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Daily Digest 9/19 - The Economics Of Obamacare, Get Your Children Good and Dirty

Chris Martenson - September 19, 2016 - 06:55
  • New York Faces High Security as Authorities Search for Bombing Suspect
  • The Chaos of the Manhattan Explosion, Captured by Cameras
  • From the Obscure to the Everyday, These Objects Tell the Story
  • The Assets Of Trump And Their Mysterious Origins
  • The Vexing Economics of Obamacare
  • Can India Become An LNG Juggernaut?
  • Arctic sea ice coverage is at its 2nd lowest on record
  • Get Your Children Good and Dirty

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Categories: Economics

Michael Pento: The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse

Chris Martenson - September 18, 2016 - 10:42

In this week's podcast, Michael Pento, fund manager and author of The Coming Bond Bubble Collapse, explains how the United States is fast approaching the end stage of the biggest asset bubble in history. He describes how the bursting of this bubble will cause a massive interest rate shock that will send the US consumer economy and the US government—pumped up by massive Treasury debt—into bankruptcy, an event that will send shockwaves throughout the global economy:

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/17 - A Dire Warning, Grand Ascension or Great Collapse?

Chris Martenson - September 17, 2016 - 09:43
  • A Dire Warning – ‘Someone Is Learning How to Take Down the Internet’
  • Grand Ascension or Great Collapse?
  • Stock & Bond Bubbles Much Worse Than 1929: David Stockman
  • Asset Protection: Surviving the Worst-Case Scenario
  • Right-to-Repair Activists are Heroes
  • Top German companies say refugees not ready for job market
  • A Sour Surprise for Public Pensions: Two Sets of Books
  • Colonial Pipeline Response: News Updates
  • Big Oil Flocks To Argentina As Permian Land Prices Skyrocket
  • In Miami, a Woman Is Fighting to Keep Her Treehouse a Home

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/16 - Good News Friday: How To Combat Sprawl, The Upside of Fixing Roads and Bridges

Chris Martenson - September 16, 2016 - 09:07
  • Heroic Bus Driver Saves 20 Children From A Burning School Bus
  • Don't Lowball the Upside of Fixing Roads and Bridges
  • In Pictures: Astronomy Photographer Of The Year
  • Can U.S. Cities Compensate for Curbing Sprawl by Growing Denser?
  • US renewables: Dropping in price, growing in significance
  • A Decades-Old Drug Technology Finally Nears Its Big Breakthrough
  • The Man Who Wants to Build a Village Out of Plastic Bottles
  • Making scientists live with farmers makes crop productivity boom

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Categories: Economics

The Importance Of Perseverance

Chris Martenson - September 16, 2016 - 06:16

There are literally thousands and thousands of books that have been written on how to amass wealth. Some excellent, some less so; and too many not worth the paper they're printed on. Each posits its own special strategy, promising a future of riches to the reader. Of course, were there a sure-fire recipe for making millions, it's a safe bet that the last thing the guy who figured it out would do is share it with the world.

But as mentioned, some of these books have real value. One whose lessons have stuck with me in the decades since I first read it is The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy, first published in 1996 by two PhD researchers, Thomas Stanley and William Danko,

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Categories: Economics

"Pluralist Commonwealth" Film is Long on Optimism, Short on Strategy

Shareable Magazine - September 15, 2016 - 09:41

Democracy Collaborative co-founder and the Next System Project co-chair Gar Alperovitz recently released a new short film (and accompanying article in Yes!

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/15 - Fed Plans for the Next Crisis, The Death Of The Bakken Has Begun

Chris Martenson - September 15, 2016 - 07:55
  • Almost a million Canadians couldn't handle a 1-point interest rate rise, TransUnion says 
  • Expect Higher Correlations And Volatility In This Fed Manipulated Market 
  • The Fed Plans for the Next Crisis
  • Credit card skimmers found at local gas pumps
  • Poll Shows Tight Race for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
  • Doctor Explains Why Hillary's 9/11 "Medical Episode" Is More Consistent With Parkinson's Than Pneumonia
  • The Burning Platform: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't
  • Quest project captures a million tonnes of CO2 in the oilsands: Shell
  • The Death Of The Bakken Field Has Begun: Means Big Trouble For The U.S.
  • Ag Banker Says Communication Will Help Farmers Survive
  • Humans have literally decimated Earth's wilderness, study finds
  • Warmer oceans bringing more severe tropical cyclones to land

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/14 - Yield Hunters Become The Hunted, National Debt Tops 600 Trillion

Chris Martenson - September 14, 2016 - 09:24
  • KPERS suffers low earnings in 2015, but bond issue buoys fund
  • Pension Hole Deepening in Europe Adds Pressure to Bruised Stocks
  • Libor’s Reaching Point of Pain for Companies With High Debt
  • How 'Zombie' Oil Companies Stay Alive in Life-or-Death Debt Markets
  • Soaring Student Debt Prompts Calls for Relief
  • 2016’s already a record year for country downgrades—watch out for more: Fitch
  • China's Infrastructure Planners are on a Road to Nowhere
  • Bridgewater's Dalio: There's a 'dangerous situation' in the debt market now
  • National debt tops W600 trillion
  • U.S. credit card balances may soon top $1 trillion
  • Low Yields Blow Holes in U.K. Corporate Pensions
  • Brazil's Leader Wants You to Invest in Tax Dodgers
  • Yield Hunters Become the Hunted as Japan Long Debt Loses 9%

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/14 - Yield Hunters Become The Hunted, National Debt Tops 600 Trillion

Chris Martenson - September 14, 2016 - 09:24
  • KPERS suffers low earnings in 2015, but bond issue buoys fund
  • Pension Hole Deepening in Europe Adds Pressure to Bruised Stocks
  • Libor’s Reaching Point of Pain for Companies With High Debt
  • How 'Zombie' Oil Companies Stay Alive in Life-or-Death Debt Markets
  • Soaring Student Debt Prompts Calls for Relief
  • 2016’s already a record year for country downgrades—watch out for more: Fitch
  • China's Infrastructure Planners are on a Road to Nowhere
  • Bridgewater's Dalio: There's a 'dangerous situation' in the debt market now
  • National debt tops W600 trillion
  • U.S. credit card balances may soon top $1 trillion
  • Low Yields Blow Holes in U.K. Corporate Pensions
  • Brazil's Leader Wants You to Invest in Tax Dodgers
  • Yield Hunters Become the Hunted as Japan Long Debt Loses 9%

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Categories: Economics

Three Ways to Co-Create a Vibrant Co-living Culture

Shareable Magazine - September 14, 2016 - 08:55

A co-living dinner. Photo credit: OpenDoor.

Categories: Economics

California Seed Sharing Bill Signed into Law

Shareable Magazine - September 14, 2016 - 07:57

Photo credit: Christian Joudrey (CC 0)

Seed sharing in California took a major step forward on Friday when Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Seed Exchange Democracy Act, an amendment to the California Seed Law. It’s the latest victory in a global movement to support and protect seed sharing and saving.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/13 - Hostage To A Bull Market, The Time To Hedge Is Now

Chris Martenson - September 13, 2016 - 08:55
  • Hostage to a Bull Market
  • U.S. Household Income Grew 5.2% in 2015, Breaking Pattern of Stagnation
  • Murders Are Spiralling Out Of Control In Chicago
  • Gold And U.S. Imported Oil
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now: Pension Crisis In 2016 And Beyond
  • Research Proves Google Manipulates Millions to Favor Clinton
  • Ray Dalio: There’s a ‘dangerous situation’ in the debt market now
  • Thieves are stealing catalytic converters out of cars for their precious metals
  • Yes, the climate has always changed. This comic shows why that’s no comfort. 

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/13 - Hostage To A Bull Market, The Time To Hedge Is Now

Chris Martenson - September 13, 2016 - 08:55
  • Hostage to a Bull Market
  • U.S. Household Income Grew 5.2% in 2015, Breaking Pattern of Stagnation
  • Murders Are Spiralling Out Of Control In Chicago
  • Gold And U.S. Imported Oil
  • The Time To Hedge Is Now: Pension Crisis In 2016 And Beyond
  • Research Proves Google Manipulates Millions to Favor Clinton
  • Ray Dalio: There’s a ‘dangerous situation’ in the debt market now
  • Thieves are stealing catalytic converters out of cars for their precious metals
  • Yes, the climate has always changed. This comic shows why that’s no comfort. 

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Categories: Economics

Who Replaced 9-to-5 Workers?

In just a few years, half of all workers will be outside the traditional economy. Not just artists and farmers but business people and professors, too.
Categories: Economics

How We Became an Economy Full of Side Jobs

The job growth that led us out of the recession has been in nontraditional jobs, and that's working well for women.
Categories: Economics

Recent Chris Appearances In The Media

Chris Martenson - September 12, 2016 - 12:09

Chris has been in high demand over the past few weeks, as media outlets try to make sense of the options available to the Federal Reserve at this point. More and more, the confidence in the asset price bubbles blown by the Fed's "endless easing" policy is coming under scrutiny by the average observer.

How much longer can it continue? What are the long-term societal costs of this central bank intervention?

And more important: What will trigger the return to higher interest rates? (and thereby, the puncturing of the bubbles blown by the Fed)  And what will the repercussions be?

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Categories: Economics

Recent Chris Appearances In The Media

Chris Martenson - September 12, 2016 - 12:09

Chris has been in high demand over the past few weeks, as media outlets try to make sense of the options available to the Federal Reserve at this point. More and more, the confidence in the asset price bubbles blown by the Fed's "endless easing" policy is coming under scrutiny by the average observer.

How much longer can it continue? What are the long-term societal costs of this central bank intervention?

And more important: What will trigger the return to higher interest rates? (and thereby, the puncturing of the bubbles blown by the Fed)  And what will the repercussions be?

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/12 - Signs Of Desperation, Some Hedge Funds Are Bleeding Cash

Chris Martenson - September 12, 2016 - 07:55
  • Negative Rates & The War On Cash, Part 4: "Financial Totalitarianism"
  • Some of the Biggest Hedge Funds Are Bleeding Cash
  • DOJ Study Finds "Real And Nearly Unprecedented" Spike In Homicides Around U.S.
  • The End of Homicide
  • James Howard Kunstler: Signs Of Desperation
  • Norway Forced To Cancel Arctic Drilling Plans
  • Elon Musk Says Pending Tesla Updates Could Have Prevented Fatal Crash
  • MIT Researchers Discover a Way to Make Pesticides “Stick” More

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 9/12 - Signs Of Desperation, Some Hedge Funds Are Bleeding Cash

Chris Martenson - September 12, 2016 - 07:55
  • Negative Rates & The War On Cash, Part 4: "Financial Totalitarianism"
  • Some of the Biggest Hedge Funds Are Bleeding Cash
  • DOJ Study Finds "Real And Nearly Unprecedented" Spike In Homicides Around U.S.
  • The End of Homicide
  • James Howard Kunstler: Signs Of Desperation
  • Norway Forced To Cancel Arctic Drilling Plans
  • Elon Musk Says Pending Tesla Updates Could Have Prevented Fatal Crash
  • MIT Researchers Discover a Way to Make Pesticides “Stick” More

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Categories: Economics