Chris, I want to thank and congratulate you for a truly superb quality and very cogent presentation! You’ve done a fantastic job and I’m eagerly awaiting the last 4-5 segments. I’ve watched the presentation from start to finish about 3 times…I only hope you’re not becoming scared by your own conclusions! Again, stellar piece of work!
this is superb….i hope you do a chapter on real money like gold and silver and people need to understand how this will help them in the future years of inflation to come.
I have just stumbled upon your Crash Course, and “stumble upon” pretty well describes my relationship to money and finances since being able to count to a dollar. I have never heard such an insightful lesson in economics, a subject I have never studied in school and have always had a great deal of difficulty understanding, in my life. And since the “Beginning of the Internets” I have explored for answers.
Thank you. I am desperate for the remaining chapters. I am a member of the first Baby Boom year (born in 1946), and very much headed for retirement with (you’ll be surprised to hear), a less than healthy plan or fund. Did I read into your lessons so far that you have put you money in something other than US currency based assets?
ANYWAY, THANY YOU THANK YOU HURRY UP WITH CHAP 17 ALREADY!
Very nice presentation !
I only found one very important “flow”: you say in chapter six that money are “a claim on human labor” but I’m not very sure if that’s our wish or the reality … and I’m afraid that money are not so much a “claim on human labor” but more likely a measure of the quantity and quality of goods a nation enjoy. That slightly different definition might change the “Crush Course” conclusions … because that type of money don’t necessarily “claim on human labor” now, when the “machines” produces a lot of our goods
Anyway, I repeat: Very good and challenging speech !!!
Take care, Chris. I’m sure not everyone likes what you have done. George Orwell once said: In a time of deceite telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Outstanding!! Thanks for bringing clarity to the issues and topics of interest that my workplace friends,golf buddies have ranted about for many moons.
The items on “our debt” and bubbles made me (a non expert) feel like a financial pro.
cheers , Bob
Congratulations Chris – these articles are fantastic. I now feel I have much more insight into these matters than I have ever had previously, alarming though they are. Surely this is a wake-up call.
I’ve been a “student” of Peak Oil for roughly the past 2 years, so I didn’t think I would learn anything, but I was wrong!
Not only does Chris do an outstanding job of explaining Peak Oil, he helps the average person develop a necessary level of respect for the energy that most of us take for granted everyday!
Seriously, this video alone needs to been shown to as many people as possible. This video very clearly illustrates what I have been trying to explain to my friends and family for the past eighteen months!
GREAT JOB CHRIS!!!!
This is the best and most cool-headed explanation of peak oil I have seen so far. You have done an excellent job! I am gratefull for this course and will share it with everyone I know once it is complete.
WOW! The most succinct, clear, concise presentation on what we face now and in the future. I’m looking at my 2 1/2 yar old son and wondering how best to prepare him for some very intersting times ahead. Thank you for making a HUGE difference for me and my family. Looking forward to 17b and, of course, 18, 19, 20 (please hurry!)