Building a world of
resilient communities.

A Framework For Assessing Country-Level Resilience

With no meaningful actions on such things as climate change and peak resources in sight, a realistic assessment of country (and regional) level resilience is required.

IEA Oil Market Forecast: Optimistic Assumptions And An Economy Unable To Grow Out Of Its Problems

The International Energy Authority does does its best to paint a rosy picture of peak cheap oil. The reality is an economy which can no longer grow its way out of its problems. 

The Wealth Trap: The Rich and The Gilded Cage

The rich are trapped within a modern version of Plato's Cage, unable to see the reality of destruction around them.

Kamikaze Culture

Modern society celebrates the suicidal consumption and despoilment of the earth by the rich, which will also kill countless others outside their ranks. As a society, we must learn to despise such acts.

Endless Layers Of Delusion

The layers of delusion in which members of society have wrapped themselves, so as to not have to face up to the hard choices that face us, are seemingly endless.

Euro crisis or Argentina/Iceland/Malaysia: Which will be the model for future crises?

Will the future crises that climate change, peak resources and ecological destruction be just other useful crises for the powerful to make the rest pay?

Property Insurance: One of the first to go

The nature of property insurance, with premiums reliant on projections of future claims and financial market performance, will pull forward the societal effects of climate change and energy constraints. 

The Creation of Society's Shared Hallucinations

Our social reality is a combined construct of what we directly observe, what others tell us directly, and the parallel realities created by the media.

The United Kingdom: Bad Circumstances and Bad Policy

The UK may very well be the first of the advanced economies to be taken down by energy supply constraints.

Keeping local communities alive

Globalization is a doomed venture in the face of more and more expensive energy costs, unfortunately before it falls apart it may destroy the local communities which will be the base of any alternative arrangements. 
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