A review of Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed's excellent "big-picture" take on what he calls our "crisis of civilization" (as opposed to a "clash of civilizations").

While much is said about smashing the "glass ceiling", little is said about getting people access to the land – smashing the "glass floor". It's time we change that.

After this zany election, is it any more zany to think that perhaps it's fixed and part of a grand farce whose purpose is to provide an ongoing distraction to the collapse of industrial civilization?

Taking a page out of the WWE playbook, could Trump be playing a WEE character in order to distract the citizenry from peaking energy supplies & the collapse of industrial civilization?

Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole different story when going down.

Climate change denial is often decried for its destructiveness. But energy depletion dismissal – and by Naomi Klein of all people – could have consequences just as bad.

Surely the United States wouldn't condone "radical Islam," right? For if it did, controlling a country would be as easy as controlling a few clerics.

Regardless of whether the attempted Turkish coup was real or not, could control of an energy conduit have been the underlying motive?

Industrial civilization and its fossil fuels have allowed for a lackadaisy modern way of life that places an overwhelmingly stronger inclination on the various guises of narcissism than on genuine civic participation, leading to a crisis of democracy.

What Greece (and the rest of the world) is short on isn't money. It's short on energy. And because of the musical chairs game of fractional-reserve banking and interest-bearing debt, Greece is just the first in a long line of inevitable "losers."

Tough or as inconvenient as it may be, one can live without money. But you can't live without energy. In short, money at its core is a proxy for energy.

Try following the energy instead of the money and you might come upon something quite different. (For one, that following the bursting of the fracking bubble may be the inflation, and then bursting, of the alternative energy bubble.)

Could a world overpopulated with bum-bums be our best chance for sustainability? Find out why Julian Simon was right.  ← Spoof

The price of oil's been crashing, and no one's cutting back production to bring up prices. Could this be a death knell for the U.S. fracking industry, and possibly even a disaster for the world economy?


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