User login

Economics

Daily Digest 12/16 - U.S. Workers Compete With Robots, The Hidden Costs Of Cheap Oil

Chris Martenson - December 16, 2014 - 07:24
  • Eurozone Economy Expanding Slightly Despite Weakness in Germany and France
  • Good Economic News, but Democrats Differ on Whether to Take Credit
  • Economic Recovery Spreads to the Middle Class
  • As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up
  • Oil price fall threatens $1tn of projects
  • The Hidden Costs Of Cheap Oil
  • Keystone XL pipeline may no longer make economic sense, experts say
  • Maine local food movement inspires credit union focused on small farms

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Sharing Cities Network Online Hub Reaches 50 Cities

Shareable Magazine - December 16, 2014 - 03:15

50 cities and counting are paving the way for sharing worldwide! Last April, we announced the launching of the Sharing Cities Network (SCN), an online hub for sharing communities.

Categories: Economics

From Fab Labs to Fab Cities

Shareable Magazine - December 15, 2014 - 21:00

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please share with Shareable! Click here to support our coverage of the real sharing economy.

Categories: Economics

Deflation Is Still Winning!

Chris Martenson - December 15, 2014 - 17:20

As we've written on and warned about before, deflation is winning.  We're starting to see very serious cracks in the façade, beginning with oil, then various peripheral currencies -- especially from emerging market oil exporters -- and now equities.

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/15 - Omnibus Spending Bill Passes, Is It Bad Enough Yet?

Chris Martenson - December 15, 2014 - 09:30
  • Is It Bad Enough Yet?
  • If They Only Knew How Little You Know
  • The Omnibus Is Done
  • Dodd-Frank Budget Fight Proves Democrats Are a Bunch of Stuffed Suits
  • Abe Scores Commanding Majority in Japan Lower House Election Win
  • The Global Energy Security War
  • The New Food Police
  • Children harvest crops and sacrifice dreams in Mexico's fields

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

How a Startup D.C. Purchasing Coop Saved Members $1 Million

Shareable Magazine - December 15, 2014 - 06:38

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please share with Shareable! Click here to support our coverage of the real sharing economy.

Categories: Economics

The Top 7 Open Source Project Management Tools

Shareable Magazine - December 15, 2014 - 05:36

Cross-posted from OpenSource.com. Authored by Robin Muilwijk and Nitish Tiwari.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Categories: Economics

Debating the Sharing Economy

Shareable Magazine - December 15, 2014 - 05:35

Article cross-posted from The Great Transition Initiative.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Please share with Shareable! Click here to support our coverage of the real sharing economy.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/14 - Energy Bills Send Shivers in New England, The Health Benefits Of Going Outside

Chris Martenson - December 14, 2014 - 07:45
  • Abe Appears to Win Landslide Victory in Parliamentary Elections
  • Faced with few options, Japan gives Prime Minister Abe more time to fix the economy
  • Even Before Long Winter Begins, Energy Bills Send Shivers in New England
  • Climate Deal Would Commit Every Nation to Limiting Emissions
  • Fossil-Fuel Limits in All Nations Closer After UN Deal
  • The Health Benefits of Going Outside

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

The Shocking Data Proving Shale Oil Is Massively Over-hyped

Chris Martenson - December 13, 2014 - 16:03

Hooray, oil is suddenly much cheaper than it used to be. That's great news, right?

Not so fast. For certain it's not good news for those counting on a continued rise in US oil production from the "shale miracle". Many drillers were challenged to operate profitably when oil was above $70 per barrel. Very few will remain solvent with oil in the $50s (as it is as of this writing).

So, expect US oil production to suffer from these lower prices if they persist. But even if oil prices rise and rise soon, there's new data that indicates the total amount of extractable oil from America's shale plays is less -- much less -- than what we're being told (or better put, "sold").

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/13 - Where Men Aren't Working, Detroit Residents Tested By Blight

Chris Martenson - December 13, 2014 - 08:17
  • Presenting The $303 Trillion In Derivatives That US Taxpayers Are Now On The Hook For
  • In Rare Saturday Session, Grim Senate Struggles to Pass a Spending Package
  • Furor Over Move to Aid Big Banks in Funding Bill
  • When Liberty unites, Tyranny is defeated — An Exegesis of Hayek
  • Good Intentions of Detroit Residents Are Tested by Blight
  • Parts Of Detroit Lose Electricity For Hours As Aging Grids Fail 
  • Where Men Aren't Working
  • Emit some CO2? Its warming influence should peak in about a decade

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Early Data Offers Inside Look at Homestay Market

Shareable Magazine - December 13, 2014 - 07:31

Homestays are a subset of peer-to-peer rental accommodations in which the host is always present. (Barry-Dean Dewson via Stray Asia Travel Blog)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Categories: Economics

Kelly Kettle Systems - Special Discount

Chris Martenson - December 12, 2014 - 15:50
5% Special Discount for PeakProsperity.com Readers

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members an exclusive discount of 5% off the Kelly Kettle® Volcano Kettle line of gear.  Use Coupon Code: KETTLE5

A favorite item among outdoor enthusiasts and preparedness folks. The Kelly Kettle® Volcano Kettle® will boil water in 3 to 5 minutes depending on the fuel you're using. Made from Aluminum or Stainless Steel, it is essentially a double-walled chimney with the water contained in the chimney wall.  You can boil water and cook your meal.     

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Oil Armageddon Arrives

Chris Martenson - December 12, 2014 - 13:08

Yesterday, WTIC -- that's US oil -- just broke under $60 a barrel on very heavy volume. Canada heavy crude is at $42 a barrel, and Brent is at $61.73.

All of these are multi-year lows not seen since the great oil crash of 2008 that preceded the even greater financial crash that came just a few months later.

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/12 - Why OPEC Will Win, Pentagon Preparing For Mass Civil Breakdown

Chris Martenson - December 12, 2014 - 08:03
  • $550 Billion Energy Junk Bond Bubble Busts; "Whac-A-Mole" Distortions in Multiple Markets
  • What Do They Know? CME Implements Gold, Precious Metals Circuit Breakers Up To $400 Wide
  • What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to
  • Cromnipass: US Government Secures Funding Through September 2015 After Passage Of Spending Bill
  • Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown
  • New Leak Reveals Luxembourg Tax Deals for Disney, Koch Brothers Empire
  • Falling oil threatens Canada’s bulletproof banking system
  • Oil Wars: Why OPEC Will Win
  • How The U.S. Could Beat OPEC But Won’t
  • Understanding intestinal microbiota to regain balance in the gut
  • Growing concern over methane from ocean floor

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

How to Ice Fish Like a Professional

Chris Martenson - December 11, 2014 - 16:02

Ice fishing has come a long way since its origins with Native Americans in the great lakes. It’s moved from a basic line in the water to people building fully stocked ice houses around the hole.

Ice fishing is a great recreational activity, but it can also be a great way to bring food to the table during the winter time. In a survival situation, ice fishing can provide an essential meal when there are no plants to scavenge. Here are some basic tips on ice fishing.

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

60 Words

Chris Martenson - December 11, 2014 - 13:27

In this one hour podcast, the Radio Lab team pull apart and explore one sentence, written in the hours after September 11th, 2001, that has led to the longest war in U.S. history. They examine how just 60 words of legal language have blurred the line between war and peace. It will also give you a bit more insight into the adoption and use of the torture techniques and programs discussed in today's Off the Cuff podcast with Chris and Mish. 

Enjoy the big red pill.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/60-words/

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Off the Cuff: The Buck Stops Nowhere

Chris Martenson - December 11, 2014 - 11:27

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

  • Zig-Zag Markets
    • More evidence the long term trend is reversing
  • When Will Oil Find A Floor?
    • And where will the collateral damage of the current drop be most felt?
  • US Admits To Torture
    • Are we going to hold anyone accountable?
  • Gold Shows A Slight Glitter Again
    • Dare we begin to hope?

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/11 - Rigging Justice, U.S. Has OPEC Over a Barrel

Chris Martenson - December 11, 2014 - 07:56
  • "Isolated" Russia Begins Testing De-Dollarization-Driven Payment System
  • Russia’s Proposed Interbank System Threatens Global Economy
  • 36 Presidents of Private Colleges Earn More Than $1 Million
  • Safe Haven Colombia: Peace, Pyramids, Parrots and Profits
  • Why Belarus wants to bring ‘serfdom’ back
  • Rigging Justice: More Tales of the New Oligarchy and the Supreme Court 
  • Insider Trading Prosecutions Just Got Harder as Court Raises Bar
  • Big Banks Will Take Depositors Money In Next Crash: Ellen Brown
  • Watch out, the US taxman may be after you
  • $60 oil will be norm for next 5 years: Economist
  • U.S. Has OPEC Over a Barrel
  • MIT creates graphite ‘solar sponge’ that converts sunlight into steam with 85% efficiency
  • In world first, researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency
  • Historic leap: Navy shipboard laser operates in Persian Gulf
  • New form of ice could help explore exciting avenues for energy production and storage

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/11 - Rigging Justice, U.S. Has OPEC Over a Barrel

Chris Martenson - December 11, 2014 - 07:56
  • "Isolated" Russia Begins Testing De-Dollarization-Driven Payment System
  • Russia’s Proposed Interbank System Threatens Global Economy
  • 36 Presidents of Private Colleges Earn More Than $1 Million
  • Safe Haven Colombia: Peace, Pyramids, Parrots and Profits
  • Why Belarus wants to bring ‘serfdom’ back
  • Rigging Justice: More Tales of the New Oligarchy and the Supreme Court 
  • Insider Trading Prosecutions Just Got Harder as Court Raises Bar
  • Big Banks Will Take Depositors Money In Next Crash: Ellen Brown
  • Watch out, the US taxman may be after you
  • $60 oil will be norm for next 5 years: Economist
  • U.S. Has OPEC Over a Barrel
  • MIT creates graphite ‘solar sponge’ that converts sunlight into steam with 85% efficiency
  • In world first, researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency
  • Historic leap: Navy shipboard laser operates in Persian Gulf
  • New form of ice could help explore exciting avenues for energy production and storage

Join the conversation »

Categories: Economics