Are You Crazy To Continue Believing In Collapse?
It’s nerve-wracking to live in the historical moment of an epic turning point, especially when the great groaning garbage barge of late industrial civilization doesn’t turn quickly where y
With all the grandiosity of the media headlines touting our destiny as the new "Saudi America", many pundits have been quick to pronounce Peak Oil dead.
Here at PeakProsperity.com, one of the most frequent questions we've received over the past two years is: will the increased production from new "tight" oil sources indeed solve our liquid fuels emergency?
Not at all, say Chris and this week's podcast guest, Richard Heinberg. Both are fellows at the Post Carbon Institute, and you are about to hear one of the most important and most lucid deconstructions of the false promise of American energy independence:
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Daily Digest 3/8 - Russian Dollar Dump Could Crash Financial System-John Williams, Ukraine is about oil. So was World War I
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- Resilient Intentional Communities : Twin Oaks.
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- Russian Dollar Dump Could Crash Financial System-John Williams
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A good list of things to consider for those who own and run their own businesses for more difficult and chaotic times.
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In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris, Adam and Charles discuss:
- The Bubble Peak
- The similarities and differences between today's market and past bubble peaks
- When the Party's Over
- Why there will likely be no bounce back from the coming correction
- When To Deploy Your Dry Powder
- If raising cash makes sense now, when should we start spending it again?
- What's In Store for Gold & Silver
- Is the bottom truly in? If so, what to do next?
Daily Digest 3/6 - Police probe death of Bitcoin exchange's young CEO, Solar Industry Has Record Year in 2013
- Signs The Economy Is Heading Toward Another Recession
- Police probe death of Bitcoin exchange's young CEO
- Fed's Fisher raises concern over stock values
- Russia Threatens To Abandon The U.S. Dollar
- Renewed Indian Demand Driving Gold Prices Higher?
- For Bitcoin, Secure Future Might Need Oversight
- Shale, the Last Oil and Gas Train: Interview with Arthur Berman
- Solar Industry Has Record Year in 2013
- U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin
- China Declares War on Pollution
- Need Clean Drinking Water? Just Add Wood
- Obama Seeks to Boost Resilience to Climate-Driven Drought, Fires
In 2012, Shareable reported on what was then a budding free coworking movement. Since then, free coworking has become a thriving, global movement that’s growing in epic leaps. In 2013, following the inception of the Free Coworking Map, the number of spaces grew a whopping 790 percent.
A major design concept of permaculture is zones. When you are accessing a permaculture site, dividing the property into zones can help you to position certain plants, animals, aquaculture, pasture, orchards, forest, and housing to result in the most positive connections between zones. This process leads to more stacking of functions, and a greater efficiency of the site.
There are (6) zones, starting at zone 0, and ending at zone 5.
A very important knot to know how to make and have in your prep skill set.
In keeping with tradition, the Quiet Revolution will not be televised, but it is happening, nevertheless, in community gardens, coworking spaces, lending libraries, credit unions, and worker co-ops around the world. The Quiet Revolution is the collective action each of us is taking on a daily basis as we shift the focus of our lives from consumption to connection, and from commercialism to community, from dependence on big corporations to freedom through peer cooperation.
As new economic models continue to rise from the ashes of the recession, some are finding safety -- and strength -- in numbers by joining forces. That's how CERO (Cooperative Energy Recycling and Organics) came to be a worker-owned cooperative from the sharing economy that doubles as an early adopter of the solidarity economy and a zero waste innovator in the green economy.
Crowdfunded design projects, artistic endeavors and sustainability initiatives have become quite common. But what about crowdfunding a restaurant, or tech startup, or bookstore? What if the power of the crowd could be applied to entrepreneurial projects? And, what if all the investments were sourced locally?
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It’s nerve-wracking to live in the historical moment of an epic turning point, especially when the great groaning garbage barge of late industrial civilization doesn’t turn quickly where you know it must, and you are left feeling naked and ashamed with your dark worldview, your careful preparations for a difficult future, and your scornful or tittering relatives reminding you each day what a ninny you are to worry about the tendings of events.
Persevere. There are worse things in this life than not being right exactly on schedule
- In a future defined by diminished economy, due to depleting resources, what can we expect?
- A return to "old-style" cultural norms looks inevitable for:
- Trust & Reputation
- Values & Virtues
- Leadership & Order
- Jobs & Work
The journey to where we’re going, the transition to the next economy and the society that comes with it, is liable to be harsh and disruptive. Network breakdown will be the order of the day. Money and goods will stop moving. People will lose a lot. They’ll lose property, imagined wealth, comfortable routines, faith in institutions and authorities. In some places they may lose personal security or freedom. Depending on how disorderly politics gets, we may lose family, loved ones, and friends. People will be very unsure of who or what they can depend on. We might expect pervasive desperation, anger, and despair.
One thing I fully expect is...
Vermonters for a New Economy, an advocacy organization dedicated to reshaping Vermont’s economy towards more local, cooperative commerce, shopped the idea of establishing a state-owned public bank to Vermont’s famous town meetings earlier this week.
According to the organization’s website, the campaign succeeded in securing resolutions in twenty towns calling on the state legislature to establish a public bank. Among the towns was Montpelier, the state capital.
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