[Video] The Crash Course - An Open Look at the Future

January 19 2009 / by Garry Golden / In association with Future Blogger.net
Category: Economics   Year: Beyond   Rating: 3 Hot

Crash CourseChris Martenson has created a series of videos called The Crash Course 'to provide you with a baseline understanding of the economy so that you can better appreciate the risks that we all face.'

Martenson shows how important it is for us to understand the enormous implications of exponential growth, debt-deficits, wealth creation, asset bubbles and demographic shifts, resource production plateaus, hedonic models, fuzzy numbers of GDP, et al.

Martenson is not necessarily trying to sell a vision of inevitable collapse. Rather he makes a strong case to highlight the observable fundamental flaws in our current economic behavior and models, and the dire consequences of what might happen if we do nothing to change our course.

This is a must watch set of videos for thinking about the future.

The Crash Course: Table of Contents

The Crash Course

Chapter 1: Three Beliefs (Time: 1:46)
Chapter 2: The Three "E"s
(Time: 1:38)
Chapter 3: Exponential Growth
(Time: 6:20)
Chapter 4: Compounding is the Problem
(Time: 3:06)
Chapter 5: Growth vs. Prosperity
(Time: 3:40)
Chapter 6: What is Money?
(Time: 5:55)
Chapter 7: Money Creation
(Time: 4:19)
Chapter 8: The Fed - Money Creation
(Time: 7:13)
Chapter 9: A Brief History of US Money
(Time: 7:14)
Chapter 10: Inflation
(Time: 11:48)
Chapter 11: How Much Is A Trillion?
(Time: 3:28)
Chapter 12: Debt
(Time: 12:32)
Chapter 13: A National Failure To Save
(Time: 12:06)
Chapter 14: Assets & Demographics (Time: 13:41)
Chapter 15: Bubbles
(Time: 14:10)
Chapter 16: Fuzzy Numbers
(Time: 15:52)
Chapter 17: PART A: Peak Oil
(Time: 17:52)
Chapter 17: PART B: Energy Budgeting
(Time: 12:15)
Chapter 17: PART C: Energy And The Economy
(Time: 7:05)
Chapter 18: Environmental Data
(Time: 16:22)
Chapter 19: Future Shock

Comment Thread (1 Response)

  1. Once an economy is accustomed to a certain level of spending /debt, changing it is very difficult. Looks like we’re approaching an inflection point of some sort.

    Posted by: Covus   January 20, 2009
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