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The Afghanistan Fiasco (and Today’s High Level of Conflict) Reflect an Energy Problem

The way energy limits play out is not at all intuitive. Most people assume that we will run out of oil, leading to a spike in oil prices. We will then transition to renewables. As I see it, this understanding is completely wrong. Limited energy supply first leads to a need for simplification: Stepping back from Afghanistan would be one such type of simplification. It would save energy supplies and reduce the need for greater tax revenue or added debt. Continue reading

Posted in Financial Implications | Tagged Accrual accounting, oil prices, oil production, Social Security funding | 3,463 Comments

Limits We are Reaching – Oil, Debt, and Others

The world is clearly reaching many limits. This graphic below shows how I see man interacting with natural systems, back before man discovered fire and back before man became intelligent enough to kill off whole species. In these earliest days, … Continue reading

Posted in Planning for the Future | Tagged climate change, debt ratios, limits, oil limits, ore concentrations, peak oil, Social Security, Social Security funding | 70 Comments