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    My Personal Formula For Success

    It can be yours, too
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 18, 2020, 9:01 PM

    4

    Executive Summary

    • Hard Work
    • Persistence
    • Luck
    • Systems Thinking

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Collapse Is A Process, Not An Event, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Because I think in systems, I tend to fashion my projects in ways that they feed off of and interact with each other.

    As well, my systems view informs my sense of how things are going to turn out in the future which defines what I consider to be useful projects to pursue.

    I have a formula for success.  It works really well for me and I want to share it with you.

    Fair warning: not everyone is going to like it.

    Ready?  Here it is…

     

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    Off The Cuff: It’s Getting Harder For The Fed To Hide Its Guilt

    It favors the rich as it makes the system dangerously more unstable
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 10:03 AM

    11

    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • The danger of asset bubbles
    • The Fed’s serial addiction to blowing them
    • Tesla and the shale industry as case studies
    • Covid-19s legacy on society

    Everyone loves a bubble until it bursts. And we now live in age of multiple bubbles, with the Federal Reserve at the center, blowing each with vigor.

    This inevitably will end painfully, as every prior bubble era has. But along the way, the more massive the distortions become, the greater the injustice between rich and poor becomes, and the more damage will ultimately follow.

    And, slowly but surely, more and more people are waking up to the reality that the Fed’s serial addiction to blowing bubbles is actually the cause of many of today’s problems, not the cure as it would have us believe.

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    Get Ready: Here’s What’s Coming

    Life will never be the same. Here's what to do about it now.
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 4, 2020, 8:55 PM

    43

    Executive Summary

    • The incredible correlation between Economy & Energy
    • Why limits matter (and will matter more in the coming years)
    • The coming, unsolvable collision of our Economic, Energy & Environmental systems
    • The looming deadline: Why you need to take action before June 2021

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Losing Hope? Focus On Gaining Life Instead., available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    After a dozen years of research and inquiry, I’ve come to a major set of conclusions: There’s a massive economic crisis coming.  And an energy crisis.  They are conjoined and each will juice the destructive effects of the other.  Oh, and there’s also an ecological crisis, which is similarly intertwined with the other two.

    After watching the utter inability of our national “leaders” to properly manage the basics in their response to the pandemic,  I simply don’t think we’ve got the ability to sort through the complexities and subtleties of navigating three gigantic, inter-related crises.

    Which means it’s up to us — to become resilient and prepared at the individual level.

    First, and most important, each of us needs to start by…

     

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    Off The Cuff: The Coming Oil Shortage Of June 2021

    Why oil will suddenly start mattering again
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, September 3, 2020, 7:09 AM

    20

    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Art Berman discuss:

    • US oil consumption is down ~15%, a good proxy of GDP shrinkage
    • Why US oil production will be dramatically lower by next June
    • Why the US may never produce as much oil as it did between 2016-2019
    • Why oil, not interest rates, will be the limiter of economic growth going forward

    For many years on this website we’ve warned of the coming crisis of “Peak Cheap Oil”. We may now be entering a new, accelerating stage of that story.

    Petroleum geologist Art Berman returns to the program to explain why he predicts US oil production will be materially lower by next June, and why it will likely never return to its 2016-2019 highs.

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    Protecting Yourself, Your Loved Ones & Your Home From Social Unrest

    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 28, 2020, 8:30 PM

    13

    Executive Summary

    • Becoming a ‘Gray Man’ (or Woman)
    • Protecting yourself, your loved ones, your home & your money
    • Leading by example
    • How to make the best of where you are, and best practices for relocating/expatriating

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Suddenly Fear Of Social Unrest Is Everywhere, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    As mentioned, one of the top concerns we’re hearing our readers express is the increasingly likelihood of major social unrest breaking out.

    And as long as the current policies driving the expanding wealth inequality gap continue, we agree that’s a very valid concern.

    So, what can you today to reduce your vulnerability should unrest and the threat of violence/looting come to your community?

    The good news is: A lot.

    Below, we’ve compiled the most effective, practical actions and best practices you should consider taking now to safeguard your loved ones, your home, and your wealth from the “mob threat”.

    First, and most important, start by…

     

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    Off The Cuff: A Boom For The Rich & A Depression For The Rest Of Us

    Thanks, Fed & Congress!
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 24, 2020, 4:22 PM

    19

    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • An escapee from Illinois tells all
    • Covid-19 is permanently changing household behavior
    • A boom for the rich; a depression for the rest of us
    • Is it now crunch-time?

    As the dust continues to settle from the mad scramble by our “leaders” to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s becoming clearer and clear that the unprecedented monetary and fiscal “rescue” stimulus served to make the already-wealthy a whole lot richer while the remaining 99% of America took it squarely on the chin.

    And now that the scant money for Main Street has flowed to a trickle, Mish thinks that the bucket of consequences can’t be kicked down the road for much longer. Households are starting to run out of money, and once that happens on a large enough scale, the simmering resentment across the country is due to boil over.

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    The Way Out

    My personal actions for preserving my wealth
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:57 PM

    41

    Executive Summary

    • The #1 reason the entire system will collapse: oil
    • Why the Fed is stuck with the Zombie economy it created
    • How I am hedging against the inflation of the printing press
    • Why we need to be our own heroes in this story — the authorities certainly won’t

    If you have not yet read Part 1: One Step removed, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Our approach at Peak Prosperity is to begin at the top and then work down.  We’ve got a framework for understanding the world and assigning priorities to our actions.

    The big picture view is this: infinite growth on a finite planet is impossible.  Yet our entire system of money and our economic systems are all predicated on the idea of infinite growth.  Quite the conundrum, eh?

    To me there’s no contest and no conundrum to solve.  Reality wins out every time.  If you overfish the seas and the fisheries collapse, then the reality of that wins out over whatever ‘the market’ demands.   Fish prices could double or quintuple and still no more fish will emerge from the empty sea.

    The most basic reality that we all live under – yours truly especially included – is that fossil fuel energy delivers pretty much everything we see around us, everything we consume, and supports everything we do.

    Even with some rosy projections for August and September, it’s clear that…

     

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    One — we reserve our best analysis and most directive guidance for the paying members whose financial support makes operating this site possible. Also, given that some of this material is our “best guess” thinking or can be overly revealing of the details of my personal actions, I’m only willing to share that with this private audience. I wouldn’t feel comfortable having that level of speculative/private information out in the public realm.

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    Off The Cuff: Billionaires Beware!

    Inequity is fast approaching a boiling over point with the masses
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 7:38 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Billionaires beware! The masses are reaching their point of intolerance.
    • Politicized medicine: Covid has made it clear Big Pharma puts profit over lives
    • Why Charles expects catastrophic, not catabolic, collapse
    • The coming great real estate crash of 2021

    The Federal Reserve’s “Leave No Billionaire Behind” program is wearing thin with the general public, which is increasingly waking up to how badly it is being ransacked by the top 0.1%. As the punches keep coming in 2020, the ire of the masses could boil over.

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    The Layoff Survival Handbook

    What to do before, during and after a layoff
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 14, 2020, 6:49 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • How to reduce your odds of being laid off
    • How to prepare for a layoff
    • Essential steps to take during the layoff process
    • Post-layoff success strategies

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Is Covid Coming For Your Job?, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Whether or not you perceive your job to be in imminent jeopardy, there’s a series of sensible steps to take now to defend yourself against becoming the victim of a layoff.

    These steps will not only reduce your risk of being let go, but they’ll boost your performance, the value you offer an employer, and increase your satisfaction with your career. What’s not to like?

    And should you be unable to avoid a layoff, you’ll be far better offer for having put these preparations in place beforehand. Especially now in this crazy pandemic era when millions of other sacked workers are suddenly competing for the few existing job openings out there.

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    Off The Cuff: Is The Crack-Up Boom Here?

    An awful lot hinges on the anwer
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 10, 2020, 5:57 PM

    41

    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

    • It looks a lot like the start of a crack-up boom
    • Will the markets ever fall again?
    • History shows our current path ends badly, and in a destroyed currency
    • How can investors protect their wealth in such a dangerous, complex time?

    2020 just gets more and more challenging. After a brief sell-off in March, stocks and pretty much every other type of financial asset are in full melt-up mode.

    Fueled by the Federal Reserve and Congress’ stimulus programs, and cheered by the Administration, higher prices seem the top national priority. Is this sustainable? It it wise? Do we even have markets anymore, or do we just have a charade of one — where eternal rising prices are now pre-determined?

    John and Chris tackle these questions, along with their repercussions for the country and for concerned individual investors trying not to lose their hard-earned savings to runaway inflation OR a deflationary popping of the current asset price bubble:

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