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Collision Course (Endless Growth on a Finite Planet): Review

Democracy presupposes a citizenry capable of thinking for themselves rather than being misled by propaganda.

The Growth Delusion

Rather than ask how to achieve more, it is time to ask, “More of what? And why?”

The puzzling flattening of carbon emissions and the problem of global growth

There is another obvious and plausible explanation for the flat carbon emissions, namely, that the global economy did not grow by the stated percentage, that it may have grown only a fraction of that amount or not at all.

How Agriculture Grew on us

In other words, agriculture turned destructive not because of some intrinsic flaw within larger-scale, more sophisticated cultivation. It turned destructive for the same reason mining, conflict, grazing, or governance turned destructive.

Charts showing the long-term GDP-energy tie

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about why cheap fuels act to create economic growth. In this post, we will look at some supporting data showing how this connection works.

A New Theory of Energy and The Economy - Part 1 - Generating Economic Growth

How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature.

A Population Perspective on the Steady State Economy

A steady state economy is defined by a constant population and a constant stock of physical capital.

How increased inefficiency explains falling oil prices

Since about 2001, several sectors of the economy have become increasingly inefficient, in the sense that it takes more resources to produce a given output, such as 1000 barrels of oil. 

A Stick in the Stocking: Santa’s Supply Shock

It’s déjà vu all over again: another oil “supply shock.” Seems like we’ve had one every few weeks for the past few months.

Oil Prices as an Indicator of Global Economic Conditions

But another reason oil prices have slid so much is weakness in demand for the product, which may be related to a slowdown of overall world economic growth.

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