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    Introducing The New (Full-Length) Crash Course

    The public release of Chapters 1 & 2
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 27, 2014, 5:36 PM

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    Last week we announced that we've spent the better part of the last year completely rebuilding the entire Crash Course video seminar.

    Each chapter has been completely updated with recent data, better visualizations, and a more polished look and feel. We've also added several brand-new chapters on important new developments to the Three E story (i.e., quantitative easing, shale oil, environmental stressors) that weren't in the picture when the original series was created back in 2008.

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    Getting Our Story Straight is a Matter of Life & Death (Literally)

    Good narratives lead to good decision-making
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, May 13, 2013, 3:52 AM

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    The stories we tell ourselves have great influence over our destiny. These narratives shape our belief system and thus, in turn, the decisions we make.

    Find yourself making poor choices? That's likely due to a fallacy in one or more of the beliefs you hold.

    Psychology and social science has re-discovered this key learning: We can improve our odds of success in life by improving the stories we tell ourselves.

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    Creating a World Worth Inheriting

    A fresh look at our mission
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 10, 2012, 6:44 PM

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    With a new site and a number of new irons in the fire, Adam and I thought it a good time to revisit and renew the mission behind this movement.

    Simply put, our mission is to create a world worth inheriting.  By this we mean a clean, healthy living environment, a durable economy, and prosperous opportunities for all who participate with us. That's our big, lofty aim. 

    At heart, our view is that our policies, uses, and practices in all of the Three “E”s are unsustainable.  One cannot forever grow non-renewable resource use in a finite world.  The exponential nature of that growth just hastens things along.

    Because of hard constraints, our exponential money and debt systems are on a collision course with reality.  We will first and most immediately — and personally — experience the deleterious effects of this in what we call 'the economy' in the form of stagnant growth, rising unemployment, and various ills and maladies within the financial markets. 

    This is just another way of saying that very big changes are coming our way.  In fact, they are here already.

    The simple conclusion is that we must either change our habits and ways on our own terms — or on Nature's.  We face a future that will be shaped either by disaster or design.

    Here at Peak Prosperity, we are solidly behind the idea of positive change made on our own terms and that we are each responsible for whatever future is created. 

    There are a number of things that we absolutely have to do in order to achieve our mission. And at the top of the list is reaching and influencing a lot of people (millions upon millions) and doing so effectively.

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    Second Leg of the Housing Decline Set To Begin

    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, June 28, 2010, 11:33 AM

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    A new Martenson Report is ready for enrolled members.
    LinkSecond Leg of the Housing Decline Set To Begin

    Executive Summary

    • Housing data is weak and just took a turn for the worse
    • Stimulus efforts were essential to keep housing propped up
    • The stimulus has ended
    • QE and stock market prices are correlated
    • What’s coming next
    • What you should do

    We bought our house in November of 2009.  This will turn out to have been a very bad financial decision.  We’ll be underwater on that purchase for a very long time; maybe forever (or until Bernanke’s great experiment takes the final turn towards massive currency destruction and inflation; whichever comes first).   

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    The Federal Reserve Plays a Dangerous Game

    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, June 19, 2009, 3:31 PM

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    Here is another past Martenson Report that was previously available only to enrolled members but is now available to all registered users. 

    The Federal Reserve Plays A Dangerous Game

    I wrote this report over a year ago, in March, 2008.  The recession was underway, Bear Stearns had just been rescued, Lehman Bros. was still in business, and the stock market had not yet dropped significantly.  Thankfully, a systemic banking crisis did not come to pass during that time. 

    I encouraged readers to take specific actions to secure their well-being in case of such a crisis.  Pay close attention to the very end of the report, where I offer suggestions that I strongly recommend you consider.  These recommendations are ones that I stand by today.

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