Is the United States drifting toward "war socialism"?

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

We can still hope for unprecedented cooperation to manage the coming decline. But Jay Hanson ( may be right that if that cooperation doesn't emerge, we may be faced with a decision about making preparations for an all-out and probably violent scramble for the world's remaining resources--a contest in which a disciplined, cohesive and militarized society has the best chance of survival. Is he missing a viable third or fourth way?

archived June 30, 2009

Iraq - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Iraq: The final countdown
Kurdistan brands Iraq oil contracts 'unconstitutional'
7 Blasts Around Baghdad Kill at Least 24
Rush for ‘easiest oil in the world’

archived June 23, 2009

IDA study on Peak Oil debate (August 2008) (review)

Rick Munroe, Armed Forces Journal Forum

The study’s executive summary ends with these two sentences: “We conclude from these reviews that the most alarmist of the peak-oil claims are likely false. Still, we see some convincing reasons to think that global oil production could peak within 20 years, with demand outstripping production indefinitely.”

archived June 19, 2009

The peak oil crisis: a letter from Baghdad

Tom Whipple, Falls Church News-Press

Like the soldiers surveyed in Baghdad, a critical mass of Americans and their political leaders are simply not ready to accept the consequences of what is about to befall us.

archived June 11, 2009

United States - May 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Regional climate pact’s lesson: avoid big giveaways to industry
Raising The CAFE standard will increase driving
Green camo: seeing through the military’s new environmentalism
Looking at ‘spoiled’ Americans through an energy lens

archived May 23, 2009

United States - May 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

How to follow the fossil fuel money on Capitol Hill
US energy use a national security threat: study
Kunstler: Bad collateral
America goes on furlough

archived May 21, 2009

Geopolitics - May 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Report: Climate change will bring big problems for small number of countries
Moscow warns of future energy wars
King Abdullah of Jordan's ultimatum: peace now or it’s war next year
Pipelineistan goes Af-Pak

archived May 15, 2009

Iraq - May 7

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Heritage Oil strikes big in Kurdish Iraq
Oil groups set to end 40-year exile from Iraq
Iraq bloodshed rises as US allies defect

archived May 7, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - May 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bringing efficiency to the infrastructure
Military embraces green energy
A potential breakthrough in harnessing the sun’s energy
The cost of wind, the price of wind, the value of wind

archived May 3, 2009

Peak oil & supplies - April 12

Staff, Energy Bulletin

"Let us be human" - a Christian response to peak oil
New essay by Mark Jaccard on peak oil
If you dig it: energy is driven by demand
US military energy consumption in 2008
Energy-spending cutbacks spark price-spike talk
IEA Cuts Oil Demand Forecast to Lowest in Five Years

archived April 12, 2009