ashvinp's picture

The Perturbational Path of Human Civilization

Using perturbation theory to analyze the future path of our global society:

Ff4412's picture

Sovereign Default

What would happen if the US decided to default on it's debt, stop paying whomever it owes money to? What are the implications? And why do most people say this is a last recourse? Why are we not looking at this more seriously as a viable option?

redrob25's picture

Charting the US Economy

I recently completed a series of articles that I have turned into a free eBook. Please feel free to download a copy. No registration required.


The Martenson Report - Finding Shelter From The Storm

Monday, April 4, 2011

Executive Summary

  • GDP growth requires energy, and the Fukushima disaster has just set back nuclear's expected contribution by years (decades, likely)
  • Trading strategies for an end to QE, by asset class (stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, precious metals, real estate)
  • Why this will be more damaging to the economy than the 2008 correction
  • Fukushima's likely impact on the energy market
  • Why the priority now for investors should be on wealth preservation
  • The odds QE will resume later in the year

Part I: A Global Tsunami, Courtesy of the Fed

If you have not yet read Part I, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

Part II: Finding Shelter From The Storm

debtor's picture

Credit Card Debt...advise...

Hi CM folks, 

I've had rosy colored glasses on and gotten into significant credit card debt. 

I own my home and owe $100K with 1st and 2nd mortgage  
on a house with ~ $200K value.(1998).  Mortgage payments
are current and up to date. 

AND I have ~100K in unsecured credit card debt...
and stopped paying the cards when my income plunged in early 2009 (~2yrs)

Today a sherriff served court papers at my home that I need to
respond to for one card sold to a collection agency for  $23K.

ashvinp's picture

Exporting Speculative Debt

This is a short piece that argues, contrary to popular belief, the Fed is not really "exporting inflation" but instead speculative debt, which will lead to a deflationary episode in the near future:

shane1800's picture

History of Unfunded Liabilities?


As many people know unfunded liabilities have been estimated at $50-150 trillion dollars.  Does anyone know where I can find the history of unfunded liabilities? 

For example maybe in 1950 there were only $1 trillion in unfunded liabilities etc.

Thank you!


dthomas2325's picture

Military spending not investment?

Military spending is given as an example of non-self-liquidating debt; as an example of debt that is not for investment BUT I submit that military spending does have a return if, for example, it secures natural resources or just discourages an attack on, say, the World Trade Center. Don't get me wrong, I think America spends too much on the military AND attempts to accomplish too much with its military - but the idea that there is no investment return on any military spending is, in my opinion, an error.