Item of General Interest
Nov. 5. I added a new 40 minute audio interview with Jim Kunstler to my Presentations/Podcasts page. The general topic is my views on Energy and the Economy.
I have also added the two new presentations that I have recently written up as posts to that page as well. These are Our Electricity Problem: Getting the Diagnosis Correct and Oops! The economy depends on an energy-related debt bubble.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
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