the 'comprehensive dishonesty' he observes in our culture today.

We occupy ourselves with distractions (e.g., the fear du jour that our media continually manufactures) and diversions (e.g., our empty social media addiction), while ignoring the erosion of the essential systems around us. Making matters worse, the leaders we assume are focusing on these issues aren't or are woefully out of their depth.

It's time for society to take a hard look in the mirror and be honest about the shortcoming it sees. Identifying them then opens the door to deciding what to do about them.

Without the courage to be honest, we condemn ourselves to a failing status quo that likely has little remaining time left. » Read more

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Off The Cuff: Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered

The reaction to the recent Fed hike makes little sense
Friday, March 17, 2017, 2:37 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

  • Rate Hike!
    • The Fed just increased the interest rate by 0.25%
  • Scam-o-rama
    • The financial system is now a racketeering fraud
  • The Net Energy Predicament
    • The unseen cause of so many of the systemic breakdowns we're seeing
  • The Deep State In Turmoil
    • The Trump administration has set off an internal war

James Howard Kunstler returns to Off The Cuff this week for a wide ranging discussion. First on the docket is the recent Fed rate hike, and the baffling logic that markets are using to interpret is as another "bullish" signal for piling into stocks. 

No surprise, Jim thinks the markets have become one big roach motel for investment capital. 

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James Howard Kunstler: The World's Greatest Misallocation Of Resources

And why we appear poised to repeat it
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 2:11 PM

James Howard Kunstler returns to the podcast this week, observing that despite the baton being handed to a new American president, the massive predicaments we face as a society remain the same. And it seems the incoming administration is just as in denial of them as the old.

Kunstler adds fresh critique to his now decades-old warning that we are sleepwalking our way deep into the Long Emergency. The longer we delude ourselves and waste our energies in pursuit of reviving the failed "endless growth" model, the farther our journey back to a sustainable way of living will be when our current system collapses. » Read more