Tag Archives: Media

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    The Trouble with Numbers

    Our 'good' data worsens the closer we look
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 4:06 PM


    According to the ever-strident popular press, the world is in recovery. The stock market says so, the bond market says so, and the politicians and monetary bureaucrats all say so.

    The only trouble is the central banks continue to flood the world with liquidity, something they shouldn't need to be doing if a true recovery were really upon us.

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    Weather Is 1,557% More Harmful Than Helpful To Corporate Profits

    Or so we're being told
    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:55 AM


    It's just another day in the spin factory so let's have some fun with it.

    Lately 'bad weather' was cited as the reason that Walmart and FedEx earnings were disappointing.  If it isn't 'one-time' charges that happen every quarter being removed from reported results, it's the weather being blamed for somehow hurting operations.

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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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    Daily Digest 4/1 – Life Without Banks In Rural China, Israel Taps Offshore Gas Field

    by DailyDigest

    Monday, April 1, 2013, 2:40 PM

    • US news media has devolved to ‘carnival act’ – Hedges
    • As Banks in Cyprus Falter, Other Tax Havens Step In
    • China Releases New Measures to Restrict Housing Sales
    • Ancient Kingdoms in Land of War
    • For China’s Rural Poor, Life Without Banks
    • WTI Oil Falls First Time in Six Days as Exxon Shuts Line
    • Israel Taps an Offshore Natural Gas Field
    • Total Dumps Canadian Oil Sands Project for $1.65bn Loss

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    Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Americans Can’t Afford the Future

    Unemployment, taxes & unfunded retirements are squeezing us
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:24 PM


    The truth is: The three adult generations in the U.S. are suffering, and their burdens are likely to increase with time. Each is experiencing a squeeze that is making it harder to create value, save capital, and pursue happiness than at any point since WWII. At that point, we were a creditor nation with an economy exploding into dominance on the world stage. Now, however, the U.S. is the largest debtor nation and our economic hegemony is increasingly at seige across a number of fronts.

    A continuation of the status quo is a decision to sleepwalk face-first into the constraints hurtling towards us.

    Instead, shouldn't we stop fooling ourselves and ask: What should we be doing differently?

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    Straight Talk with Tyler Durden: The U.S. Is Free-Falling Into Bankruptcy

    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 2:46 PM


    “Straight Talk” features thinking from notable minds that the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated it wants to learn more about.  Readers submit the questions they want addressed and our guests take their best crack at answering. The comments and opinions expressed by our guests are their own.

    This week’s Straight Talk contributor is Tyler Durden, founder and chief demagogue of the popular econoblog Zero Hedge. Zero Hedge’s mission is to bring back a more critical, rigorous, and informed style of commentary and synthesis for the professional investing public. The blog has experienced explosive growth in it’s two-year existence, due in part to its prolific coverage of financial events as well as its unapologetic (some say controversial) editorial approach, which is often highly critical of today’s economic and political leaders.


    1. What led you to start Zero Hedge? Was there a particular story or moment? For many of our readers, you have become the CNN of the Great Collapse (this is seen as a positive thing). Is this what you set out to be?

    Zero Hedge was started two years ago in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crash, as coined by Bill Buckler, when we realized there is a substantial vacuum in information distribution, and to a lesser extent, processing. The financial media world was (and to a great extent still is) dominated by journalists who were learning finance on the job and thus were incapable of putting the dots together on most stories under investigation.

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    Straight Talk with Charles Hugh Smith: Why The Status Quo Is Unsustainable

    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, December 5, 2010, 9:57 PM


    “Straight Talk” features thinking from notable minds that the ChrisMartenson.com audience has indicated it wants to learn more about.  Readers submit the questions they want addressed and our guests take their best crack at answering. The comments and opinions expressed by our guests are their own.

    This week’s Straight Talk contributor is Charles Hugh Smith, who has been an independent journalist for 22 years. His weblog, www.oftwominds.com, is a daily compendium of observations and analysis on the global economy and financial markets, as well as notable political, social, and cultural trends. Charles has authored a number of books across several genres, including the recent Survival+: Structuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation.

    1. Of the many forces at play that you write about within the economy, society, and politics, which ones do you see as the most defining for the future? How do you expect things to unfold?

    CHS:  Clearly, demographics and Peak Oil are forces which cannot be massaged away by policy tweaks or financial engineering. I think the exhaustion of Global Neoliberal Capitalism and State Capitalism is apparent, as is the bankruptcy of the two ideologies that more or less define our politics. The reliance on expansion of credit and State power is a dynamic with only unhappy endings.

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    A New Page – In the Media

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, April 29, 2010, 7:16 PM


    When I was out in San Francisco in January, Janaia Donaldson interviewed me for Peak Moment Television and, with Robyn’s excellent technical abilities, turned out a very nice product.  I’d like to direct you both this video clip in particular and to Peak Moment’s excellent content in general:

    [video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpm8J958N18]

    Because media appearances have been piling up and people said they couldn’t find certain past interviews or materials (heck, neither could we!), we decided to put all our media on one page, which you will soon be able to access via the navigation menu above in the About section, or by following this link right now

    We’ll try and keep this page updated with new material as it comes out, but if we forget, please remind us and we’ll get it entered.

    One missing ‘block’ of material would be articles about your efforts to use the Crash Course in your communities.  If you have any media links that speak to your efforts, we’d love to include them here as well.  Just let us know.


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    Daily Digest – June 11

    by Davos

    Thursday, June 11, 2009, 3:03 PM

    • Bank-run dark pools swelling in U.S. stock markets (H/T PineCarr)
    • BRIC Countries Kick Sand in the Face of 98-pound-weakling US Dollar (MachineHead Masterpiece)
    • Week #23, Bank Failure #37
    • Fantasy (Fidelity Speak) Translated Into Reality, from Biiwii.com Fidelity: Will Bond Yields Derail the Rally?
    • Lessons from Argentina’s economic collapse (H/T iDoctor)
    • Big government spending programs having opposite desired effect…
    • Canadians: Real Estate for sale for less than a new car
    • Interest Rates and Equities Diverging
    • Hotel Owner "Walking Away"
    • The Team Obama Con Game Gets Official Notice
    • More on What the Consumer Is Up To

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    The Crash Course on PBS Station tonight

    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:22 PM


    Hello everybody. 

    First a big round of thanks to Davos for tirelessly keeping the content fresh around here while I navigated the Rowe seminar (which was the most amazing experience – more on that soon!), finalizing the edits and production details on the new 3-part DVD, and attended to the dozens of new opportunities that have recently arisen.  A second huge round of thanks to the Brigade and everybody else who has been spreading the word.  Your efforts are yielding huge results.

    One gentleman flew in from London for the Rowe seminar after hearing a plug for the Crash Course on Financial Sense Newshour.  Thank you Mike (wink), you know who you are!

    Tonight I will be featured on the Springfield MA PBS station WGBY. This is a huge opportunity for us and we hope you’ll watch the show if you can.  (more below)

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