The Crash Course: An Honest Approach to Facing the Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment, 2nd Edition

  • 12h 23m 3s
  • Chris Martenson
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

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, Chris Martenson delivers an incisive and eye-opening exploration that explains why 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; and 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 and the world's environment, as well as anyone hoping to become more independent and self-reliant.

About the Author

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

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - The Coming Storm
  • Chapter 2 - The Lens
  • Chapter 3 - A World Worth Inheriting
  • Chapter 4 - Trust Yourself
  • Chapter 5 - Dangerous Exponentials
  • Chapter 6 - Problems versus Predicaments
  • Chapter 7 - An Inconvenient Lie
  • Chapter 8 - Complex Systems
  • Chapter 9 - Our Money System
  • Chapter 10 - What Is Wealth?
  • Chapter 11 - Debt
  • Chapter 12 - The Great Credit Bubble
  • Chapter 13 - Like a Moth to Flame
  • Chapter 14 - Fuzzy Numbers
  • Chapter 15 - Crumbling Before Our Eyes
  • Chapter 16 - Energy and the Economy
  • Chapter 17 - Peak Oil
  • Chapter 18 - Shale Oil
  • Chapter 19 - Necessary but Insufficient
  • Chapter 20 - Why Technology Can’t Fix This
  • Chapter 21 - Minerals
  • Chapter 22 - Soil
  • Chapter 23 - Parched
  • Chapter 24 - All Fished Out
  • Chapter 25 - What Do You Mean Running Out of Sand?
  • Chapter 26 - Where Have All the Insects Gone?
  • Chapter 27 - The Bumpy Path to 2030
  • Chapter 28 - The Good News
  • Chapter 29 - Closing the Book on Growth
  • Chapter 30 - What Should I Do?
  • Chapter 31 - Build Up Your Capital!
  • Conclusion