"No warning can save people determined to grow suddently rich" - Lord Overstone

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Chris Martenson

Chris Martenson

Contributor since: 06 Feb 2013


First of all, I am not an economist. I am trained as a scientist, having completed both a PhD and a post-doctoral program at Duke University, where I specialized in neurotoxicology. I tell you this because my extensive training as a scientist informs and guides how I think. I gather data, I develop hypotheses, and I continually seek to accept or reject my hypotheses based on the evidence at hand. I let the data tell me the story.

It is also important for you to know that I entered the profession of science with the intention of teaching at the college level. I love teaching, and I especially enjoy the challenge of explaining difficult or complicated subjects to people with limited or no background in those subjects. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at it.

  • The Myth Of Infinite Economic Expansion

    Published 06 March 2018 | viewed 696 times

    Most experienced investors know the four most dangerous words are: This time is different.  It never is.  And yet one of my key predictions here at…

  • Are You Infuriated Yet?

    Published 23 October 2017 | viewed 0 times

    More and more, I'm encountering people who are simply infuriated with how our "leaders" are running (or to put it more accurately, ruining) things right…

  • The Relentless Push Towards War

    Published 30 April 2017 | viewed 0 times

    This time with North Korea. Why? The only real constant to be found in both European and US politics is war. A steady feature of…

  • When This All Blows Up...

    Published 12 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    Understanding the how & when of the next economic crash This report marks the end of a series of three big trains of thought. The…

  • The Coming Great Wealth Transfer

    Published 06 March 2017 | viewed 0 times

    Spoiler alert! It's already here. In the past, I've warned about the coming Great Wealth Transfer. But now we need to talk about it in the…

  • The Mother Of All Financial Bubbles

    Published 18 February 2017 | viewed 0 times

    Will be unimaginably destructive when it bursts At PeakProsperity.com, we pride ourselves on providing fact-based context to breaking important events. Within 72 hours of the…

  • When The Rich Become Preppers, It's Time To Worry

    Published 28 January 2017 | viewed 0 times

    The social stigma to prepping is fast disappearing For over 10 years now, we've been openly advocating that folks take action to become more prepared…

  • Mad As Hell

    Published 14 January 2017 | viewed 0 times

    Why the public is so pissed off Fair warning, my family just received a 61.5% increase in our healthcare insurance premium of 2017, on top…

  • Hell To Pay

    Published 24 September 2016 | viewed 0 times

    The final condition for a market crash is falling into place Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever going to run out of new things to…

  • Sorry Losers!

    Published 05 September 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Charles Krupa How the Fed has screwed the many to benefit the few By its actions, the Federal Reserve has selected a precious few winners…

  • Chris Martenson: Underpriced Silver Is the 'Rip Van Winkle' Metal

    Published 25 July 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Don't want to listen? Read the podcast below! Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to be joined by Dr. Chris Martenson of PeakProsperity.com and…

  • The Return Of Crisis

    Published 10 February 2016 | viewed 0 times

    Originally posted Monday, February 8, 2016, 11:28 PM Suddenly banks everywhere are in deep, deep trouble Financial markets the world over are increasingly chaotic; either…

  • The Deflation Monster Has Arrived

    Published 17 January 2016 | viewed 0 times

    And it sure looks angry As we've been warning for quite a while (too long for my taste): the world's grand experiment with debt has…

  • Murder And Mayhem In The Middle East

    Published 01 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    TonelloPhotography/Shutterstock Why it matters to those living in the West To understand what's happening in Syria right now, you have to understand the tactics and…

  • Buy Gold While You Still Can!

    Published 29 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Ninell/Shutterstock An important update on the supply of physical gold One of our long-running themes here is that the truly historic and massive flows of…

  • Making Sense Of The Sudden Market Plunge

    Published 23 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Are you prepared for further turmoil? The global deflationary wave we have been tracking since last fall is picking up steam. This is the natural…

  • Deflation Is Winning - Beware!

    Published 26 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Expect the ride to get even rougher Deflation is back on the front burner and it's going to destroy all of the careful central planning…

  • In Denial: We Pursue Endless Growth At Our Peril

    Published 01 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    A requiem for planet Earth As we've been discussing of late here at PeakProsperity.com, humans desperately need a new story to live by. The old…

  • Special Report: Is It Time To Prepare For War?

    Published 17 March 2015 | viewed 0 times

    bazzier/Shutterstock Originally published Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:36 PM This report was initially released to PeakProsperity.com's paid subscribers earlier this week. Given the significance of…

  • Greece Exposes The Global Economy's Achilles Heel

    Published 07 February 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The new Greek political party, known as Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, has done the unthinkable: they've dared to speak the truth. In…