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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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Bad Money

Our debt-based fiat money system poses an existential threat
Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:51 PM

We’re all going to have to be a lot more resilient in the future.  The long emergency, as Jim Kunstler put it, is now upon us.  It comes from every direction, and the trick is going to be remaining alert, oriented and positive.

If ever there was a wake-up call from the natural world it was this year’s weather events combined with the storms from last year.  » Read more

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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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Announcing Peak Prosperity's Annual Seminar: May 4-6, 2018

On the West Coast this year! (in NorCal wine country)
Thursday, January 11, 2018, 10:22 AM
For the past 10 years, we've held our annual seminar on the east coast, in the wilds of rural Massachusetts.
 
This year, however, due to popular demand to offer the experience on the west coast, we're happy to announce our 2018 seminar will take place in Sebastopol, California, in the heart of wine county.
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Crisis Preparation: What To Do

The key steps to take NOW, before the next crisis hits
Friday, September 22, 2017, 9:34 PM

Executive Summary

  • Why doing nothing is no longer an option
  • Our recommended steps to take for
    • Finances
    • Home
    • Personal Safety
    • Health
  • Plus: lots of links to related resources

If you have not yet read Part 1: When a Storm Approaches available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

What To Do

Broken models and bad ideas eventually catch up with you. That day is coming. As to when, I clearly don’t know.

If there’s an outbreak of war with North Korea than that could easily precipitate the breakdown, especially if the conflict spreads across superpowers. That could happen at any time, so the lessons from the hurricanes is this; get ready now.

Barring some sort of kinetic follies, the farthest I can see things carrying on as they have is until 2019 or 2020 when the profound lack of investment in oil will show up as an oil supply shortfall that will result in much higher oil prices. Those higher prices will run smack into ~$250 trillion of global debt and ~4x that amount of un(der)funded liabilities. I covered that thesis in this report, which is worth a re-read (or a first read in case you haven’t already).

The global equity markets are floating along on a sea of liquidity which has allowed them to seriously depart from the underlying fundamentals and from any sense of risk. When neither fundamentals nor risk apply, you have a bubble on your hands.

Bubbles are always in search of a pin. None of us can predict what that pin might be, but it’s out there.

When the next downturn finally comes, it will be with the force of a hundred corrections denied. We’ll be falling from a much higher level of insanity and self-delusion. Once again we’ll discover that prosperity cannot be printed out of thin air. History doesn’t repeat, they say, but when it comes to bubbles it certainly does. They are always the same; they arise from too-easy credit.

Here’s what I think everybody should do, regardless of circumstances... » Read more

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You're Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize

Lessons from the recent rash of natural disasters
Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:25 PM

It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either she's trying to send humans an important warning, or perhaps she's just out to kill us all.

Massive storms across the globe, earthquakes, and collapsing ecosystems all combine to remind us that we are indeed intimately connected to our planet's natural systems. And that our well-being rests on staying on Mother Nature's good side.

Well, Mother Nature has seemed pretty pissed at us of late. Her recent punishments should be taken as a disciplinary wake-up call. » Read more

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Failure To Communicate

The mass media still doesn't "get" the resilience movement
Monday, July 17, 2017, 9:06 PM

The mass media simply doesn't have an established reference point for the concerned citizen who, through education and foresight, decides to take prudent steps today to reduce their future vulnerability while increasing their level of personal prosperity.

So, movements like ours get shunted into the existing constructs they do know, pretty much all of which exist on the "fringe". » Read more

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Transitioning Towards Resilience

Transitioning Towards Resilience

One reader's story of re-aligning her life around her values

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Casting Call For Professionals Who Prep

Casting Call For Professionals Who Prep

Interested in appearing on 60 Minutes (Australia)?