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Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash, and the $10 Trillion Bail-in

In uncertain times, “cash is king,” but central bankers are systematically moving to eliminate that option.

Bolivian Urban Farming Coop Empowers Migrant Women

As advocates and practitioners know, urban farming delivers a number of benefits, from improving household access to healthy foods to growing local economies.

Crystal Palace Food Market, England

It is possible to create bottom up infrastructure that can deliver locally sourced sustainable food on a significant scale.

Imagine If Exxon Had Told the Truth on Climate Change

Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas and lines of inquiry.

Pioneering San Diego Business Builds Urban Edible Landscapes

Established in 2008, Urban Plantations was one of the nation’s first edible landscaping companies.

City Region Food Systems – Part IIIA – Scale and Production Strategy

In this piece I analyze critiques of smaller scale and alternative production strategies from several angles. In the second I will discuss problems inherent in the argument that small scale can feed the U.S. population and consider a middle path of scale and production diversity.

The peak oil crisis

I know that it is getting harder all the time to believe that there really is a “peak oil crisis” lurking out there waiting to engulf our civilization and create all sorts of havoc. Nearly every day now oil and gasoline prices are falling.

Dark Age America: Involuntary Simplicity

The political transformations that have occupied the last four posts in this sequence can also be traced in detail in the economic sphere.

Peak Oil Review - Oct 27

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

It’s the oil, stupid! Insurgency and war on a sea of oil

Events in Iraq are headline news everywhere, and once again, there is no mention of the issue that underlies much of the violence: control of Iraqi oil.

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