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  •  Just finished Debt. (10+ / 0-)

    Awesome book.  Thank you.
    Started reading Daniel Yergin's book next on the future of energy.  

    It was like moving from college back to junior high.  

    I had to switch from engaging with a book, thinking, arguing, turning back a chapter to review to skimming as fast as I could to try and stay ahead of my continually recurring thoughts that this is nothing new, this is propaganda, this is crap.  Ended up leaving it half way through.

    I'd recommend it to everyone.

    Debt: The First 5,000 Years

    •  sounds interesting (3+ / 0-)
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      if  thoughtful as this diary, it's a good book.

      curious why Yergin. He has a record of being wrong, at least about energy prices.

      Here I am! I'm up here! Where are you? - the Red-eyed Vireo

      by mightymouse on Fri Oct 21, 2011 at 11:10:00 AM PDT

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      •  That's part of the reason why. (3+ / 0-)
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        mightymouse, AoT, elwior

        I was hoping that there would be some meat that would stand up to the rebuttals on, for example, The Oil Drum.

        I was hoping against hope.

        I was disappointed.  I really didn't get much out of it that I didn't already know, whether from The Oil Drum (obviously with a different take on the news), the Economist, The NY Times, DKos, etc.

        He was on board with the end of cheap oil, but still thinks there's lots more oil in the ground that we haven't found, thus we'll be able to increase production for another decade or so, and then probably reach an undulating platform.  He also was pretty bullish on the opportunities created by energy efficiency (this was the surprise).  Other than that, it was pretty much what you would expect.  Tar Sands (Oil Sands, in his vernacular) are huge and will last for a very long time, gas condensates, and new technology that will extend the life of existing fields.  Pretty much could have written it myself.

    •  Most interesting, at that link, (1+ / 0-)
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      elwior

      to see Charles Mudede's comment on Debt.
      His thought is a strong Seattle resource.

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