Nature’s Ultimate Con

September 24, 2011

Nature suckered us in with temporary abundance; a condition that we misconstrued as permanent… The Set Up Enabled by abundant and inexpensive domestic nonrenewable natural resources (NNRs)—fossil fuels, metals, and nonmetallic minerals—times were SO GOOD for Americans between the inception of our industrial revolution and the middle of the 20th century, that we came to believe that our domestic NNR supplies were unlimited and that our resulting prosperity was permanent. This belief—formally articulated by our mantra... Read article

Humanity’s Fatal Distraction

September 17, 2011

Metaphorically, our well is running dry, yet we insist on tinkering with the pump. Anthropocentric Viewpoints Our anthropocentric (human-centered) perspective offers two conflicting viewpoints regarding the underlying cause and appropriate solution associated with the economic malaise that persists throughout most of the industrialized world. Anthropocentric Viewpoints Viewpoints “Right” Viewpoint “Left” Viewpoint Perceived Problem Excessive Government Intervention Unfettered Free Markets Proposed... Read article