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The Crash Course

An Honest Approach to Facing the Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment

Martenson, Chris


2. Auflage März 2023
336 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-394-16886-6
John Wiley & Sons

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Discover how and why the world's crises are interconnected and what you can do to prepare for the next one

The world is experiencing a series of crises. In The Crash Course: An Honest Approach to Facing the Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment, Revised Edition, veteran executive and strategist Chris Martenson delivers an incisive and eye-opening exploration that explains why the reader needs to understand that it is the interconnectedness of the various crises that matters most. From energy shortages to climate instability, financial crises, supply chain disruptions, pandemics, war, and crop failures, you'll discover the common factor that is driving them all and how to adapt to volatile new realities and safeguard your own personal wealth, health, and community.

In the book, you'll find effective solutions for living with unpredictability and change, as well as:
* A workable framework for understanding the "how" and "why" of dramatic societal, environmental, and economic transformation
* A rich set of solutions, complete with examples, you can use to draw inspiration and motivation to act in your own life
* An expansive amount of new material, fully updated since the last edition

A transformative and thought-provoking strategic playbook for managing increasingly unexpected events, crises, and revolutions, The Crash Course, Revised Edition is an essential resource for anyone concerned about their retirement savings, the world's environment, as well as anyone hoping to become more independent and self-reliant.



Part I: How to Approach the Next Twenty Years

Chapter 1 The Coming Storm

Chapter 2 The Lens: How to See the Future

Chapter 3 A World Worth Inheriting

Chapter 4 Trust Yourself

Part II: Foundation

Chapter 5 Dangerous Exponentials

Chapter 6 Problems versus Predicaments

Chapter 7 An Inconvenient Lie: The Truth about Growth

Chapter 8 Complex Systems

Chapter 9 Our Money System

Chapter 10 What Is Wealth? (Hint: It's Not Money)

Part III: Economy

Chapter 11 Debt

Chapter 12 The Great Credit Bubble

Chapter 13 Like a Moth to Flame: Our Destructive Tendency to Print

Chapter 14 Fuzzy Numbers

Chapter 15 Crumbling Before Our Eyes: The Story of Concrete

Part IV: Energy

Chapter 16 Energy and the Economy

Chapter 17 Peak Oil

Chapter 18 Shale Oil

Chapter 19 Necessary but Insufficient: Coal, Nuclear, and Alternatives

Chapter 20 Why Technology Can't Fix This

Part V: Environment

Chapter 21 Minerals: Gone with the Wind

Chapter 22 Soil: Thin, Thinner, Gone

Chapter 23 Parched: The Coming Water Wars

Chapter 24 All Fished Out

Chapter 25 What Do You Mean We're Running Out of Sand? Strange but True

Part VI: Convergence

Chapter 26 Where Have All the Insects Gone? Silence of the Lamps

Chapter 27 The Bumpy Path to 2030

Part VII: What Should I Do?

Chapter 28 The Good News

Chapter 29 Closing the Book on Growth

Chapter 30 What Should I Do?

Chapter 31: Build Up Your Capital!



CHRIS MARTENSON, PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell), is a former Vice President at SAIC, worked for Pfizer, and created the viral video series, The Crash Course, which has been viewed by millions of people and translated into 4 languages. He is a world-class communicator and dot-connector, a sought-after writer and speaker, and is the host of the online resilience community at