Monthly Archives: September 2012

Riots in Spain and Greece

27 September 2012 Norman Pagett writes; So the rioting in Greece and Spain goes on, with the eternal demand that life should also go on as it has always done, that there should be jobs for everyone and wealth generated … Continue reading

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The end of our economic system

27 September 2012 Guest blogger: We have enjoyed a few generations of prosperity where spending money seemed to be the answer to grinding poverty. Nations have created various models of economic function, some have called it capitalism, or fascism, or … Continue reading

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The latest evidence on climate change demands a radical reappraisal of our approach.

25 September 2012 Ian T Dunlop. Ian Dunlop is an independent commentator, Fellow of the Centre for Policy Development, Director of Australia21, and a Member of the Club of Rome. He chaired the Australian Coal Association 1987-88, the Australian Greenhouse … Continue reading

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Will America be great again.

25 September 2012 Norman Pagett writes Read your history Britain used to be ‘Great Britain’, why? The history book will tell of ironclad ships outclassing all other navies, of armies equipped with the latest weaponry. But that wasn’t the reason, … Continue reading

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Downsizing

25 Sept 2012 Norman Pagett writes: Downsizing, in whatever form it takes seems to envisage life in some sort of bucolic bliss where we all tend to our veg plots, walk everywhere and say hello to nice neighbours doing much … Continue reading

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The Athabasca Tarsands

22 September 2012 Norman Pagett writes: Canada, so near and friendly a neighbor that her resources cannot be thoughtfully considered foreign and alien, has a vast area of tarsands in Alberta, the largest known deposits of oil in the world … Continue reading

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The origins of money

21 September 2012 Norman Pagett writes: Our infrastructure is a dynamic of energy input. Or to be more specific, a dynamic of energy surplus because all forms of energy are essentially the same thing. 10,000 years ago when man decided … Continue reading

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how long can the USA hold together?

21 September 2012 Norman Pagett writes: Nations are melded into cohesion by events, which, while seeming disparate, are seen in an historical context as critical to the whole. The United States is no exception. The nation was nominally created in … Continue reading

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When will Saudi become an oil importer?

19 September 2012 Norman Pagett writes: “If Saudi Arabian oil consumption grows in line with peak power demand, the country could be a net oil importer by 2030,” Heidy Rehman citigroup analyst In 1900, Saudi Arabia was just ‘Arabia’, the … Continue reading

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we are at maximum food and oil production

18 September Norman Pagett writes: Food production of grain staples is hitting a plateau at just about the same time as oil has hit its production plateau. There is little doubt that global food producers have reached maximum output. Japanese … Continue reading

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