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    Charles Hugh Smith: Will You Be Richer or Poorer?

    Much of what we truly value is at risk
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:34 PM

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    Prolific and exceptionally perceptive author Charles Hugh Smith returns to discuss the insights in his just-launched book Will You Be Richer Or Poorer? Profit, Power & AI in a Traumatized World (the first chapter of which can be read for free here) The current narrative that our standard of living is not only the best…

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    Marjory Wildcraft: Growing Your Own Groceries

    How to turn your backyard into a food production system
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 4:14 PM

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    Marjory Wildcraft, founder of The Grow Network and author of Grow Your Own Groceries, explains how we can contribute to the local food production movement by using our own windowsills, planters and backyards as a food production system.

    Even those with no prior experience can swiftly learn how to grow and raise a meaningful portion of their dietary calories.

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    Peter Boghossian: How To Have Impossible Conversations

    'Hacks' for constructive, respectful discussion on any controversial topic
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 2:32 PM

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    How can we successfully engage in discussion on difficult issues with those we care about, as well as society at large?

    Peter Boghossian, co-author of How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide, shares straightforward conversational ‘hacks’ for having constructive, respectful discussion on any controversial topic — including climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control.

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    Ben Hunt: Prepare To Get Burned

    Society is pretending its actions don't have consequences. It's badly mistaken.
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, September 19, 2019, 5:01 PM

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    History teaches us that there is no free lunch, reminds Dr. Ben Hunt, publisher of EpsilonTheory.com.

    And science informs us that even simple systems become nearly impossible to predict or control with 100% precision as time and variables change.

    But our society today is ignoring these lessons. It’s betting that the increasingly excessive distortions required to keep the status quo continuing will succeed, and come at no cost.

    That’s a losing bet, warns Hunt.

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    Binyamin Appelbaum: The Problem With Modern Economics

    A historical review explains the deficiencies of today's policies
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, September 12, 2019, 2:53 PM

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    Why do we have the economic policies we do today?

    These policies drive decision-making on Capitol Hill, corporate boardrooms, and on Wall Street. But who made them, why, and how did they come about? And how well are they serving us?

    Binyamin Appelbaum has made these questions the focus of his new book The Economists Hour, which shines a bright light on the rise of modern Economics and its dominating influence on society.

    From anti-trust law to central banking, Appelbaum explains how Economics has evolved (metastasized?) into its current form, where the solutions it now offers may be no better (and possibly substantially worse) than the problems it’s designed to address.

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    Paul Wheaton: Building A Better World In Your Backyard

    There's so much each of can do, right now, to live more regeneratively
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 19, 2019, 11:02 AM

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    The data is clear: humans are overtaxing the world’s ecosystems at an accelerating rate.

    How can society wean itself away from its business-as-usual practices of natural resource extraction and depletion? What steps can we take to be agents of positive, regenerative change?

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Paul Wheaton (86m:05s).

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    Steve Keen: Could A Debt Jubilee Really Work?

    One way or another, we're going to have to address the $trillions of outstanding bad debts
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 10:58 AM

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    Over the past decade, the world’s central banks have distorted the price of money by bringing interest rates to record lows.

    With credit so cheap, asset prices have risen dramatically as companies and governments have borrowed to the hilt.

    And now with the “Everything Bubble” threatening to burst (perhaps in mid-bursting already?), we’re suddenly realizing that the phantom asset price gains were ephemeral, while the debts are permanent.

    How will the economy cope with dangerously overleveraged nations, industries and households? Not well.

    To discuss this massive problem and propose some potential solutions is Steve Keen, professor of economics at Kingston University in London and author of Debunking Economics.

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Steve Keen (59m:55s).

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    Tali Sharot: Overcoming The Optimism Bias

    How to wake society up to the big issues we collectively face
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:23 PM

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    Are humans wired to deal with the kinds of existential threats facing society today? This is not just an intellectually-interesting metaphysical question. The answer may well determine whether our species makes it to the next century or not. As PeakProsperity.com readers know well, humans’ relentless pursuit of ‘ever more’ growth is finally slamming into the…

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    Martin Armstrong: Dow 35,000 By 2021?

    Given the current capital flight into the US, it could happen
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:15 AM

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    The most hated stock market rally still has room left to become truly despised, according to Martin Armstrong.

    With so much of the rest of the world beginning to succumb to the arriving global recession, capital is fleeing towards the relative safety and positive returns offered by America’s financial markets. As a result, Armstrong sees the US stock market continuing to power higher from here, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average potentially tagging 35,000 by 2021.

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    Skip Horner: A Legendary Adventurer’s Guide To Managing Risk

    How to reach your goals while preventing costly mistakes
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, June 27, 2019, 2:55 PM

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    As a professional adventurer, planning for risk — for danger, for the unexpected — is essential if you want to come home alive. Legendary mountaineer and white water rafting guide Skip Horner attributes his long career and his record of never having lost a client while in the wild to meticulous planning before he embarks on an expedition. Planning in advance allows him and his team to react swiftly when surprises arise, and often to notice adverse conditions developing early and resolve them before they worsen.

    In this podcast, Skip shares his best practices for risk management, many of which universally apply to all dimensions of life including personal safety and financial security. And he drives these lessons home with white-knuckle stories from his personal adventures, when his life was held in the balance.

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