Chris Martenson is not an economist! He is trained as a scientist, having completed both a PhD and a post-doctoral program at Duke University, where he specialized in neurotoxicology. His extensive training as a scientist informs and guides how he thinks on economics, energy, and the environment.
Crash Course, by Chris Martenson, is a free online course on the history of money and debt in the US that should be a mandatory part of our continuing education. You may find it fascinating to understand how money and debt is created, and how we have ended up in the inevitable position we find ourselves in now.