Peak Oil Deferred

Written by Sig Silber In 1956 Marion King Hubbert, The Chief Geology Consultant (some say it is more correct to refer to him as a research geophysicist) to Shell Oil, shocked the World by proclaiming that the production of U.S. crude oil would soon peak and then rapidly decline. His projections for U.S. oil production …

Stratfor: Russian Energy Strategy

By By Lauren Goodrich and Marc Lanthemann, Stratfor The future of Russia’s ability to remain a global energy supplier and the strength the Russian energy sector gives the Kremlin are increasingly in question. After a decade of robust energy exports and revenues, Russia is cutting natural gas prices to Europe while revenue projections for its …

Oiling the Rebalancing Machine

by Guest Author John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline A consistent theme in this letter has been the connections between items that may seem to be far removed from each other but are actually linked at the very core. If you push on one end you get a reaction in what would seem to be …

The Great Debate©: Is Productivity Improvement Good or Bad

by Tim Jackson, David Gordon and Joseph Russo Let’s Be Less Productive by Tim Jackson in The New York Times HAS the pursuit of labor productivity reached its limit? Productivity — the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy — is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern capitalist …