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    Peter Sandman: How Your Ability To Process Risk Can Save Your Life

    Understanding and optimizing your "adjustment reaction"
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 12:07 PM

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    How much do things around you need to change before you start changing your behavior?

    Some people watch the world intently, looking for early indicators of change and reacting swiftly to them. Others prefer not to get distracted by the “small stuff” and only pay attention once change is forced on them.

    Neither approach is inherently right or wrong, but the difference often sets us up for conflict and confrontation when big risks are involved. Those who argue for swift, extreme action are resisted by the side not convinced change is necessary — as the covid-19 pandemic has clearly revealed. Families have been divided and long-term friendships ended as the “Masks for everyone!” and “It’s just the flu, bro!” camps have gone to war.

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    James Howard Kunstler: Living In The Long Emergency

    Today's unsustainable way of life is ending. Get ready for what comes next.
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 9:54 AM

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    The coronavirus pandemic has placed such intense and unexpected strain on this unstable house of cards that its odds of toppling sooner have increased substantially.

    Few people understand this better — from the historic job destruction impacting tens of millions to the social anger starting to boil over — than James Howard Kunstler. His new book Living In The Long Emergency (which builds on its classic predecessor) not only predicted what’s happening now, but lays out what life in the aftermath will be like and how to best position for it today.

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    Neil Howe: Expect Creative Destruction In This Fourth Turning

    We're entering the era when a new order violently replaces the old
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 24, 2020, 5:11 PM

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    Fourth turnings are characterized by a growing demand for social order, yet supply of it remains weak. The emergence of the surveillance state, a perpetual war machine, increased intervention in failing markets by the central planners, greater government control of critical systems like health care and the Internet — all of these are classic fourth turning signs of the desperation authorities exert as they lose control.

    History shows time and time again that such overreach ends in rejection of the current order, usually via violent revolution.

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    Sergey Young: Will Technology Save Us?

    Are the pessimists wrong to bet against human ingenuity?
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 12:39 PM

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    “Technology will save us!”

    That’s the most common pushback we receive to Peak Prosperity’s concerns about the dangers of exponential resource depletion, overpopulation, and overindebtedness/overconsumption.

    And it’s understandable: technological advancement has achieved wonders for mankind’s standard of living at an accelerating pace over the past several centuries. Billions have been lifted out of poverty. Human health and longevity (covid-19 aside) have been greatly boosted. We have conquered the earth, seas, air and space.

    Are the pessimists wrong to bet against human ingenuity?

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    Expert Virologist: Here’s Everything You Need To Understand About Coronavirus

    Chris dives deep into the science with Dr. Angela Rasmussen
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, April 4, 2020, 4:38 PM

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    In this video, Chris interviews expert virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen, of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

    Chris and Dr. Rasmussen dive deep into the science of the covid-19 virus, what it does once in the body and what potential treatments show promise.

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    Sven Henrich: Did The Coronavirus Just Infect The Markets?

    One thing's for certain: the market's long period of exuberance is over
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 12:48 PM

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    Is the coronavirus the pin that will end the 10 year-long Everything Bubble?

    Quite possibly, cautions Sven Henrick, technical analyst and lead market strategist for Northman Trader.

    For too many years now, the financial markets have been conditioned that “dips don’t last”. Confident that the Fed will always provide the liquidity needed to push assets higher, investors have come to believe that risk doesn’t matter.

    Well, covid-19 is exactly the kind of unexpected exogenous shock that central banks are powerless against. No amount of intervention by the Fed, the ECB or the PBoC will slow the spread of the virus, or force-start factories idle from workers quarantines.

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    What The 1918 Spanish Flu Can Tell Us About The Coronavirus

    The world's readiness for a true pandemic is woefully lacking
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 8:13 PM

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    Given the continued spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, we urgently reached out to John Barry, author of the award-winning New York Times best-seller The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History.

    Two years ago, we interviewed John about the expected implications should a pandemic of similar scale break out in today world. Little did we realize at the time how quickly his insights would prove relevant.

    John remains quite concerned at how the world’s readiness for a pandemic is woefully lacking, exacerbated by the hyper-connectedness of our modern society (i.e., the ease and speed with with people can travel).

    And while good data is scarce in these early days, what we do know so far about the coronavirus does not encourage him. If the virus is indeed as contagious as suspected, he sees no hope of containing it before it becomes widespread.

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    PODCAST: Everything We Know So Far About The Coronavirus

    It's time to take matters into your own hands
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 25, 2020, 2:29 PM

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    In the midst of our furious coverage of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Chris is giving interviews to numerous interested media outlets.

    Here’s an interview he just recorded hours ago on the TFMR Podcast, which gives a good breakdown of what we know so far about the unfolding situation (as of Saturday, Jan 25, 2020).

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    Dennis Meadows: The Limits To Growth

    Revisiting one of the most seminal studies of our era
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 5:23 PM

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    Fifty years ago, an international team of researchers was commissioned by the Club of Rome to build a computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth on a finite planet.

    In 1971, its findings were first released in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro, and later published in 1972 under the title The Limits To Growth. The report concluded society would start experiencing serious declines in resources and population soon after 2030.

    One of the original seventeen researchers involved in The Limits To Growth study, Dennis Meadows, joins us for the podcast this week. Fifty years later, what does he foresee ahead?

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    Art Berman: Houston, We Have A Problem

    The surplus energy that powers the world is declining
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 29, 2019, 7:37 PM

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    Chris caught petroleum geologist Art Berman right before he went on stage to deliver a presentation on the limitations of shale oil (his excellent slides can be found here). The world is finally starting to realize that the profit-making potential of this space was drastically over-hyped.

    But more important, warns Art, is that the souring sentiment on shale oil is a reflection on the bigger challenge ahead of us: How we will power the world in a future of declining net energy?

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