Welcome To Easter Island

Remember Easter Island? That place in the pages of National Geographic with the gigantic carved heads peeking up from grassy slopes? Whether you recall it or not, you live there — in a manner of speaking. Easter Island was colonized by the Rapanui, a particularly adept seafaring culture.  When they […]

James Grant: Why Market Risk Is Near The Highest In History

Famed market analyst and historian James Grant is no fan of the current policies of the US Federal Reserve: Distortion in the cost of credit is the not-so-remote cause of the raging fires at which the Federal Reserve continues to train its gushing liquidity hoses. But the firemen are also […]

Daily Digest 10/2 – Good News Friday: Overlooked Variable Is Key to Pandemic, A Smarter Fall Cleanup

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 Laughter May Be Effective Medicine for These Trying […]

Daily Digest 10/1 – The Countries With the Most Military Spending, What’s Ahead After End Of Early Stimulus

Economy Our Finite World: Reaching the End of Early Stimulus – What’s Ahead? (CleanEnergyFan) Another part of the world economy doing poorly is clothing sales. For example, many fewer people are attending concerts, weddings, funerals, out-of-town business meetings and conventions, leading to a need for fewer “dressy” clothes. Also, with […]

Daily Digest 9/30 – The Trouble With America’s Water, How A Secret Catholic Society Took Over SCOTUS

Economy The Election Has Already Been Hijacked & The Winner Decided: ‘We, The People’ Lose (CleanEnergyFan) Most of all, voters want to buy into the fantasy that when they elect a president, they’re getting someone who truly represents the citizenry rather than the Deep State (in fact, in the oligarchy […]

Fauci Places Politics Over Science (and your health)

If you care about your health, and the role of science in shaping policy, this video is for you. First, let me re-re-state that I am *not* political. At all. This video is in support of science and is neither in support of or against any politician, bureaucrat, or political […]

Daily Digest 9/29 – 2020 Temps Tie For Record Hottest, Are Our Rituals Of “Prosperity” Increasingly Meaningless?

Economy IRS may put cryptocurrency question at the top of 1040 to catch cheaters (tmn) Ed Zollars, a CPA with Kaplan Financial Education, told The Wall Street Journal that this strategy helped the IRS crack down on the use of offshore bank accounts a decade ago. Adding an explicit question […]

EARLY BIRD Discount Expires Tomorrow!

This is a reminder to register now for Peak Prosperity’s upcoming Oct 24-25 digital seminar if you haven’t already. There are only a few days left to save up to 39% before the Early Bird Price discount expires. REGISTER NOW!   And I’m also happy to report that the list […]

Economic Impacts of Second Lockdown Will Be Severe

There’s a growing wave of calls for second lockdowns of European areas.   Some are already under more severe restrictions on gatherings and permitted business activity. But are they really necessary? That’s what I explore in this video. I’m also trying out new technology to see if it works better than […]

Daily Digest 9/28 – The ‘Disruption’ Con, The Road To Nowhere

Economy Stephen Roach says that negative net domestic saving in the US and a soaring current-account deficit will weaken the greenback fast (Downunder Bound) The net national saving rate, which measures the combined depreciation-adjusted saving of businesses, households, and the government sector, plunged into negative territory at -1% in the […]

Daily Digest 9/26 – Bezos Breaks His Climate Pledge, How the Pandemic Will Finally End

Economy How Do You Know If You’re Living Through the Death of an Empire? (Merle2) I spent the better part of a decade thinking about the end of the Roman Empire in its various manifestations. Academics, being academics, agree on very little about the topic. The idea of “fall” is […]

EARLY BIRD Discount Expires On Sep 30th!

This is a reminder to register now for Peak Prosperity’s upcoming Oct 24-25 digital seminar if you haven’t already. There are only a few days left to save up to 39% before the Early Bird Price discount expires. REGISTER NOW!   And I’m also happy to report that the list […]

1971: The Year That Changed Everything

The year 1971 saw the trajectories of nearly every major trend relative to our way of life shift massively. That year is such a noticeable inflection point in so many data sets, that an intriguing website WTFHappenedIn1971.com has been created to drive the point home. The website is a parade […]

Daily Digest 9/25 – Good News Friday: How ‘Friluftsliv’ Could Help Us This Winter, Vaccine Advances Spark Optimism

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 Judge says 2020 census must continue for another […]

Daily Digest 9/24 – How Int’l Banks Pushed Venezuela To The Brink Of Bankruptcy, J&J Coronavirus Vaccine To Begin Phase 3 Trials

Economy How International Banks Pushed Venezuela To The Brink Of Bankruptcy (Michael S.) A new cache of secret bank reports obtained by BuzzFeed News and shared with ICIJ documents these financial transgressions in excruciating detail. Known as the FinCEN Files, this leak “shows how boligarchs moved vast sums of dollars […]

Off The Cuff: The Fed Is Just Playing For Time At This Point

In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Axel Merk discuss: Fire resilience The Fed has no clue how to get out of the box it’s in The Fed is only looking at the immediate term; it leaves tomorrow’s problems to tomorrow Why the best short-term policy is a […]

Daily Digest 9/23 – U.S. Reached 200,000 Coronavirus Deaths, Why Gold In Your Phone Could Be Funding Drug Gangs

Economy U.S. reaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths (TS) And deaths keep coming — we’re averaging roughly 830 per day — even as the country increasingly sees the pandemic as background noise, as live sports resume and schools reopen and interest in news about the pandemic wanes. Between the lines: The percentage […]

Charles Hugh Smith: What Would A Better System Look Like?

Writer, philosopher and long-time contributor to PeakProsperity.com, Charles Hugh Smith, returns to the podcast to explain the new socio-economic model he has just introduced to the world through his new book A Hacker’s Teleology: Sharing the Wealth of Our Shrinking Planet. The main mission behind Peak Prosperity is to focus […]

Daily Digest 9/21 – The Psychology of Inequality and Political Division, COVID-19’s Long Shadow

Economy Here’s How The Supreme Court Will Function With Eight Justices Leading Up To The Election (tmn) The Supreme Court has already acted on several stay requests related to how states handle voting during the pandemic. As the Washington Post reported in late July, the court’s more conservative justices so […]

Daily Digest 9/19 – What BP Got Wrong About Global Oil Demand, How Long Does COVID Immunity Last?

Economy US billionaires’ wealth grew by $845 billion during the first six months of the pandemic (Adam) Chuck Collins, director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program on Inequality, said: “The difference is stark between profits for billionaires and the widespread economic misery in our nation. Clearly, the priorities of […]