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Making It To The 4th Second

A hard-hitting delivery of the predicament humanity faces
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 4:38 PM

As older guys in our forties and fifties, Chris and I realize that we're probably not the most compelling messengers to the Millenials and the generations behind them. So we're constantly looking for others who can be.

In that vein, this short video below from Prince Ea recently caught our attention. It delivers a hard-hitting emotional call-to-action for sustainability and resilience using much of the same data we frequently cite here at Peak Prosperity. » Read more

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Tim Jackson: The High Price Of Growth

A finite planet cannot sustain infinite economic growth
Monday, October 16, 2017, 3:31 PM

Modern society is addicted to and engineered for perpetual economic growth.

Now, a fourth-grader can tell you that nothing can grow forever, especially if you have finite resources. But that simple realization is eluding today's central planners, despite multiplying evidence that growth is becoming harder and harder to come by.

This week's podcast guest is Professor Tim Jackson, sustainability advisor for the UK government, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey and Director of CUSP. Tim is also a full member of the Club of Rome.

He explains why the exponential growth rates of today's economies, and their associated rates of resource extraction/consumption, will not be able to continue for much longer -- and why a pursuit of "prosperity" (defined much more broadly than simple consumerism) is a much healthier goal for humanity.

 

 

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The Rising Threats To Our Health

Around the world, general health is declining
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 3:35 PM

Though evidence of a looming global healthcare crisis is plainly visible, few seem to realize the consequences will be catastrophic to individuals, households and national economies.

Here is a list—by no means exhaustive—of major health issues threatening hundreds of millions of people globally. » Read more

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This chapter of the new Crash Course series has not yet been made available to the public.

Each week over the rest of 2014, in sequential order, a new chapter will be made publicly available (we've currently only published the Introductory chapter)

If you don't want to wait, you can:

 

 

 

 

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This chapter of the new Crash Course series has not yet been made available to the public.

Each week over the rest of 2014, in sequential order, a new chapter will be made publicly available (we've currently published up to Chapter 21)

If you don't want to wait, you can:

 

 

 

 

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Daily Digest 7/23 - Requiem For Detroit, Peak Oil Lives But Will Kill The Economy

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 10:33 AM
  • Detroit, and the Bankruptcy of America's Social Contract
  • Requiem For Detroit
  • Same Old Warfare?
  • Now, Old MacDonald Has a Robot
  • Peak oil lives, but will kill the economy
  • Piggybacking on the Hunt For Massive Oil Discoveries: Interview with AOS
  • Oil Production Aside, Middle East still Matters
  • An expert finds New York City's air is full of foreign matter, including rubber and rust
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Daily Digest 5/11 - A High Frequency Map of the Market, What Is The Fed Thinking?

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10:54 AM
  • A High Frequency Map of the Market
  • Gold & Silver – It Could Get Uglier And Take Longer
  • Safeguarding the Past, in an Uncooperative Present 
  • What Is The Fed Thinking?
  • Better Safety in Bangladesh Could Raise Clothing Prices by About 25 Cents
  • Traffic Pollution May Be Harming Kids in Ways We Never Imagined
  • Cyclone Could Threaten Thousands of Myanmar Refugees
  • Rebuilding After Sandy, but With Costly New Rules