Welcome To The Movement

Executive Summary Confidence in the US is eroding, and as goes sentiment, as goes stability Expect covid-19 to deliver more nasty surprises Prepare for higher inflation and supply chain breakdowns Joining the PP movement is much better than facing what’s coming alone If you have not yet read Part 1: […]

We Are On Our Own In The Post-Covid World

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, things weren’t all that great for the bottom 90% of households. The median household was barely scraping by with ultra-low financial reserves, meager retirement savings and high levels of debt. All while being relentlessly crushed by cost of living inflation running far higher than […]

Market Update: Tesla Falters

All of a sudden, Tesla (TSLA), the lead stock of the current massive market rally, is faltering — down nearly $250/share (14.3%) since yesterday’s open: This is important because Tesla embodies the faith, optimism and exuberance that has been required by investors to support stock prices up at their current […]

Covid-19 Is So Hard To Defeat Because It’s So Alien To Us

Covid-19 is one of the most “alien” viruses our modern health care system has encountered. Not because it came from extraterrestrials, but because of all of the various different ways it’s able to wreak havoc on the human body. It’s so novel that we don’t have a good natural analog […]

Daily Digest 7/24 – Good News Friday: How Helping People Affects Your Brain, COVID-19 Creates ‘Seismic Quiet’ Like No Other

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header “Good News Friday.” We will save and post weekly. Enjoy! Economy How Helping People Affects Your Brain (TOF) Not […]

Daily Digest 7/23 – Rural Industries Adapt to Coronavirus Reality, Why America Is Running Out Of Aluminum Cans

Economy In North Carolina, unpaid electric and water bills are driving families and cities to the financial brink (TourGuideDC) The trouble stems from the widespread economic havoc wrought by the coronavirus, which has left millions of workers out of a job and struggling to cover their monthly costs. Together, they’ve […]

What’s It Like To Have Covid-19? An Infected Doctor Speaks

What’s it like to actually have covid-19? On today’s video, Chris interviews Dr. Glenn DeSandre who is still recovering from the virus. While his case didn’t require hospitalization, Dr. DeSandre emphasizes it’s something you do not want to get. It’s not like the flu or a particularly bad cold — […]

Daily Digest 7/22 – Extended Jobless Benefits To End In Days, Infections Far Higher Than Confirmed But Most Americans Still Not Exposed

Economy As Trump Threatens Secret Police Deployment Nationwide, Democrats Debate Expanding Surveillance Powers And New Money For DHS (000) “What you’re seeing is this giant Trump administration machine deputize every arm of government to engage in their agenda at the expense of democracy and the Constitution, so there aren’t traditional […]

Daily Digest 7/21 – Wall St. Throwing Billions At Gold Miners, Natural Gas Prices Crash As U.S. Exports Fall

Economy Trump plans to send federal law enforcement personnel to Democratic-led U.S. cities (Sparky1) “They’ve been there three days and they really have done a fantastic job in a very short period of time, no problem,” Trump said of law enforcement sent to the historically liberal city to quell often […]

Daily Digest 7/20 – The Fed Is Going To Buy Stocks, U.S. Is ‘Sleepwalking Toward Economic Catastrophe’

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header “Good News Friday.” We will save and post weekly. Enjoy! Economy The Fed Is Going To Buy Stocks (Adam) […]

Daily Digest 7/18 – U.S. Shatters Coronavirus Record With 77,000 Cases In A Day, China Buys More U.S. Soybeans

Economy ‘The balloon might pop’: Fed’s corporate intervention spurs anxiety (Adam) The Fed’s months-long effort to support hundreds of companies hammered by the coronavirus crisis is also propping up weak firms and subsidizing large ones like Apple and Amazon that don’t need help. As a result, critics say, it’s inflating […]

Focus On Making The Dream Happen

The lush beauty of a midsummer day like today really underscores why my co-founder Chris Martenson and I started Peak Prosperity over a decade ago. We want to help people live with abundance and be happy. That’s our simple goal. To succeed, we first have to identify and wrestle with […]

Market Update: How Wall Street Is Swindling Us

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. GDP falls -35%, the worst quarterly drop in the history of the US economy….and the Too Big To Fail banks make record revenues:   Got that? Over 50 million Americans have lost their jobs as a result of the economic carnage inflicted […]

Your T-Cells Determine Your Covid-19 Risk

Ever since the outbreak of covid-19, we’ve wondered why the virus hits some people like a ton of bricks while barely inconveniencing others. Now we think we have a clue. New data suggests that the specific types of T-cells you have in your immune system determine how severely your body […]

Daily Digest 7/17 – Good News Friday: Gas Pipeline Done In By Humble Heat Pump, Condor Soared For 100 Miles Without Flapping Wings

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to dd@peakprosperity.com with subject header “Good News Friday.” We will save and post weekly. Enjoy! Economy How Pandemics Wreak Havoc—and Open Minds (jdargis) Pomata […]

Daily Digest 7/16 – AA To Furlough 25k Employees, The Shutdown Through The Eyes Of The Recently Unemployed

Economy American Airlines says as many as 25,000 employees could be furloughed (TourGuideDC) “We hate taking this step, as we know the impact it has on our hardworking team members,” Doug Parker, the airline’s chief executive, and Robert Isom, American’s president, wrote in a letter to employees. The number of […]

Man, Covid-19 Just Keeps Getting Worse…

Sick and tired of this pandemic yet? We sure are. But sadly, covid-19 increasingly looks like it’s going to be with us for a LONG time to come. Globally, cases are mounting fast, with the time it takes to hit the next million infected shorter than ever. And not only […]

Daily Digest 7/15 – Fertility Rate At Record Lows, TX Hospitals Running Out Of Drugs, Beds, Ventilators, Staff

Economy Welcome to the micro-hood: A new vision for downtown San Francisco (tmn) Kuth and Ranieri chose this pocket of downtown for its existing structures: the soon-to-be-empty headquarters of PG&E and other pre-war office buildings whose designs facilitate conversions better than modern high-rise towers. Kroger Stops Giving Customers Change As […]

Daily Digest 7/14 – Wealthy U.S. Families Approved For Gov’t Loans, COVID Immunity May Only Last Months

Economy Amid pandemic, wealthy U.S. families approved for government loans (Sparky1) The companies – often referred to as “family offices” – approved for the forgivable loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) included those that oversee money for the family that co-owns the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings; the former […]

Daily Digest 7/13 – Rent Crisis Is ‘Powder Keg,’ Official Covid-19 Statistics Miss Something Critical

Economy Hedge Funds Square Off for Swath of Ailing American Newspapers (Roger B.) Investment firms have become notorious for making deep cuts at newspapers, angling for the profitability that has largely eluded newsrooms in recent years. Alden Global has developed a reputation for “stripping down newspapers and trying to run […]