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Daily Digest 7/28 - How The Fed Manipulates Financial Spreads, FL Sewage Spills Breed 'Superbugs'

Chris Martenson - July 28, 2016 - 05:05
  • Spread Thin: How The Fed Manipulates Financial Spreads
  • ‘Impending gold production cliff’ may deliver a jolt to prices
  • Ronald Stoeferle: Central Banks In Lose-Lose Situation
  • The future of 'Made in China': Industrial robots replacing dwindling workforce
  • Deutsche Bank profits plummet 98%, CEO warns of further cuts
  • Interview with Wikileaks’ Julian Assange – Hillary Clinton Expands the Overton Window of Corruption
  • Negative Rates: We're Going To Need A Bigger Vault
  • Doug Casey on President Hillary Clinton… World War III… and the Deep State
  • Common pesticide kills up to 40% of sperm in bees, possibly leading to shrinking population – study
  • More toxic chemicals allowed in Florida waterways
  • USF study: Sewage spills breed 'superbugs' that could undermine last-resort antibiotic

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Hoping For A Market Crash

Chris Martenson - July 27, 2016 - 22:32

We desperately need to have new national and global conversations about everything from how we’ll feed everyone in 2050, to developing a coherent sustainable energy policy, to the fact that each year is hotter than the year before, to the idea that we’re living with a soul crushing sense of scarcity in a world of abundance.

There’s lots that needs addressing, and the process should begin with letting go of the old narrative so that we can make space for assembling the new one.

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Categories: Economics

How To Freeze Eggs

Chris Martenson - July 27, 2016 - 15:43

A number of ideas and tips for saving eggs and putting them up in the freezer.  Another way to build resiliency and store extra eggs from the coop. 

http://fabulousfarmgirl.com/in-the-kitchen/tips-and-tricks/how-to-freeze-eggs/

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Daily Digest 7/27 - Pensions’ Last Defense Is Eroding, Recession Bites Brazil

Chris Martenson - July 27, 2016 - 04:50
  • GRAPHIC-Global QE now a record $180 bln a month thanks to ECB, BOJ
  • Britain's mint is making big money from gold rush
  • Singapore Banks Facing Earnings Stumble as Bad Loans, Sibor Bite
  • Happy Mario Draghi day: four charts after ‘whatever it takes’
  • As Warnings Flash in Venezuela, Gold Holdings Sink Yet Again
  • Will the equity in your home ease the pressure on your pension when you retire?
  • Corporate Japan's pension obligations hit all-time high
  • Why Pensions’ Last Defense Is Eroding
  • Brexit Bulletin: What You Need to Know on Tuesday
  • China: Strikes, mass unemployment a growing worry for country's leaders
  • China says downward pressure on economy still "relatively big"-state radio
  • Hong Kong June exports fall for 14th month, Brexit to deepen pain
  • EU may fine Spain, Portugal for deficits, give more time to cut them
  • Chicago still has time to embrace pension reform, Moody's says
  • ECB bond-buying dwarfs euro zone sales, pins yields near lows
  • Italy's $560b bank debt weighs on Europe
  • Record bankruptcies pressure Brazil banks as recession bites
  • Analyst Warns of a Restaurant Downturn and Sees Harbinger of U.S. Recession
  • Spanish Deficit Doesn’t Look Any Better as Penalty Looms: Chart
  • ‘Penny-Pinching’ Japanese Households Spend Less on Having Fun
  • Illinois Colleges Besieged by Cuts as Budget Fight Trickles Down
  • Bitcoin not money, Miami judge rules in dismissing laundering charges
  • Japan to miss FY2020 GDP target of 600 trillion yen, retreats further from goal
  • Bank of England policymaker backs stimulus measures as report points to slowdown
  • Britain's RBS Warns Customers May Have to Pay to Make a Deposit

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Categories: Economics

Cesspool: Free To Peak Prosperity Readers Until July 30

Chris Martenson - July 26, 2016 - 08:36

Peak Prosperity is featured in the new novel, Cesspool. The main character reads the daily digest, is aware of the 3E's, and invests in precious metals. Cesspool is available to U.S.-based Peak Prosperity readers for free Tuesday, July 26th through Saturday, July 30th, and heavily discounted for international members. Click the link below to go to the free deal. For international members, I set the price as low as possible in all the Amazon international stores. I am unable to set the price to free internationally at this time.

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Cesspool: The New Novel featuring Peak Prosperity

Chris Martenson - July 26, 2016 - 08:36

Peak Prosperity is featured in the new novel, Cesspool. The main character reads the daily digest, is aware of the 3E's, and invests in precious metals. Cesspool is available to U.S.-based Peak Prosperity readers for free Tuesday, July 26th through Saturday, July 30th, and heavily discounted for international members. Click the link below to go to the free deal. For international members, I set the price as low as possible in all the Amazon international stores. I am unable to set the price to free internationally at this time.

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7 Fabulous and Inspiring Mobile Libraries

Shareable Magazine - July 26, 2016 - 07:07

Contradicting the notion that books are only found in bookstores and brick and mortar libraries, people are creating all kinds of clever ways to share books on the go. From book bicycles and camels to DIY bookmobiles, mobile libraries are a great way to connect people and grow communities around a love of reading.

Here are 7 of our favorite mobile libraries. Some of them were temporary projects and some are still going strong. They all captured our attention and inspire us to read more and share more.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 7/26 - A Stark Nuclear Warning, Millions of Americans Live in Hazardous Homes

Chris Martenson - July 26, 2016 - 04:49
  • How Do We Make America Strong Again? Start Telling the Truth
  • DealBook: One Thing Both Parties Want: Break Up the Banks Again
  • Why It’s So Hard to Build Affordable Housing: It’s Not Affordable
  • Gas Leaks, Mold, and Rats: Millions of Americans Live in Hazardous Homes
  • A Stark Nuclear Warning
  • Faulty Data? Why The Oil Glut Could Be Much Smaller Than Believed
  • Solar Impulse on last leg of its round-the-world flight

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Categories: Economics

10 Survival Uses for Blackberries

Chris Martenson - July 25, 2016 - 14:17

Learn 10 different ways to utilize blackberry plants and their fruit.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/10-survival-uses-blackberries

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Categories: Economics

The Apios Institute: A Polyculture Wiki in the Works

Shareable Magazine - July 25, 2016 - 12:26

What happens when you bring farmers, gardeners, and researchers together with a singular purpose? A wiki of perennial polycultures shepherded by the Apios Institute that aims to support folks around the world who wish to grow their climate's version of an "integrated perennial-crop agroecosystems (variously known as multistrata agroforests, tropical homegardens, food forests, and forest gardens)."

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 7/25 - Turkey On Collision Course With NATO, Plutocracy Then And Now

Chris Martenson - July 25, 2016 - 07:44
  • Plutocracy, Then and Now - The Lesser of Two Evils
  • Democrats in chaos as convention opens
  • Wasserman Schultz resigning, faces grilling from Sanders supporters
  • Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People
  • Reaction captures carbon, generates electricity, makes a cleaning product
  • Erdogan’s Power Game: Turkey On Collision Course With NATO
  • Are You A Toxic Waste Disposal Site?
  • Everyday chemicals may be messing up our microbiomes—but we don’t know

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Categories: Economics

The Italian Region Where Co-ops Produce a Third of Its GDP

Shareable Magazine - July 25, 2016 - 07:42

Bologna, Emilia Romagna. Photo credit: Tomas Kohl. Article and image cross-posted from YES! magazine. Authored by John Duda.

Categories: Economics

Dave Pare: Gold Is Looking Strong

Chris Martenson - July 24, 2016 - 18:51

This week, PeakProsperity.com's own precious metals analyst, Dave Pare, sits down to the microphone.

Better known on the site as davefairtex, he joins Chris to discuss his current outlook for gold and silver, his approach to building market models, and how he balances fundamentals versus technical analysis in assembling his macro views.

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Daily Digest 7/24 - Record Global Temps Continue, Is 2016 The Worst Year Ever?

Chris Martenson - July 24, 2016 - 07:24
  • Uncle Sam Wants You — Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information
  • Notes from Cleveland: The Two-Part Rebellion
  • Thick And Fast
  • Is 2016 The Worst Year In History?
  • The Reasons Why Exhaustion And Burnout Are So Common
  • Summer-on-Steroids Kicks Off With Record Global Temperatures
  • California Wildfire Spreads Across 20,000 Acres, Prompting Evacuations

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Categories: Economics

Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?

Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 7/23 - Retirement Dreams And Nightmares, Travel And The Zika Virus

Chris Martenson - July 23, 2016 - 07:51
  • Summer Travel And The Zika Virus
  • Delayed, Denied, Dismissed: Failures on the FOIA Front
  • UK economy suffered ‘dramatic deterioration’ after Brexit vote – Markit
  • Retirement Dreams And Nightmares
  • In China meeting, G20 has chance to soothe post-Brexit jitters
  • Special K ads banned over health benefits claims 

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Categories: Economics

Off The Cuff: The Message Is Spreading

Chris Martenson - July 22, 2016 - 18:46

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and I summarize our experiences last week at Freedom Fest, as well as Chris' subsequent trip to the Opal wealth conference in Newport.

The quick synopsis is that the Peak Prosperity message is spreading. And influencing more decision makers than either of us realized.

Click to listen to a sample of this Off the Cuff Podcast or Enroll today to access the full audio and other premium content today.

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Categories: Economics

Making The Wrong Choices For The Wrong Reasons

Chris Martenson - July 22, 2016 - 17:54

Life is full of examples where folks make bad choices for noble reasons. Not every decision is a winner: sometimes you make the right call, sometimes you don't.

  • In 1962, Decca Records passed on signing a young new band because it thought that guitar-based groups were falling out of favor. That band was The Beatles.
  • Napolean Bonaparte calculated he could conquer Russia by assembling one of the largest invading forces the world has ever seen. He marched towards Moscow in the summer of 1812 with over 650,000 troops. Less than six months later, he retreated in failure, his forces decimated down to a mere 27,000 effective soldiers.
  • 1985 217 separate investors turned down an entrepreneur trying to raise the relatively modest sum of $1.6 million for his vision of transforming a daily routine shared by millions around the world. That company? Starbucks.  

In these cases, those making the decision made what they felt was the best choice given the information available to them at the time. That's completely understandable and defensible. Fate is fickle, and no one is 100% right 100% of the time.

But what's much harder to condone -- and this is the focus of this article -- is when people embrace the wrong decision even when they have ample evidence and comprehension that doing so runs counter to their welfare.

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Daily Digest 7/22 - Good News Friday: Ugly Veggies For Sale, Working Fewer Hours For The Environment

Chris Martenson - July 22, 2016 - 05:28
  • The Future of Economics Uses the Science of Real-Life Social Networks
  • Want To Save The Environment? Work Fewer Hours, Says UN
  • First Rule of the Job Hunt: Find Something You Love to Do
  • Where Will Flight Technology Go Next?
  • Musk: Tesla to become a sustainable energy company
  • Single-atom-thick sheets efficiently extract electricity from salt water
  • Wal-Mart, America's Largest Grocer, Is Now Selling Ugly Fruit And Vegetables 
  • Cows Injected With “Happy” Chemicals Produce Better Milk

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Categories: Economics