Monthly Archives: October 2011

Personal News Items, including Upcoming Talks

Max Keiser Report Last week, I recorded an interview with Max Kaiser on my post, The United States’ 65-Year Debt Bubble. The post can be found here. The video can be found here. US Natural Gas Overview Last week, I also … Continue reading

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2012: Reaching “Limits to Growth”?

It looks to me as though 2012 is likely to be a truly awful financial year, with several crises converging: Either very high oil prices or recession, The US governmental debt limit crisis, The Euro crisis, The Chinese debt problem, … Continue reading

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Kidding ourselves about future MENA oil production

Recently, the International Energy Agency’s Chief Economist Fatih Birol was quoted as saying, In the next 10 years, more than 90% of the growth in global oil production needs to come from MENA [Middle East and North African] countries. There … Continue reading

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The United States’ 65-Year Debt Bubble

When I write about high oil prices having an adverse impact on the economy, quite a few readers respond by saying, “No, most (or all) of the problem is a debt bubble.” They seem to think that poor underwriting of … Continue reading

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New Dept. of Energy Priority-Setting Analysis Seriously Flawed

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued a report called Report on the first Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), which has as its purpose helping the DOE choose among conflicting priorities. The new report sets priories based on a distorted view … Continue reading

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