Item of General Interest
January 26. A reader of Our Finite World, Timothy Dicks, has made audio transcriptions of some of my recent posts. They are available as You Tube videos, with the images, and also as podcast recordings without images. See my Presentations/ Podcasts sheet.
Tag Archives: oil price
How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature. I have been investigating this topic and have come to the conclusion that both energy and debt play an extremely important role in … Continue reading
We frequently see stories telling us how well the United States is doing at oil extraction. The fact that there are stories in the press about the US wanting to export crude oil adds to the hype. How much of … Continue reading
The story of energy and the economy seems to be an obvious common sense one: some sources of energy are becoming scarce or overly polluting, so we need to develop new ones. The new ones may be more expensive, but … Continue reading
At the Age of Limits Conference, I gave a talk called Converging Crises (PDF), talking about the crises facing us as we reach energy limits. In this post, I discuss some highlights from a fairly long talk. A related topic is how … Continue reading
If oil is “just another commodity,” then there shouldn’t be any connection between oil prices, debt levels, interest rates, and total rates of return. But there clearly is a connection. On one hand, spikes in oil prices are connected with … Continue reading