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Daily Digest 11/19 - France's Flailing Economy, Student Loan Debt Rises

Chris Martenson - November 19, 2014 - 07:43
  • France's flailing economy
  • Bank of Japan meets as economic slump, tax delay cast doubt over outlook
  • Japan recession, Europe stagnation cast pall over global economic outlook
  • Average Student Loan Debt Rises
  • UCSD students to protest proposed tuition hike
  • Americans put health insurers on the hate list
  • Russia Adds More Gold as Sanctions Weaken Ruble to Record Low
  • Frankfurt begins first European direct settlements in Chinese yuan
  • Interest rates may stay low for years: RBA
  • Another rude Obamacare surprise awaits

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Categories: Economics

Open Sauce / Source for the Food Revolution

Shareable Magazine - November 19, 2014 - 00:11

"He who receives ideas from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me."   - Thomas Jefferson

We can't get around it, so we'll say it upfront. Food is essential to life. What's more, ensuring open access to the resources, knowledge, and land we need to feed ourselves is political. In opposition to corporate control and intellectual property, we need systems and processes which emphasize sharing and collaboration for food systems work.

Categories: Economics

How To Properly Prepare A Water Barrel

Chris Martenson - November 18, 2014 - 15:59

Learn the basics of prepping and using a water storage barrel.  Great tips and info in the following article.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/how-to-properly-prepare-a-water-barrel-and-water-for-emergency-storage/2/

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Categories: Economics

New Research Points to Successes, Challenges of Shared-Use Mobility

Shareable Magazine - November 18, 2014 - 12:44

Trends in carsharing suggest the expansion of one-way services like those offered by car2go. (ecomento.com)

Categories: Economics

How to Start a Bike Kitchen

Shareable Magazine - November 18, 2014 - 08:52

Photo credit: the Bike Farm in Portland, Oregon. Follow @CatJohnson on Twitter

A bike kitchen is a place for people to repair their bikes, learn safe cycling, make bicycling more accessible, build community, and support sustainable transportation by getting more people on bikes. Most bike kitchens have tools, parts, mechanics, and a community of knowledgeable cyclists.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 11/18 - Dust Storm Sweeps Over Colorado, Almonds Are Sucking California Dry

Chris Martenson - November 18, 2014 - 08:26
  • Japan Is Dying And We Still Don’t Get It
  • Energy and the future of food
  • Arctic Haboob: Dust Storm Sweeps Over Colorado
  • Sustainable Cloth: A Vermont designer takes up the regional textile challenge
  • Soaking Up Greenhouse Gases Like A Sponge
  • How almonds are sucking California dry
  • Companies and water: Value diluted
  • 3 Billion Gallons Of Fracking Wastewater Pumped Into Clean California Aquifiers: "Errors Were Made" State Admits

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Categories: Economics

Special Farmland Update

Chris Martenson - November 17, 2014 - 18:34

Chris recently hosted a webinar for investing in sustainable farmland. An archived footage of the webinar is provided here.

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Categories: Economics

Without Running Water

Chris Martenson - November 17, 2014 - 13:12

Lots of great tips on how to make a lack of running water a little easier to deal with in times of emergency or natural disasters. 

http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/coping-without-running-water/

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Categories: Economics

8 Awesome Ways Cooperatives Strengthen Communities

Shareable Magazine - November 17, 2014 - 13:01

Cooperatives embody the values of sharing: distributed risk, common purpose, shared rewards, and solidarity. They are an avenue to stable employment in a tumultuous job market. Ranging from factories to bakeries to cleaning services to buyers clubs, cooperatives offer a new way to structure enterprises that place value in the hands of all of those involved in creating it.

Categories: Economics

The Sharing Economy Has Gone Big. Like, Ridge Tiller Big.

Shareable Magazine - November 17, 2014 - 09:05

Article and top image cross-posted from Modern Farmer, written by Meaghan Agnew.

Yes, yes, we’re in the throes of a sharing economy — hell, Uber even shared kittens on National Cat Day last month. But farm-equipment shares? Now you’ve got our attention.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 11/17 - Japan Pushed Into Recession, What Really Happened In Bejing

Chris Martenson - November 17, 2014 - 07:58
  • Red light camera vendor Redflex: America’s a “low/no-growth market”
  • Dismal quarter pushes Japan into recession
  • What really happened in Beijing: Putin, Obama, Xi — and the back story the media won’t tell you
  • Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud
  • Doctor Being Treated for Ebola in Omaha Dies
  • Renewable Energy Will Allow Communist Party Of China To Hold Onto Power
  • Seal Meat: Veal of the Ocean?
  • Bird Flu Confirmed at Dutch, UK Farms

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Categories: Economics

Eric Sprott: Global Gold Demand Is Overwhelming Supply

Chris Martenson - November 16, 2014 - 08:11

Precious metals have had an especially tough go of it over the past month. Both gold and silver are back in price territory last seen in 2010.

Eric Sprott returns to the program to discuss the facts as we know them in this market, and what's likely to happen from here. Specifically, he explains the tremendous imbalance currently seen between global supply and demand for precious metals. In his view, prices will have to correct upwards -- prodigiously -- to bring the two back in alignment.

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 11/16 - Extreme Wealth Is Bad For Everyone, Who’s Feeding China’s Gold Hunger?

Chris Martenson - November 16, 2014 - 08:02
  • Extreme Wealth Is Bad for Everyone—Especially the Wealthy
  • China Bad Loans Jump Most Since 2005 as Economy Cools
  • China, The New Indispensable Nation?
  • Who’s Feeding China’s Gold Hunger?
  • The Most Important Election You Never Heard Of
  • Tracking Fishy Behavior, From Space
  • New world record claimed for organic solar cell efficiency
  • Oil Dispute Takes a Page From Congo’s Bloody Past

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 11/15 - Salt-Water Fish See Extinction By 2048, Why Aren't Milennials Saving Money?

Chris Martenson - November 15, 2014 - 07:32
  • World Economy Worst in Two Years, Europe Darkening, Deflation Lurking: Global Investor Poll
  • U.S. Men Make Employment Gains
  • Vigilant Eye on Gender Pay Gap
  • Why Aren't Milennials Saving Money?
  • Two Dozen Retailers Won’t Open on Thanksgiving–And They’re Shaming the Ones That Will
  • Shale Fail
  • Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048
  • Life Is Quantum

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Categories: Economics

Shale Oil - Crash Course Chapter 21

Chris Martenson - November 14, 2014 - 15:38

If you've watch the previous video chapter on Peak Cheap Oil, you may be wondering how any of that could be still be true given all the positive recent stories about shale oil and shale gas , many of which have proclaimed that “Peak Oil is dead”.

The only problem with this story is that it is misleading in some very important ways. And entirely false in others.

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Categories: Economics

Additions to a Food Forest

Chris Martenson - November 14, 2014 - 08:41

Red mulberry trees are one of my favorite trees. They make fantastic additions to any permaculture garden or farm. I actually have two mature mulberry trees on my property, which is great, but I also planted half a dozen in my food forest.

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 11/14 - The Economic End Game Explained, Denmark Shoots For 100% Renewable Energy

Chris Martenson - November 14, 2014 - 07:13
  • What’s Driving U.S. Companies: Fundamentals, or Financial Engineering?
  • Marc Faber on Gold, the US Dollar, China and the Swiss Gold Referendum
  • Ted Butler To Silver Miners: COMEX Is Responsible For Low Silver Prices
  • The Economic End Game Explained
  • Saving As Investment Fallacy?
  • A Tricky Transition from Fossil Fuel: Denmark aims for 100% renewable energy
  • Scientists Improve Efficiency Of Organic Solar Cells
  • Bio-drone simply melts away when it crashes

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Categories: Economics

Off the Cuff: 2015 Will See A Return To Global Recession

Chris Martenson - November 13, 2014 - 18:14

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • Bankers Behaving Badly
    • Fraud should be expected when there's no punishment for it
  • Rudderless Leadership
    • It's no wonder voters are 'throwing the bums out'
  • The Japan Time-Bomb
    • Guaranteed to blow up the global economy. But when?
  • 2015: The Year Of Return To Global Recession
    • Charles and Chris make the call

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Categories: Economics

Winter Storms & Extreme Cold Preparedness

Chris Martenson - November 13, 2014 - 12:09

With the latest round of Polar Vortex weather and extreme cold hitting many parts of the country, it is a good idea to refresh you knowledge of Winter preparedness and review your supplies and preps before you need to use them.

Here are a number of tips and lists to help you become more prepared for winter:  http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

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Categories: Economics

Thomas Greco’s presentation at the Living the New Economy convergence, Oakland, CA, October 23, 2014

Beyond Money - November 13, 2014 - 11:16

At the recent Living the New Economy convergence in Oakland, I was the first speaker on a panel that addressed the question of the Future of Value Exchange. Here it is below:

If you would like to download the slide deck of that presentation, you can get it here. I had only enough time to show the first 15 slides; the other were included for possible discussion.

You can also find some of my other presentations and interviews on my YouTube playlist.

You can find video recordings of several other sessions from Living the New Economy convergence here.


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