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Daily Digest 1/23 - World Facing ‘Wave Of Epic Debt Defaults,’ America's Best Days May Be Behind It

Chris Martenson - January 23, 2016 - 08:28
  • America's Best Days May Be Behind It
  • World facing ‘wave of epic debt defaults,’ says economist who predicted Lehman crash
  • World faces wave of epic debt defaults, fears central bank veteran
  • China’s central bank mulls issuing digital currency
  • 4 Steps to Escape the U.S.
  • Soros Says China Hard Landing Will Deepen the Rout in Stocks
  • Saudi Arabia's Secret Holdings of U.S. Debt Are Suddenly a Big Deal
  • Gold Being Gold; ‘It’s Doing a Good Job Right Now’ – Axel Merk
  • America’s Most Closely Guarded Secret: The Covert Fund That Controls It All — Rob Kirby
  • Podcast: Vladimir Putin and the petro states are slowly losing a key weapon
  • The Bark Beetle Plague

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The Peak Prosperity Annual Weekend Seminar: Apr 14-17

Chris Martenson - January 22, 2016 - 14:42

We're happy to confirm that we'll be returning to Rowe, MA this spring to offer our annual weekend seminar from April 14-17.

We're particularly excited about this year's gathering, as 2016 is fast proving to be a very different year than the preceding ones. The developments in January to-date show how the recent era of relative tranquility and control is clearly beginning to slip away from the grips of the central planners.

 

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Daily Digest 1/22 - Good News Friday: Engineer Revives Paralyzed Limb, When Will Self-Driving Cars Be A Real Thing?

Chris Martenson - January 22, 2016 - 08:21
  • Talented engineer revives paralyzed limb using scrap metal
  • Blast from the past: 140 years later, strange tree frog rediscovered in India
  • When will self-driving cars be a real thing?
  • No Parking Here
  • Is Energy The Next Big Investment?
  • The World Is Not Running Out Of Storage Space For Oil
  • California sees boost in vaccination rate ahead of ban on opt-outs
  • Sugar Warning Label Is Much More Effective Than You Might Expect

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Microgrids Paving the Way for Distributed Energy

Shareable Magazine - January 22, 2016 - 06:13

The energy market in the US is getting more diversified as consumers shift their habits by producing more electricity autonomously while increasing environmental regulation is impacting the main grid. There are so many people producing their own renewable power that they can form their own community grids.

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Half of America’s Workforce Has No Retirement Plan—But Illinois Has a Fix

Economists see the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program, designed for private-sector workers, as an innovative complement to Social Security.
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Off The Cuff: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2008

Chris Martenson - January 21, 2016 - 11:16

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and John Rubino discuss:

  • It's Looking Like 2008 All Over Again
    • Liquidity is drying up & the banks are weakening fast
  • Oil At The Epicenter
    • The ripple effect of the losses will be wider than anyone expects
  • Financial Sector Leading The Way Down
    • The banks are getting hammered for their loan exposure
  • Gold Set To Shine Again
    • Will 2016 finally see a safety-driven rebound?

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Daily Digest 1/21 - Even Oil Can’t Save Saudi Arabia, Plastics Will Soon Outweigh Fish in World's Oceans

Chris Martenson - January 21, 2016 - 07:04
  • Crude Oil Price Crash Triggering Global Instability, Trend Forecast 2016
  • FBI: Violent Crime Rose In First 6 Months Of 2015 Over 2014
  • Corporate Socialism and Hollowing of America
  • Gold Deficits and T-Bond Fantasies
  • Silver Hitting Major Support
  • "If Assets Remain Correlated, There'll Be A Depression": Ray Dalio Says QE4 Just Around The Corner
  • The World’s Most Famous Case of Hyperinflation
  • If You Are A Silver Investor, You Have To See These 3 Charts
  • A Glimpse Of Things To Come: Bankrupt Shale Producers "Can't Give Their Assets Away"
  • Even Oil Can’t Save Saudi Arabia
  • Is This The Riskiest Oil Stock In The World?
  • 100 Geeks Open-Source Prototyping a Fossil Free, Zero Waste Society
  • Report Warns that Plastics Will Soon Outweigh Fish in World's Oceans

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International Team Kicks off Sharing Cities Book Project

Shareable Magazine - January 20, 2016 - 12:56

Graphic recording of a recent Shareable-hosted discussion on sharing cities.

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Think Tank SUMC Releases Shared Mobility Guide for Cities

Shareable Magazine - January 20, 2016 - 08:08

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) recently released its new Shared-Use Mobility Reference Guide. Over the course of 44 pages, the group outlines their research findings in the areas of bikesharing, carsharing, ridesourcing, microtransit, and other shared transportation platforms. The goal? To help municipal and community leaders make better decisions when it comes to transit options.

The guide includes:

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And.....It's Gone!

Chris Martenson - January 20, 2016 - 08:00

The deflation monster was evident across the global markets today, and the possibility of a market crash remains as high as ever.

In the overnight session on Tuesday, everything fell apart.

We can now clearly see the tracks of the deflation monster stomping across the world stage. While a retreat into bonds (safety) has happened, that’s just the normal first reaction to such a terrible financial situation.  However, those bonds will prove to be roach motels as the next stage of this monster will be massive bond defaults of all varieties.

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Daily Digest 1/20 - Euro Bonds At ‘Recession Levels,' Global Growth at Risk of Going Off Track

Chris Martenson - January 20, 2016 - 07:44
  • Retirement liabilities remain despite California budget surplus
  • Alaska Faces Budget Deficit As Crude Oil Prices Slide
  • CBO raises 2016 deficit estimate by $130 billion
  • Japan government forecasts to show fiscal discipline targets more distant: paper
  • European bonds at ‘recession levels'
  • Puerto Rico Says Shortfall to Increase to $23.9 Billion
  • South Korea's economic growth to miss gov't goal: think tank
  • As leaders chill in Davos, emerging economies going downhill fast
  • Oil nation wealth funds seen unloading risky assets
  • Nigeria’s oil fields face shutdown amid price slump
  • Alarm bells ring louder on US inflation
  • Govt to revise 2016 state budget because of falling oil prices
  • Canada PM says weak C$, oil hurt large parts of the economy
  • Reserve Bank of India and banks brainstorm on how to stem the rising levels of bad loans
  • Safe German bonds lag as China's decline firms stimulus bets
  • MIDEAST DEBT-Gulf sovereign bond issues to surge as governments plug deficits
  • 5 reasons why Venezuela's economy is in a 'meltdown'
  • IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecast to 3.4% in Year of ‘Great Challenges’
  • Fed's $216 Billion Treasuries Rollover Recalls Crisis Era Buying
  • Global Growth at Risk of Going Off Track
  • Italian bank shares plunge, sparking ban on short-selling
  • Italian banks say ECB is reviewing their bad loans
  • We have room for more rate cuts: Bank Indonesia
  • Kuroda: BOJ will do whatever it can to achieve inflation target
  • Shekel currency ‘markedly over-valued’ – Bank of Israel official
  • Bank of England’s Mark Carney Signals Rates to Stay Low
  • Bank of Canada to cut key rate to zero in 2016, Barclays says
  • China c.bank to inject $91 bln to ease liquidity strains

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David Morgan: We Are On The Precipice

Chris Martenson - January 19, 2016 - 17:04

Precious metals guru David Morgan returns to address the great threat to the global financial/monetary system from derivative risk.

He sees the world at an unprecedented moment in history where the interconnected nature of the global economy makes all players vulnerable to the mind-boggling volume of outstanding derivatives, which makes the sum of all world equity + debt look tiny in comparison (if you haven't seen it yet, look at this visual from The Money Project).

 

 

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Health Benefits of 15 Teas

Chris Martenson - January 19, 2016 - 14:00

An interesting look at various teas and how they can be used for a healthful beverage. 

http://www.timgamble.com/2016/01/health-benefits-of-15-teas.html

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Sacramento’s Library of Things Shares More than Books

Shareable Magazine - January 19, 2016 - 07:41

Checking out musical instruments at the Library of Things. Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

What if the next time you needed a sewing machine, or screen printer, or even a GoPro camera, you just went down to your public library and borrowed it?

That’s the idea behind the Library of Things. The visionary project, which is located in the Sacramento library system’s Arcade branch, enables people to borrow goods just like they would a book—by checking them out with their library card.

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Daily Digest 1/19 - PR's Democracy At Risk, How Real Is The Oil Glut?

Chris Martenson - January 19, 2016 - 07:34
  • Rip-off By The Federal Reserve
  • Why This Slump Has Legs
  • Why Indoor Air Quality is Important to Schools
  • Market Meltdown? Move Into Gold!
  • Puerto Rico’s democracy at risk
  • Ikea exec says we've hit 'peak home furnishings'
  • Global Tensions Threaten to Upstage World Economic Forum in Davos
  • The Condensate Con: How Real Is The Oil Glut?
  • Negative Oil Prices Arrive: Koch Brothers' Refinery "Pays" -$0.50 For North Dakota Crude
  • Giant icebergs help the Southern Ocean soak up carbon 

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How to Build a Survival Shelter

Chris Martenson - January 18, 2016 - 10:47

When you need to find a site to build an emergency shelter, you need to consider a few key elements to ensure your survival. Whenever possible, use existing terrain for shelter – look for hills you can camp between, or caves and overhangs for protection from the elements.

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Denver’s Green Taxi Co-op Fights for its Right to Compete with Uber

Shareable Magazine - January 18, 2016 - 08:42

Nervous chatter in many different languages filled the hallways outside Hearing Room A in downtown Denver last week, where the Public Utilities Commission heard testimony to decide whether incumbents like Metro Taxi will have to face a bold new player in the Denver metro transportation marketplace.

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Daily Digest 1/18 - Gentrification X, Who Won The Democratic Debate?

Chris Martenson - January 18, 2016 - 08:13
  • Who Won the Democratic Debate? Viewers Lean Toward Bernie Sanders
  • A Year of Sovereign Defaults?
  • Dozens Feared Exposed as Sierra Leone Confirms New Ebola Death
  • Gentrification X: how an academic argument became the people's protest
  • 100,000 NYC School Children Face Airport-Style Security Screening Every Day
  • 2015 wildfires burned a record-breaking 10.1 million acres
  • Forget $20 - Oil Prices At $8 Per Barrel In Canada
  • Cars And The Future

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