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Supply, Demand, and the Price of Oil

Could the price of oil be a value such that the current quantity produced exceeds the current quantity consumed?

Teaching Economics for the 21st century

We need to transcend our current paradigm in which cognitive, intellectual ways of knowing are privileged at the expense of all others and in which didactic methods continue to dominate.

An Unprecedented Future

I can see The Age of Consequences from my home.

From the State Bank of Lake Park to a Critique of Capitalism

Jim Koplin, who developed the most comprehensive and consistent radical left/feminist/anti-racist/ecological politics of anyone I have ever known, talked with great affection about his time as a bank teller.

Sociocultural Boundaries

As an anthropologist, I see planetary problems from a cultural and evolutionary perspective that could offer a different take on the subject.

Peak Oil Review - Oct 5

 A weekly update, including: -Quote of the Week -Oil and the Global Economy, -The Middle East and North Africa, -China, -Russia/Ukraine, -The Briefs

Eco-hacking a Fossil-Free, Collaborative Future

Let’s face it – we’re more or less on our own. The impetus for change has to come from the bottom and the local.

A Season of Salvage

How did that unstoppable summer deluge become a trickle and then a drought?

Resilience and Collapse: Notes from Cyprus

Whatever we do in Cyprus doesn’t really stay in Cyprus. It’s like the effect gets multiplied and spread, from here to the nearby regions, and from there on.

Is the Local Economy the Solution to a Post-Capitalist World?

According to community economics advocate Michael Shuman, mainstream economic development today is a scam.

"Blood and Oil," North Dakota, and dreams not exactly fulfilled

Last week a new television series set amidst the North Dakota oil boom debuted. "Blood and Oil" tells the story of locals and newcomers striking it rich in The Bakken, an oil formation that has been heralded as containing more oil than Saudi Arabia--a wildly misleading but …

Undying: the Life and Death of an Indigo Cloth

The life history of indigo dyed things captures the life and death of social values, relationships, and structures in India and China.

A New Global Tinderbox: The World’s Northern Forests

Rapidly rising temperatures, changes in precipitation, and increased lightning strikes are leading to ever-larger wildfires in the northern forests of Alaska, Canada, and Siberia, with potentially severe ecological consequences.

The Sustainable Development Goals: A Siren and Lullaby for Our Times

Most people haven’t heard about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Native Shrubs: a Simple Fix for Drought-Stricken Crops in Sub-Saharan Africa

The use of native shrubs can help feed water to neighboring crops. This article is a good reminder that strategic crop placement is important.

Resilience Roundup - Oct 2

 Shell Exits Arctic as Slump in Oil Prices Forces Industry to Retrench | Mark Carney warns investors of ‘potentially huge’ losses from climate change risks | Oil Companies Running Out Of Options | New Leader Of Canada’s Largest Oil-Producing Province Is Ready To Steer It …

Back From the Dead: The Rise of EVs

A decade ago electric cars were a lost cause. The popular 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, highlighted the role of carmakers, oil companies and politics to explain why a technology with a lot of promise never caught on.

As 'This Changes Everything' Debuts in US, Leave Your Climate Despair at the Door

'People are ready for a deeper, much more systemic critique and much more grassroots, radical solutions,' says film's director Avi Lewis.

US Shale Oil too Expensive, Peaks 1H 2015

According to EIA data, monthly US crude oil production peaked in April 2015 at 9.6 mb/d.

What is Wealth?

For a lot of people with money, they have wrapped their identity up in it. That is their narrative.

So What about Beauty?

We can focus on building beautiful places but, as we say here at Strong Towns, financial solvency is a prerequisite to doing good.