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Energy Economics - Crash Course Chapter 19

THE reason why growth will be more scarce in the future
Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:45 PM

The central point to this latest video is this: as we’ve shown in previous chapters of the Crash Course, our global economy depends on continual growth to function. And not just any kind of growth; but exponential growth.

But in order to grow, it must receive an ever-increasing input supply of affordable energy and resources from the natural world. What I’m about to show you is a preponderance of data that indicates those inputs will just not be there in the volumes needed to supply the growth that the world economy is counting on. » Read more

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Daily Digest 5/28 - Tragedy At Midway Atoll, America to Lose Everything Because of This Crisis

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 11:22 AM
  • New report indicates private industry interested in building moon base
  • Swedish riots: if instability can happen here, what might unfold elsewhere?
  • 'Horror movie in a pill’: Side-effects of Lariam worse than malaria
  • Worse-Than-Cyprus Debt Load Means Caribbean Defaults to Moody’s 
  • Peter Schiff: America to Lose Everything Because of This Crisis
  • The jewellery designer who turns profits into aid for the poor
  • Canada Putting Too Many Eggs in Oil Basket
  • VIDEO: An Environmental Tragedy
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Daily Digest 5/18 - U.S. Seizes Bitcoin Accounts, Mountain Of Waste Grows In Detroit

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:01 AM
  • Jim Rogers on Gold: Continues to Have a Long Overdue Correction
  • U.S. authorities seize accounts of major Bitcoin operator
  • US seizes Bitcoin operator accounts
  • Paper Gold, Metal Gold - When Worlds Diverge
  • How Student Loans Became a $120 Billion Government Bonanza
  • Gold & Silver Price – The True Story Is All About Time
  • A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit
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Daily Digest 4/29 - When Terrorism Meets Fraud, Oil Sands Health Concerns Rise

Monday, April 29, 2013, 8:10 AM
  • Army Says No More Tanks, But Congress Insists
  • Germany's Perspective: "How Europe's Crisis Countries Hide their Wealth"
  • Home truths for online falsehoods
  • When Terrorism Meets Financial Fraud
  • ‘Peak Fossil Fuels’ Is Closer Than You Think: BNEF
  • MPs Warned not to Expect Shale Gas Boom in the UK
  • Keystone XL: Oil Sands Health Concerns Rise Downstream Of Expanding Extraction
  • Eldorado Gold’s big Greek mining problem
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Daily Digest 3/30 - Visions Of The Future, Resource Limits And Financial Collapse

Saturday, March 30, 2013, 11:04 AM
  • A New Declaration
  • Q1 2013 US Silver Eagle Sales Beats All Records
  • Where’s the public outrage over sky-high CEO pay?
  • In pictures: Syrian refugees' most important things
  • Your Visions Of The Future
  • U.S. Dollar: Ring-Fenced & Checkmat
  • How Resource Limits Lead to Financial Collapse
  • How Oil Sands Workers Use Karaoke to Cope