Tag Archives: Venezuela

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    Daily Digest 9/2 – Scientists Warn UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise, Skim Reading Is The New Normal

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    Sunday, September 2, 2018, 3:53 PM

    • Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise
    • A deadly storm is coming in Syria
    • Report: Trump Admin Denying Passports to Citizens Along Border
    • So Much for The Great California Bail Celebration
    • Elections board takes less than a minute to reject proposal to close 7 of 9 polling places in majority-black county
    • Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound
    • Attention, Shoppers: Kroger Says It Is Phasing Out Plastic Bags
    • U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

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    Daily Digest 1/2 – The Science Of Loneliness, Stop Reading What Facebook Tells You To Read

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:56 PM

    • The Science Of Loneliness
    • The dark side of your $5 Footlong: Business owners say it could bite them
    • These Will Be the Big Stories of 2018
    • Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read
    • Too much screening has misled us about real cancer risk factors, experts say
    • Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work
    • It's Time For Innovators To Take Responsibility For Their Creations
    • Americans Will Eat a Record Amount of Meat in 2018

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  • Insider
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    The War On Gold Intensifies

    The UK takes further steps to demonize bullion
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 5:27 PM


    The War on Cash is now spreading to gold.  The Powers That Be want to assure that you have no escape hatches, no means of avoiding the financial and economic pain they are about to visit upon you and yours.

    They hate gold because it represents a vote against them every time someone chooses gold over their own poorly-managed fiat currency.  They hate cash to the extent that real cash (i.e., physical banknotes) held outside of the banking system might allow you to avoid having your savings stolen during an overnight application of new banking rules (e..g, a bail-in) that would transfer your wealth into whatever financial hole your idiot bank executives had managed to dig for themselves.

    These ridiculous moves tell me that we're nearing the end-stage of this long-running farce.  Too many years of stimulating borrowing above and beyond any reasonable expectation of ever paying those debts back have now driven the system to a terminal stage.

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  • Podcast

    FerFAL: Understanding Societal Collapse

    Warnings we should heed from Venezuela's crisis
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 22, 2016, 5:18 PM


    As we write about the risks of our over-indebted economy, of our unsustainable fossil fuel-dependent energy policies, and our accelerating depletion of key resources, it's not a far leap to start worrying about the potential for a coming degradation of our modern lifestyle — or even the possibility of full-blown societal collapse.

    Sadly, collapse is not just a theoretical worry for a growing number of people around the world. They're living within it right now.

    This week, we catch up with Fernando "FerFAL" Aguirre, who began blogging during the hyperinflationary destruction of Argentina’s economy in 2001 and has since dedicated his professional career to educating the public about his experiences and observations of its lingering aftermath. Given his first-hand experience with living through, and eventually escaping, economic collapse in South America, we asked him to offer his insider's perspective on the current crisis in Venezuela, as well as the devolving situation in Brazil.

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  • Insider

    How To Prepare For Volatility

    There's a lot each of can do
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 6, 2016, 7:34 PM


    Executive Summary

    • What Fort McMurray is teaching us about situational awareness
    • The wisdom of planning, testing & executing your plans in advance of crisis
    • Preparing in case your entire country starts failing
    • The value of emotional preparedness

    If you have not yet read Chaos And Volatility On The Rise, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Okay, so what can any of us do to really prepare ourselves for volatility and the sorts of uncertainty that the world is presenting to us?

    Quite a lot actually.

    In the case of financial market volatility, the easiest thing to do is to simply not play the game. Keep money in cash and just stay away from the rigged casinos until such a time as attractive valuations return and/or the playing field is leveled.

    If you remain in the markets, for heaven’s sake hedge! If you click on the link to the left there, you’ll go to an article written by Adam Taggart that describes the basics of portfolio hedging.

    Our recommended financial advisors use very proactive hedging strategies to limit downside volatility and minimize the sorts of punishing losses that can result from bear markets.

    I am personally sitting in cash, gold, silver, real estate, a local investment, and a small short position on the S&P 500. That is, I am mainly on the sidelines as I await the inevitable correction that our feckless ‘leaders’ have engineered for us all.

    Other people prefer to be more actively invested in the stock and bond markets, which I completely understand. I still would caution those individuals to be ready to…

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    Deflation Is Winning – Beware!

    Expect the ride to get even rougher
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, July 24, 2015, 3:03 PM


    Deflation is back on the front burner and it's going to destroy all of the careful central planning and related market manipulation of the past 6 years.

    Clear signs from the periphery indicate that a destructive deflationary pulse has been unleashed. Tanking commodity prices are confirming that idea. 

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    Too Late!

    The morality of preparing today vs tomorrow
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 6:24 PM


    Our motto here at Peak Prosperity is we’d rather be a year early than a day late. 

    What we mean by this is that by the time the general masses catch on that something is wrong, it’s too late to do much in the way of preparing. 

    At least responsibly.

    Preparing before a true crisis hits is our very definition of being a responsible adult.

    Trying to lay in supplies after the crisis has hit is our definition of being an irresponsible hoarder.

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  • Insider

    Is This It?

    Global market weakness is now quickly escalating
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, January 24, 2014, 3:59 PM


    Is this it?  Are we seeing signs that after a very long period of Fed inspired insanity, et al. (courtesy of folks who lack any imagination beyond sustaining the unsustainable), are we finally entering a long-awaited financial correction?

    Using our ‘outside in’ methodology, there’s lots to suggest we are entering such a phase.

    All is not well on the periphery, with weaker economies now flashing serious warning signs in their bond and currency markets. It's enough that it’s time to…

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 5/24 – Scandals And Economic Disasters, Toxic Rice Causes Concern In China

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    Friday, May 24, 2013, 2:47 PM

    • Elizabeth Warren Grills Treasury Secretary on Too Big to Fail
    • Thanks To QE Bernanke Has Injected Foreign Banks With Over $1 Trillion In Cash For First Time Ever
    • Hyperinflation – 10 Worst Cases
    • 1/3 of Canadians live paycheque to paycheque, survey suggests
    • Scandals & Economic Disasters
    • Greek Prostitution Soars By 150% As Youth Unempoyment Hits 75% In Some Areas
    • Venezuela aims to end toilet paper shortage
    • Will It Be Inflation Or Deflation? The Answer May Surprise You
    • Harvard Economist: 'The Crisis Isn't Over in the US or Europe'
    • Stockholm riots throw spotlight on Swedish inequality
    • Tax avoidance: Developing countries take on multinationals
    • Straw bale homes for LILAC co-housing residents
    • Toxic Rice Causes Concern In China
    • Siblings' Victoria company boosts shellfish sector with algae-producing reactor

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    Daily Digest 5/17 – Why Gold Won’t Stay Down, The Beneficial Bacteria In Our Guts

    by DailyDigest

    Friday, May 17, 2013, 2:00 PM

    • Paper Silver Price Retesting April 2013 Lows: What about the Physical Price?
    • Why Gold Won't Stay Down
    • DSM-5: Mental Health Professionals, Critics Face Off Over Upcoming Psychiatric Manual
    • 11 charts that show Canada’s economy is entering a world of hurt
    • Venezuela Runs Out Of Toilet Paper
    • How Facebook and Brooklyn Killed America's Obsession With Cars
    • Some Of My Best Friends Are Germs
    • The Great Salt Debate: So Bad?

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