Smart Choices for Meeting the Coming Bust, part 2 (254)

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"How do we cooperate and build a collaborative culture now?" asks Laurence Boomert, founder of The Bank of Real Solutions in New Zealand. Local currencies, barter cards, and Time Banks not only create alternatives when money systems collapse, they allow people to get … [Read more...]

Smart Choices for Meeting the Coming Bust, part 1 (253)

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Most people are woefully unprepared for the depression that is now unfolding, says economic analyst Nicole M. Foss, senior editor of The Automatic Earth. In a depression, there's not enough money in circulation. "But by using alternative currencies, we can provide our own … [Read more...]

What’s Ahead for the Money Economy and How to Meet It

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Nicole Foss of Canada and Laurence Boomert of New Zealand are on an extensive North American speaking tour. We met up with them in Vancouver, BC and videoed a walloping lively conversation. Nicole, the senior editor of The Automatic Earth, is a brilliant economic analyst … [Read more...]

Applying a Peak Oil Filter to Financial Choices (222)

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"If peak oil occurs, it will dominate most everything else that we do, because energy drives everything." Financial consultant Jim Hansen's peak oil filter doesn't just guide  investment decisions for his client portfolios. He applies it to his personal lifestyle (you may be … [Read more...]

Oil Puts the Squeeze on the Economy (204)

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This turbulent, troubled global economy is precisely what Chris Martenson predicted in early 2010, "When Exponential Meets Reality" (episode 166). He asserts that we can no longer look at the economy without factoring in the terminal decline of its master resource — oil. The … [Read more...]

Collapse of the Titans (202)

Learn from the Soviets — personal relationships are the best currency, says Russian-born Dmitry Orlov, the author of Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects. The American empire is following the USSR into collapse, he asserts, with financial collapse … [Read more...]

Local Investing Made Easy (201)

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We're "keeping money flowing locally so we're more prosperous as a community," says James Frazier, co-founder of the Local Investment Opportunities Network (LION) in Port Townsend, Washington. LION is a clearinghouse between business owners like Matthew Day and potential … [Read more...]

Money and Economy

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Protecting Your Money in a Declining Economy, Marc Cuniberti Local Currencies - Replacing Scarcity with Trust, Francis Ayley Taking Back Our Lives from the Wall Street Mafia, David C. Korten Transitioning to the Elm Street Economy, Paul and Sarah Edwards Four … [Read more...]

Taking Back Our Lives from the Wall Street Mafia (180)

"Get rid of Wall Street!" says David C. Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy and The Great Turning. Wall Street is about phantom wealth — real wealth is about happy, healthy families, local living economies in balance with Earth’s resources, and caring, resilient … [Read more...]

David Korten: Declaring our Independence from Wall Street

August 31, 2010.  "We need to get free of Wall Street," David Korten's eyes blazed, "not try to fix it by tinkering at the margins... It can't be fixed. It has essentially become a legal crime syndicate" (my paraphrase). With a David-meets-Goliath fervor, our passionate … [Read more...]