- Two Legends Just Issued Major Alerts
- State of The Transition, mid – late January: Oil oversupply, shale bankruptcies, gas leaks, and a whiff of securities fraud
- Negative Interest Rates Already in Fed’s Official Scenario
- The Global Economy Could Fall Farther and Faster Than Pundits Expect
- Another Hillary Falsehood: She Didn't Tell Banks to "Cut It Out" Pre-Crisis; She Blamed Homeowners
- Investors Heading for Slaughter One More Time-David Stockman
- Gold to Beat Stocks?
- A Giga Breakout In A Mid-Sized Gold Miner
- Ambitious TPP trade deal signed
- Cheesed-off Italians swap bank bonds for Parmesan
- Freak Storms and Butterfly Die-Offs: This Is Your Climate on Fossil Fuels
- Canada's Cauliflower Price Crisis Is Ending. Did Public Pressure Make A Difference?
Ballarat St permanent park providing green space for the people of Yarraville (Melbourne).
Remember the mass layoffs of 2008-2009? The US economy shed millions of jobs quickly and relentlessly, as companies died and the rest fought for survival.
Then the Fed and the US government flooded the banks and the corporate sector with bailouts and handouts. With that crap-ton of liquidity sloshing around, as well as taking on massive amounts of new cheap debt, companies were able to finance their working capital needs, hire workers back, and even buy-back their shares en mass to make themselves look deceptively profitable. The nightmare of 2008 soon became a golden era of recovery.
Well, 2016 is showing us that that era is over. And as stock prices cease to rise, and in fact fall within many industries, layoffs are beginning to make a return as companies jettison costs in attempt to reduce losses.
The RSA’s recent report explores the emergence of a new kind of monopoly power in the sharing economy, and considers how we might challenge increasing economic concentrations of power through rethinking our approach to governance and regulation.
- Corporate Distress Deepens as Emerging Bond Spread Widens
- Moody's: US corporate defaults to hit six-year high in 2016 as commodity fallout continues
- Inside the Fed's `D-Day' War Games for Breach of U.S. Debt Limit
- Emanuel heads to Wall Street after CPS bond deal postponed
- U.S. Treasury expects to borrow $250 billion in first quarter
- ECB Bought 62.4 Billion Euros in Bonds in January as QE Reviewed
- Negative Yields From Paris to Tokyo Draw Investors to U.S. Debt
- Worst Asian Junk Bond Start Since 2008 Limits Lippo Debt Revamp
- China Unleashes New Steps to Control Financial Risks, Outflows
- China Will Probably Tighten Capital Controls, SocGen Says
- Brazil Industry Drops Most in 12 Years With December Surprise
- Japan's Central Bank Isn't Out of Options Yet, Abe Aide Says
Because cooperatives have the power to change the world, one economy and one community at a time, the folks over at the TESA Collective have gathered up into a study guide all sorts of helpful resources, from board games to user manuals. All of them were developed to help everyone "understand what a cooperative is, how to practice cooperation, and the power of the cooperative movement."
Here's a sampling of what the guide encompasses:
- The Lesson from Davos: No Connection to Reality
- Ukraine attempts to block French documentary exposing ‘fairytale of good Maidan forces’
- China police arrest 21 in alleged $7.6B investment fraud
- China factories continue to lose steam
- The Spread Of Ignorance
- John Cleese: Political Correctness Will Lead To An Orwellian Nightmare
- Banks On The Hook For Bad Energy Loans
- Tell the truth, ExxonMobil: a low-carbon future is affordable – and necessary
- Fracking brine leak in North Dakota reaches Missouri River, prompts state Democrats to call for more regulation
- The Impact Of Our Consumption
The 'little people' all over the globe are beginning to stir and let their resentments be heard.
Yet the central planners and their entitled elite brethren are responding with confusion, and sometimes a deep callousness that knifes through the air. “Let them eat cake!” some almost say.
Inter-class enmity isn't remotely avoidable at this point.
I had a free 55 gallon barrel that I decided to turn into a compost tea brewer. Compost tea is a great way to magnify your compost by breeding the beneficial microorganisms and spraying them on your plants. Plants sprayed with high quality compost tea will be healthier, less affected by pests, and produce better fruits and vegetables.
Article and image cross-posted from YES! Magazine. Illustration by Jennifer Luxton.
“You should host a neighborhood soup night,” suggested my friend Sarah. “It could be fun. You could have people bring their own bowls, you know, for easy cleanup. Keep it really casual, and make it all about comfort.”
- Multinational corp or mafia? Hard to tell difference, says author
- Goldman Sachs executive takes ‘personal leave’ amid Malaysian fund corruption probes
- Forget The BOJ - It's Still A Rally Market
- Time to heed warnings of Syriza’s ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis
- Not Leaving Las Vegas - Housing Bubble 2.0 Popping Again
- Drug smuggling is HSBC’s raison d’etre
- Ha Ha: Hillary Clinton’s Top Financial Supporter Now Controls “The Onion”
- So It Begins: Bloomberg Op-Ed Calls For An End Of Cash
- Feds consider helping fund Elon Musk’s Hyperloop
- California’s Rooftop Solar Industry Wins In Head To Head With Utilities
- Once Unstoppable, Tar Sands Now Battered from All Sides
- Navajo water contamination more horrific than Flint Michigan's
Continuing our focus on solutions, this week we're joined on the podcast by Jack Spirko. His daily podcast focuses on practical, actionable steps each of us can take to "live a better life, if times get tough or even if they don't" -- a mission nicely aligned with the one we pursue here at Peak Prosperity.
In this wide-ranging discussion, Jack and Chris discuss the need for spreading awareness of the Three Es, the professional challenges in doing so, and how individuals can go about pursuing both security and prosperity in the face of the likely disruptive changes to come.
- E-Dollar Concept is Being Pursued by The BOE, PBOC, and Yes, The Fed
- Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Voters Share Anger, but Direct It Differently
- Where The Bullets Go
- The Box That Built The Modern World
- Put A Solar Panel On It
- New Weapon to Fight Zika: The Mosquito
- From fad to fixture: how investors are waking up to climate risk
- Meet the Woman Scaling Up Organics in the Deep South
- Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland To Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens
- When The Market Is Down In January - 70% Chance Of February Decline, Too
- Gold Deficits, Fort Knox, and a Reset
- Gargantuan! The Next Generational Bust Is Coming
- The Fed is Intentionally Steering Us Into the Ditch: Bill Holter
- Central Bank Created Silver Rally
- Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments
- Oversold Oil Markets Rally On Rumors Of OPEC Cut
In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and David Morgan discuss:
- How We Got Into This Mess
- The bad polices that led to our current state of mal-investment
- The Need For Solutions
- Enough with the problem, what should we do?
- Why Things Can Get Worse Quickly From Here
- A chain-reaction of bursting bubbles
- The Future For Silver
- Where to next for the grey metal?
- WeFuel is the latest app to deliver gas to your parked car
- Obama Moves to Expand Rules Aimed at Closing Gender Pay Gap
- A Single Cell Shines New Light on How Cancers Develop
- For new wearable, monitoring health at the molecular level is no sweat
- The World's Best Oil And Gas Market Just Got 115% Better
- Hastings couple making switch to solar power
- How to Build an Electronic Bee Counter
- Songbirds recognize songs the way humans recognize vowels
- 25 Years Of Fed Fueled M&A—-Ancestry.com Of The Banking Oligopoly
- The U.S. was supposed to leave Afghanistan by 2017. Now it might take decades.
- Something Snapped At The Comex
- A Short History Of Paper Money
- China to Move to Electronic Currency
- How The Energy Crash Revealed A Weak Global Economy
- The myth of US self-sufficiency in crude oil
- Doomsday Clock hands remain unchanged, despite Iran deal and Paris talks
- Russia May Ban Corn And Soybeans
- Gov. Snyder lied: Flint water switch was not about saving money, records show
- Why Big Blizzards In Winter Don’t Disprove Global Warming