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The latest look at a classic global ecological analysis from MIT: Next Great Depression? MIT researchers predict ‘global economic collapse’ by 2030 : A new study from researchers at Jay W. ...
by barath
Comment Count 246 comments on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 10:42 AM PDT with 267 Recommends
What is progressivism? What is it to be a progressive? The history of the concept goes back a few hundred years to the enlightenment, and in one ...
by barath
Comment Count 85 comments on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 05:08 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Over the past two years I've had the chance to give presentations on energy in front of different audiences, and have enjoyed the discussions that followed. However, I've found that there's a lot of ...
by barath
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Jan 08, 2012 at 08:31 AM PST with 24 Recommends
Which of these two statements is more accurate? The market system will automatically bring us the future we want. We must decide for ourselves ...
by barath
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 08:20 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Last week I established why we're at the end of economic growth as we know it . With that comes the end of Wall Street as we know it. The protests going on now may hasten that end, but the end is ...
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Comment Count 79 comments on Sun Oct 09, 2011 at 02:48 PM PDT with 91 Recommends
Everyone's asking the question - what comes next for #occupywallst? Let's say we wrest control from the banks. What then? Richard ...
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Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Oct 05, 2011 at 07:06 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
You might have heard the news: we're at the end of growth. Growth of the economy, of consumption, of wealth. That this would happen isn’t news to those who’ve followed the writings of Meadows, ...
by barath
Comment Count 188 comments on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 11:14 AM PDT with 104 Recommends
There's no better evidence that the stock market has no connection to the lives of Americans than the fact that the Dow has been tanking of late. As of the close on 9/9/11 it's down about 14% over ...
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Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 08:22 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
The big news today is that no new jobs were created in the past ...
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Comment Count 28 comments on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 06:01 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
A while back I tried to figure out whether we can keep running things the way we're running them: do we need to ...
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Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 07:11 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
There's been a lot of discussion of late of an imminent downturn or a double-dip recession. Some blame the debt ceiling fiasco and the GOP's hostage taking. Others blame Euro-zone debt and banking ...
by barath
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 12:01 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
At the moment I'm using the Internet, as are you. In many ways, the Internet is the largest and perhaps most successful global system ever built by humanity. And yet because of the way it was built-
by barath
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 10:10 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Environmentally aware individuals are perpetually bombarded by the worst sort of false choice, one that's been drilled into us even by environmental activist organizations. You know the sort of ...
by barath
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 09:14 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Can there be a good single metric that can measure everything we care about---the things that make human life good? Probably not. But maybe we can try for less bad. Right now the metrics we use ...
by barath
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Jul 13, 2011 at 05:06 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
A good rule of thumb is that when there is consensus on an issue in Washington (or Wall Street), it's probably wrong . There's a real consensus right now in Washington, even though ...
by barath
Comment Count 93 comments on Sat Jul 09, 2011 at 06:12 AM PDT with 47 Recommends
You and I own some oil. It's in the ground in Texas and Louisiana. Much has been made of the recent decision to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Some are for it, others are against it. ...
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Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Jul 05, 2011 at 09:05 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Can we run our society on alternative / green energy? We know we need to get off of fossil fuels. So what should we do? I think it's possible that the green energy movement sees ...
by barath
Comment Count 150 comments on Sun Jun 26, 2011 at 09:42 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
We're at the end of economic growth as we know it. Not everyone has realized this yet, but it has arrived nevertheless as I discussed in recent diaries [
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Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 10:59 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
We're at the end of economic growth as we know it. Not everyone has realized this yet, but it has arrived nevertheless. A few weeks ...
by barath
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Jun 05, 2011 at 08:47 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
We're at the end of economic growth as we know it. Not everyone has realized this yet, but it has arrived nevertheless. In past weeks I ...
by barath
Comment Count 143 comments on Sun May 22, 2011 at 09:42 AM PDT with 72 Recommends