This website provides the most comprehensive data and references for anyone wanting to understand what is happening in our world. I refer people constantly.
For the past three years, this has been my go-to site for analysis of history in the making. It describes our situation and offers practical advice.
Chris and Adam present volumes of data tying together Global News and historical trends to give an honest look at where we might be headed. You can’t find this anywhere else.
Thank you for all the incredible work put into this most important endeavor over the years. I am sure it has and will continue to make a positive difference in many lives.
I thank you for all your efforts, from the UK (myself) but also for those thousands of others yet to respond to you.
I always thought of Peak Oil as a tin-foil-hat ordeal until the Crash Course simply and succinctly explained it. Amazing!
This course, the Crash Course, has completely changed my viewpoint on the future.
I just want to thank you for the information you put out there, seeing as how the mainstream media is so watered down. All this manipulation going on with the Fed and the market has me ticked off. Keep up the good work, and hopefully we can get more people to hear the truth.
I’ve just finished watching your Crash Course. It was presented in an easy-to-understand manner and I congratulate you for exposing the “truth” about the current state of the world which we don’t get through the mainstream media.
All your contributions and insightful comments are invaluable to us. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t check in. It helps keep us moving toward independence when most of our friends can’t yet come to terms with what’s coming our way.
Patrick and Susan
I truly appreciate that you are amongst the least shrill and most reasoned voices pointing us to what is ahead. My three month “trial” is going to turn into a long-term relationship!
Thank you so much for this brilliant synthesis. I’ve been ‘awake’ for a long time but have been so frustrated in trying to educate and discuss with others. You really are amazing.
I learn something every time I read an Insider Report and other entries and articles off of your website. Your heart to help and inform us during these tumultuous times is very evident.
I’m going to make a personal brief summary and send it to a whole bunch of friends and relations to recommend that they take the course. I’m very glad it’s non-partisan.
Bravo!! Outstanding. We thank you.
Walt and Maria
Thanks so much for your insights, Chris. I’ve recently been feeling like I wasn’t adequately in touch with the current situation, and have been anxious to get better tuned in to what is going on.
I watched the whole Crash Course start to finish in one sitting. Thank you for bringing together all the different pieces to the puzzle in such an easy to understand, clear, and cogent manner. I have passed it along to all my friends and family.
I recently found your Crash Course and watched it with great interest. I am impressed with your monumental and successful efforts to explain complex problems in a clear and concise way.
Wow. Can’t thank you enough for this DVD and the lecture. I ordered 200 to send out to all my friends and business cohorts. Hopefully we can change the world before we have to.
I took the time to go through the entire Crash Course today and came away quite impressed and grateful. Lesson 5 was a mind-bender and brought me to my senses regarding the imminence of coming changes. I intend to let others know about your work.
I think there is a lot of impressive and urgent information on your work. The messages of community, living within our world’s limited resources, and the environment are key issues that the world needs to start acting on today.
I have been following Chris for a year and half now. I even sent a link to the Crash Course to my investment group (coworkers and friends) about two weeks before Lehman collapsed. Now they think I’m a genius.
I’m so impressed with your Crash Course that I’ve referred many people to it – after they look at me like I’m crazy for talking about what life might be like during a currency crisis.
I am a 17-year-old student in high school. You have opened my eyes to the world around me. I just finished watching your Crash Course; you made it very easy to understand and learn. This is something all young people need to see.
Thanks for all your work. I’ve been trying to get friends and family to watch the Crash Course. It has significantly altered the way I view current events.
Chris does very good work. The one thing that I really appreciate about his writings is that he’s not an alarmist. The present situation is crappy. It’s nice to see it presented and discussed without an air of hysteria.
I enjoy your wonderful site. It is interesting, informative and unique.
I have tremendous respect for your analytical and communication skills. I also found the people on your site to be some of the most respectful and informed people anywhere on the Internet. Thank you for offering such a high-quality service.
I am an avid Chris Martenson fan. Been coming to this site every day for over a year. I wish everyone knew what I have learned from your efforts. Great job.
I would like to express my gratitude for your providing this information to the public. I wish I knew this when I was young, because it would have saved me from making so many mistakes and I would be in more of a position to do something about it now.
Subscribing to your site is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Your writing simultaneously gets me motivated and keeps me calm.
Thank you for your thoughtful research. I really support your position on Peak Oil and also believe there is a real crisis on the horizon.
I am still recommending your presentation to those few few few folks who find truth and understanding to be refreshing.
This is honestly the only paid blog I have stayed a member of for over a year.
Thank you for dedicating your time to put together such a crystal-clear presentation that should be able to reach the masses that have not been able to take the time to dig into all of the books, etc.
I very much enjoyed your Crash Course and have sent the link to several of my friends and relatives. It’s the best summary of our likely future problems I’ve come across!
I’m so glad I became aware a little over a year ago. This site is where it all started.
Awesome to see your vision coming to reality, and that you have been on the right track for many years.
I really enjoyed the content of the site, and was especially appreciative of Dr. Martenson’s insights. He truly is an outstanding information scout.
I’m loving your videos so far. I’ve been spreading this same message for years to those few who would listen. It’s so nice to see 20,000 views and someone else saved me all the trouble!
This is the website that changed my world.
In my opinion, the challenge ahead, as set out by Chris, is the most lucid and compelling of any I have seen. Whilst being initially skeptical, I’m now convinced of the need to review the lifestyle I and my family lead and share the message with as many others as possible.
I just watched Chris’ Crash Course a few days ago. The concepts are not particularly new to me; however, I was blown away by Chris’ concise and integrated approach to the world’s most pressing problems.
I have found your Crash Course and writings to be a much-needed and refreshing resource. The hard-edged analysis, straightforward language, and practical recommendations provide a welcome relief to dense academic tomes and the alternating superficial wishful thinking and doomsday scenarios so often found.
I appreciate the effort and information on this website. I have been tracking and researching these issues for some time. The more knowledge disseminated, the better chance we all have of weathering this rapidly-approaching epic change.
I completed the Crash Course this evening and I am so glad that I was fortunate enough to be able to perceive the thought-provoking points established in your presentation. I will spread the word and contribute to your effort. We have much work to do.
I’ve passed the Crash Course on to all members of my immediate family and many aunts/uncles. Eye-opening for everyone!
I have noted that in recent times you have become more recognised. This gives me pleasure, hope, and warmth, knowing that your sound information is, as intended, helping people both here in the UK and in the US realise the potential dire straits they face.
You are bringing a sane message to the world that needs telling and is not being told adequately anywhere else. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for your informative website and for understanding which numbers and trends the average person (including myself) doesn’t understand but truly needs to.
Thanks for your tremendous insights. We need people like you to make us wake up and take notice.
Your insight and ability to explain economics in terms anyone can explain is extraordinary. Your efforts are a labor of love and a gift to everyone who takes the time to watch the videos.
My life certainly has changed since landing here more than a year ago…it has been wonderful watching my community grow and help each other.
A little over a year ago I felt that things were just not right but could not figure it out. When I started watching the Crash Course, bells went off and lights flashed.
I’ve passed the Crash Course on to all members of my immediate family and many aunts/uncles. Eye-opening for everyone! I always thought of Peak Oil as a tinfoil-hat ordeal until the Crash Course simply and succinctly explained it. Amazing!
You are bringing a sane message to the world that needs telling and is not being told adequately anywhere else. Keep up the good work!
You are a big help to me and my family in being properly prepared for the next couple of decades.
You have a great talent of breaking down hard concepts into something your readers can digest. Please keep up the good work and I hope to be a member in a few months.
I want to thank you for posting these highly insightful and educational videos. If only more people knew about this site. I am going to forward this site to everyone I know.
Thank you for your research and understandable explanations of causes of what is happening all around us. Your article about our exponential money system makes things ever more clear.
I found your website by accident some months ago and have watched the videos and also even tried to pull apart some of your ‘big picture’ logic, but really, I can’t. You hit the nail on the head!
I’ve watched the Crash Course and it was very informative. It builds off many of the things I had already come to know, but presents them in much greater detail.
I’ve been a tremendous advocate for the Crash Course and continue to evangelize it, and many of your weekly postings, to friends & family. A heartfelt thanks for all you’ve done.
My friends and I watched your Crash Course, and the only thing that you could hear at the end was silence. Most of us study economy, and still a lot of things are now much clearer to us.
You’ve done the best job I’ve seen at capturing the background of our economic and world consumption.
Wow. I forwarded this to all adult members of my family. It should be broadcast nonstop on some public channel.
I have been following your site for over a year and wanted to tell you how thankful I am for the time and resources you devote to this work. I have shared your site with everyone I run across.
Thank you for your incredible work here and for all the support it gives us in all those things that humanity is now facing. It helps a lot to be able to understand all of this. What you are doing is really important.
You have been instrumental in spreading awareness about not one but many of the critical issues. Most importantly, you have enabled others like me to be able to look at big picture and understand what’s going on.
I have sent many folks your way. You explain it all with a depth, clarity, and forward vision that is most appreciated.
You are a good leader, a visionary with great insight, and good at building community. Thanks for such a wonderful website and for the Crash Course. I love this website.
Thank you for the Crash Course and all your contributions. It has, without a doubt, had a huge impact on my life and the way I see the world going forward.
I can’t begin to thank you for opening my eyes and expanding my awareness. You truly have a gift of message clarity that I would categorize at a level of a Thomas Paine of our age.
PeakProsperity.com is truly an amazing site, and the Crash Course was the most valuable course I ever took. It opened my mind and was most certainly the turning point in my understanding.
You have changed my life. I never once posted on a website in my life before this, but I found myself compelled by this community to get involved.
I stumbled into the Crash Course, yet to be finished, while searching for answers for the uncomfortable trends I sensed, and it truly has marked a turning point in my life and awareness.
A heartfelt thanks for planting the seeds that have made a positive change in my life. And this is coming from an extremely stubborn person!
I am not frightened about the future. I have prepared the best to my ability. I don’t think I would be able to say that if it weren’t for this site.
I’ve shared your work with many family friends and even students here in Warsaw, Poland.
I’ve appreciated your work very much and I can’t thank you enough for restoring some sanity to my understanding of this world.
I have been a paid subscriber since early 2008 and I can say, unequivocally, that the membership fee has paid for itself many times over.
You are bringing a sane message to the world that needs telling and is not being told adequately anywhere else. Keep up the good work!
Thank you for taking on the Herculean task of researching the financial details of our government.
I found this site just over a year ago. It has completely changed my life and how I view things, all for the better. I look forward to what the next year will bring, both on this website and in my life.
What I have learned from you is priceless. I am most appreciative for your shared knowledge and wise insights. Most of all, what you have brought me is peace.
My only regret is that so few of my family and friends have taken advantage of the wealth of information available here for only the time it takes to observe.
I always thought of Peak Oil as a tin foil hat ordeal, until the Crash Course simply and succinctly explained it. Amazing!
In these hectic and confusing times, you have been a consistent beacon of the truth for all of us here. Thank you for all that you do, day in and day out.
Let me add my thanks to you for all the effort to keep us informed. This site has been the main thing keeping my family from being blindsided by the coming storm.
I want to express my appreciation for the expense and effort you have expended to create the Crash Course and to offer this web site to those who value the information available.
You put into a concise, science-backed educational synopsis what I have intuitively been thinking & worrying about for the past ten years.
I was totally impressed with you and the calibre of your website and content from the first time I saw it…Let me know how I might support your efforts — beyond telling everybody I know.
I found your presentation well organized, well presented, informative, and helpful. I plan to pass the DVD on to those I know whom I think will be interested.
I have never been politically active, but with all the irresponsible printing of money, I am now. Your course is great material to spread amongst Americans who do recognize we need MAJOR effective change!
You are brilliant, with a knack for making the average person understand complex issues without being condescending. Thank you.
Love your site and how you are trying to get the word out!
What I CAN and AM doing is disseminating this great data.
Thank you for making the Crash Course videos. They are a serious eye-opener and I thoroughly enjoyed them.
My heartfelt thanks for the exemplary work you have done, piecing together economics, energy, and the environment. The Crash Course is most profound and insightful.
Congratulations on the contents of your site. It’s good to see someone with a sense of the emergent realities.
I bought your Crash Course DVD recently and have enjoyed your ideas and method of presentation.
A great resource. I’ve told many people about it and am using it to educate myself. I give talks on Peak Oil but understand little about global economics.
Your Crash Course is the most beautifully simple and elegant synthesis of the challenge our society faces that I have yet encountered. You have my utmost respect for the effort and reflection that you put into creating it.
I am immensely impressed by your Crash Course.
You have done a fantastic job of distilling where we are at today.
Your course put all of what I learned over the past years and months about the challenges we face very well in context…I learned many little details and my big picture view became clearer.
Thank you so much for your effort and dedication in making this timely and extremely educational Crash Course.
Thanks for your eye-opening course!
I salute you for your utmost dedication and efforts to bring out the truth about the American economy.
Your presentation puts all the ducks in a row and points to the monopolistic fractional reserve banking oligarchy as the root cause.
Thank you very much for your commitment to and success in presenting an accessible understanding of the massive challenges we are now facing.
Thanks, Chris, for doing the research and pulling out reality from the junk we see on the front pages. This is why I enroll.
I have sent your course to all of my friends with a strong message to watch it and start making some hard choices.
Thanks for making me feel smart! I understand this information – it makes sense and fits into what I see and experience.
You go, Chris! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the clarity with which you communicate our situation.
I get more value per time spent reading your posts than anywhere else.
I have to say that I have always enjoyed and valued your market commentary above all else. I have profited from your advice over the last year, so thank you.
Chris, you continue to amaze me with the depth of your analysis.
An interesting and informative website. I was immediately hooked when I discovered the Crash Course.
I don’t know what I would do without your fantastic work. Your work has changed my life and how I see the world.
Thanks for helping us keep our eyes on the real data!
Thank you so very much for carrying the burden of all you have come to understand and for the knowledge that you have empowered me with.
You have a brilliant knack for making the average person understand complex issues without being condescending.
I find Dr. Martenson’s research to be flat-out awesome. You cannot beat raw data analysis, and he is the raw data hound!
Reading your thoughts about the scenarios to be on the alert for, and what indicators you are looking for to recognize that they are unfolding, is like turning on a set of really bright high-beam lights on a dark night!
I look for resources with which to help other folks get a clue, and this series of presentations will become a first-line recommendation.
Your Crash Course and blog should be required reading for everyone – for it is going to take all of us to make the monumental changes we need to ‘survive and thrive’ beyond this petroleum-based generation. We need more thought leaders like you in this world!
You have done a fantastic job of distilling where we are at today. I’m glad you made the effort.
Your work is outstanding. I am in the process of passing it on to my network of friends and colleagues.
Your course put all of what I learned over the past years and months about the challenges we face very well in context. I learned many little details and my big picture view became clearer.
Chris and his team are unsung heroes whose huge contribution to society will probably never be properly appreciated. I hope you are extremely proud of yourselves and continue your important work. I will be trying to encourage as many people as possible to view the Crash Course.
I gained so very much from the Crash Course. I can’t express enough gratitude for the prudence you help the listener gain and the comfortable sense of how to form a “survival” plan to move forward.
This website has changed my outlook on how to view this tiny planet called Earth.
Fabulous! You have done an outstanding job of condensing and synthesizing many fields of knowledge into an accessible, unified whole. Critical thinking and persuasive argumentation at its finest.
I finished watching the Crash Course last night and I want to offer my sincerest gratitude for what you have developed! I have eagerly passed your link on to others in the hopes that those diehards in denial, who I’ve been trying to get through to for years, will finally listen up.
Chris, you’re da man! Bravo! Having finished the Crash Course, I literally applauded to my monitor for a full minute (sitting here alone at 5 AM, trying not to wake the kids).
I really love your videos. As an armchair economist and market bear, your insight has been great. Thanks for your insight and honesty.
I wish every person in the world would see your videos. I used to think Dr. Bartlett’s video seminar was the most important video ever made, but you, sir, have surpassed that.
I just finished watching your video online (all 20 chapters), and you did a masterful job making these easy to understand and wrap your head around. I congratulate you on a job well done, and I think history will show you to be a great man.
This course changed my life. The knowledge I have gained from this course is without price. I am proud to carry it forth with me to engineering school, where my goals of dealing with the energy crisis we face will be realized.
Thank you for your recent report analysing economic events. This is the work I cannot do for myself, and I am deeply grateful for your attention to the website in this regard. Other articles are available elsewhere. Clear-thinking analysis is not.
I just want to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to this site. To say I am impressed with the quantity – and even more, the quality – of the information I found here would be a great understatement. I will be looking for ways to help spread the message.
I am very impressed by your way of describing things that most people – even in your native language – find difficult, and with a pedagogical brilliance that is outstanding!
Your dedication is inspiring! And I believe in the coming months and years there will be many more standing shoulder-to-shoulder with you who will help bring about the transformation necessary.
Watched the Ch 15 bubble video on YouTube. Learned — and retained — more about the housing bubble from your video than I have in the last year following the news. Bravo.
I run an investment club and I wanted to pass this knowledge on to my partners a million times, but I knew it would take writing a book to do that. You just gave me the perfect resource!
I am so grateful for discovering Chris’ work and really can’t stop myself from communicating the importance of it to most everyone I know.
I feel you’ve hit the nail right on the head with your conclusions. I have felt in my gut and heart that we are headed for a huge change for some time. You’ve just confirmed everything I’ve felt.
Thank you very much for the Crash Course – I’ve been recommending it to everyone I know.
As a population stabilization activist, I found your Chapter 18 on population very exciting! I plan to use it in all my future discussions with people on the population issue.
Thanks, Chris. This course is the best summary I have seen yet, of the many articles on the net and ideas that people like Peter Schiff have presented.
It took me ten years to learn all the stuff you put together in a short video. Even though I am Canadian, what happens in the US has huge implications for us.
Fantastic course. Very easy to follow. I have forwarded it to many of my friends.
I want to tell you how much I admire your efforts to give something of great value for free to the world. There are not many people like you, not even among scientists.
Thanks for all you’ve done for the economically-challenged in this country.
Your presentation is a well-founded warning based on demonstrable concepts, rather than an emotional pleading or sales pitch — a presentation that would be well received by a group of skeptical technologists or scholars.
The free material given here not only touches each one of my concerns and thoughts, but it slams right through them, answering all of my questions with specific detail. I must say, this is quite remarkable research!
Great work! Thank you for saying it so well. I’ve been trying to warn family and friends for awhile and it has been very hard. I’ll refer them to your Crash Course now, with the confidence that it is all very well explained.
Congratulations on a fantastic resource for educating people about what our fiat monetary system is doing to our country. It is great having all of this information collected in one place in an easy-to-read format.
The Crash Course changed my life and the lives of many others in my inner circle. It hasn’t been an easy change, but it has been a good one, because of the great work shared on PeakProsperity.com. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks for standing up in your (our) community and providing a focus, for not just what’s wrong with the current system, but, more importantly, for a better future for us all.
The Crash Course is great. Very educational and does a great job of combining all the exponential problems.
I just wanted to tell you how impressed I am with your presentation. Thank you so much for making this available to the public and for being a voice for the truth.
Love your Crash Course! I bought DVDs to share with my family members and friends!
Thank you so much for your astoundingly clear and very relevant world economy Crash Course that you have provided free on the internet! Thank you for opening my eyes!
Thanks for a remarkably concise and clear explication of the state of things on Earth.
I was just so surprised that it was actually free. I felt obligated to donate. Not for just the knowledge I gained from the Crash Course, but that after taking it, I know I need to have more and more people aware of the content within.
I really think you have done a terrific job in explaining the events that are unfolding. You should be proud of your absolutely brilliant presentation.
I value your work tremendously. I am very interested in your guidance in regard to building local communities and support groups, and I also find your market analysis very important to my daily life.
I had NO IDEA how completely bankrupt the system has become in my lifetime. The writing has been on the wall for some time in regards to massive social, economic, and environmental change in the near future.
Thanks for an excellent presentation. I’ve posted your Crash Course link to our private message board so that our members can view and benefit from the course.
I want to thank you and all your team of contributors for the phenomenal job that you do to help the rest of us keep the pulse of the current situation. Your Crash Course is a work of synthesis of the highest quality. I pass it along to everyone I can.
I couldn’t stop watching this wonderful course. I watched and listened intently and came away better prepared to start working toward tomorrow.
I have been learning from and watching your site since late 2006. I have to say that I am really happy to see you succeed with this. The information that you provided me at that time sent me on a very different path in life. So many doors have been opened for me because I can clearly see what’s going on in the economy and the world!
Your Crash Course has gone viral among my acquaintances and we hope to expose it to as many people as possible. It really gives very insightful, concise explanations for everything that is happening.
This entire series to date has been extremely educational. It is very well researched and presents the often difficult to comprehend dynamics of the economy in clear, precise terms. I am a true fan and await the next chapters. I shall also spread the word as I can. Great job!
I’ve been forwarding your web site address to friends and family and urging everyone to invest a little time, listen to your message, and consider the implications for our future. Keep up the good work!
Great info, Chris. Your program should be required viewing for every American. We need to get our heads out of the sand.
I have watched your series with great interest. I think that you summarize the current fiscal situation wonderfully and I have been spreading your link around.
This is the most amazing set of videos I have ever watched, not to mention the most important. I’ve been telling everyone I know about them as they are the best explanation of the real issues we are facing today. I really think they will make a difference because of how clearly they explain these complex ideas and the connections between them.
This is extremely powerful work. I have never seen this message, in either written essay or video, delivered in such a crystal-clear and convincing form.
Thanks again for such fine package of key concepts and all those cleverly related ideas. I have learned more about economy, the environment, and energy in this three hours than I did in the entire one-year Ecological Design graduate course.
Your course so far has been EXCELLENT and should be made a part of 12th grade education and a prerequisite to Econ 101 in colleges.
Chris, thank you for this amazing series; it has been very enlightening and useful and is very well done. I hope that more people will watch it and understand how reality is distorted and how much people are controlled and misguided by our own governments.
This information has been suggested as ‘must see’ for all Econ 101 students, but I disagree on such a small audience – it should be ‘must see’ for EVERYONE! I do not believe that we can change the world at once. However I believe we CAN, if we narrow our scope, change each of our own individual worlds – the ones our own children are going to live in.
Congratulations for achieving a concise and clear Crash Course! Although focused on the USA example, its application is definitely transferable [to other countries]. Your attitude towards distribution and accessibility of your material is also commendable.
I love the course, and I am preparing. Thanks for your great work. I consider that your greatest accomplishment with this site is letting insightful and thinking people have a little peek at the future.
Thank you very, very much for the the awesome work you did for me and the rest of the world by writing the Crash Course! I’ve been in busy tracking the world economy for a while but I never before realised that your story is the real story behind all that’s happening right here right now!
I have looked at a lot of info on this subject, but your Crash Course is by far the most interesting and educational piece yet. Like a book you cannot put down, I was glued to it! Have forwarded to many people and am looking at how else I might support your mission.
Congratulations on a fab course. Very thought-provoking and useful. Also very encouraging that a fellow scientist has already made major changes in their understanding and way of life.
Before today, I had not heard of you. Someone posted your Chapter 18 on a website I often visit. As a scientist and professional inventor, I have a deep appreciation for your style of making things clear and understandable.
Your website is just amazing — both for the information and the high standards that everyone (both staff and readers) involved seem to have.
I just finished your Crash Course and have already forwarded it to numerous friends. The Crash Course is brilliant, and I can’t thank you enough for making it available to the world. You deserve an award that puts the Nobel Peace Prize to shame.
I worked through your Crash Course and found it informative and interesting. You did a fine job of organizing and simplifying a very disorganized subject.
Your Crash Course is brilliant teaching, from the point of view of someone who makes a living explaining the complexities of ecological science. I sent the link to my colleagues in biology and environmental studies.
I would like to commend you on your research and dedication to helping others. I found in your Crash Course a source of information that elegantly connected the dots that I have been noticing over the last several years.
Many, many thanks for this brilliant work, and for making it so accessible. I don’t think I ever learned more during one night.
I have watched your Crash Course and find it to be the BEST single repository of the coming hardships in the world. Thank you for all of your hard work.
Thank you for your clear presentation of a difficult subject — very enlightening. You have put solid logic to many of my gut feelings.
Keep up the great work. Most people in this field are diehard goldbugs, but they lack the tact to approach the subject without sounding evangelical. I congratulate you on your approach.
I found Chris’s presentation not only enlightening and educational but very admirable for its non-judgmental and unbiased focus on the issues.
I very much appreciate the fact that you left partisan politics and liberal-specific issues out of this presentation. I also appreciated the way you aggregated the disjointed facts and figures we hear on the news daily. Few of us really understand how they fit together into a big picture.
Outstanding presentation. Love the way you explain things so anybody can understand them. We appreciate everything you do, Chris. You have us excited about the long term future, too.
Ben & Dee
Lots of folks have seen coming the conflict between rising consumption and dwindling resources. You have put meat to many of the arguments and it’s impressive.
Very educational. As a scientist and decision-maker, I strive for understanding and application. I value professional and objective information explained in real world terms that can assist me. Your reports accomplish this.
I find your videos really informative. You put our present economic situation in a very simple and manageable format that anyone can understand. As an equities day trader, I look forward to more of your posts to keep me up to date on my financial future. Keep up the good work.
I am not even finished with Chapter 16 of your Crash Course, but felt compelled to stop and send you this thank you note. I am thrilled that I found someone who has not only done his homework, but has an incredible talent for presenting it such that even the average person can understand. I cannot agree more with your message.
Your site is the best thing available to educate everyone on how we got where we are today and what may happen in the future. It’s good to be prepared. Knowledge is power. I am sending it to everyone I know and staying on top of them to make sure they study it. Thanks for the education.
I just spent over 3 hours going through your Crash Course. As you must have heard many times, it is a tremendous eyes-opener, depressive and yet positively challenging. I live in Iceland, so most (all?) of the topics covered are VERY applicable to our day to day life. Specially, the “collapse of the banking system” covered in Chapter 20 has been our day-to-day fact. I guarantee you that I am going to spread your word quite actively.
I am so very impressed with the work that Chris has done that you can’t possibly believe. I only wish I had heard his cry a year ago! I am printing cards with your web site info. I am putting a card into the hand of virtually everyone I meet.
I decided not long ago to be my own master; to learn, at some minimal level, how the financial world works and make my own decisions. I am much happier making my own mistakes rather than dealing with mistakes others make for me. Your site has been (and continues to be) a great help in my education.
All of my students are top level executives, and I enjoy engaging them in thought-provoking, complex discussions on everything from politics to business. Your Crash Course has been very much admired and discussed at the company.
Chris, thanks so much for the Crash Course. Superior work on your part. I have been decimated in the market, but if my silver mining stock comes back I won’t forget you!
Your Crash Course was worth vastly more to me than the enclosed check could ever represent. Using the principles presented, I decided to move from equities into cash back in July, thereby avoiding the worst of the subsequent stock market and financial crash.
The information presented on this website is beautifully organized. It is surely the product of much effort in synthesis, analysis, and original thought. It is invaluable. The spirit and clarity of your delivery is encouraging and thought-provoking.
Thank you for all the work you have done in putting the Crash Course together. You have managed to synthesize a great deal of information and make it understandable – the mark of a truly talented teacher.
I want to thank you and all your team of contributors for the phenomenal job that you do to help the rest of us keep the pulse of the current situation. Your Crash Course is a work of synthesis of the highest quality. Your passion for understanding things and for explaining them to others really shows. I pass it along to everyone I can.
After spending the last year researching the environmental and economic circumstances we are in, I believe that your site and the Crash Course are the best resource I’ve found that clearly identifies and explains the challenges that we face now and in the future.
I now consider you my primary adviser regarding all things related to economics, energy and the environment — which is well worth the monthly subscription fee to have someone with your education, experience, and expertise working full time to help keep people like myself up to date and informed.
Thank you for your effort in making this video Crash Course. It was very well made, and you explain everything really well. I have watched all of them, and highly appreciate this. I will forward it to all of my contacts. They must see this!
Thank you for sharing this information with us. I teach an emergency preparedness class once a month and have used some of what I have learned here to formulate my class curriculum. I plan on giving you a donation, as well as sharing your now completed Crash Course with all of my students.
Most excellent and needed. What I didn’t know was eye-opening, and what I did know was extremely clearly presented. I’ve passed it on to many friends and family and will make a donation. Thank you for your work. Very much.
This series is one of the most informative and easy-to-follow videos I’ve seen. I already sent the link to my brother and father (start small). We’ll see if they think I’m crazy or not. I’ll be making a donation on payday.
Thank you for the service you’ve done. I think its full ramifications will have to be explored in retrospect. Your dedication speaks volumes of your character.
Thank you for this site. Words cannot explain how thankful I am for all that you have provided here. I am just learning the credit market and am most thankful for what I have learned on your site. Just wish I would have found you 3 years ago and not 3 months ago!
Just wanted to commend you an a terrific site with a truly meaningful purpose. Keep up the fantastic work.
Thank you for being so committed to information (as opposed to, or rather not like, “news”). Looking forward to Chapter 20 but also feeling a bit scared to see the end game. Thanks for a bigger picture.
I just wanted to say that you have done great work on the Crash Course. Very clear and informative (and a bit frightening) package!
Chris, thank you very much for your thought provoking site. I totally agree with you that we all have to change our livestyles to continue a decent living on earth, and your site is a hopeful sign that we will manage to do so.
I went through your Crash Course with great interest. I have regularly monitored such sites as The Oil Drum, Energy Bulletin, etc., over the past three years, and I have followed the work of Jeffrey Brown, so I like to think I am fairly well-versed in the multiple interconnecting issues you bring up. Your series has brought everything together in a very cogent, well-accessible fashion.
I was just watching Chapter 1-19 of your great Crash Course here in Germany and must say, superb collection of economical data. Especially I liked the fact that you managed to explain all this data without using mathematical terms.
I would like to thank you and praise your excellent series of educative videos. Very insightful indeed. You have here a very thorough website on the actual whereabouts of economy, which go way beyond just USA issues, because we are all countries interconnected in one way or the other.
You are visionary and accurate. Thank you so much for your clarity and thoughtful words in these challenging times.
I share Chris’s news with daughters in America, my brother, and a friend here. I know zero about the economy and how government makes money but I am learning. Blessings, and may Chris’s efforts prosper readers and spread roots to greater and broader populations.
I got many useful things out of your Crash Course. You are clearly a perceptive person and one who is reaching people.
Peter, New Zealand
Great easy summary of what’s going on. By avoiding mathematical examples you have made it accessible and understandable to a very, very large audience. Well done, mate!
Although I was aware of the many ways the government skews reports, etc. to get the results they desire, your course is the first time I have ever seen all the information in one place, with all the relevant statistics, in a format that was easy to understand. Yikes! It is not only clear and terrifying, I can explain it to other people.
I have done everything I could to recommend your website, particularly your Crash Course, to everyone that I run into. I work in retail (book store) and have the opportunity to speak with people en masse. Ultimately, our conversations end up relating, in some form, to finance. Thank you for providing us with this free information, and I thank my friend who recommended the course to me.
I stumbled onto your site and viewed your entire Crash Course. I found the concepts, illustrations, and analogies very, very clear and compelling. Thank you for taking the time to work on this message. It is especially meaningful given the state of the financial markets this past week.
I really enjoyed the course. The mini-sessions are great — bite size — perfect — and I’m sharing with friends and family.
I have grown to value your opinions and your commentary immensely and visit your site several times daily. Have shown your Crash Course to everyone I know and whose future I care about. My sincere thanks to you and many others like you who’ve opened my eyes on how the world really works and what I can expect so that I can prepare for change rather than having it thrust upon me.
Thanks for the amazing video series. Much of it I had already heard from other sources, but having it put together into a more complete picture was quite enlightening and life-changing.
My sincerest appreciation for the time and effort you put into your Crash Course. My wife and sons will be taking time out of their busy schedules to sit though it.
Thank you so much for producing these videos! It has helped me immensely to sift through the garbage the mainstream media and government has released regarding the state of our economy.
A few days ago I happened to stumble upon your Crash Course while browsing the Internet, and I must admit that the information you presented utterly changed the way I viewed the world.
I have emailed your Crash Course videos hundreds if not thousands of times to my clients, friends, family, and other professionals in the business. I have been touched and enlightened by your work. My return on investment has also been well above average…I am more grateful for your work than any other pundit or expert that has communicated to the community.
I have found this an extremely enlightening study and thank you for your efforts.
This is by far the most comprehensive presentation on economics, energy, and the environment that I have ever seen.
Well done with the site – it is a very clear explanation of the challenges we face.
I just want to take a minute to thank you for your efforts and tireless work. I have learned more about money and the government and the world we live in watching your videos than I have learned in the 25 years I have been in business. I wish I knew then what, thanks to you, I know now. I have lost count how many people I have told, “Check out Chris Martenson — take the Crash Course.”
Chris, your presentation blew me away! Well done. It’s consistent, well written, and well presented. You are a hero!
Your site is wonderful. I didn’t find you until a few months ago and was thrilled. I didn’t really understand all the concepts until I listened to you. I am constantly spreading you and your word. I honestly believe there is no one out there who comes close to doing the fine job you have done.
I appreciate your work on the Crash Course! I’ve watched it four times and recommend it any time I can!
I loved your video series. Easily the most concentrated amount of information on the fundamentals of the economy ever.
I have found this an extremely enlightening study and thank you for your efforts.
Absolutely fascinating stuff. I really, really appreciate your efforts. Many thanks.
Chris, you do good. Thanks for waking the public up.
Thank you, thank you! I have been looking for a non-partisan, content-rich, easy-to-understand source of information on the disintegrating economy since 2004 for my triple E preparedness site. My search is finally over. This is terrific!
I’m very impressed at the scope of the issue and your ongoing analysis. I also like the direction that you’ve taken to act on your analysis. I can now see more clearly where the tremendous uncertainty in the financial markets is held.
I would like to thank Chris for his brilliant work on the Crash Course. I have studied economics and monetary theory for nearly 20 years, and Chris has put most of that into this masterpiece so that others can learn all of that while eating popcorn.
As a fellow who has worked on the environmental and energy aspects of the situation for decades, I was delighted at how right you got it, and how well you have crunched down and made digestible a whole mass of information. I look for resources with which to help other folks get a clue, and this series of presentations will become a first-line recommendation.
I love your Crash Course; it is such a great explanation of what is going on in a very accessible and easy to understand format.
Over the past three years I have been working on an idea on how to “solve” a local problem of our community which has water restrictions. Your explanation of the plight we are in is brilliant and will help me in trying to explain the problem and why our solution will work.
We have really enjoyed your Crash Course and have referred many others to it.
I really like the leadership you are showing on this issue and how you are connecting the dots among the 3 Es. I’m impressed by your explanation style and the quality of the visual aids in your Crash Course.
Once again you have done an excellent work. It is outstanding. Thank you. I will ask our organization to put the link in our website. We will gladly spread the word.
You are SUCH a blessing! Thank you so much, Chris, for sharing your amazing gifts!
Thank you. I honor you for your excellent work and for “doing the right thing”.
I am so appreciative of this series. I have learned so much in such a short time. I have passed on your presentation to at least 10 people now (those who I think will be able to handle it!). Keep up the amazing work.
I just took the Crash Course and it’s simply amazing. I’m sure I will review it a number of times. I don’t have a lot of background in economics or finance, but your arguments and concepts are compelling. If the data is indeed accurate, we all certainly need to act. I will be certain to share your site with my colleagues.
I read your articles and watched your presentations with a lot of pleasure despite the hard truth they are revealing. I live in Austria and I send the link to your Crash Course to everybody I know.
A superb job of putting across the key concepts in such a succinct and clear manner. It is really important to understand the interconnections and you have done that brilliantly.
I believe your research and analysis are outstanding. They provide clear, understandable insight into where we are today.