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Sacred Demise

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Beyond The Economic Treadmill And Toward True Well Being, By Michael Abrams

Economic Well Being

The unstated premise of our society is that all of us are born at some level on a socio-economic ladder. Our prime directive is that we must dedicate a substantial part of our waking hours and efforts to climb to higher and higher steps on that ladder. At any step on the ladder we can look down to the comparatively diminished lives we had on the lower steps. And at the very top we–or our descendants–will have attained that perfect Nirvana, the frictionless existence that comes in tandem with virtually limitless wealth. . . . → Read More: Beyond The Economic Treadmill And Toward True Well Being, By Michael Abrams

Stimulus Duds, Bailout Blanks, By Richard Heinberg

Blow Fed Stimulus Check

There is no “silver bullet,” no magic solution that will turn back the clock to an era of abundant resources and easy growth. For now, all that governments can do is buy time through further deficit spending—ideally, using that time to build infrastructure that will continue to function in the coming era of reduced flows of energy and resources. Meanwhile, we must all find ways to come out from under a burden of debt that will otherwise crush us. The inherent contradiction within this prescription is obvious but unavoidable. . . . → Read More: Stimulus Duds, Bailout Blanks, By Richard Heinberg

The Era of Cheap Food May Be Drawing To A Close

Bread

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.msnbc NULL.msn NULL.com/id/41311106/ns/business-retail/#)

U.S. grain prices should stay unrelentingly high this year, according to a Reuters poll, the latest sign that the era of cheap food has come to an end.

U.S. corn, soybeans and wheat prices — which surged by as much has 50 percent last year and hit their highest . . . → Read More: The Era of Cheap Food May Be Drawing To A Close

What Right Do You Have To Be Here On Planet Earth? By William Kotke

Connection With Nature

[This article was submitted first by the author to Speaking Truth to Power--CB]

At some point in our lives, most of us realized that there is no place that we could stand on the side of mother earth and not be asked, “by what right are you here?” Do we have a rent receipt, . . . → Read More: What Right Do You Have To Be Here On Planet Earth? By William Kotke

What Lies Behind Egypt’s Problems? How Do They Affect Others? By Gail Tverberg

Egypt Revolution 2

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://ourfiniteworld NULL.com/2011/01/29/whats-behind-egypts-problems/) We have all been reading about Egypt in the newspapers, and wonder what is behind their problems. Let me offer a few insights.

At least part of Egypt’s problem is the fact that in the past the government has threatened (http://www NULL.telegraph NULL.co NULL.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/8288934/Why-Egypts-government-is-stockpiling-food NULL.html) to reduce food . . . → Read More: What Lies Behind Egypt’s Problems? How Do They Affect Others? By Gail Tverberg

Oil And Food Prices, By Jason Bradford

Oil For Beef

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.energybulletin NULL.net/stories/2011-01-29/oil-and-food-prices)

Several years ago National Geographic magazine published an article (http://environment NULL.nationalgeographic NULL.com/environment/global-warming/end-cheap-oil/) on oil that included a stunning photo of mature steer and the barrels of oil needed to grow an animal to that size. I recently went looking for that picture, found it, and post it here because it . . . → Read More: Oil And Food Prices, By Jason Bradford

Four Reasons Why “Progress” Isn’t Always Progress, By Margaret Emerson

Progress

From the time we were children, we’ve been taught that “progress”—as defined by capitalist American culture—is a good thing. Progress is manifest destiny. Progress is civilizing the uncivilized, elevating the inhabitants of the third world and taming the “savages” that lived off the land. Progress is taming nature, not being at its mercy. Progress . . . → Read More: Four Reasons Why “Progress” Isn’t Always Progress, By Margaret Emerson

World Is One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos, Book Warns, By Lester Brown

Food-Riots

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (http://www NULL.independent NULL.co NULL.uk/life-style/health-and-families/world-is-one-poor-harvest-from-chaos-new-book-warns-2192127 NULL.html)

Like many environmentalists, Lester Brown is worried.

In his new book “World on the Edge,” released this week, Brown says mankind has pushed civilization to the brink of collapse by bleeding aquifers dry and overplowing land to feed an ever-growing population, while overloading the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.

. . . → Read More: World Is One Poor Harvest Away From Chaos, Book Warns, By Lester Brown

Are We Witnessing The Start of A Global Revolution? By Andrew Gavin Marshall

Civil Unrest

For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive… The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest for personal dignity, cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world painfully scarred by memories of centuries-long alien colonial or imperial domination… The . . . → Read More: Are We Witnessing The Start of A Global Revolution? By Andrew Gavin Marshall

The World’s Ominous Reckoning, By Tom Greco

Money Roll

The reckoning will be global because the money and banking regime is global — and deeply flawed. . . . → Read More: The World’s Ominous Reckoning, By Tom Greco