Tag Archives: Social Security

2013: Beginning of Long-Term Recession?

We have been hearing a lot about escaping the fiscal cliff, but our problem isn’t solved. The fixes to date have been partial and temporary. There are many painful decisions ahead. Based on what I can see, the most likely … Continue reading

Posted in Financial Implications, Food issues, Planning for the Future | Tagged debt default, economic growth, electricity demand, Food prices, forecast for 2013, government spending, high oil prices, oil exporter, oil importer, oil prices, oil shale, Peter Turchin, recession, renewable energy, Secular Cycles, Social Security, tight oil | 158 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