Tag Archives: Inflation

  • Blog

    What Are You Going To Do As Our Money Dies?

    Central banks are killing our currency to protect the already-rich
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 5:13 PM

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    With the central banks hell-bent on supporting the rich by sending the prices of all financial assets farther into the stratosphere, is high/runaway inflation the natural next stage from here?

    Will those worrying about a systemic “crash” from all the intervention and deformation be proved wrong?

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  • Blog

    Is High Inflation Now A Bigger Danger Than A Deflationary Crash?

    Is High Inflation Now A Bigger Danger Than A Deflationary Crash?
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 5:08 PM

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    What’s the more likely event at this point: a deflationary crash or runaway inflation?

    For a long time, Peak Prosperity co-founder Adam Taggart and I have hewed to the “Ka-POOM!” theory, which states that a major deflation will scare the central banks so badly that they overreact and pour too much liquidity into the system, thereby destroying it.

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  • Insider

    The Way Out

    My personal actions for preserving my wealth
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:57 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The #1 reason the entire system will collapse: oil
    • Why the Fed is stuck with the Zombie economy it created
    • How I am hedging against the inflation of the printing press
    • Why we need to be our own heroes in this story — the authorities certainly won’t

    If you have not yet read Part 1: One Step removed, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Our approach at Peak Prosperity is to begin at the top and then work down.  We’ve got a framework for understanding the world and assigning priorities to our actions.

    The big picture view is this: infinite growth on a finite planet is impossible.  Yet our entire system of money and our economic systems are all predicated on the idea of infinite growth.  Quite the conundrum, eh?

    To me there’s no contest and no conundrum to solve.  Reality wins out every time.  If you overfish the seas and the fisheries collapse, then the reality of that wins out over whatever ‘the market’ demands.   Fish prices could double or quintuple and still no more fish will emerge from the empty sea.

    The most basic reality that we all live under – yours truly especially included – is that fossil fuel energy delivers pretty much everything we see around us, everything we consume, and supports everything we do.

    Even with some rosy projections for August and September, it’s clear that…

     

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  • Blog

    One Step Removed

    Avoid the trap the system is setting to imprison you
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, August 21, 2020, 7:57 PM

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    Millions of people are about to enter a financial purgatory not of their doing, becoming little more than modern slaves.

    They’ll be called “evicted” or “foreclosed” by the media.  But if we define a slave as someone forced by existing legal circumstances and approved cultural norms to work for another person, then that’s exactly what these people should actually be called; modern-day slaves.

    Too harsh?  Not really. Allow me to make my case.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Is The Crack-Up Boom Here?

    An awful lot hinges on the anwer
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 10, 2020, 5:57 PM

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

    • It looks a lot like the start of a crack-up boom
    • Will the markets ever fall again?
    • History shows our current path ends badly, and in a destroyed currency
    • How can investors protect their wealth in such a dangerous, complex time?

    2020 just gets more and more challenging. After a brief sell-off in March, stocks and pretty much every other type of financial asset are in full melt-up mode.

    Fueled by the Federal Reserve and Congress’ stimulus programs, and cheered by the Administration, higher prices seem the top national priority. Is this sustainable? It it wise? Do we even have markets anymore, or do we just have a charade of one — where eternal rising prices are now pre-determined?

    John and Chris tackle these questions, along with their repercussions for the country and for concerned individual investors trying not to lose their hard-earned savings to runaway inflation OR a deflationary popping of the current asset price bubble:

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  • Insider

    The Beginning Of The End

    Get ready for massive inflation
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 5:46 PM

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    After so much time cautioning about and preparing for the end of the Everything Bubble, it feels otherworldly to be finally confronted with the actual end of “what was.”

    It’s really here. This isn’t a dress rehearsal. The curtain has gone up and the show has started.

    I find myself alternating between excitement and deep anxiety. Maybe several times in the same hour.

    Excitement because this is a historic moment, one that offers us all a chance to reform things for the better. Deep anxiety because there are some very dark outcomes that are open possibilities.

    I’m mainly writing today to warn you of the all-too-likely… (Enroll now to continue reading)

     

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  • 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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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    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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