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Daily Digest 12/20 - The War on Cash and Gold, Anyone Concerned About Dow High?

Chris Martenson - December 20, 2016 - 07:50
  • German officials explore possible refugee link to ‘act of terrorism’ at Berlin holiday market
  • How to Make California Great: Secede, With a Little Help From Putin
  • The War on Cash and Then on Gold
  • Interest Rate Turn?
  • A New Dow High - Anyone Concerned?
  • Who Won The 2016 Oil War?
  • Huge Decline In U.S. Proved Oil And Gas Reserves
  • Solar is top source of new capacity on the US grid in 2016

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The Fix-It Shop Where Neighbors Repair Your Clothes and Electronics

Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them.
Categories: Economics

How Shareable Inspires Change

Shareable Magazine - December 19, 2016 - 13:07

Earlier this year, during the development of our strategic plan, we conducted a reader survey to evaluate the impact of our storytelling. We wanted to learn who is reading Shareable, and why.

Categories: Economics

These Workers are Celebrating 20 Years of Shared Bread and Shared Ownership

Shareable Magazine - December 19, 2016 - 12:28

Workers in California are taking economic change into their own hands. The Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives is one of the shining examples of how shared ownership empowers workers and builds community. For the past 20 years, the association, comprised of six bakeries, has been innovating the way business is done. What’s its recipe for success? It turns out that it is more than just tasty treats: Each bakery is democratically-owned and governed by its workers.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 12/19 - IMF Chief Found Guilty of Negligence, Countdown To Shale Disaster

Chris Martenson - December 19, 2016 - 07:01
  • Maduro Halts Cash Ban Amid "International Sabotage" Conspiracy Theory; Blames Obama, US Treasury
  • Christine Lagarde, I.M.F. Chief, Is Found Guilty of Negligence
  • The Biggest Boom To Hit The Dow
  • Elon Musk hates sitting in traffic, says he’s going to build tunnels
  • U.S. Shale Gas Industry: Countdown To Disaster
  • Why Owning Your Own Farm Isn't Necessarily a Ticket for Financial Well-Being

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6 Solutions That Support Native Sovereignty—From Tribal Schooling to Bison Herds

Florida’s Miccosukee is the first tribe allowed to run its own school, where students fully participate in family and cultural activities.
Categories: Economics

Farmland LP: Investing In Sustainable Farmland (2016 Update)

Chris Martenson - December 18, 2016 - 10:24

Over the past few years, we've tracked the success of Farmland LP, a family of funds created to increase the economic yield of farmland through sustainable farming practices.

Chris recently mentioned our renewed commitment here on the site to focus more on highlighting examples of better models for the future. So in that spirit, in this week's podcast, I check in with the founders of Farmland LP for an update on how the team has progressed on its mission in 2016. For the first time, we have Craig Wichner ("the numbers guy") joined by Jason Bradford ("the farming guy"), who provides much more detail than we've had in the past into the sustainable land-management practices Farmland LP employs to put the land to its best use.

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Daily Digest 12/17 - Calling The CIA's Bluff Over Russia, Yellen’s Financial Disaster

Chris Martenson - December 17, 2016 - 07:51
  • Someone Has Officially Called the CIA’s Bluff over Russia
  • Why The Democrats Can't Let Go Of Losing
  • Yellen’s Financial Disaster
  • Judge Napolitano Discusses Supreme Court Vacancy With Trump
  • The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything
  • Doug Casey: “Sell All Your Bonds"
  • 'Massive disparities' in mortality rates of urban, rural counties from drugs, mental illness
  • Study shows fasting kills cancer cells of common childhood leukemia

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Categories: Economics

Waterbricks Water Containers - Special Offer

Chris Martenson - December 16, 2016 - 16:27
Waterbrick Containers - 5% Special Discount for PeakProsperity.com Readers

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com readers a special discount of 5% off all Waterbrick Storage Containers (this is an additional 5% off PrepareDirect's low prices). 

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How to Get Alerts of an Emergency

Chris Martenson - December 16, 2016 - 16:17

A cornerstone of being prepared for any type of disaster is being aware of what is going on around you. Since natural disasters can happen with little to no notice, it is important to do everything you can to stay informed. With today’s advancement in technology, it is easier than ever to get alerts about what is going on in your area.

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Categories: Economics

Meat Curing

Chris Martenson - December 16, 2016 - 16:02

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of curing meat with salts.  Also a few recipes to give you some historical inspiration.

http://waldenlabs.com/meat-preservation-curing/

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9 Ways to Experience More Joy With Less Stuff This Holiday Season

Shareable Magazine - December 16, 2016 - 11:46

As many of us know all too well, the year-end holidays — meant to be a time of peace, reflection, and celebration — too often exhaust us rather than uplift us. That’s why the Center for a New American Dream provides fun and inspiring resources designed to help folks escape the shopping, spending, and frenzied preparations that have become synonymous with the season. This year, let’s focus on more joy, less stress; more love, less waste; and more fun, less stuff.

Here are some resources to simplify the holidays:

Categories: Economics

5 Tips For Kitchen Composting

Chris Martenson - December 16, 2016 - 10:46

Some good tips to follow and learn from to improve your kitchen scrap composting system.  They will hopefully bring better success and enjoyment out of managing your kitchen food waste.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/5-tips-for-kitchen-composting/

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Daily Digest 12/16 - Good News Friday: Hopeful Images From 2016, Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind

Chris Martenson - December 16, 2016 - 06:19
  • Hopeful Images From 2016
  • The Best Weird And Wonderful Photos Of 2016
  • American Radicals and the Change We Could Believe In
  • DeVry University Will Pay $100 Million for Students’ Loans and Tuition
  • The Conservative Plan to Tackle Poverty
  • World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind
  • New tumor target strategy halts human cancer in up to 90% of mice 
  • Oregon Farmers Bet That Great Tea Can Be Grown In The US 

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Categories: Economics

How Standing Rock’s Divest Campaign Can Stop Future Pipelines

As banks begin to respond, environmental movements are learning the importance of speaking clearly about the financial risks of fossil fuel investment.
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8 Ways to Engage Your Community During Challenging Times

Shareable Magazine - December 15, 2016 - 08:57

During challenging times, community becomes, not just nice, but essential. Spending time together energizes, connects, and unites us. Here are eight ways to engage your community, find common ground, and move beyond differences.

1. Start a Gift Circle

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Daily Digest 12/15 - Ex-pharma Execs Charged For Fixing Drug Prices, Honeymoon Markets Will End In 2017

Chris Martenson - December 15, 2016 - 07:11
  • Mike Maloney: Trump Honeymoon in Markets Will End in 2017
  • Not Just Dallas: Fort Worth Employees’ Pension Plan in Deep Trouble
  • Amazon Warehouse Workers Have Resorted To Sleeping In Tents
  • The Last Chance For Gold
  • Headed home: Many workers abandon building sites after black money crackdown
  • When Denmark Criminalised Kindness
  • Ex-pharma execs charged by feds for fixing generic drug prices
  • Oil Spikes After EIA Reports Surprise Draw To Crude Inventories

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Seattle Takes Steps to Divest $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Standing Rock

The proposal will be voted on next month and could have broader implications to ensure the city partners with socially responsible businesses.
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Daily Digest 12/14 - Bitcoin Hits 34-Mo. High, Pension Problems Much Worse Than Forecasted

Chris Martenson - December 14, 2016 - 07:12
  • Shocker! DWP’s Pension Plan is $4.8 Billion Underfunded … Ratepayers Will Pay the Bill
  • Growing pension cost contributing to projected $12.2 million budget shortfall in Santa Barbara County
  • KPERS: $177 million in extra funding needed next year to keep system on track
  • Pension problems much worse than initially forecasted
  • Venezuelan debt to airlines in Latin America: 3.8 billion dollars
  • FACTBOX-Emerging market debt default risks in 2017
  • Student loan debt on the rise, apprenticeship programs offer alternative
  • Bitcoin hits a 34-month high amid Chinese stock market volatility, yuan falls

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Global Network of Mayors Join Forces to Combat Climate Change and Inequality

Shareable Magazine - December 13, 2016 - 16:05

Cities around the world face the effects of climate change and wealth inequality. To address these pressing, global issues many mayors are stepping up as powerful, and vital, voices for creating low carbon, healthy cities that address climate as well as social issues.

Categories: Economics