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    Tuning Into Reality

    Here's the hard data that they *don't* want you to see
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, February 22, 2019, 5:48 PM

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    Executive Summary

    • The central banks are the key players at this stage. When they fail, the system will fail.
    • How today's Frankenmarkets are poised to collapse
    • Where we see the most convincing signs that the global economy is now falling into recession
    • Why we should expect bad times to lead to even worse decisions

    If you have not yet read Part 1: We're Living In 'The Groundhog Show', available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    The reason I still get angry and frustrated from time to time is because we’re just wasting very important time and resources that really ought to be dedicated to other pursuits.

    As I watch the US electorate recklessly lurch from one emotional outrage to another, I truly wonder if this is really just the emergent outcome of how events spread virally — or if it’s not something more intentional and sinister. Is this all a program designed to keep people revved up but pointed in the wrong directions?

    So if you find yourself increasingly feeling that things are really off track, that’s probably because you’ve also been paying close attention to the news. Whether by design or default, this doesn’t speak well to our ability to rally effectively to address the many massive predicaments society faces.

    As an ex-Facebook executive said about the nefarious aspects of the social media phenomenon he helped to create, “No civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth; you are being programmed.”

    That closely matches what I am seeing in the online world now. And it’s really unfortunate, because the stakes are so high. We really need to begin preparing for a very different future.   

    Which is hard, if not nearly impossible to do in a fractured and polarized world such as the one that’s been emerging over the past few years.

    The central banks are at the very center of it all.  The financial markets have taken on a new significance in the world and are now one of the prime, if not the prime, signaling mechanisms used by central planners to communicate with the world.

    So it's critical to understand that the most important factor in play is…

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    Observations From The Heart Of Silicon Valley

    The calm before the storm?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 20, 2016, 12:11 AM

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    Yesterday I made the 2-hour drive back to Silicon Valley, where I lived for 15 years before moving out to the country.

    I rarely go back, as I miss very little about the hyper-elite scene there. When I do, though, I feel I have a useful 'insider-now-outsider' perspective that allows me to see things there more accurately than those who live in that fishbowl 24/7.

    What hit me most strongly upon arriving back in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area, is how little of the craziness has changed since I left 4 years ago. I don't mean 'unchanged' though; rather that the same craziness is there, just more extreme than ever.

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    The Death Of Hopium

    Tech Bubble 3.0 is in the process of bursting
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 8:48 PM

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    I got my MBA at Stanford in 1999 when the dot-com bubble was at its zenith, worked for a VC-funded start-up as well as one of the biggest Internet juggernauts (Yahoo!). I lived in Palo Alto, the central core of the tech scene.

    As a result, I have a pretty good read on how Silicon Valley works. Many of the folks I worked and went to school with are now in leadership positions at the big operating companies, VC firms and hedge funds in that ecosystem now — so I have personal knowledge of who's making the decisions.

    And it's no secret that I think it's degenerated into a steaming pile of hucksterism.

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    For Heaven’s Sake: Hedge!

    If you're not positioned defensively by now, you're nuts
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:58 AM

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    Last fall, I wrote an article titled Defying Gravity that warned of the absurd price levels that stocks and bonds had risen to. Less than a month later, the stock market abruptly dropped by 7%. Those who didn't seek safety in advance were left licking their wounds, panicked not knowing if the painful down-draft was over.

    So here we are roughly six months later, and the same warning bells are ringing — just louder this time.

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    2014 Year in Review

    The year we piled up risks like a global game of Tetris
    by David Collum

    Friday, December 19, 2014, 4:27 PM

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    I have not seen a year in which so many risks—some truly existential—piled up so quickly. Each risk has its own, often unknown, probability of morphing into a destructive force. Groping for a metaphor—I love metaphors and similes—I feel like we’re in the final throes of a geopolitical Game of Tetris as financial and political authorities race to place the pieces correctly. But the acceleration is palpable. The proximate trigger for pain and ultimately a collapse can be small, as anyone who’s ever stepped barefoot on a Lego knows.

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    The Disenchantment of American Politics

    And the coming uproar
    by JHK

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 4:34 PM

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    Considering the problems we face as a nation, the torpor and lassitude of current politics in America seems like a kind of offense against history. What other people have allowed circumstances to run over them like so many ‘possums sleeping on the highway?

    And, since human affairs don’t remain static indefinitely, in what direction might things go when the political mood finally heaves and shifts? The possibilities are unsettling.

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    Off the Cuff: The Anxiety Gap

    If things are so great, why are we so unhappy?
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, November 7, 2013, 5:42 PM

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    In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles discuss: The anxiety gap Stress is building even though we're being told "everything is getting better" The difference between money & capital We have too much of one and not enough of the other Rudderless leadership Poor decisions abound everywhere Freshly back from Europe, Charles Hugh Smith…

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    Following Us

    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 5:45 PM

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    Some exciting news: we’re going to be increasing the amount of fresh content on this site over the next few months.

    Most notably, we’re going to have more frequent in-depth reports (both public and premium) and substantially more ‘What Should I Do?’-related articles.

    Please forgive me for being a bit cryptic about the specifics at the moment. But the details will be announced here on the site soon.

    In the meantime, for those of you interested in making sure you don’t miss new articles as they’re released, I wanted to highlight your options for having our new content sent directly to you.

    • RSS (including personal homepages like MyYahoo!) – if you like to get your favorite content all in one place (via a news/RSS reader like Google Reader or a personalized homepage like MyYahoo! or iGoogle), adding our feed is easy. Simply click here and select your preferred service from the ‘Subscribe Now’ box at the top right.
    • Facebook – if you follow our Facebook page, our new posts get inserted into your personal Facebook feed as they’re released. Plus, we also push out observations daily in response to market activity and world developments, as well as notable insights Chris may have during the day.
    • Twitter – subscribing to our Twitter feed is another great way to stay current on the news and developments that Chris and I flag as noteworthy on a daily basis.
    • Email – receive a daily summary of new posts (e.g. Daily Digest, new blog and ‘What Should I Do?’ articles) in your email inbox. Click here to sign up.
    • iTunes – in response to popular demand, we’ve created an iTunes channel for subscribing to our public podcast interviews. Now it’s much easier to download our interviews onto your iPod, iPad, or mp3 player. (We’re still in the process of uploading all our past interviews to this channel, so bear with us: they should all be loaded be end-of-day tomorrow)

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    Daily Digest 12/25 – States Feel Recession Impact, Hedge Fund Tracks Twitter, Snow Lessons for Supermarkets

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, December 25, 2010, 1:16 PM

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    • States Continue to Feel Recession’s Impact
    • Hedge Fund Will Track Twitter to Predict Stock Moves
    • Bernanke Backs Moody’s Critic in Debate Over Money Fund Ratings
    • When Will The Recession End? Part 133 Why Russia Doesn’t Fit Into BRIC
    • Snow Lessons For Supermarkets
    • Calling For A Run On A Bank To Be Made Illegal, Say Ministers
    • GE to Sell Mortgage Assets to Santander

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    Follow Us on Twitter

    by Chris Martenson

    Thursday, January 7, 2010, 4:03 PM

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    Two of the primary goals of this site are reaching new people with our message and providing more and richer information and communication with our existing members.  Toward both of those ends, I am excited to announce that we are taking our first steps into the world of Twitter.

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