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Learning From Ancient Human Cultures

We are much more into securing our future based on accumulation rather than on sharing.

Falling Empires

John Michael Greer returns in Extraenvironmentalist #81. Then,Chris Martenson joins us to discuss his work in communicating difficult information to people who don’t want to believe it.

Permaculture and the 8 Forms of Capital

How can the permaculture approach can be applied to creating value -- aka, capital -- across the full spectrum of our lives?

Creating A Durable Local Economy: Lessons from the Burlington, VT model

An interview with local activist Bruce Seifer who co-authored the book Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy.

The Benefits of Deploying Investment Capital Locally Vs Wall Street

How do we find hope and meaning in a world where the powerful look out for themselves first, second, and always?

The Oil 'Revolution' Story Is Dead Wrong

You are about to hear one of the most important and most lucid deconstructions of the false promise of American energy independence.

"Endless Growth" Is the Plan & There Is No Plan B

After five years of aggressive Federal Reserve and government intervention in our monetary and financial systems, it's time to ask: Where are we?

The Obama Administration's Natural Gas Policy Is Tragically Misguided

The Obama administration has come out in support of the idea of exporting U.S. natural gas. This stance is counterproductive and shortsighted, and if followed, it will prove harmful to domestic manufacturing (i.e., value generation) and to future generations of Americans.

The real reason the economy is broken (and will stay that way)

We are far enough and deep enough into the most heroic monetary and fiscal efforts ever undertaken to finally ask, why aren't these measures working? Or at least we should be.  Oddly, many in DC, on Wall Street, and the Federal Reserve continue to steadfastly refuse to include anything in their approaches and frameworks other than "more of the same."

The really, really big picture: There isn't going to be enough net energy for the economic growth we want

[Many longtime followers of the Crash Course have asked Chris to update his forecasts for Peak Oil in light of the production increases in shale oil and gas over recent years. What started out as a modest effort at clarification morphed into a much more massive 3-report treatise as Chris sifted through mountains of new data that ultimately left him more convinced than ever we are facing a …
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