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Crash Course by Chris Martenson


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  • Actors: Chris Martenson
  • Directors: Chris Martenson
  • Writers: Chris Martenson
  • Producers: Chris Martenson
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: CreateSpace
  • DVD Release Date: March 5, 2009
  • Run Time: 203 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001ULDK8W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,049 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Crash Course seeks to help you understand the nature of some extermely serious challenges and risks to our economy and your future prosperity. Chris Martenson weaves together a number of seemingly disparate topics into a single story, discussing the Economy, Energy, and the Environment... For it is where these fields overlap and intersect that the greatest story of any generation will get told.

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His explanations helped me clarify and understand what I knew in a deeper way.
Cat Lover
Although aware of most of the topics covered I was really impressed at how well they are weaved together.
Ducktape
Most importantly, you will learn why, with our debt based monetary system, hyperinflation is inevitable.
K.C.

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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By A. Robalik on November 18, 2009
Please don't buy this DVD if you wish to continue blithely on in your current way of doing things, without regard to how the future is likely to be radically different from the present. This documentary, a 3-hour information download of immense proportions, will eviscerate your conceptions of reality, growth, money, and energy. This is probably the most important film you could watch this year, or next, or the next... and if you wait any longer than that, you might be in trouble.

The Crash Course opens with an in-depth discussion of our monetary system, as well as important concepts like the exponential function, debt, and growth. What really brought it home for me was the chapter on US government statistical manipulation. As a practicing urban planner, I hadn't realized till then how much faith I'd placed in the honesty of those statistics (like GDP, CPI [inflation], the unemployment rate, etc.). For example, despite the fact that the "official" unemployment rate, circa November 2009, is reported at just over 10% in the US, there's good reason to believe the actual unemployment rate to be north of 20%. Oh, and did you know that our economy has been in a prolonged recession/depression for the past 10 years, of which the current "recession" is but the second dip? I've watched this chapter several times since that first viewing, and double-checked his information elsewhere. Very disturbing.

Go to [...] to see the chapter listing and to read more about the Crash Course and its creator, Chris Martenson. (I wasn't paid for this, I just think the Crash Course is really important! To prove it: you can go to that link and watch the entire DVD online for FREE, as well as the much-shortened 45-minute version, although it obviously won't be as convenient or comfortable as in front of a TV.)
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By C. Katrakis on March 29, 2010
As the other reviews state, this is a must-see video presentation that will blow your mind. However, if you don't want to spend the money on a physical copy, you can always watch the Crash Course for free from Dr. Martenson's website / YouTube channel.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ducktape on August 11, 2010
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Although aware of most of the topics covered I was really impressed at how well they are weaved together. It is not a documentary. It is a course.
It is without a doubt the most important work I have seen. It is real, now, relevant and personal.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K.C. on March 25, 2011
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This is a truly exceptional video. It does an amazing job of explaining our economic problems in a clear, concise, easy to understand, and interesting way. Most importantly, you will learn why, with our debt based monetary system, hyperinflation is inevitable.

The Narrator and author of The Crash Course has also recently published a book with the same title. It, too, is excellent and is goes into much greater detail than the video. (By the way, you can view this DVD for free on the author's website, ChrisMartenson.com .)

Basically, The Crash Course (book or DVD), in a very compelling way, makes two fundamental points. First, that our present rate of consumption of oil, when correlated against an increasing world population and increasing demand from the industrialization of third world countries, is simply not sustainable. In fact, it appears that we are currently at the precipice of there not being enough oil to meet the demand. And, when we go over the cliff, our standard of living will be diminished overnight. (Imagine having to spend 50 to 70% of your income food and gasoline.)

The second fundamental point made by the Crash Course is that our debt based monetary system must inevitably end with hyperinflation. The reason is that each year, enough new currency must be created to pay the interest on all of the previously created debt. As a result, there is an exponential increase in the money supply. It is like putting money in a savings account and letting the interest continue to compound year after year. For many years, your bank balance grows very slowly. But, you ultimately come to a point where even though the rate of interest is small, it is increasing your bank balance by amazingly large amounts each year.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Thom Illingworth on February 18, 2011
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Very interesting video. Presented like a narrated PowerPoint presentation. For the last part of the presentation, however, one must access the author's website. No charges are involved, so it isn't a scam to get more payment, but the website does have other products/services for purchase. The facts are compelling and scary, but something everyone should be thinking about and preparing for.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Steve on February 20, 2010
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Excellent presentation of the converging trends our our time. Should be mandatory viewing for every college freshman, every person running for public office.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anne Taylor on December 21, 2010
I first watched this video with my partner 18 months ago, and found it fascinating, shocking, and inspiring. The new 45-minute version for the UK is also an excellent and very accessible introduction - perfect for getting a discussion going with your friends and neighbours.

Human nature is such that we'd all rather carry on doing what we do, living life as we imagined we'd live it, with ever-more sophisticated gadgets that guzzle energy, but the facts presented in The Crash Course make it very clear that we must change what we do.

Every major financial and purchasing decision I've made since first watching this has been with reference to the information in this video. If we heed the excellent advice provided on Chris's website (look for "What to do"), the quality of our lives can improve. If we don't, the prognosis is not good.

Don't wait for Governments to act. Watch the video, discuss it with friends and family, start a Transition initiative (google 'transition towns') and build your communities.

The alternative 'carry on as if nothing is happening' is not going to work.
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