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    Off The Cuff: Has Society Lost Its Backbone?

    Have we lost the mettle to address adversity when necessary?
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 8:07 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with David Collum to discuss:

    • The looming fiscal & social crises caused by underfunded pensions
    • Is everything in America is now “Too Big To Fail”?
    • Investing for a future of secular inflation
    • The dangers of cancel culture & the “woke” movement

    Never short on strong opinions, Cornell chemist and pontificator extraordinaire Dave Collum joins us this week to opine on a wide spectrum of topics.

    Dave is very concerned about the trajectory America and much of the world is headed, careening down a slope that history shows ends in economic malaise, social discord and currency collapse. As a society, we seem to have lost our backbone; every politician is willing to sacrifice tomorrow’s prosperity for today’s quick fix, and the populace only rewards that can-kicking behavior.

    When everyone is so unwilling to face consequences they are making a devil’s bargain: receiving a carefree today in exchange for a tomorrow filled with much larger problems that refuse to be postpones any longer. Are we ready for that reckoning?

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    Off The Cuff: ‘Don’t Believe For A Second That The Government Has Your Back’

    Fed-watcher Axel Merk decodes yesterday's FOMC announcements
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:23 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with Axel Merk to discuss:

    • The implications of yesterday’s announcements by the Federal Reserve
    • How much does the Fed truly care about inflation?
    • Is the Fed willing to sacrifice the purchasing power of the USD in pursuit of its dual mandate?
    • Why resilience remains the right strategy, in both your finances and overall lifestyle

    Expert Federal Reserve-watcher Axel Merk joins the program this week to react in real-time to yesterday’s latest announcements by the FOMC and Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

    He and I discuss the Fed’s apparent lack of concern about both raising bond yields and building inflation concerns.

    As far as Fed Chair Jerome Powell claims, the current easing mode of easy monetary policy is going to continue for a lot longer.

    And for those concerned that the repercussions of those policies are having increasingly disastrous effect on the vast majority of the American public, Axel warns that it’s folly to believe the Fed is working in their interests…

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    Off The Cuff: The Limits & Prospects For Human Survival

    Richard Heinberg shares key insights from his upcoming book, Power
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 4, 2021, 10:31 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with Richard Heinberg to discuss:

    • Power: Richard’s new book
    • How will humans deal with Earth’s limits to growth?
    • Can capitalism exist in a de-growth economy?
    • How solvable an issue is population growth?

    In the final stages of writing his newest book, Power: Limits and Prospects for Human Survival, resource management expert Richard Heinberg joins us to share its principal conclusions.

    Richard will be offering a few free chapters of the book in advance of its September launch, paired with an online discussion series. If you’re interested in participating, send an email to [email protected] asking to “sign me up for Power”

    This was an excellent discussion, especially because Richard was game for letting me toss him a few “hot potato” semi-controversial questions about capitalism and population management.

    That’s one of the benefits of Peak Prosperity’s premium content; we and our guest experts are able to talk more freely about many of these important challenges than we can in public forums. I hope you’ll enjoy the candor here.

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    Off The Cuff: When The Game Of Musical Chairs Ends

    There are WAY too many who expect they can exit unscathed
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:19 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with Jeff Clark to discuss:

    • The fallacy hedge funds are operating under
    • The silver squeeze: what’s happening now?
    • The status of the PM mining industry
    • Jeff shares a mining stock he particularly likes right now

    Right now the market is full of investors (= speculators) who are committed to “dancing while the music is playing”.

    When asked about the current concerning and historic levels of (over)valuation, they reveal their strategy is to be one of the first out of the door when the music stops. They ignore, of course, that mathematically EVERYONE can’t be the first.

    Jeff Clark, GoldSilver.com’s senior analyst, sees this and many other familiar echoes of the irrational exuberance that existed right up until the system broke in 2008, ushering in the Great Financial Crisis.

    And while history may not repeat exactly, it often does rhyme. Jeff shares with us his predictions going forward for the markets, the precious metals, and the PM mining industry:

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    Off The Cuff: The Great Reset Is Already Underway

    It's NOT a theory. It's already here.
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:49 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris goes solo and discusses the Great Reset in even greater detail than his two recent posts introducing the concept.

    The more he learns about this globally-coordinated — and very public — initiative, the more cogs drop into place for why our system operates the way it does, perceived shortcomings and all.

    And this does appear to be the official “plan” moving forward. So better we understand it, its players, and its objectives now, in order to make sure we increase our ability to sidestep its agenda for us should we desire to do so.

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    Off The Cuff: Media Censorship & Misinformation

    Our access to facts is under siege from all directions
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 3:02 PM

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

    • Media misinformation is rampant now
    • Disgruntled people are migrating to independent sources
    • Ideological influence and financial inequality are making us a more divided society than ever
    • What will the post-election future look like?

    This discussion is extremely relevant in the current moment of censorship accusations swirling in the media, as major publications like the New York Post clash with Twitter and Facebook over which news is fit to print. Access to a thriving free press is Amendment 1 of the Bill of Rights, and for a very good reason — it’s a cornerstone of liberty. Though that feels very much in jeopardy these days.

    If we can’t agree on the facts, how can we intelligently work through our differences? How can we govern ourselves fairly and objectively in such a world?

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    Off The Cuff: Re-Localization Is The Future

    The question is: how to do we pursue it gracefully?
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 9:13 AM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

    • The sorry state of the US political system
    • From Covid to Epstein: can our “leaders” bungle even worse?
    • Why Re-localization is the answer, whether we want it or not
    • Why we’re never returning to “normal” as we knew it

    Jim Kunstler returns to the program to report the latest view through is “Long Emergency” lens.

    It’s a little scary: many of the trends he’s long been predicting have been suddenly accelerated by the events of 2020. Particularly his warnings that our urban & suburban lifestyle of mega-marts, McMansions and food deserts were going to start failing us, resulting in flight to rural areas.

    As Jim explains here, re-localization of our economy and social networks is going to be the way of the future — whether we choose it, or reality forces it upon us.

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    Off The Cuff: A Boom For The Rich & A Depression For The Rest Of Us

    Thanks, Fed & Congress!
    by Adam Taggart

    Monday, August 24, 2020, 4:22 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

    • An escapee from Illinois tells all
    • Covid-19 is permanently changing household behavior
    • A boom for the rich; a depression for the rest of us
    • Is it now crunch-time?

    As the dust continues to settle from the mad scramble by our “leaders” to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s becoming clearer and clear that the unprecedented monetary and fiscal “rescue” stimulus served to make the already-wealthy a whole lot richer while the remaining 99% of America took it squarely on the chin.

    And now that the scant money for Main Street has flowed to a trickle, Mish thinks that the bucket of consequences can’t be kicked down the road for much longer. Households are starting to run out of money, and once that happens on a large enough scale, the simmering resentment across the country is due to boil over.

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    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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    Off The Cuff: Capitalism Is Gone

    And what's replaced it sure as heck isn't working well for the bottom 99% of us
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 4:03 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Wolf Richter discuss:

    • We no longer have capitalism — it’s gone
    • The national housing market is weakening
    • The jobs market is worse than the BLS is reporting
    • This is the most challenging time ever for investors

    In an important, somber conversation, Chris and Wolf discuss the challenging times facing society today. Capitalism as we knew it for much of the 20th century is no longer; today corporate losses are socialized while gains are privatized for the ruling elites.

    For those looking to simply opt out of the system and protect themselves, it’s more challenging than ever warns Wolf. Especially in regards with how to safeguard your financial wealth:

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