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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


Shale Oil Revolution A Symptom Of Broken Energy Policy
Faster consumption plus no strategy equals diminished prospects.
Every Bubble Is In Search Of A Pin
Now that the world’s central banking cartel is taking a long-overdue pause from printing money and handing it to the wealthy elite, the collection of asset price bubbles nested within the Everything Bubble are starting to burst.
Has “It” Finally Arrived?
With the recent plunge in the S&P 500 of over 5%, has the long-anticipated (and overdue) market correction finally begun? It’s hard to say for certain. The systemic cracks we've been closely monitoring definitely got an awful lot wider this week.
The End Of Stimulus? (And The Start Of The Crash?)
What the most important chart in the world is predicting.
Who’s Going To Eat The Losses?
The only question that matters regarding today's markets.
Why The Shale Oil "Miracle" Is Becoming A "Debacle"
Dispelling the magical thinking behind the hype.


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Daily Digest 3/20 - Intergenerational Theft, How Much Oil Is Displaced by Electric Vehicles? So Far, Not Much
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Off The Cuff: Inflationary Pressures Are Rising
Chris Martenson
Don't worry, it's probably nothing If it is, the central banks have your back If they don't you should have seen it…
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Latest Posts
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 (10 years 4 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 (13 years 5 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 3 months)
Corporate Finance - Analyst
1998 - 2001 (3 years 3 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.

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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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