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Tag Archives: Inflation

  • Blog

    The End Of Money

    Prepare for the coming wealth transfer
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:03 PM

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    Today we live in a bifurcated economy: it is boom times for some and bust times for others.

    Your personal situation depends largely on how close you fall on the socioeconomic spectrum to the protected elite class, towards which the central banks are directing their money-printing firehoses.

    Why should we care about this bifurcation? History.

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    Could Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) Actually Save Us?

    Spoiler alert: no. But that doesn't mean we won't try it.
    by charleshughsmith

    Friday, October 25, 2019, 5:19 PM

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    The problem is we’re misallocating capital, resources and labor on a vast scale. That’s the problem.

    Adding more currency and capacity/”growth” via programs like MMT doesn’t fix this problem; it actually makes it worse.

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  • Blog

    The Importance Of A Resilient Life

    In the end, it will mean all the difference
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 4:00 AM

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    My business partner Adam and I recently met with a successful business owner whose career began on Wall Street. The kind of guy who should be rooting for the system, because it has treated him well.

    Instead, he was quite nervous about the sustainability of the status quo. “Starting in August,” he said, “Maybe it was the Amazon catching fire, maybe it was the negative interest rates – I don’t know for certain what the trigger was – but something has snapped.”

    I agree. Because I feel it, too.

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    Why Common Knowledge Changes The World

    The private understanding that we're in trouble is suddenly becoming realized by the public
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 16, 2019, 4:03 PM

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    For those paying attention, there have been plenty of signs indicating that financial asset prices are dangerously overvalued and that the decade-long economic expansion is reversing towards recession.

    But the mainstream — until just recently — has refused to see this.

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  • Blog

    The Company Store

    Leaves almost nothing to live on
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:33 PM

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    The scam enabled by today’s financial ““markets”” coupled with lots of easy cheap credit flowing to big monied interests is every bit as egregious as the company store of old; only today’s victims are mostly blind to the way that the system is rigged against them.

    Run this scam long enough and one day we’ll discover that the banks and their proxy agents — private equity funds, hedge funds, endowments, and family offices, etc — own all of the productive farmland, all of the mines, all of the oil wells, all of the timberland, and every other means of primary wealth production.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: How The Game Ends

    Why hard assets will be the last man standing
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, April 25, 2019, 5:38 PM

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

    • Moral Hypocracy
      • One set of rules for the elites, another for the rest of us
    • Inflation Is Coming
      • The Fed should be careful what it wishes for
    • Uncharted Territory
      • All countries are pursuing extreme policies right now
    • How The Game Ends
      • Hard assets will be the last man standing

    In this week's discussion, John Rubino gives a useful revisitation of why owning hard assets is so important. While the exact path we take is still unpredictable, the endgame is increasingly clear: the world's current fiat currencies are losing their purchasing power at an accelerating rate.

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    A Primer On How To Buy And Store Gold & Silver

    Most people aren't aware of the full range of options
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, March 30, 2019, 4:19 PM

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    I’m always surprised by how few people understand the options for buying precious metals. Even the very affluent.

    I find myself guilty of assuming that everyone is as familar as I with the full specturm of gold-silver purchase options available. So to correct that, I’ve taken the time this week to detail those options out for the novice buyer.

    So, if you’ve been thinking about converting some of your paper fiat money into precious metals but are unsure how to start, wonder no more.

    Below is a primer of the main options available to you, and in which situations each makes sense to consider.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Inflationary Pressures Are Rising

    Wage growth, other factors, now pushing inflation higher
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4:47 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss:

    • Powell's Non-Message
      • He's trying to be as boring as possible to keep the markets placid
    • Rising Inflation
      • We may quickly go from “too little” inflation to “too much”
    • Good Times?
      • Many of the metrics the Fed looks at are still green
    • The Boeing Crash & Energy
      • Why one is related to the other

    Fresh off his own reaction to Jerome Powell's appearance on 60 Minutes, Chris sits down with Fed watcher Axel Merk to hear his seasoned perspective on the central bank's future moves:

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: When Does The System Break?

    Where's the line where inflation will become hyperinflation?
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 10:13 AM

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

    • When Does The System Break?
      • When will (hyper)inflation become the greater risk?
    • When Will The Central Banks Lose Control?
      • Their intervention is becoming increasingly desperate
    • Recession & Debt Exhaustion
      • These are limits that can't be 'printed away' forever
    • The Rise Of Authoritarianism
      • More countries are giving the State more power

    One of the most frequent questions we're asked here at Peak Prosperity is: When does all this blow up? When do the sins of the past — rampant debt/deificit spending, monetary meddling, cronyism, lies & propaganda, resource despoilage — catch up with us and force a day of reckoning?

    Well, in this week's podcast, Chris and John Rubino bravely attempt to answer. Their conclusions aren't pretty; it's better we be forewarned of the risks than slam into them blindly.

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    Next Stop: Recession!

    We've arrived at the end of the line
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, February 8, 2019, 3:35 PM

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    We've enjoyed years of “recovery” since the Great Financial Crisis by literally papering over our problems with newly-printed money, instead of addressing their root causes.

    But we've now arrived at the awkward part of the story; when all of our prior mistakes finally catch up with us, and the plot heads in a much darker direction.

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