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Shareable Magazine - 13 hours 34 min ago

Top image: Rory Aronson at TEDx UCLA. Article cross-posted from Opensource.com.

Categories: Economics

16 Worker Coops Redefining the Cooperative Movement

Shareable Magazine - 13 hours 45 min ago

The worker cooperative movement has hit a new stride. Re-emerging in the 1960s, cooperatives tend to elicit thoughts of natural food stores and specialty bookshops but the movement has grown to include tech companies, coworking spaces, international businesses, large factories and much more.

Categories: Economics

Why Trails Are America’s New Town Squares

Shareable Magazine - 14 hours 14 min ago

Top image: The Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis. Photo credit: Micah Taylor under a Creative Commons license. Article cross-posted from On the Commons.

Americans are people on the go!

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/27 - Fukushima Groundwater Operation Ineffective, Healthcare Premiums Expected To Rise

Chris Martenson - 15 hours 7 min ago
  • Fukushima groundwater bypass operation ineffective: Tepco
  • Thyroid cancer diagnosed in 104 young people in Fukushima
  • China Will Need Stimulus to Hit 7.5% Growth Target, KC Fed Paper Says
  • Putin Warns on Ukraine Pursuing Closer Ties With West
  • Argentine black-market peso falls to new low despite rate rise
  • Arizona's Obamacare health plan premiums expected to rise
  • Health care costs will spike for Birmingham retirees unless council acts Tuesday
  • Affordable Care Act drafting error could strip health care subsidy from thousands in Wisconsin
  • White House Won't Comment On Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal
  • Euro zone yields turn negative on Draghi hopes

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Categories: Economics

Teaching Survival Skills to Children

Chris Martenson - August 26, 2014 - 13:30

Some great activities and lessons to teach children that will support better situational awareness and survival skills.  Provide them with the mental tools to keep them safer and more resilient in difficult situations.

http://www.survivopedia.com/svp_tchingsrvlchild/

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Categories: Economics

Portland’s Collaborative Ethos Shines at Recent PDX Skillshare

Shareable Magazine - August 26, 2014 - 07:13

Portland, Oregon, a city known for having a strong D.I.Y. ethos, is no stranger to collaborative, D.I.T. (do it together) culture either. Case in point: the recent PDX Skillshare. Supported in part with a grant from Shareable, the event brought people together to exchange skills and information about martial arts, screen printing, meal planning and preparation, beekeeping, business networking, clawhammer banjo playing, and much more.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/26 - The Fed Is Not As Powerful As We Think, U.S. Housing Bull Market Over?

Chris Martenson - August 26, 2014 - 05:48
  • Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges 
  • The Fed Is Not As Powerful As We Think
  • U.S. Housing Bull Market Over? House Prices Trend Forecast Current State
  • Blackouts in Egypt Prompt Accusations
  • Uncertainty for Workers Losing Jobs at Atlantic City Casinos
  • The Aftershocks
  • Emission-free Hydrogen May Now Be Truly Emission-free
  • 7 Seriously Farmed Bugs

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Categories: Economics

The Trouble With Natural Gas

Chris Martenson - August 25, 2014 - 17:56

One of the areas where there's an overblown amount of overtly politicized and outrageously propagandized information is shale natural gas (NG).

The US, for obvious geopolitical reasons, would love to supply Europe with NG and cut out Russia. But as we'll soon see, the basic facts just don't back up that desire just yet.

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/25 - Extremes Are The Enemy, Solar-Powered Commuter Pods In Development

Chris Martenson - August 25, 2014 - 07:44
  • Why You Should Take a Week-Long Break From All Screens
  • Want Milk or Toilet Paper? The Venezuelan Government Wants Your Fingerprints
  • Sales of New U.S. Homes Unexpectedly Fall to Four-Month Low
  • New Jersey Is Testing Solar-Power Commuter Pods
  • Dash of Salt Does No Harm. Extremes Are the Enemy
  • California High-Speed Rail—More Questions and Concerns
  • U.S. Warms To Clean Energy
  • Methane Is Discovered Seeping From Seafloor Off East Coast, Scientists Say

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Categories: Economics

Who Gets to Decide What a City Can Do with Broadband Internet?

Shareable Magazine - August 25, 2014 - 06:35

Top image from Free Press Pics under a Creative Commons licenseArticle cross-posted from On the Commons.

Categories: Economics

Lacy Hunt: The World Economy's Terminal Case of Debt Sclerosis

Chris Martenson - August 24, 2014 - 08:54

Never before has the developed world carried this much debt. Never before have the central banks of those same countries expanded their balance sheets so much. Never before has so much sovereign debt been outright monetized. Never before have major financial institutions been officially designated as “too big to fail” and thereby been granted special license to assume gigantic risks.

Dr. Lacy Hunt, economist and current executive vice president of Hoisington Investment Management Company, expects the macroeconomic situation to get worse from here:

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/24 - Iceland Volcano Begins Erupting, Is Corruption Constitutional?

Chris Martenson - August 24, 2014 - 07:30
  • The Crooked And The Dead
  • When ‘shoot for the stars’ no longer applies
  • Iceland Volcano Begins Erupting, Sparking Red Alert
  • Iceland Backtracks on Volcano Eruption as Quakes Intensify
  • In Eastern Ukraine, Rebel Mockery Amid Independence Celebration
  • In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police
  • Where The Five-Day Workweek Came From
  • Activism And Integrity

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/23 - The Future Of College, The Effects Of Russia’s Food Ban

Chris Martenson - August 23, 2014 - 08:01
  • The Future Of College?
  • Yes, Flexible Hours Ease Stress. But Is Everyone on Board?
  • Is The Technical Gartley Pattern Guiding The Gold Price to $1260?
  • Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming
  • New transparent solar cells can be used on windows, smartphone screens
  • An Emerging Price War in the World of Investment Advice
  • The Danger in Losing Sight of Ebola Victims' Humanity
  • 5 Ripple Effects From Russia’s Food Ban

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Categories: Economics

Quantitative Easing - Crash Course Chapter 10

Chris Martenson - August 22, 2014 - 18:34

At the exponential pace at which the Fed is increasing the money supply, and knowing the huge challenges the Fed – and most other world central banks  - face in trying to stop or even slow down their money printing, the potential for a disruptive global inflationary period is very real.

So what exactly is quantitative easing

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Categories: Economics

How to Preserve Sweet Corn

Chris Martenson - August 22, 2014 - 18:32

I really like sweet corn, but most of my corn comes ripe around the same time, so I can only eat so much fresh. The rest, I think blanching and freezing is the easiest and best way to preserve that sweet corn taste.

1. Pick your sweet corn at the proper time, not too late, and not too early. The best time to pick the corn is when the silk on top of the corn husk is brown and dry.

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Categories: Economics

GoSun Solar Stove Special Discount

Chris Martenson - August 22, 2014 - 18:16

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members a special discount of 5% off the GoSun Sport Solar Cooker.

GoSun Sport solar cooker is the world's most practical and efficient solar oven on the market today. GoSun's parabolic, tubular design works effectively in retaining 80-90% of all sunlight that is caught in its footprint. Cook a meal in less than 20 minutes, using no fuel – only sun.

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Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 8/22 - The Hedge Fund And The Despot, How Cheap Is "Cheap" Oil?

Chris Martenson - August 22, 2014 - 11:23
  • The Hedge Fund And The Despot
  • Despite ISIS Horror, Congress Is Wary of U.S. Military Expansion
  • A World Economy Made of BRICS?
  • California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water
  • Why the Robots Might Not Take Our Jobs After All: They Lack Common Sense
  • Getting Camel Milk Over the Hump
  • How cheap is “cheap” oil?
  • Global Health and Environment in the Post-2015 Agenda: Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear accident

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Categories: Economics

Crowdfunding and Ownership in the Sharing Economy

Shareable Magazine - August 22, 2014 - 06:31

At the end of the first week of August 2014, two different crowdfunding pitches closed almost simultaneously.  FarmDrop, based in the UK, had raised three quarters of a million pounds, which was not far from double their original goal, from 359 investors. Open Food Network, based in Australia, had raised Aus$35,877 from 398 investors.

Categories: Economics