https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/163-tales-from-mount-incomprehension/ drtimmorganon February 20, 2020 at 7:04 am said: This is a complex topic, to put it mildly. But what we are facing is an energy viability crisis, and it links directly to ECoE. OIl production has for some years been carried by US shale, itself, being non-viable, carried by investors and lenders. I made the (admittedly radical) case … Continue reading #Wasssupppp Putting it all together, Energy, Debt, War, Sanctions, Elitism, Money Money Money. #Trump #Hall #EROI #EmboddiedEnergy #CircularEconomy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwjiIIht0bw https://youtu.be/Ku58GQ5dcKU The problem is Financial centralisation and Bailing out Zombie Banks and Corporations. The Sub story to the centralisation stems from the Uni Polar bid for Full spectrum dominance of the PetroDollar Hegemony post-collapse of the Soviet Union. The system has several layers of faults which have exacerbated the MAin street problems and problems … Continue reading Wassuppp!!!! Diagnosis,and the Energy Based solutions.
Listening to Petebot is like hearing an Obama speech read by a beta version of Siri… https://www.counterpunch.org/…/roaming-charges-leader-of-t…/
CT: Can you say something about the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests), Brexit and the Trump electoral phenomenon.
DR: Combine aggressive globalization, constant financial predation, gutting of the Western working and middle classes and a glib discourse of climate change, anti-racism and gender equity and something has to give. French geographer Christophe Guilluy predicted the reactions in some detail, and it is not difficult to understand. It is no accident that the revolting working- and middle-classes are critical of the narratives of climate crisis, anti-racism and gender equity; and that their voices are cast by the mainstream media as racist, misogynist and ignorant of science.
It seems that any class which opposes its own destruction is accused of being populated by racist and ignorant folks that can’t see that salvation lies in a carbon-managed and globalized world. It becomes imperative, therefore, to shut down all the venues where such an ‘ignorant lot’ could communicate their views, attempt to organize and thereby threaten the prevailing social order.
Sedders, Bojo and Dom, Menage a Trois or Threes a Crowd? The BBC’s inevitable Hit piece on Dominic Cummings. #ChaffersandBray
Meanwhile the Narratives against Saunders in the US and Cummings in the Uk are carefully crafted by StepfordAunty.
Bernie 2020 is a Stepford Bernie in my own opinion, in 2016’s primaries Sanders was certainly not in the tent, now I believe he is, I think he has been compromised the Main Tell is the Green New Deal which is Stalinism writ large on his part the flip side being the FAscism of Al Gore and his cronies. That Donald Trump has Railed against the Global Warming religion is for me a plus in his favour, that BoJo has been spouting it fervently is a bad sign.
On the 5G stuff, BAck doors aside the Very short wavelengths Micro Waves are bad for Human and other Mammals health.
Switzerland Halts 5G Rollout Due to Health Concerns, Widespread Public Opposition
Continuing to be the voice in the crowd querying the Emperors nakedness is the way to go, Still! Keep on keeping on Slog and Sloggers.
You always know where you are with the Americans. They always let you down
I want to make it clear from the outset of this post that it in no way marks a change in my feelings towards the scores of fine and decent American friends I have made in the half century since I left University. Rather, it simply defines a view I have held for decades now – one indeed shared by millions of US citizens – that those élites who see themselves as the protectors of freedom in general and America in particular are Cro-Magnon psycho throwbacks somehow overlooked by evolution’s hitman natural selection.
They were and are typified by Henry Kissinger, who infamously remarked, “America doesn’t have friends or enemies, it has only interests”. In simply saying this, Kissinger the ultimate cold diplomat was effectively telling we naive Limeys what tits we were in falling for…
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Cummings is not the loner he is sometimes portrayed as, and knows power when he sees it. On the day Johnson became prime minister, a scruffy-looking Cummings made sure to frame himself in the corner of a photo taken as the cabinet secretary and the man in charge of the civil service, Sir Mark Sedwill, … Continue reading Sedders, Bojo and Dom, Menage a Trois or Threes a Crowd? The BBC’s inevitable Hit piece on Dominic Cummings. #ChaffersandBray
https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/163-tales-from-mount-incomprehension/ https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/gas-prices/#20194:United-States:USD:g This is a very interesting comparison widget for Gasoline prices across the world. I was just watching this video on Comparison of fuel costs for EV's and ICE Vehicles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1DDIDPHPzs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWg5tGyvq5U And the Stark contrast between US Gas Prices over European ones struck me. us. 2.91 per gallon Sweden … Continue reading Carbon, The Elephant in the room but not for the reasons Greta Thinks. Oil and Tax. Taxation and the Banking System.
Australia is doing a Cyprus?
Energy Stocks are cheap cheap cheap.
A very interesting article. Energy is the real Global Currency and of course, Pipelines are the new Black, as with all ubiquitous supply inputs its the distribution system and Pipelines for Oil and Gas has been the Subtext of Geo Politics the past couple of decades certainly in Syria, Ukraine and Myanmar.
Pipe Line Wars?
At PMQ’s yesterday, Why did the SNP guy go all deep state on Syria? Was he doing the EU’s Bidding?
Promotion based on the old pal’s act rarely solves anything. When disguised as gender-based ability, it is a recipe for global economic doom.
‘….the International Monetary Fund is a diminished force and no longer has the firepower to act as the world’s lender of last resort in an emergency. A surge in offshore dollar lending – increasingly through opaque security markets – has exploded to $18 trillion and has overwhelmed the safety buffers of the existing financial architecture. The concern is that a continued surge in the value of the US dollar – potentially triggered by the coronavirus epidemic, or any other black swan catalyst – could bring this to a head….’
Such is the stark conclusion of fisco-financial commentator Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, having read the paper from a G20 task-force of leading currency experts under the aegis of The Robert Triffin International forum.
Now let’s see….who was on watch at…
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Dagen H (H day), today usually called "Högertrafikomläggningen" ("The right-hand traffic diversion"), was the day on 3 September 1967, in which the traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. The "H" stands for "Högertrafik", the Swedish word for "right traffic". It was by far the largest … Continue reading Sweden Switches Sides ( Dagen H (H day) #Swexit #PeakOil, Geo-Politics and False Narratives.
How Stoicism Influenced Christianity FROM THE LECTURE SERIES: THE GREAT IDEAS OF PHILOSOPHY December 14, 2016 FacebookTwitterFlipboardEmailLinkedInShare By Daniel N. Robinson, Ph.D., Oxford University Before Christianity, there was Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy whose tenets—such as monotheism and belief a rational plan for the Universe—anticipated Christian theology in many ways. St. Paul statue in front of St. … Continue reading How Stoicism Influenced Christianity.
Oscar Wilde defined a cynic in Lady Windemere's fan as; " a person who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing". Big Data is the new oil, the Black and White gold or, the pixelated fools gold perhaps? Huge valuations are placed upon companies who can however incongruously or implausibly graft on … Continue reading #Proper #PropTECH #MIPIM #MINDS #DataBases #Graphs An evaluation of Valuation v Priceification #FoolsGold #DataRush #HappyBrexitDay @BorisJohnson @TiceRichard @JoeBlob20 @financialeyes @Colliers_UK @Savills @JLLUK @CarterJonas @GeraldEveLLP @CBRE_UK @csiprop @JLL_Guy @katie_oliphant @EdwardCharlesW1 @TheOfficeGroup @LSHtweets @derwentlondon #CPR
Great article Tim, I enjoyed reading it. I do think the Circular Economy and the Work of Rau will figure in the mix, The VPRO documentary featuring Rau is worth watching.
Materials Passports, use over ownership models. Ayers also gets at the Stock of energy embedded in materials which are available for re-use often for a lower input of energy than originally invested.
Growth is related to the Monetary creation requirement for a scarcity of course and modern production relies upon economies of scale expressed in the time value of money, i.e Interest.
There is a linguistic demand for an Energy-based lexicon cognisant of the ECOE, EROEI and embedded energy realities.
The Farraday Money Quiz has had a lot of users since I made it interactive.
Big challenges for sure but I remain optimistic. 10 years ago monetary ignorance was almost un unavoidable there is now much good material on the web, different schools of thought for sure but there is a discussion for which I am mightily relieved to see. Your Blog definitely has helped as a Lighthouse in the FOG of surveillance capitalism.
Progress and Economic Interests do not always go hand in hand of course.
THE FALSE DICHOTOMY CLINGS ON
There was more than a grain of logic in the observation by US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin that climate activist Greta Thunberg should save her advice until “[a]fter she goes and studies economics in college”. If the authorities were to consent to her demand for the immediate cessation of the use of fossil fuels, the economy would crash and, quite apart from the misery that this would inflict on millions, we would have abandoned any capability to invest in a more sustainable way of life.
This said, taking a course in economics, as it is understood and taught conventionally, would not enhance, in the slightest, her understanding of the critical issues. Conventional economics teaches that economics is ‘the study of money’, and that energy is ‘just another input’. These claims cannot be called ‘contentious’. They are simply wrong.
Worse still, her audience at Davos…
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