"Chris Martenson' Exert from who he is. First of all, I am not an ivory-tower economist. Instead, I’m a trained scientist, having completed both a PhD and a post-doctoral program at Duke University, where I specialized in neurotoxicology. I tell you this because my extensive training as a scientist informs and guides how I think. I gather data, I develop hypotheses, and I continually seek to accept or reject my hypotheses based on the evidence at hand. I let the data tell me the story. He seems to be level headed & neither on one side or the other but rather takes a fact based view on things. Just another person offering a perspective on a very fuzzy area.