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Oops! Low oil prices are related to a debt bubble

Why is the price of oil so low now? In fact, why are all commodity prices so low?

The Attention Seeking Economy, Information and the Manufacture of Ignorance

To orientate to the world properly we need to have a proper feel for the huge amount of what we don’t know...

Is GDP Over?

“Inequality is becoming unbearable,” former Inter-American Development Bank president Enrique Yglesias pronounced. Our economic chasms have reached “obscene proportions.”

Appropriate Scarcity

I envision fulfilling, challenging, joyful lives within environmental constraints, but I can’t imagine that happening without societal signals to reinforce consistent behavior.

Duality in Climate Science

The value of science is undermined when we adopt questionable assumptions and fine-tune our analysis to conform to dominant political and economic sensibilities.

Setting Things Straight for the Steady State

Extremely dangerous political rhetoric has proliferated over the past several decades, seducing the masses onto a path that leads to the destruction of nature and civilization.

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

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

Sustainable Development: Something New or More of the Same?

For thousands of years we have grown — in population, in energy consumption, in land under cultivation, in bits of data, in economic output.

How our energy problem leads to a debt collapse problem

In this post, I show some longer-term time series relating to energy growth, GDP growth, and debt growth–going back to 1820 in some cases–that help us understand our situation better.

How Economic Growth Fails

Our economy is like a pump that works increasingly slowly over time, as diminishing returns and other adverse influences affect its operation. Eventually, it is likely to stop.

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