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The Coming Economic and Political Turmoil

| June 3, 2013

(This is the first of two posts about a recent Farleigh Dickinson University study about changing American attitudes towards violent revolution.) A new study from Farleigh Dickinson University reveals that 29% of Americans believe an armed revolution may be necessary in the next few years to “protect liberties.” 18% of Democratic respondents shared this view, […]

Will the US Dollar Collapse in May?

| February 10, 2013

John Williams, founder of Shadowstats.com, predicts the US dollar will collapse by May 2013 from a massive self-off (i.e. the value of the dollar will crash because other countries will dump dollars in favor of other currencies) by May 2013. ShadowStats.com is dedicated to correcting the deliberate distortions the federal government, builds into their unemployment […]

Richard Heinberg on The End of Growth

| November 9, 2012

If video won’t play go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amRrz2jog_U Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute visited New Zealand, where he has a large following, at the beginning of October. Two hundred fifty people attended his presentation at the Tauranga (pop 121,500) Environment Centre on October 1st. The main focus of Heinberg’s talk was his recent book, […]

The IMF’s Fairy Tale Princess

| March 28, 2012

(This is the second of three posts about the new female head of the IMF, which the business press is promoting as a “rock star of the economic world,” and how we are being deceived about the real cause of the debt crisis in Europe) LaGarde isn’t without her critics. Former IMF chief economist Simon […]

Confessions of a Carnivore

| July 26, 2011

As a strong sustainability activist, I feel quite embarrassed admitting that I derive nearly all my dietary protein from animal sources (eggs and fish). Explaining why I do so is even more embarrassing – an autoimmune disease that makes it virtually impossible for me to digest plant protein, in the forms of nuts and legumes […]

Life After Capitalism

| July 24, 2011

Like many sustainability activists, I strongly believe that with advanced planning and preparation, the demise of capitalism could be an extraordinarily positive change for most of humankind. As I have blogged previously (see http://stuartbramhall.aegauthorblogs.com/2011/07/18/global-capitalism-a-house-of-cards/), I agree with Richard Heinberg of the Post Carbon Institute that global resource scarcity, aggravated by catastrophic climate change, will force […]

TEOFWAWKIT: The End of the World as We Know It

| July 22, 2011

This is the third of a series of posts discussing the likelihood that capitalism is on the verge of collapse and what a post-capitalistic world might look like. Marx predicts that the collapse of capitalism will be followed by either socialism, characterized by full political and economic equality, or “barbarism,” his term for brutal totalitarian […]

Don’t Panic: the Failure at Cancun

| January 17, 2011

This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much all of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd […]

How Resource Scarcity Threatens Democracy – Part II

| October 30, 2010

In my last (Oct 27) blog, I discussed a YouTube presentation by Richard Heinberg, based on his book Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post Carbon World, about the way the ruling elite is likely to manage the inevitable social upheaval stemming from severe resource scarcity. Option I, which I discussed previously, is a type […]

How Resource Scarcity Threatens Democracy

| October 27, 2010

If I should suddenly develop a fatal cancer, Richard Heinberg, author of Peak Everything, is definitely the person I would want to break the news. Heinberg is a soft spoken, gentle, Mahatma Gandhi kind of guy who blows you away by telling you the party is over and there is no soft landing. But in […]