Exponential Growth

Doing The Impossible
by Adam Taggart

We’re excited to announce that we’ve locked Peter Boghossian in as a featured speaker at the Peak Prosperity annual seminar on May 1-3, 2020 in Sebastopol, CA this year.

He joins Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, creator of the “rules for rulers” (whom we announced last week also recently signed on as a presenter) and the amazing line-up of Mike Maloney, Charles Hugh Smith, Wolf Richter, Axel Merk, John Rubino, Richard Heinberg, Jeff Clark, and Joe Stumpf.

The programming for this year’s seminar just gets better and better with each passing week. It’s easily going to be our best ever.

And we still have 2 more big names to announce in the coming days…

Dennis Meadows: The Limits To Growth
by Adam Taggart

Fifty years ago, an international team of researchers was commissioned by the Club of Rome to build a computer simulation of exponential economic and population growth on a finite planet.

In 1971, its findings were first released in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro, and later published in 1972 under the title The Limits To Growth. The report concluded society would start experiencing serious declines in resources and population soon after 2030.

One of the original seventeen researchers involved in The Limits To Growth study, Dennis Meadows, joins us for the podcast this week. Fifty years later, what does he foresee ahead?

Why The Risk Of A Correction Is So High Right Now
by Chris Martenson

Executive Summary

  • How our driven pursuit of “growth” is putting the entire system at risk
  • Why those running the system do NOT have our interests in mind
  • Why a correction risk is so high right now
  • Why our odds keep getting worse

If you have not yet read Part 1: The Federal Reserve Is Directly Monetizing US Debt , available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

My main message here in Part 2 is to show you why, from my vantage point of following the economy and financial markets daily, things are serious right now.

I trust actions over words; and the Fed’s actions are consistent with a big problem happening somewhere deep in the shadow banking system.

Further, all of the global macro data I track closely is screaming that a slowdown is here.

On top of that, investor confidence in the Fed’s ability to push market prices ever higher is dangerously overextended.

Stock gains have zoomed way ahead of the Fed’s recent excess liquidity, as this chart shows… (Enroll now to continue reading)


Facing Reality
by Chris Martenson

Executive Summary

  • We are fighting (i.e. losing against) exponential functions on multiple fronts
  • Social unrest (e.g. Yellow Vests) is a spreading symptom that collapse is accelerating
  • Which path will collapse take?
  • Preparing for the future of “Less”

If you have not yet read Part 1: Collapse Is Already Here, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

The reason I write and speak and sometimes travel to talk about The Three E’s – the Economy, energy and Environment – is because I hope to reach those who are ready to listen…and to then act.

Typically, I find that I am reaching people with a certain level of economic and professional success in their lives (many doctors, engineers, architects and lawyers in my audience) and who have the entirely-too-rare ability to face difficult information square on.

One of the more important principles concerns exponential growth, which has a nasty habit of speeding up towards the end.  Those numerate among us grasp the serious implications of exponential growth quickly and easily. The rest of us have to work a lot harder to understand, which is why most of the masses never do.

In the world of finance, exponential (or parabolic) growth always ends badly for the last investors in. Just ask those who bought into dot-Com stocks or Bitcoin near the highs.

However, where any of today's inflated prices go from here is not subject to traditional analysis.  Everything depends on the actions that the central banks will take from here.  Will they print more?  Undoubtedly. 

How much more suppression of the price of gold will the authorities demand?  As much as necessary to keep unwanted attention off of their policy errors.

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