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    Why Our Currency Will Fail

    The US is irretrievably down the rabbit hole of deficits and
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7:16 PM

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    The US is irretrievably down the rabbit hole of deficits and debt

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    Join Us at Kripalu June 29-July 1

    Is it time for you to kick your personal resiliency into a h
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, April 16, 2012, 3:54 PM

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    Fresh off of a very successful seminar weekend at Rowe in March, we're gearing up for the last seminar we plan to offer this year.

    It will be at the beautiful Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, at a wonderful time of year:

    We're very excited to have been invited to conduct our workshop at such a well-regarded and respected destination as Kripalu, where internationally-known speakers like Deepak Chopra present regularly.

    This June, we'll be building on the new material we debuted at Rowe, which addresses how we are much farther along the "Three E" timeline than when the Crash Course videos were created four years ago.

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    Get Ready for ‘Hot’ Inflation

    Market participants have created a blind spot
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Thursday, April 19, 2012, 2:15 PM

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    Ideological deflationists and inflationists alike find themselves both facing the same problem. The former still carry the torch for a vicious deflationary juggernaut sure to overpower the actions of the mightiest central banks on the planet. The latter keep expecting not merely a strong inflation but a breakout of hyperinflation.

    Neither has occurred, and the question is, why not?

    The answer is a 'cold' inflation, marked by a steady loss of purchasing power that has progressed through Western economies, not merely over the past few years but over the past decade. Moreover, perhaps it’s also the case that complacency in the face of empirical data (heavily-manipulated, many would argue), support has grown up around ongoing “benign” inflation.

    If so, Western economies face an unpriced risk now, not from spiraling deflation, nor hyperinflation, but rather from the breakout of a (merely) strong inflation.

    Surely, this is an outcome that sovereign bond markets and stock markets are completely unprepared for. Indeed, by continually framing the inflation vs. deflation debate in extreme terms, market participants have created a blind spot: the risk of a conventional, but 'hot,' inflation.

     

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    Get Ready for ‘Hot’ Inflation

    Market participants have created a blind spot: the risk of a
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 20, 2012, 1:05 AM

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    Ideological deflationists and inflationists alike find themselves both facing the same problem. The former still carry the torch for a vicious deflationary juggernaut sure to overpower the actions of the mightiest central banks on the planet. The latter keep expecting not merely a strong inflation but a breakout of hyperinflation.

    Neither has occurred, and the question is, why not?

    The answer is a 'cold' inflation, marked by a steady loss of purchasing power that has progressed through Western economies, not merely over the past few years but over the past decade. Moreover, perhaps it’s also the case that complacency in the face of empirical data (heavily-manipulated, many would argue), support has grown up around ongoing “benign” inflation.

    If so, Western economies face an unpriced risk now, not from spiraling deflation, nor hyperinflation, but rather from the breakout of a (merely) strong inflation.

    Surely, this is an outcome that sovereign bond markets and stock markets are completely unprepared for. Indeed, by continually framing the inflation vs. deflation debate in extreme terms, market participants have created a blind spot: the risk of a conventional, but 'hot,' inflation.

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    Harvey Organ (Part II): The Road Ahead for the Precious Metals

    All things silver, storage advice & price forecasts
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, April 21, 2012, 6:00 AM

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    In Part II of Chris' fascinating interview with Harvey Organ on the precious metals (click here for Part I), the discussion deepens, exploring a number of popular topics including:

    • all things Silver
    • how much gold is there really backing the major ETFs?, and 
    • Harvey's 2012 forecast for bullion prices
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    Chris speaking at The Commonwealth Club of California TOMORROW 4/24

    Tuesday, April 24 @ 7pm PST
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, April 23, 2012, 3:22 PM

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    To those of you in the San Franscisco Bay area: Chris is speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California tomorrow night.

    This marks Chris' return to the CWC, where he spoke to a standing-room-only crowd three years ago. Tomorrow, they're giving him a bigger venue and the event will be televised for future broadcast.

    Chris and I will remain after the main interview is completed to meet with any CM.com members that are able to attend. If you live close enough to make the event, we're looking forward to meeting you.

    Here are the details on the event from the CWC's website:

     

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    What Data Can We Trust?

    How can we make decisions in a world of flawed information?
    by charleshughsmith

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 5:33 AM

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    Modern investing offers the promise that investors who "do their homework" and use data more intelligently than the herd can gain a valuable edge. But what if the underlying data available to the investing public is fundamentally flawed? 

    The federal government agencies that issue headline data and the mainstream media that reprints the data without skeptical analysis would have us believe that these indicators — the unemployment rate and the consumer price index (CPI), for example — accurately reflect economic realities.

    The other indicator that is implicitly or explicitly assumed to reflect the economy’s health is, of course, the stock market, generally represented by the S&P 500 index.

    That the government indicators and the stock market are both suspect is now a given.

     

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    Europe Is On Fire

    Greece has served as the match, starting a continent-wide de
    by admin-2

    Friday, June 8, 2012, 3:06 AM

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    The vast imbalances that led to the 2008 crisis are mainly still intact, and in many cases are larger than they were before.

    Another difficult thing is constantly reading all the horribly wrong and misleading information out there that is designed to shape opinion almost universally in the direction towards more profligacy and consumption.

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    The New Site is (Finally!) Here

    The long wait is almost over
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, June 11, 2012, 3:12 PM

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    At long last, the new site is ready for launch!

    We're very proud and excited about it. There's a lot to bring you up to speed on, so let's dive right in.

    First: while we migrate over to the new site over the next several days, this PeakProsperity.com site will be frozen in "read only" mode — meaning you won't be able to post comments to articles or Forum threads, or purchase an enrollment. 

    The migration process should take 2-3 days. Once it's completed, the new site will replace this one. We're hoping everything is up and running by Friday (but you never know how complicated switchovers like this will go, so please keep your fingers crossed!).

    Second: here's what WON'T be changing with the new site — all of the past PeakProsperity.com content will be available on the new site. All of the articles, comments, guides, Forum threads, etc on the site today will still readily be found after we make the site switchover. 

    You should look at this new site as keeping all of the things you like about PeakProsperity.com, AND adding a bunch of new improvements and features to make the experience even better.

    Third: so what should you expect from the new site?

     

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    Never in Doubt

    More money printing and bailouts are assured
    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, June 17, 2012, 11:06 AM

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    What has never been in doubt in my mind is that thin-air money printing and the bailing out of banks and financial institutions would be tried and tried again.  The alternative is unthinkable to those in power, because it involves living within one's means and letting those who took the risks eat the losses. 

    Here we are at the tail end of a forty year credit bubble in which everybody participated (although China and India were late to the event) and nobody wants that party to end.  It is simply so much easier to simply borrow, spend and kick the can down the road.

    As noted here repeatedly, we have an exponential credit system which, by extension, gives us an exponential money system.  Until and unless the credit markets can be coerced back onto an exponential trajectory, nothing will work quite right to the point that systemic financial collapse is a distinct possibility.

    Given that possibility, nobody in power has even the slightest wish to test out the odds and so they will opt to print, print, print.

    Just yesterday the UK opted for another round of printing but look how they applied it:

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