A2A with Chris Martenson of PeakProsperity.com


Maybe it's just me but it seems that these A2As just keep getting more and more informative. This week's guest was Chris Martenson and, boy, did he ever turn out to be a great guest. You really need to listen to this podcast.

Thankfully, Chris was very generous with his time. In this 50-minute webinar, Chris addresses such topics as:

  • Why economic change/collapse is coming and when it might be expected
  • What countries will suffer most
  • What concerns him most at present
  • Why and what type of precious metal he owns
  • His most important advice

But wait, there's more! So much more, in fact, that I urge you to listen to this entire recording. Break it up into segments or do it over the weekend. It doesn't matter how you do it, just do it.



Apr 12, 2014 - 11:32am

Martenson is top notch

What a well spoken and intelligent gentleman, Chris Martenson. I found his insights into junk silver particularly interesting and took note of his emphasis on community (everything else he discussed was also well worth the listen). You must have him on again at some point in the future, Turd.

Now, when are we going to see some MO ASS? No, I'm not talking porn, which I don't look at anymore since I'm glued to this excellent site all the time (darn you Turd), I mean mother-of-all-short-squeezes in the silver. How is that looking?

Apr 11, 2014 - 4:39pm

BM Under Federal Investigation

Is that the same thing as "no investigation"?

Swift Boat Vet
Apr 11, 2014 - 1:54pm

Exceptional A2A

Thank you Chris and Turdski. I enjoyed this immensely. My philosophy/goals are very much along these lines.


Apr 11, 2014 - 5:38am

Blythe Masters under investigation

My wish for her is that she gets ALL that she deserves with interest ...

I pray the "investigators" do something, as they have done didley squat since subprime/Lehman.


Apr 11, 2014 - 2:21am

An optimistic view...

One of the peak issues is energy.

If we had a low cost sustainable source of energy then many of our problems would be reduced.

Water is plentiful if energy is low cost....

3 Options that are possible...

1)sustainable fission energy. Barriors are mostly regulatory, not technology.

thorium reactors...Breeder reactors

2)Space based solar power, After fisson space based solar where the plants and equipment are built from lunar or asterodial resources is capable of supplying 100% of the worlds base load power. Very little development being done.

3)Aneautronic fusion reactions P-B11 such as being worked on by:

Tri alpha, Emc^2 polywell, The guys funded by bezeos with the spinning lead ball in BC, Lawarence plasma physics and many more. If any one of these gets it right energy is a solved problem.

Very little or no radiation burns boron and water....

4)The LENR Low energy nuke people there is anomalous heat in LENR (aka cold fusion reactions) just not well explained and not well reproducible yet. Read the LENR papers by SPAWAR (IE the Navy research group in San Diego, its real and its coming)

The real pessimist will complain that more free energy is jsut wat we need to screw up the planet, this is my litmus test for is the person an anti technology bigot or are they really concerned about peak energy, if they like possible tech solutions they are real if not they are watermelons, ie green on the outside and red on the inside.

Eventually if we really do master some of these energy sources we might eventuall run into the heat in the environment limit, but that is many doubling in energy consumption away from where we are now and there are technical solutions starting with a sun shade in the earth sun L1 point.

If energy is truely low cost and basically unlimited then all nasty industrial processes can be taken off planet and all rare eaerths can be mined from the asteroid belt or similar.... The universe really is unlimited. IF we stay on the 3rd rock from the sun then the period of exponential human expansion is going to come to a nasty brutish end.

Edit for typos and spelling.

Apr 11, 2014 - 12:47am


Great a2a , did he say silver would have to go to astronomical price and become scarce

before an element like graphene would be considered for a replacement?

I was under the impression that in the future silver was going to be going crazy high in price and there was going to be a shortage .

Fred Hayek
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:02am

Another wonderful interview Turd!

Chris is always an interesting interview. Great choice. I love his willingness to say things bluntly yet seemingly without any hyperbole.

Apr 10, 2014 - 11:58pm

The RINGING sound of the TRUTH BELL, interview w/CM

Banks will do anything they have to do to protect themselves, including steal your money. YEP

In a breakdown stocks may not be worth much because multiple folks will be claiming the same shares. YEP

We really should be concerned about potential exhaustion of things such as groundwater aquifers. YEP (and I would add the insane continuing contamination of the ones we still have by fracking)

Oil production is already past it's peak. YEP

Money is being created in an exponential function. YEP. These interest dependent currency systems by function and mathematics will crash after 49 yrs. DUNNO but sounds rational, you decide.

Exceptionally good listen. Thanks so much for coordinating, bring him back again and again.

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Apr 10, 2014 - 11:22pm

Brilliant A2A

Really enjoyed this A2A. My first wake up call was Bill Still's "The Money Masters". But the next wake up call was Chris and his presentation at the Gold and Silver Meeting in Madrid.

Tons of info from a straight shooter. And who'd of guessed......smoked clams and bourbon. Ummmmmm.

Here's the link to the Gold and Silver Meeting if interested.

Chris Martenson's presentation at the Gold & Silver Meeting in Madrid
Apr 10, 2014 - 10:10pm

Fantastic A2A

Really great A2A Turd! One of the top 3 IMO. I have followed Chris for a long time and I am more resilient because of him. Kudos. Now we need to get Grant Williams to share his metal insights.

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