Tag Archives: Crash Course

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    Money Creation: Banks – Crash Course Chapter 7

    Get ready for your mind to be repelled
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:14 AM


    Chapter 7 of the Crash Course is now publicly available and ready for watching below.

    As a follow-on to the previous chapter explaining the nature of fiat money, this week's video details one of the two methods by which it is created: fractional reserve banking. As John Kenneth Galbraith famously stated "The process by which money is created is so simple the mind is repelled."

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    What Is Money?: Crash Course Chapter 6

    The world revolves around it, but it's poorly understood
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, July 25, 2014, 3:52 PM


    Money plays an incredibly large role in the world, but yet it remains poorly understood. What exactly is it? What do the pieces of paper we hold in our wallets and bank accounts actually represent?

    Developing an understanding of the underlying role of money allows us to better see when it is being used properly, or abused. And history shows that abuse is more the norm than the exception: the record shows over 3,800 previous examples of paper currencies that no longer exist.

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  • Blog

    Introducing The New (Full-Length) Crash Course

    The public release of Chapters 1 & 2
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 27, 2014, 5:36 PM


    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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  • Blog

    Big News!

    A brand new Crash Course series is at hand
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, June 20, 2014, 3:46 PM


    It's been a busy 10 months…

    Behind the scenes, we've been hard at work completely overhauling the Crash Course video series. I'm extremely happy to announce today that we're ready to start rolling it out.

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  • Insider

    Off the Cuff: Time To Get Busy

    Spoilers & frank statements
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:45 PM


    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and I discuss:

    • Cross-pollination
      • Chris' and my takeaways from our time with Robert Kiyosaki's organization
    • New material
      • What's already in the hopper, and what we're working on now
    • Yellen's first remarks
      • Why do we put so much faith in the Fed?
    • The hard truth
      • You're not crazy to be concerned. Get ready for a rocky 2014.
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    Join Chris & Adam in Northern California on March 4th

    For a sneak peek of the new "Accelerated" Crash Course
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 21, 2014, 6:21 AM


    In case you haven't heard the news yet, Chris will be joining me in Sebastopol, CA on March 4th. While he's here, we're going to take over the local movie theater that night and give folks an advance viewing of a brand-new, not-yet-public, updated but condensed version of The Crash Course.

    After the 50-minute viewing, Chris and I will hold an "ask anything" Q&A with the audience.

    We'd love to see you there!

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  • What Should I Do?
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    Using the Crash Course to Educate Teens

    A teacher's tool for navigating future career paths
    by heronview

    Friday, December 13, 2013, 8:24 PM


    Can you imagine how it must feel to be a teenager today confronting your economic future? Do you go to college and incur a debt you will spend the rest of your life repaying? Or do you consider jumping right into the job market, and finding a job, any job, to begin to build a resume? I am an independent studies teacher at a small charter school, and students are my special interest. The Crash Course materials have played a valuable role in answering some of those questions that teens confront.

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    Expanding Our Reach

    Assessing the challenges that come along with opportunity
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 7:33 AM


    Autumn officially arrived last weekend, not that we had much time to notice.

    It's a busy period here at Peak Prosperity. For a number of good reasons.

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  • Blog

    Unfixable (UPDATED)

    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, December 2, 2011, 7:15 PM


    Two weeks ago, Chris flew to Spain to speak at the 2012 Gold & Silver meeting in Madrid. He gave his latest, streamlined version of the Crash Course titled “Unfixable”.

    GoldMoney was a sponsor of the event and recorded the presentation, which has subsequently been put onto the Internet. The wide pickup and positive reaction have been a real pleasure to see.

    If you’re one of the few who has yet to run across it, here it is. Of particular note is how deftly Chris handles the Q&A segment, which starts about mid-way through.

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