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The Great Oil Swindle

Authored by Chris Martenson via, … is leading us to destruction. When it comes to the story we're being told about America's rosy oil prospects, we're being swindled.  At its core, the swindle is this: The shale industry's oil production forecasts are vastly overstated. Swindle:  Noun  – A fraudulent scheme or action. And the swindle […]

Saudi Arabia Launches Misguided $19 Billion Stimulus In Desperate Bid To Kickstart 2018 Growth

If you haven’t been living under a rock in recent months, it’s been impossible to miss the turmoil in Saudi Arabia and its relations with the outside world. A few weeks ago we published a piece by Chris Martenson of “If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn't Worry You, You're Not Paying Attention”. Martenson argued. […]

If The Saudi Arabia Situation Doesn’t Worry You, You’re Not Paying Attention

Authored by Chris Martenson via, While turbulent during the best of times, gigantic waves of change are now sweeping across the Middle East. The magnitude is such that the impact on the global price of oil, as well as world markets, is likely to be enormous. A dramatic geo-political realignment by Saudi Arabia is […]

Signs Of Distress

Authored by Chris Martenson via, The world is edging closer to the final moments after which everything will be forever changed. Grand delusions, perpetuated over decades, will finally hit the limits of reality and collapse in on themselves. We’re over-budget and have eaten deeply into the principal balances of all of our main trust […]

Our Brave New ‘Markets’ – How HFT Algos Risk A Sudden Massive Sell-Off

Authored by Chris Martenson via, One thing is clear: These aren’t your daddy’s markets anymore. Why?  Because about 10 years ago the Rise of the Machines (aka high frequency trading algorithms) completely altered the terrain of what we call the ‘capital markets.’  Let’s look at this as a before and after story. Before the machines, […]

Bad Models Result In Terrible Outcomes

Authored by Chris Martenson via, Recently I spent a month in Buenos Aires.  I went there to study the culture and the economy of a formrely prosperous land, filled with kind well-educated people. One key lesson was this: Given enough time, bad policies will eventually ruin any advantage. While not as bad off as […]

The Inevitability Of DeGrowth

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via PeakProsperity blog, Even though we don't know precisely how the future will unfold, we know a few things about it: Of the 7.5 billion humans on the planet, virtually every individual wants to enjoy a high-energy consumption “middle-class” lifestyle. As a generous estimate, 1.5 billion people enjoy a high-energy […]

The Looming Energy Shock

Authored by Chris Martenson via, There will be an extremely painful oil supply shortfall sometime between 2018 and 2020. It will be highly disruptive to our over-leveraged global financial system, given how saddled it is with record debts and unfunded IOUs. Due to a massive reduction in capital spending in the global oil business […]

The Pin To Pop This Mother Of All Bubbles?

Authored by Chris Martenson via, Global macro economic data has been weak for many years, but there’s now a very real chance of a world-wide recession happening in 2017. Why? A dramatic and worsening shortfall in new credit creation.  The world’s major central banks have, again, done the world an enormous disservice.  Instead of […]

Chris Martenson: The Federal Reserve Is Destroying America

Authored by Chris Martenson via, Perhaps I should start with a disclaimer of sorts. Yes, I realize that the people working at the Federal Reserve, as well as the other central banks around the world, are just people.  Like the rest of us, they have egos, fears, worries, hopes, and dreams. I'm sure pretty […]