Prosper! was about the paradox of prudence and our relationship with money today. The journey started with the realisation that what was once real money has subtly been replaced by an illusion: a highly deceptive and persistent illusion. This was a crucial first step. It was like having an epiphany when it happened.
Louis Boulanger invited readers to join him on this journey and lift the veil of ignorance that clouds our collective judgement about money. For six years, from December 2006 to December 2012, Louis wrote passionately about the unfolding drama of the end days of our failing and dishonest monetary system.
The collective delusion kept growing unabated and cognitive dissonance prevailed, so Louis stopped publishing Prosper! after 46 issues. These have all been preserved and are available here for the record.
Issue 46: Everybody Knows
Issue 45: Collapse at Hand
Issue 44: The Financial System vs. the Real Economy
Issue 43: "Whatever It Takes" Now Includes Default
Issue 42: The Biggest Lie Of All
Issue 41: I'm Tired Of Lies
Issue 40: Debt, Food Prices & Revolutions
Issue 39: The Debt Tower
Issue 38: A Symposium on Sound Money
Issue 37: Let's Get Physical
Issue 36: Praemonitus Praemunitus
Issue 35: Can You See Now That This Is A Currency Crisis?
Issue 34: Fiat Abuse is Running Its Course
Issue 33: Green Shoots and Leprechauns
Issue 32: The Paradox of the Gold Price
Issue 31: Gold Wars and the Burden of Debt
Issue 30: Making Money in Troubled Times
Issue 29: Whatever it Takes
Issue 28: Something’s Up; But What?
Issue 27: Strange Deflation Now; Inflation Tsunami Next
Issue 26: Game Over
Issue 25: This Is It and It Is Now
Issue 24: Inflation, Money Demand and Velocity
Issue 23: Scapegoats for the Ongoing Systemic Crisis
Issue 22: Near a New Tipping Point of the Crisis
Issue 21: The Ongoing Case FOR Investing in Commodities
Issue 20: Don’t Be Deluded; Nothing’s Been Fixed Yet!
Issue 19: You Call That Insurance?!!
Issue 18: Lipstick on a Pig
Issue 17: The Bubble and the Pin
Issue 16: The Crack-up Boom Is Over
Issue 15: Gold is Money and Nothing Else
Issue 14: Time to Buy Some Real Stuff
Issue 13: The Bull Market in Commodities
Issue 12: The ABCs of Bubblenomics
Issue 11: Conundrums & War Drums
Issue 10: The Global 'War on Terror' & Your Wealth
Issue 9: Stakes Are High for the US Dollar
Issue 8: The Year of the Golden Pig
Issue 7: To Buy or not to Buy
Issue 6: Global Liquidity, Debt and Delusion
Issue 5: The Manipulation of the Gold Market
Issue 4: Commodity Prices and Geopolitics: The Great Shift in Wealth
Issue 3: What Inflation Truly Is and Why It's Back with a vengeance!
Issue 2: Gold, Silver and Economic Freedom!
Issue 1: Welcome to Prosper!