How To Engage Others

Executive Summary The power of narrative Data vs Beliefs Best practices for engaging reluctant audiences Common pitfalls to be wary of If you have not yet read Part 1: The End of Growth available free to all readers, please click here to read it first. Talking to people about the […]

The End of Growth

More and more, I hear that folks are feeling frustrated and betrayed, combined with a sense of loss and despair. I feel this way, too. At a deep level, what ails us is not a host of unrelated, intractable problems, but the fact that our model of pursuing eternal economic […]

Daily Digest 6/22 – Good News Friday: The Most Important Skill Nobody Taught You, Foods That Reduce Anxiety

The most important skill nobody taught you Residents fight crime with Neighborhood Watch program 5 Reasons helping other people will help you Basic income could work—if you do it Canada-style One of the World’s Largest Steam Locomotives Is About to Make a Triumphant Return Drinking This Much Coffee Could Help […]

Daily Digest 6/21 – Ethics On The Battlefield, Is Detroit Really Making A Comeback?

Chinese investment in the United States has plummeted 92% this year What happened when Walmart left How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country Trade Brawls Get World’s Top Central Bankers Worried for Growth Puerto Rico’s new law moves to privatize power grid nine months after […]

Daily Digest 6/20 – NM Pension Liabilities Trigger Credit Downgrade, Biggest Economies ‘Not Prepared For Another Recession’

New Mexico pension liabilities trigger credit downgrade Budget takes aim at pension costs in Palo Alto Spanish deaths outpace births at fastest rate since records began in 1941 Faced with multi-million dollar deficit, Santa Maria City Council to consider options Tuesday Brazil, India corporate debt most vulnerable to rate hikes, […]

Daily Digest 6/19 – Demographics And Destiny, Where Will U.S. Frackers Drill Next?

Demographics And Destiny: This Pension Train Has No Seat Belts Police Use of Facial Recognition With License Databases Spur Privacy Concerns What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated? How Big Tech brought back the barter economy Stay-at-home mothers a drain on the economy? Actually, the problem might lie with […]

Off The Cuff: A New Framework For The Future

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris discusses: Reflections On The Future Debrief on Chris’ recent NASA conference Cheering On The Way Down We’re still partying, unaware of the crisis we’re in A New Framework For Seeing The World The Extractive/Regenerative vs Scarity/Abundance plot This week a travel-weary Chris […]

Daily Digest 6/18 – The Grizzlies Are Coming, Where Does Disaster Strike Again and Again?

4 Things Futurist Alvin Toffler Predicted About Work Back in 1970 Do You Feel Like You’re Being Positioned For What May Come? The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again It’s All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care Here We Go Again: Our Double-Bubble Economy […]

Daily Digest 6/16 – IQ Scores Are Falling, Antarctic Ice Melt Has Tripled in Five Years

A new AI can focus on one voice in a crowd Missouri chaos continues: Mizzou lays off 30 in wake of $49 million shortfall Currencies – Truth and Confidence US farmers ‘nervous,’ as China threat of 25 percent tariffs on soybeans could cause pain “Deep Freeze!” –Early Earth Froze Over […]

A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall

As the Federal Reserve kicked off its second round of quantitative easing in aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis, hedge fund manager David Tepper predicted that nearly all assets would rise tremendously in response.  History proved Tepper right: financial and other risk assets have shot the moon. Equities have long since rocketed […]

Daily Digest 6/15 – Good News Friday: Money Isn’t Everything, Last Straw For Plastic Straws?

Money Isn’t Everything – Overcome The Greedy Mindset Plant-based diet lowers risk for chronic diseases, weight gain, death Florida judge rules state ban on smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional Psychedelic drugs change brain cells in ways that could help fight depression, addiction and more By 2022, India vows to stop […]

Daily Digest 6/14 – America’s Most Dangerous Job, Is Your Bitcoin Investment Safe?

Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot The ‘Real’ America: 21.5% Unemployment, 10% Inflation, And Negative Economic Growth Meet Erik Finman, the teenage bitcoin millionaire Crypto hacks: Is your bitcoin investment safe? U.S. Debt Default Causes and Consequences More than a third of American […]

Daily Digest 6/13 – We Can’t Repay Our Government’s Debts, Life Without The Internet

Venezuela annual inflation hits 24,600 percent in May: National Assembly Consumer prices jump 2.8 percent for biggest increase in more than six years As city worker OT surges, so does pressure on pension costs (New York) KRS approves $1.5 million in legal fees as San Francisco money manager brings pension […]

Ronald Stoeferle: Gold Is Dirt Cheap Right Now

Fresh from releasing his exhaustive 230-page annual report titled In Gold We Trust, Ronald Stoerferle joins us to summarize his forecast for the yellow metal. Stoerferle, an author of several books on Austrian economics and head of strategy and portofolio management at Incrementum AG, concludes that gold is extremely cheap right […]

Daily Digest 6/12 – Venezuela’s Long Road To Ruin, What Would Happen If We Stopped Vaccinations?

Venezuela’s Long Road to Ruin Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades No, Thanks: Why Russia is Wary of Borrowing Abroad On The G7, Tariffs and Trade Yes, You Can Be High-Functioning With A Severe Mental Illness Deutsche Bank: The Fiat Money World May Be Coming to An End Golden […]

Daily Digest 6/11 – Earth’s Dismal Water Future, How Much Money Do You Need To Be Happy?

The Politics of Pretense: The Status Quo Is the Problem, But It Can’t Be Touched MIT scientists created an AI-powered ‘psychopath’ named Norman Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now Mining asteroids could unlock untold wealth – here’s how to get started A Father’s Day Dilemma How Much […]

Daily Digest 6/9 – Life In Retirement, Can Compressed Air Drive The Next City Car?

NASA just woke up a nuclear-powered probe 1 billion miles beyond Pluto — and it’s approaching the farthest object humans have ever tried to visit Life in Retirement: The 1950s vs. Today Meet Paul Ehrlich, Pseudoscience Charlatan How to Reduce Your Risk of Death by Gun Violence Bananas have died […]

Off The Cuff: The Last Rescue?

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss: The Visible Hand Of The Market Manipulators Volatility is (once again) being intentionally throttled Why Italy Matters It has the size and will to destabilize the EU Weakness In The EU Goes Beyond Italy The banks, especially Deutche […]

Facing The (Horrible) Future

Travel with me to the future. Imagine that the year is now 2040.  If we suddenly woke in that year, what would we see in the world?  More importantly, what would we not see? Which species would be missing? Which ecosystems will have utterly collapsed? Join the conversation » Powered by WPeMatico

Daily Digest 6/8 – Good News Friday: Invest In Yourself, Gasoline From The Air

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now How to Plan a Backyard Campout Adventure With Your Kids Many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo, study says The 7 Best Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) to Buy in 2018  3 Valuable Ways to […]