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...]

Young Lawyers Lower the Bar to a Sharing Economy (210)

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"Sharing really is going to save the world!" declares Janelle Orsi, author of The Sharing Solution, noting that it's fun, doesn't require special skills — and we can start now. She and Jennifer Kassan co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center to help people formalize … [Read more...]

Port Townsend Shapes a Locally Reliant Community

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Local Investing Made Easy, James Frazier, Kees Kolff, Matthew Day How Many Community Gardens? Judy Alexander, Celia & Ray Carnighan Menu for the Future – Bringing Farmers to the Table, Dick Bergeron, Judy Alexander, Peter Bates Partners in Preparedness – Neighborhoods … [Read more...]

Best of 2011 – Innovations and Insights (vol 2)

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Our top choices from the 2011 Peak Moment conversations (volume 2 of 2). Peak Oil Blues - We're All Bozos on This Bus, Kathy McMahon Oil Puts the Squeeze on the Economy, Chris Martenson Local Investing Made Easy, James Frazier, Kees Kolff, Matthew Daly How to Boil A … [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...]

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...]

Navigating Inflation’s Big Bite

Last week we taped a Peak Moment conversation with a local financial market analyst who we first heard on our local community radio station KVMR about a half year ago. What Marc Cuniberti said on his "Money Matters" show made sense to us. He talked about the Fed Reserve's … [Read more...]