Chris Martenson is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder of PeakProsperity.com (with Adam Taggart). As one of the early bloggers who forecasted the housing market collapse and stock market correction years in advance, Chris rose to prominence with the launch of his video seminar, The Crash Course, which has also been published in book form (Wiley, March 2011). He has given many public presentations and has appeared on various broadcast programs including The Street, PBS NewsHour, Yahoo!Finance Daily Ticker, and The Keiser Report. Prior to spending four years educating himself and developing the course and other materials to help individuals understand and take action, Chris was a Vice President at a Fortune 300 Company and spent over ten years in corporate finance and strategic consulting. He has a PhD in pathology from Duke University and an MBA from Cornell University.
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The Oil ‘Revolution’ Story Is Dead Wrong: transcript
This is a transcript of a conversation between Post Carbon Fellows Chris Martenson and Richard Heinberg, recorded for the Peak Prosperity podcast. Listen to the interview here. TRANSCRIPT Chris Martenson: Welcome to this Peak Prosperity podcast. I am your host,...
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 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...
RESILIENCE: Personal Preparation
My “standard of living” is a fraction of what it formerly was, but my quality of life has never been higher. We live in a house less than half the size of our former house, my beloved boat is gone, and we have a garden and chickens in the backyard. Peering in from
The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises
John Kaufmann, Daniel Lerch, Bill Sheehan, Anthony Perl, William Rees, Tom Whipple, Stephanie Mills, Peter Whybrow, Michael Shuman, David Orr, Cindy Parker, Chris Martenson, Brian Schwartz, Richard Gilbert, Warren Karlenzig, Wes Jackson, David Hughes, Rob Hopkins, David Fridley, Gloria Flora, Joshua Farley, Hillary Brown, Michael Bomford, Asher Miller, Zenobia Barlow, Sandra Postel, Richard Heinberg, Erika Allen, Bill Ryerson
Michael Shuman: The Benefits of Deploying Investment Capital Locally Vs Wall Street
Credit: Peak Prosperity | Download The Federal Reserve and other central planners have worked overtime to lead the world back to “recovery” from the depths of the 2008 financial crisis. Using one of their main signaling indicators, they’ve succeeded: stock market indices are...
The Oil ‘Revolution’ Story Is Dead Wrong
Credit: Peak Prosperity | Download With all the grandiosity of the media headlines touting our destiny as the new “Saudi America”, many pundits have been quick to pronounce Peak Oil dead. Here at PeakProsperity.com, one of the most frequent questions we’ve received...
Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented by Global Population Growth
Originally posted at PeakProsperity At the heart of the resource depletion story that we track here at PeakProsperity.com is the number of people on earth competing for those resources. The global population is more than 7 billion now and...