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No one plans for the worst.

Well, we didn’t!

We were the couple who would watch ‘Doomsday Preppers’ with uncontrollable laughter, snooty smirks and elitist judgement. 1,631 more words


Low Oil Prices - Why Worry?

Most people believe that low oil prices are good for the United States, since the discretionary income of consumers will rise. There is the added benefit that Peak Oil must be far off in the distance, since “Peak Oilers” talked about high oil prices. 3,341 more words

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How our energy problem leads to a debt collapse problem

Usually, we don’t stop to think about how the whole economy works together. A major reason is that we have been lacking data to see long-term relationships. 4,338 more words

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Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this “just another cycle,” or is it something much worse? I think it is something much worse. 3,184 more words

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How Economic Growth Fails

We all know generally how today’s economy works:

Our economy is a networked system. I have illustrated it as being similar to a child’s building toy. 3,482 more words

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Nine Reasons Why Low Oil Prices May "Morph" Into Something Much Worse

Why are commodity prices, including oil prices, lagging? Ultimately, the question comes back to, “Why isn’t the world economy making very many of the end products that use these commodities? 3,479 more words

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What Greece, Cyprus, and Puerto Rico Have in Common

We all know one thing that Greece, Cyprus, and Puerto Rico have in common–severe financial problems. There is something else that they have in common–a high proportion of their energy use is from oil. 3,519 more words

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