Chris Martenson PhD's Contributions

Chris Martenson on Great Reset, Great Recession

Jul 5 – Peak Prosperity's Chris Martenson joins Financial Sense Newshour to discuss how the Davos-led Great Reset, which aims to move the global economy away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy, is rooted in energy ignorance...

Chris Martenson: Time to Plan for a Radically Changed World and Investment Environment

Mar 28 – Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity joins Financial Sense Newshour's Jim Puplava to discuss the many changes that he believes we are likely to see take place this decade, including an erosion of the petro-dollar...

Chris Martenson on the False Narratives Behind Covid, Energy, and Inflation

Dec 13 – In this special hour-long interview, Financial Sense Newshour welcomes Chris Martenson at Peak Prosperity to dissect the false narratives surrounding Covid, Covid treatments, the green energy transition, inflation, and more...

Dr. Chris Martenson on Delta Variant, Vaccine Efficacy, and More

Aug 2 – Dr. Chris Martenson joins us to discuss everything you wanted to know about the delta variant surging across the globe right now and breaks it down into three categories: the bad news, the good news, and the better news...

Chris Martenson on the Coronavirus: Things You Won't Hear on the Evening News

Mar 30 – On this special edition of the Financial Sense Newshour, Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity shares his thoughts on the coronavirus and discusses how it's spreading, how unprepared U.S. systems were for such an event and the long-term...

Chris Martenson on “Prosper!”, Looming Pension Crisis, and America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Aug 18 – Chris Martenson Ph.D., co-founder of, discusses his latest book, “Prosper!: How to Prepare for the Future and Create a World Worth Inheriting,” the looming crisis facing public pension funds, and shares a fascinating and not...

Chris Martenson on What Happened to Peak Oil

Apr 16 – Cris Sheridan welcomes Chris Martenson PhD, co-founder of Chris gives his views on peak oil, and frames the discussion in terms of the relationship of oil reserves and price.

The U.S. Shale Oil Miracle Disappears

The U.S. shale oil “miracle” has about as much believability left as Jimmy Swaggart. Just today, we learned that the EIA has placed a hefty downward revision on its estimate of the amount of recoverable oil in the #1 shale reserve in the US, the Monterey in California.

The Fed Can Only Fail

The basic predicament we are in is that the current crop of leaders in the halls of monetary and political power does not appear to understand the dimensions of our situation.

The Periphery Is Failing

Ever since the current economic "recovery" began, we've been warning of the high risk of a renewed financial crisis. That risk is now uncomfortably high.

Why We All Lose if the Fed Wins

If we hold the view that humans are behaving unsustainably in terms of any of the 'three Es' — the economy, energy, or the environment — then any rapid resumption to a paradigm of exponential growth in our consumption of natural resources — or in our growth of debt over income — simply takes us more quickly to the bitter end of this story.

The Network That Runs the World

In every era, there are certain people and institutions that are held in the highest public regard as they embody the prevailing values of society. Not that long ago, Albert Einstein was a major public figure and was widely revered. Can you name a scientist that commands a similar presence today?

Everything Is Being Sold

Global financial markets are now in a very perilous state, and there is a much higher than normal chance of a crash. Bernanke’s recent statement revealed just how large a role speculation had played in the prices of nearly everything, and now there is a mad dash for cash taking place all over the world.

Four Signs That We're Back in Dangerous Bubble Territory

Stocks, bonds – everything – at risk

As the global equity and bond markets grind ever higher, abundant signs exist that we are once again living through an asset bubble – or rather a whole series of bubbles in a variety of markets. This makes this period quite interesting, but also quite dangerous.

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.

Unintended Consequences Are Increasing World Demand for Gold

With the financial experts claiming, some gleefully, that gold has "lost its safe haven status" in the aftermath of its biggest tumble in 30 years, many commentators thought (hoped?) that the dramatic price drop would steer people away from gold ownership.

This Gold Slam Is a Massive Wealth Transfer from Our Pockets to the Banks

I am very disappointed by, but not surprised at, the latest transfer of weath to the bankers from everyone else. The most recent gold bear raid has vastly enriched the bullion bankers, once again, at the expense of everyone trying to protect their wealth from global central bank money printing.

Investors Beware: Market Risks Today Are Higher than Ever

After the shot across the bow in 2008, you might have expected that regulators and market participants would use the experience to change for the better, to become more prudent, and to reduce the sorts of risky behaviors that almost crashed the entire system.

The Real Reason the Economy Is Broken (and Will Stay That Way)

More and more economic sinkholes

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."

QE for Dummies

Understanding the most outlandish monetary experiment ever conducted

The reason that QE differs from normal monetary policy is that, in the normal case, the purchase of various bond types by the Fed does two things: It lowers interest rates, and it increases the amount of money in the system.

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