Tag Archives: Davos

  • Blog

    Collapse Is Already Here

    It's a process, not an event
    by Chris Martenson

    Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11:54 AM


    Many people are expecting some degree of approaching collapse — be it economic, environmental and/or societal — thinking that they’ll recognize the danger signs in time. 

    As if it will be completely obvious, like a Hollywood blockbuster. Complete with clear warnings from scientists, politicians and the media.  And everyone can then get busy either panicking or becoming the plucky heroes. 

    That's not how collapse works.

    Collapse is a process, not an event.

    And it's already underway, all around us. 

    Collapse is already here.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: A Brightening Future For Gold?

    It's finally breaking out of its consolidation phase
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 1, 2019, 3:23 PM


    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mike “Mish” Shedlock discuss:

    • The Complete Sham of Corporate “Earnings”
      • Now an art of putting lipstick on a pig
    • The Growing Revolt
      • Everywhere you look, the Establishement is being increasingly questioned
    • The Empire Digs In
      • More, and more secretive, measures are being past to protect its advantage
    • A Brightening Future For Gold?
      • It is finally breaking out of its consolidation phase?

    The price of gold has long been in a consolidation phase, and it now seems to breaking out to the upside. There are both fundamental and market-driven reasons for this.

    On the fundamental end, supply is becoming a real issue. And with the Powell Fed completely caving to the markets, expectations of a more 'dovish' Fed policy going forward is also adding wind to gold's sails.

    Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast or Enroll today to access the full audio as well as all of PeakProsperity.com's other premium content.

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    The Fatal Blindness of Unrealistic Expectations

    We are damned to fail when we avoid hard truths
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, October 29, 2015, 2:10 AM


    We, as a society, have very much indeed lived beyond our means. By building up such a tremendous amount of debt through our profligacy that a small rise in interest rates would be catastrophic. That our children and children's children will be "paying backwards" for our largess, unless some debt-clearing event transpires (which I think will).

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – February 1

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, February 1, 2010, 3:57 PM

    • Davos 2010: Leaders Admit Drop in Trust
    • Should Germany Bail Out Club Med Or Leave The Euro Altogether?
    • Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
    • Swiss Warn UBS Bank Could Collapse
    • Why Transition?

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – September 30

    by Davos

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 2:48 PM

    • John Williams of Shadow Statistics: Liquidity Crisis (Again!) Not a Recovery, Dire Shape
    • World Bank Head Sees Dollar’s Role Diminishing
    • FDIC Bankrupt? Uh huh.
    • Mark To Myth Losers: Americans
    • The Case for Inflation
    • Hyperinflation is Coming! Weimar Republic of Germany
    • Simon Johnson: Prospects for Your Future (Video on page)

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – September 26

    by Davos

    Saturday, September 26, 2009, 1:38 PM


    Hello all,

    After 10 months of doing this daily, without a break or a day off, I’m experiencing economic burn out; my symptoms are exhaustion, terseness, and grumpiness.  I need to prioritize my world a bit.  Mostly I want to begin the Zero-Carbon Car conversion of our 10-year old Subaru (she has 150k miles on her and one very tired engine). Marsh has some painting for us to do in the house we built together.

    It has truly been a pleasure to contribute to this fine community that Chris has created. I often wish there were a Martenson Island as opposed to a Martenson Cyberblog.

    I landed on Chris’s site over a year ago from a link to the environmental chapters of the “Crash Course,” which I received in an email from Buffett’s original investor.  It was followed by an email from an ex-governor who also spoke highly of CM’s work on the environment.

    The Crash Course was, for me, like a key to the stereogram: putting the picture of the economy hidden below the picture painted by the media into crisp focus. Most of all it explained and then underscored the 3 E’s.

    Wednesday, September 30th will be my last day manning the Daily Digest.  I offer today’s DD as a “Best Of” from my spreadsheet of almost 5,000 posts.  At the bottom are my sources for all the blogs I follow.  The mainstream sites on my RSS reader are so I can see what the herd is being fed.

    Take care,

    • Grayson: Has the Fed Ever Tried to Manipulate the Stock Market? (AMAZING Video, H/T JAG)
    • Gold and Economic Freedom
    • 60 Minutes (CBS) Wave 2 AltA’s and Option Arms (Video)
    • 19 Million Vacant Homes
    • Real Estate 1890-2009 (Chart)
    • The Shallowest Generation
    • Naked Short Selling (Video)
    • Soros: Period of wealth destruction
    • 7 Stages of a Bubble
    • Minsky Ponzi Credit
    • Central Bank of Zimbabwe, Quantitative Easing of Zimbabwe, the United Sates and the UK
    • US Debt Clock
    • iGoogle RSS Reader of sites I visit daily

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  • Blog

    Davos Departing from Daily Digest

    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, September 26, 2009, 1:18 PM


    I want to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to Davos, our MVP blogger.  I am more than a little melancholy to announce that Davos will soon depart from his role of scouring the depths of the Internet to bring us the Daily Digest we’ve all grown addicted to over the past year.

    Davos has provided an intensely valuable resource to all of us here on the site, and his humor and refreshing perspective have added a much-needed dose of laughter to our daily practice of solemnly shaking our heads at mainstream media and the powers that be.

    I know from personal experience that what he’s been doing is a full time job and one that requires an extraordinary amount of energy and perseverence.  Sometimes we don’t fully treasure those gifts until they are  gone.

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Feb 9

    by Davos

    Sunday, February 8, 2009, 4:57 PM

    • Stimulus: Because all economies have performance issues (Humorous Hysterical!)
    • The bonus racket (Hat Tip Fred)
    • Taleb at Davos (Video)
    • The Greatest Achievements of American Socialism (Slide Show)
    • Bond market calls Fed’s bluff as global economy falls apart (Hat Tip PineCarr)
    • The Economic Outlook for 2009 and Community Banks
    • A Double Dip Layoff Economy
    • Steve Keen: "The Roving Cavaliers of Credit" (or Why Ben’s Helicopter Will Fail)
    • Congressman/Dr. Ron Paul (Video – Hat Tip JoeManC)
    • Gingrich: Economy headed ‘off a cliff’
    • Icelandic Lessons (Hat Tip Investorzzo) 
    • FSN Broadcast
    • Savior Based Economy, SC Gov. Mark Sanford 
    • Timmy’s Talking TRILLIONS! Stimulus Battle May Signal Tough Sell for Bank Rescue
    • U.S. Taxpayers Risk $9.7 Trillion on Bailouts as Senate Votes

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Feb 3

    by Davos

    Monday, February 2, 2009, 1:23 PM

    • The Economic State of Play in Washington – NYTimes (Video)
    • Is the US heading for a depression? 
    • Data from 1930s
    • I have fallen into recession’s web of fear
    • ShadowStats Interview on C-Span (Video) Unemployment (Hat Tip SC Student)
    • Macy’s To Cut 7,000, And That May Not Be The End
    • Another half million jobs lost, survey says
    • Global Unemployment (Chart)
    • Bernanke says crisis ‘no comparison’ to Great Depression
    • Retail Breaks Support (Chart)
    • Zimbabwe dollar sheds 12 zeros 
    • China puts police and military on alert
    • Time for a new world order: PM 
    • "Top Talent": What Does That Mean?
    • Downturn causes 20m job losses in China 
    • Global financial crisis sparks unrest 
    • Global Food Prices are Rising Fast  (Hat Tip Christopher Peters)
    • Hyperinflation will begin in China and destroy the dollar (HatTip Christopher Peters)
    • Peston’s daily Davos round-up: Day3 (Video) No Coordinated Action
    • In time of crisis, looking to U.S. with wariness and hope
    • Premier Wen makes "trip of Confidence" to Europe (Hat Tip PineCarr)
    • Fed Monetizes Debt, Investors Buy Gold
    • Population: The elephant in the room (Hat Tip Futuo) 

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  • Blog

    Daily Digest – Feb 1

    by Davos

    Sunday, February 1, 2009, 12:28 AM

    • Roubini Sees Global Gloom After Davos Vindication
    • Obama pushes economic plan; cloud over health pick 
    • Violent clashes in Russia as angry protesters call for Putin to resign over economy
    • FSN
      News Hour Part II Warren Brussee, "The Great Depression of Debt,
      Survival Techniques for Every Investor"
    • Despite layoffs, federal work force is growing
    • Macy’s (M) Workers May Face More Large Layoffs 
    • WSJ Video, GDP 3.8% Skewed by Inventory
    • General Mills says more people eating at home  

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