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    Energy Economics – Crash Course Chapter 19

    THE reason why growth will be more scarce in the future
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 24, 2014, 11:45 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.

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    Robert McFarlane: Open Fuel Standards Are Critical To Fighting the Peak Oil Catastrophe

    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 25, 2011, 9:47 PM


    “Well, I wish I had a more hopeful answer for you. You’ve nailed it. We really are very likely to face either a disruption violently [by terrorism] or a political decision by OPEC to change the price of oil to $200 to $300 per barrel and literally destroy the global economy.”

    So predicts Robert McFarlane in today’s interview, which focuses on current US energy policy and the risks it faces. Mr. McFarlane’s many decades of public and private service in both the Middle East and global energy markets make him uniquely qualified to opine on the merits (or lack thereof) of the energy strategy that the US is pursuing.

    He sees the US as committed to a foolish “monopoly-fuel” system that leaves it dependent upon and dangerously vulnerable to the actions of external players, including those hostile to US interests. And as the impacts of Peak Oil begin to be felt, he believes it is a near certainty that our country – along with the global economy – will experience great shocks which we have no plans currently in place to address sufficiently. The solution lies in creating a viable market for alternative fuels, which is in our power to do, provided we can muster the politcal and civic will. And do so quickly. 

    Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Robert C. McFarlane (runtime 34m:39s):

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    Daily Digest 2/2 – $100/Barrel Oil, Commodities Overtake Stocks & Bonds, US Jobless Rate Likely to Stay High

    by saxplayer00o1

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 4:00 PM

    • Bridgestone Raises Truck Tire Prices (12%)
    • Libya Welcomes $100 A Barrel Oil
    • Fed’s Hoenig Says QE3 “May Get Discussed”
    • Bernanke and Ethanol Sink Egypt
    • Commodities Overtake Stocks, Bonds After Two-Day Gain
    • Bill Would Give SC Medicaid Doctors Less Money
    • Medicaid Cuts Could Force Hundreds Of Texas Nursing Homes To Close
    • Preckwinkle Proposes More Than 1,000 Layoffs In County
    • Dayton: Cuts Will Have ‘Devastating Effects’ On Poorest Minnesotans
    • Detroit Public Library’s ‘Unprecedented’ Fiscal Crisis Could Mean Closures, Layoffs
    • Nothing Off Limits On OPS Budget
    • Wisconsin Could Face $340 Million Budget Shortfall
    • End of the Road For Idaho Bridges?
    • Cleveland Fed: US Jobless Rate Likely To Stay High

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    Daily Digest 1/22 – Euro Gains Amid Optimism, Gold Heads for Decline, Increased Ethanol in Auto Fuel Approved

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, January 22, 2011, 4:00 PM

    • The Yuan’s Coming Out Party
    • Alpha 2 Says “Cliff Ahead”
    • Euro Gains Amid Optimism Leaders Will Act to Ease Debt Crisis
    • Gold Heads for Third Straight Weekly Decline on Outlook for Interest Rates
    • California Unemployment Rate Ticks Up To 12.5%
    • E.P.A. Approves Increased Ethanol in Auto Fuel
    • US Renewable-Energy Incentives Help Bloom Energy To Expand Sales

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