Category Archives: Peak Oil

Limits To Growth: Review: Too Much Magic

New York I’ve finished reading James Howard Kunstler’s new book Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation. This book is pretty much an update to Kunstler’s 2005 book The Long Emergency: Surviving the End of Oil, … Continue reading

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The Export Crisis

BRA IMO, this will be much more effective than state based immigration laws anyway. We have already seen that the biggest deterrent to illegal immigration from Mexico was the collapse in housing prices and the decline of the “growth” based … Continue reading

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The 2008 Economic Collapse

BRA Here’s an excerpt from Kunstler’s new book: “It was not a coincidence that the global financial system wobbled and crashed in mid-2008, the same moment that oil shot up to $147 a barrel. Underlying the price event was a … Continue reading

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Prophets of Doom

History Channel Kunstler mentioned that he appeared on this program in the book. I haven’t seen this before. Watching now. Note: The water crisis is interesting. I haven’t given as much thought to that one. I would imagine it is … Continue reading

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Kunstler’s New Book

Africa Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation … I’ve been reading a Kindle sample, and this is some dark humor: “The episode in human history that I named in my 2005 book The Long … Continue reading

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Vermont Becomes First State to Ban Natural Gas Fracking

Vermont Vermont … the launching pad of great progressive ideas like the abolition of slavery, civil rights, women’s suffrage, feminism, and gay marriage has become the first state to ban hydraulic fracking. Note: There are a lot of people who … Continue reading

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Peak Mexican

Dixie In my Hunter S. Thompson-gonzo style fictional writings about the apocalyptic post-Sunbelt future, I envisioned a world where illegal aliens had vanished from Dixie. This seems highly counterintuitive in light of the past forty years of experience with sustained … Continue reading

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$3.89 Gas

Alabama Driving through the Alabama Black Belt, I see that gas is now $3.89 a gallon for regular unleaded. Smirking, I find my thoughts turning to an old book, a personal favorite: “In a recurrent dream, I was sitting in … Continue reading

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