Monthly Archives: March 2014

Economics 101: Liquidity is a Loan, Why prices can go UP in a Deflation, do not buy Gold, and Much More

December 29, 2007. Karl Denninger. The Year In Review And a Look Ahead for 2008. market-ticker [I’ve snipped out a lot of this article, which is no longer available on the internet.  It was very prescient, and even though some … Continue reading

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Why Deleveraging is so painful

Why a recovery is at least 7 years away: Economy Falling Years Behind Full Speed 6 Apr 2009. Louis Uchitelle. New York Times. As the recession grinds on, more and more of the nation’s means of production — its workers, … Continue reading

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Bonuses and salaries way too high at Banks, Wall Street, Corporations

The “Paid-What-You’re-Worth” Myth March 13, 2014. Robert Reich. New York Times and robertreich.org It’s often assumed that people are paid what they’re worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren’t worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now … Continue reading

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FDIC Sues 16 Banks for Fraud by Manipulating Global Interest Rate

FDIC sues 16 Banks for rigging the Libor Rate March 2014. New York Times. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) sued 16 banks for fraud because they conspired to set a crucial global interest rate low to enrich themselves.   … Continue reading

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Scientists on where to be in the 21st century based on sustainability

[Note: Hall & Day recently published a book based on the ideas below. America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st Century Megatrends (book review). Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of … Continue reading

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Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization

This fantastic list is from March 2014, so to see the must up-to-date bibliography go here: Scientists and Environmentalists for Population Stabilization bibliography Arrow, K., B. Bolin, R. Costanza, P. Dasgupta, C. Folke, C.S. Holling, B. Jansson, S. Levin, K. … Continue reading

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Gail Tverberg’s posts at Our Finite World

Gail, like Nicole Foss, writes about how the financial system and (energy) resources are intertwined at www.ourfiniteworld.com Gail connects the dots of energy, networks, collapse, the economy, supply chains and much more with great charts and graphs, and writes beautifully … Continue reading

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Export Land Model and Energy Prices

What the Export Land Model Means for Energy Prices David Galland, Managing Director Casey Research June 5th, 2008 To understand the importance of exports when discussing peak oil, ask yourself the question: “What’s more important: the fact that global oil … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Infrastructure are Rusting Apart

Oil And Gas “Rust”: An Evil Worse Than Depletion Offshore Technology Conference May 5, 2008 Houston, Texas by Matthew R. Simmons Chairman Simmons & Company International Some of the slides are: If Infrastructure Not Rebuilt It Creates A Double Whammy … Continue reading

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Science editor-in-chief Marcia McNutt : Climate Change + other ecosystem damage = extinction

Climate Change Impacts Marcia McNutt is Editor-in-Chief of Science. 2 August 2013. Science: Vol. 341 no. 6145 p. 435 We are not just experiencing increases in greenhouse gas emissions but also eutrophication, pollution of the air and water, massive land … Continue reading

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