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    Matt Taibbi: Don’t Trust The News

    Award-winning journalist explains how the media is badly failing us
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:22 PM

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    If you feel you can’t trust the news anymore, you have good reason.

    Award-winning — and newly independent — journalist Matt Taibbi (of “vampire squid” fame) returns to Peak Prosperity to break down for us how the news media industry became corrupted by the profit motive and now intentionally produces content to “entertain” rather than “inform”.

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    Charles Hugh Smith: What Would A Better System Look Like?

    Introducing the 'Hacker's Teleology'
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 8:03 AM

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    Writer, philosopher and long-time contributor to PeakProsperity.com, Charles Hugh Smith, returns to the podcast to explain the new socio-economic model he has just introduced to the world through his new book A Hacker’s Teleology: Sharing the Wealth of Our Shrinking Planet.

    The main mission behind Peak Prosperity is to focus on new, more regenerative and sustainable models that will better serve humanity than the old models which are currently falling apart. Charles posits a new way of living that is a) achievable with existing resources and technology, and b) much more equitable and resistant to abuse.

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    Ken McElroy: The Coming Real Estate Crash Of 2021

    Covid-19 is accelerating a bust cycle that was already in the cards
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, September 7, 2020, 6:45 PM

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    The crazy stock market rally since the March lows has received all the media headlines, but what about real estate? What impact is the coronavirus having on that market?

    One of the most successful real estate investors we know, Ken McElroy, says that covid-19 is accelerating and exacerbating a bust cycle that was already in the making. He predicts massive upheaval in 2021:

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    Joel Salatin: Better Food = A Better Future

    How sustainable food production boosts our ecology, economy & health
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

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    Since covid-19 first emerged, one of our continued recommendations has been to “start a garden”.

    The pandemic has exposed the fragility of our food supply chains, as well as the shortcomings of our global and national health authorities. So having more self-sufficiency when it comes to calories, as well as better nutrition to boost your immune system, just make good sense. Hence: start a garden.

    In this week’s podcast, we welcome back Joel Salatin.  Labeled by The Washington Post as “the most famous farmer in America”, Joel has spent his career advocating for sustainable farming practices and pioneering models that show how food can be grown and raised in ways that are regenerative to our topsoils, more humane to livestock, produce much healthier & tastier food, and contribute profitably to the local economy.

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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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