Monthly Archives: August 2013

Oil Prices Lead to Hard Financial Limits

We live in a finite world. ¬†Clearly, a finite world has limits of many kinds. Yet economists¬†and other researchers use models that assume that these limits are unimportant for the foreseeable future. They have certainly not stopped to think that … Continue reading

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Stumbling Blocks to Figuring Out the Real Oil Limits Story

The story of oil limits is one that crosses many disciplines. It is not an easy one to understand. Most of those who are writing about peak oil come from hard sciences such as geology, chemistry, and engineering. The following … Continue reading

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Oil Limits Reduce GDP Growth; Unwinding QE a Problem

We know the world economic pattern we have been used to in years past–world population grows, resource usage grows (including energy resources), and debt increases. The economy grows fast enough that paying an interest rate a little higher than the … Continue reading

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