The End of Growth

Either it ends, or we do
Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:57 PM

More and more, I hear that folks are feeling frustrated and betrayed, combined with a sense of loss and despair. I feel this way, too.

At a deep level, what ails us is not a host of unrelated, intractable problems, but the fact that our model of pursuing eternal economic growth simply isn't working anymore. It doesn’t work for the planet’s increasingly strained ecosystems, nor does it work for the bottom 99% of folks in society (i.e., the non-elites). The various health epidemics society suffers from today are merely symptoms of a larger acute spiritual crisis.

But viewed at a certain angle, this may be a good sign.

Why? Because in order to shift from one model to another, the old one first has to become unbearable. » Read more



Feeling Isolated?

If so, you're not alone
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 3:25 PM

Does anyone else in your life share your concerns for the future?

Is there someone you talk with regularly about the unsustainability of our current economic and ecological trajectories?

Do you have friends and/or family members who support your efforts to develop a more resilient lifestyle?

If you answered "no" to these questions, you're not an outlier. In fact, the #1 most commonly-reported complaint we hear from Peak Prosperity readers is that they feel alone and isolated when it comes to the warnings delivered in The Crash Course. » Read more


The US' Suicidal Strategy On Ukraine

We're alienating allies & risking a much larger war
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 2:27 AM

Ukraine is back in the news cycle and for good reason. The cease-fire has broken, fighting is intensifying, and the western-supported and installed leadership in Kiev is losing the campaign.  At this point, the West's choice is to either double down and bet even more on a badly failing set of policies, or admit it has lost this round and seek to deescalate the situation.

Meanwhile, Europe has finally woken up to the risks and seems to be ready to carve out a different path than the US.  » Read more


Getting Our Story Straight is a Matter of Life & Death (Literally)

Good narratives lead to good decision-making
Sunday, May 12, 2013, 11:52 PM

The stories we tell ourselves have great influence over our destiny. These narratives shape our belief system and thus, in turn, the decisions we make.

Find yourself making poor choices? That's likely due to a fallacy in one or more of the beliefs you hold.

Psychology and social science has re-discovered this key learning: We can improve our odds of success in life by improving the stories we tell ourselves. » Read more

Daily Digest

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Daily Digest 5/3 - Bottom 90% Systematically Getting Poorer, Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.

Friday, May 3, 2013, 10:41 AM
  • Currency Wars: Chinese Gold Rush and American Pravda
  • The Fatal Disease of the Status Quo: Diminishing Returns
  • The Bottom 90 Percent Of The Country Is Systematically Getting Poorer
  • Jeff Sachs: The Movie 
  • Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.
  • Greg Palast: Introducing Obama's New Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
  • How porn links and Ben Bernanke snuck into Bitcoin's code
  • Continuing Low Interest Rates In The US, Europe Joins The Party
  • Gerry Protti, New Alberta Energy Regulator Head, Not The Right Man For The Job: Critics
  • Nuclear Fusion – Possible at Last?
  • UCLA graphene supercapacitors could revolutionise storage