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Daily Digest 3/20 - Once In A Century Opportunity, How Pesticides Harm The Young Brain

Chris Martenson - March 20, 2014 - 08:42
  • The First Day Of Spring Has Us Really, Really Happy
  • Chris Hadfield's Space Advice On Life
  • Venice Referendum Aims To See City And Region Secede From Italy
  • Why We Must Divest From Fossil Fuels: A Student’s Open Letter to Harvard President Drew Faust
  • Collapse and Systemic Failure at All Levels Coming to U.S.
  • London ‘Draining Life’ From Rest of U.K. Economy
  • Why New York AG wants curbs on high-frequency traders
  • Goodbye Blythe Masters: JPM Sells Its Physical Commodities Business To Mercuria For $3.5 Billion
  • CBO Director: Important to Give Advance Warning About Coming Changes to Social Security
  • Here's How NASA Thinks Society Will Collapse
  • Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies
  • Once In A Century Opportunity
  • Beef Prices Surge Most In A Decade As Food Inflation Soars
  • Geoengineering Is Not a Solution for Climate Change Anymore
  • Your sushi is safe to eat: B.C. waters show no increase in radiation after Fukushima disaster, says Vancouver Aquarium
  • Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain

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Categories: Economics

Too Late!

Chris Martenson - March 19, 2014 - 11:24

Our motto here at Peak Prosperity is we’d rather be a year early than a day late. 

What we mean by this is that by the time the general masses catch on that something is wrong, it’s too late to do much in the way of preparing. 

At least responsibly.

Preparing before a true crisis hits is our very definition of being a responsible adult.

Trying to lay in supplies after the crisis has hit is our definition of being an irresponsible hoarder.

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Categories: Economics

Loomio: The Occupy Inspired App for Consensus Decision Making

Shareable Magazine - March 19, 2014 - 09:10

The best thing about Occupy Wall Street wasn't what it argued politically or accomplished legislatively, but what it modeled for us: a new way of engaging with issues, resolving conflict, and reaching consensus. It was a style of engagement that seemed like it could only happen in person, between young people willing to sit in a cold park all night until they could come to an agreement over an issue.

Categories: Economics

A Very Short Primer on the Commons

Shareable Magazine - March 19, 2014 - 08:19

Image credit: Paulo Brandão. Cross-posted from Bollier.org and the new book, Think Like a Commoner.

Categories: Economics

How to Make a Quick Can Stove

Chris Martenson - March 19, 2014 - 07:20

You may not be able to make this stove out in the field with a pocket knife but it could come in handy in a grid down situation or used as an inexpensive camp stove in you backpack. 

http://survival.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/2014/02/how-make-quick-can-stove

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Daily Digest 3/19 - Student Homelessness On The Rise, Food Prices Surge Due To Drought

Chris Martenson - March 19, 2014 - 05:47
  • Homeless Students On The Rise In Vermont
  • Homelessness on Rise Among Long Island Students
  • Japan Analysts Split on Fiscal Crisis Time as Tax Looms
  • Food Prices Surge as Drought Exacts a High Toll on Crops
  • Default risks trigger fresh fears over China property marke
  • Russia Axes 6th Bond Sale After Crimea Drove Yield to Record
  • One-third of Americans only have $1,000 saved for retirement
  • Detroit considers raising parking ticket fines to $45
  • German court confirms euro zone bailout scheme is legal
  • The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it
  • Energy, Getting it Wrong Around the World: Interview with Ed Dolan
  • Corn-eating worm evolves to feed on GMO corn designed to kill it

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Categories: Economics

Introduction to Companion Planting and Crop Rotation

Chris Martenson - March 18, 2014 - 10:06

When planning your next garden planting it is wise to reflect on the previous year's crops and where they were planted.  It is vital that you are rotating your crops in your zone 1 annual gardens. If your garden features the same plants in the same places year after year, pest pressures will build, soils will become depleted, and disease will run rampant. I rotate my annuals in such a way that the soil and plants benefit. For example, I follow my greedy feeders of nitrogen in the plots where I was growing nitrogen fixing peas and beans.

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 3/18 - 'Collapse Of Civilization' Warning, What Is The World’s Scarcest Material?

Chris Martenson - March 18, 2014 - 08:52
  • NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?
  • Nasa-funded study warns of ‘collapse of civilisation’ in coming decades
  • A Minimal Model for Human and Nature Interaction
  • Russia 'planned Wall Street bear raid'
  • Insurance Companies and Systemic Risk
  • Tourism Dollars Dry Up, Alongside Crimea’s Bank Funds
  • Brave New Deviant World
  • Air Canada suspends flights to Venezuela as protests continue
  • What is the world’s scarcest material?
  • This is the Pallet Emergency Home. It Can Be Built in One Day With Only Basic Tools.

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Categories: Economics

Infographic: The Why & How of Community Land Trusts

Shareable Magazine - March 18, 2014 - 08:30

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a hot topic in urban planning, as a communal tool to support residents and stabilize housing markets (see this recent news about Philadelphia's new CLT).

Categories: Economics

Manifesto Urges Techies to Prioritize Meaningful Work

Shareable Magazine - March 18, 2014 - 08:14

There’s a problem in the tech world. No, this isn’t another article about the gentrification of San Francisco by young tech workers, this is a different — though not entirely unrelated — problem. In the race to create the next superfluous billion dollar social media app, tech workers are applying their prodigious skills to work that sidesteps meaningful contribution.

Categories: Economics

Suspended Coffee: One to Keep, One to Share

Shareable Magazine - March 18, 2014 - 06:50

Top image: Social Bite in Edinburgh. Photo credit: Pondspider / Foter.

Categories: Economics

Hacking (Making) the Bank

Shareable Magazine - March 17, 2014 - 22:00

Imagine going to a job interview and already knowing exactly how much everyone else at the company earns? Wouldn't that make those questions about "salary requirements" much easier to answer?

Categories: Economics

5 steps toward going 'zero waste' in the kitchen

Chris Martenson - March 17, 2014 - 14:06

Some great tips and ideas to reduce your waste stream in the kitchen and also help with your deep pantry and other resiliency building projects.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/5-steps-toward-going-zero-waste-kitchen.html

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Categories: Economics

Interview: Giving Up Money Entirely Brought Woman More Abundance

Shareable Magazine - March 17, 2014 - 09:13

When I first saw HeideMarie Schwermer's film, Living Without Money, I was impressed not only by her courageousness of living her beliefs, but her ability to overcome the fear of living without money in old age.

Categories: Economics

Introducing People to Bike Riding (Without Ruining Their Day)

Shareable Magazine - March 17, 2014 - 08:52

Top image credit: Lea-Kim / Foter. Article cross-posted from PeopleForBikes.

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Daily Digest 3/17 - Russian (And American) Roulette, How Modern Dairy Works

Chris Martenson - March 17, 2014 - 08:05
  • Corporate tax avoidance 'scheme' hurting Canada, expert says
  • Gold's Protection Against Counterparty Risk Is Coming Alive
  • Russian (And American) Roulette
  • The Town That Turned Poverty Into a Prison Sentence
  • Daryl Hannah Talks Keystone Pipeline, Getting Arrested, Her New Doc And Stephen Harper At SXSW
  • Unskilled and Destitute Are Hiring Targets for Fukushima Cleanup
  • Ohio Fracking Operation Halted Over Earthquakes
  • Inside the Milk Machine: How Modern Dairy Works

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Categories: Economics

Bikesharing is Good for Public Health, But Most Benefits Go to Men

Shareable Magazine - March 16, 2014 - 20:05

While the health benefits of bike share programs may seem obvious (more exercise equals reduced obesity, heart disease, type II diabetes, and other diseases cased by sedentary lifestyles), hard data to support that assertion is helpful when it comes to persuading decision makers to invest funds in building such systems.

Categories: Economics

Robert Kiyosaki: Entrepreneurship Is Your Shield Against the Coming Wealth Transfer

Chris Martenson - March 16, 2014 - 09:11

I believe there's an entrepreneur in everybody. 

~ Robert Kiyosaki

Last weekend, Chris and I traveled to Phoenix, AZ, where we spent several days with Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular personal finance book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which has sold over 26 million copies to-date.

Robert had read The Crash Course, and it resonated so strongly with him that he purchased copies for his staff and made it the theme of his company's leadership conference this spring. Together with his wife, Kim, and his council of Rich Dad advisors, we spent many hours discussing the future implications of the Three E's with business leaders from across Robert's global organization.

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Daily Digest 3/16 - F.D.I.C. Sues 16 Big Banks, The Energy Basis Of Food Security

Chris Martenson - March 16, 2014 - 08:43
  • F.D.I.C. Sues 16 Big Banks Over Rigging of a Key Rate
  • Machines that can learn could replace half of American jobs in the next decade or two: Oxford study
  • Quebec’s fantasy is Canada’s nightmare
  • Why the future of health care may depend on tearing down the hospital
  • Many parents 'paying more for childcare than average mortgage'
  • Growing Wage Gap Makes Dollarama, Luxury Stores Winners
  • Swiss Bank Refuses To Give Client His Physical Gold
  • The Energy Basis of Food Security

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Categories: Economics