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Chris Martenson, PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell) is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder of (along with more


Unlocking Opportunities: 10 Lesser-Known Dividend Stocks To Invest In
Investing in dividend stocks can be an effective strategy for long-term wealth creation. Such investments allow you to appreciate your capital and allow passive income growth. The key is to find stocks that pay a consistently high dividend yield.
Oil Makes A 12-month Low; Guidance From Col. Hackworth
The Producer Price Index by Commodity (PPIACO): -0.72% month over month (m/m), +9.07% year over year (y/y). Producer price inflation is falling – it is less than half of what it was at the peak (23%) in October, 2021.
A Serious Message
The true culprits are the current and former managers (not leaders) with the Fed and within the DC beltway who failed to protect the vulnerable, set reasonable policies, and conduct themselves with integrity.
Coronavirus Pandemic Event Now A Serious Risk
The coronavirus is currently sweeping across China. So far, it has all the hallmarks of a potential true pandemic outbreak. This guide will help you stay prepared.
Coronavirus Is Worse Than You've Been Told: Scientist Explains
We all need to get our head on straight around this fast-spreading viral outbreak.
Good Riddance To The ‘Twenty-Teens’
A decade best shunned & forgotten.


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Surf’s Up! The Wave Of Change Is Finally Here. Are You Prepared To Ride It?
The wave of change is finally here. Are you ready?
Daily Digest 9/8 – More Than 10,000 Layoffs In August, The World Economy In One Chart
Our daily round up.
Daily Digest: AI Learns Teamwork, How Clean Is “Freedom Gas”?
My weekend wrap up of everything you need to know.
A Bust For The Ages Part 2
Much less oil than expected equals much less everything
Debt Ceiling Will Be Set To Record High, Social Media Increases Depression And Loneliness
Peak Prosperity's Daily Digest on what to read for November 11, 2018.
America The Insolvent
Watching the world these days, it can be difficult not getting angry. It’s been especially hard of late for those of us who are "reality"-based; who value data, fundamentals and historical context.

Work Experience

Peak Prosperity
2009 - Present (14 years 8 months)

Chris Martenson, creator of the widely-viewed video series The Crash Course, offers a daily dose of information on current market events that you won't get anywhere else.

January 2006 - Present (17 years 8 months)

Providing analysis and context to decode the present and illuminate the future with the goal of helping people prosper and grow their physical wealth and internal resilience.

2002 - 2005 (3 years 6 months)
Corporate Finance - Analyst
1998 - 2001 (3 years 6 months)


Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management
1997 / 1998
Duke University
1990 / 1997
Lewis and Clark College
1988 / 1990


The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future Of Our Economy, Energy, And Environment
Chris Martenson

The next twenty years will be completely unlike the last twenty years.

The world is in economic crisis, and there are no easy fixes to our predicament. Unsustainable trends in the economy, energy, and the environment have finally caught up with us and are converging on a very narrow window of time—the "Twenty-Teens." The Crash Course presents our predicament and illuminates the path ahead, so you can face the coming disruptions and thrive--without fearing the future or retreating into denial. In this book you will find solid facts and grounded reasoning presented in a calm, positive, non-partisan manner.

Peak Prosperity
Chris Martenson

Chris Martenson, creator of the widely-viewed video series The Crash Course, offers a daily dose of information on current market events that you won't get anywhere else.

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