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Slack Employment

It is a truth universally acknowledged that competitiveness is a good thing.

A Prosperous Descent: Telling New Stories as the Old Book Closes

OVER THE LAST two centuries in the West, we have been telling ourselves that economic growth is the most direct path to prosperity, that the good life implies material affluence, and that technology and ‘free markets’ will be able to solve most of our social and environmental problems.

Review: Afterburn by Richard Heinberg

Heinberg, who has few peers in the art of distilling complex messages down to simple, easily understandable take-aways, gives this summation of our fossil fuel predicament: “it’s all about energy; renewables are the future; growth is over.”

Richard Heinberg talks about Afterburn  

Richard Heinberg on his new book Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels.

Richard Heinberg on Our Renewable Future

Richard Heinberg discusses our renewable future and how to get there.

After the Peak

Within a couple of years, those of us who have spent most of the past two decades warning about the approaching peak may see vindication by data, if not by public opinion.

Our Renewable Future

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy

Permaculture, a Vision of the Post-Oil World

More than an agricultural technology, permaculture is a vision of the societies of tomorrow, ours, which will be confronted with the evolution of energy and climate systems.

Muddling Through and Unsung Heroes

Our future will involve a lot of just "muddling through" as our complex society starts to fall apart, and we must stay away from the "strong men" who will offer appealingly simple answers to complex problems.

Fitting into nature - or not

How can we personally steward our small corner of the earth, in opposition to the last fumes of destructive industrial society?

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