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    The Hard Truth

    Why hard assets are so important given the current state of global markets
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 9, 2019, 5:33 PM

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    If you prefer to listen to this article, read by its author Chris Martenson, click the player here below: | Download | ___________________________________________________________________________________ It’s very easy to get sucked into the mini dramas playing out across our digital screens. Trump Tweeted this while the stock market did that. Uh oh! Somebody’s experiencing something awful, or…

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    Off The Cuff: The Earth’s Lament

    We pollute & deplete, but for no real gain
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, June 6, 2019, 8:12 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses:

    • We’re Polluting & Depleting, For No Real Gain
    • Why Shale Oil Reflects Our Wrongheadedness
    • Time Is Fast Running Out Before The Real Consequences Arrive
    • But There Are Many Ways To Do Things Better

    This week Chris looks at the big picture: the planet’s resources and humanity’s mad dash to consume them. We are depleting millions-year-old treasures — which will never renew in our species’ future — while leaving poison and pollution behind in the effort.

    Even if we only prioritize the well-being of those currently alive (screw those pesky future generations!), time is running out on us. Our current trajectory is having increasing negative repercussions, which will only intensify over the coming decades.

    The silver lining to this is that we *can* be doing things better. We already have plenty of models for living regernatively. We just need to embrace them. But will we?

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  • Podcast

    Living With Integrity

    It's time to choose a new direction
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 9:17 AM

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    Every so often, our work in the premium side of PeakProsperity.com is deemed so important that our paying subscribers request we share it with the general public. Last week's 'Off The Cuff' podcast received so many of these requests that we are releasing it to all here.

    In last week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris delivered a very personal message about how we each decide to live our lives.

    A growing number of people are watching the “prosperity” around them — record high asset prices, record-low unemployment, new technologies, etc — and yet feeling that we're making the wrong trade-offs as a society. All that wealth is flowing into fewer and fewer pockets, ecosystems are faltering and an alarming number of species are dying off, depression rates (especially among the youth) are skyrocketing.

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  • Insider

    The Rich Are Planning For Catastrophe

    What do they know that you don't?
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 20, 2018, 7:10 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why the wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
    • The "madness of crowds" virtually ensures a period of social chaos when the system breaks
    • The media is, and will continue to be, used to manipulate the masses
    • The growing risk of a new kind of civil war in America
    • Preparing today will give you vastly more options tomorrow

    If you have not yet read Part 1: America The Insolvent available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The Wealthy Are Plotting To Leave Us Behind

    In the absence of an official plan, you'd better have your own — something the extremely wealthy are already working on for themselves.

    As the co-founders of Peak Prosperity, Adam and I happen to know and/or interact with quite a few wealthy people who are deeply concerned about the future and taking steps to assure their survival in it.  These people have access to the very best information; they know the system better than your average citizen.  They know what the weak points are and what could go wrong.

    From our observations, it’s safe to say that the more insider-experience an individual has, the greater their concern.

    The least-concerned people are those without much knowledge of the system (i.e., most "regular" folks). Or a weak sense of curiosity. Or, most damagingly, a propensity to get their news from the mainstream media.  Let’s just say that the information available to the “retail crowd” is either incomplete or misleading (and quite often intentionally so).

    What I mean to say more directly is: if you're not already a billionaire and getting access to the very best and most accurate information, you’d do well to….

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  • Blog

    The Inevitability Of DeGrowth

    Our current debt & energy orgy can't last much longer
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2:45 AM

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    Even though we don't know precisely how the future will unfold, we know a few things about it.

    Simply put, debt-dependent consumption in a world in which wages stagnate for the bottom 90% and energy costs increase as demand outstrips supply is a system with only one possible end-point: collapse.

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    The Way To Save Ourselves

    Why a shift in consciousness is essential now
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:02 AM

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    It’s time to be blunt: Humans are headed towards disaster. 

    Most of us already know this.  Some consciously, others unconsciously.

    No matter if it's consciously or unconsciously, everybody who ‘knows’ that something is terribly wrong is correct.

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    G7 Nations Agree To Phase Out Fossil Fuels

    Is this news for real?
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 3:20 PM

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    Yesterday saw a promising headline: at a recent G7 gathering, the leaders apparently agreed to the impossible: cutting carbon emissions by 40%-70% by 2050.  The only real way to do this, obviously, is to cut the use of fossil fuels. And that’s what they apparently agreed to do.

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    Growth is Obsolete

    Society needs to realize growth does not equal prosperity
    by JHK

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:19 AM

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    Despite the wishful thinking and happy-talk propaganda lighting up the media-space, we have arrived at the problematic point of the story: the end of cheap oil. The sad, stark fact is that oil is now too expensive to permit further expansion of economies and populations. 

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    Daily Digest 4/29 – When Terrorism Meets Fraud, Oil Sands Health Concerns Rise

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, April 29, 2013, 12:10 PM

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    • Army Says No More Tanks, But Congress Insists
    • Germany's Perspective: "How Europe's Crisis Countries Hide their Wealth"
    • Home truths for online falsehoods
    • When Terrorism Meets Financial Fraud
    • ‘Peak Fossil Fuels’ Is Closer Than You Think: BNEF
    • MPs Warned not to Expect Shale Gas Boom in the UK
    • Keystone XL: Oil Sands Health Concerns Rise Downstream Of Expanding Extraction
    • Eldorado Gold’s big Greek mining problem

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    The Demise of the Car

    Doomed by escalating oil and infrastructure costs
    by Gregor Macdonald

    Monday, August 20, 2012, 3:37 PM

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    India’s recent series of power blackouts, in which 600 million people lost electricity for several days, reminds us of the torrid pace at which populations in the developing world have moved onto the powergrid. Unfortunately, this great transition has been so rapid that infrastructure has mostly been unable to meet demand. India itself has failed to meets its own power capacity addition targets every year since 1951. This has left roughly one quarter of the country’s population without any (legal) access to electricity. That’s 300 million people out of a population of 1.2 billion. Indeed, it is the daily attempt of the underserved to access power that may have led to India’s recent grid crash.

    But the story of India’s inadequate infrastructure is only one part of the difficult, global transition away from liquid fossil fuels. Over the past decade, the majority of new energy demand has been met not through global oil, but through growth in electrical power.

    Frankly, this should be no surprise. After all, global production of oil started to flatten more than seven years ago, in 2005. And the developing world, which garners headlines for its increased demand for oil, is running mainly on coal-fired electrical power. There is no question that the non-OECD countries are leading the way as liquid-based transport – automobiles and airlines – have entered longterm decline.

    Why, therefore, do policy makers in both the developing and developed world continue to invest in automobile infrastructure?

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