Economics

Food & agriculture - June 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

It's Not the Food We Can't Get. It's the Food We Can.
A Buffett Turns to Farming in Africa
'Food and Farming Transition' in Italian
Food Inc. Director Robert Kenner speaks on the ills of the food system

archived June 29, 2009
	

Prices & supplies - June 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Coming Mystery Of The Missing Barrels Of Oil
Oil: What price can America afford?
European gas war looms as Ukraine seeks cash to pay Gazprom for July deliveries

archived June 29, 2009
	

The slope of dysfunction

Dmitry Orlov, ClubOrlov

Perhaps you have heard of the Peak Oil theory? Most people have by now, even the people whose job used to involve denying the possibility that global crude oil production would peak any time soon. Now that everybody seems a bit more comfortable with the idea, perhaps it is time to reexamine it. Is the scenario Peak Oil theoreticians paint indeed realistic, or is it firmly grounded in wishful thinking?

archived June 27, 2009
	

Deep thought - June 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Why do we rape, kill and sleep around? (environmental psychology under attack)
When does a packed but happy crowd become a dangerous, even lethal one?
Psychological and evolutionary roots of resource overconsumption
Kirkpatrick Sale: Let’s get rid of the economy of growth
Consuming within recharge rates

archived June 27, 2009
	

Greater depressions: social and behavioral trends of economic collapse

Kathy McMahon, Peak Oil Blues

First, I look at similarities in unemployment, eviction and homelessness during the 1930’s and today. But in the second section, I was surprised to learn how similar the psychological, social and emotional impacts are between our Great Depression and theirs.

archived June 27, 2009
	

Have we reached an inflection point in economics history? “Indeflation” and energy

Chris Nelder, The Oil Drum

A fierce debate now rages among economists, investors, pundits and the puppetmasters of fiscal policy: What’s next, inflation or deflation?

archived June 26, 2009
	

Green shoots or rotten tomatoes: what are we "recovering" anyway?

Staff, Energy Bulletin

World Bank: Whoops!
Economic Recovery: Are Happy Days Here Again?
Toward a New Sustainable Economy

archived June 26, 2009
	

Transition - June 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transition movement vs post-carbonistas
The Transition Initiative: changing the scale of change, from The Orion magazine
Transition Hohenwald: Rural Community Targets Energy Efficiency

archived June 26, 2009
	

Climate & environment - June 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Uganda 'at risk' of losing all its forests
Growth of global carbon emissions halved in 2008, say Dutch researchers
The Pacific isn’t the only ocean collecting plastic trash

archived June 26, 2009
	

ODAC Newsletter - June 26

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective.

archived June 26, 2009