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It is time to begin preparing for a transition to new, sustainable systems. My biggest takeaway from Martenson’s impeccably researched book is that growth and prosperity are not the same.

Chris doesn’t see any new technology coming on the market in the near future that can change the game. Martenson suggests that the way of how people live and life quality will change by getting simple. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Just a moment while we crqsh you in to your Goodreads account. The course proposes ways the economy, the environment, and energy are inter-related and questions their sustainability.

The only time that will not happen is when new factors are introduced to change the hcris. A fascinating personal account that gave birth to this project.

If anyone knows of any, please send them my way. Our debt is growing at an exponential rate. I liked the personal bit where Chris talks about relocating his family to a rural area and why and what criteria they used to choose the location. This is not a hippie book.

But this has always been true. In his writings and in interviews with various media outlets, Martenson regularly warns his audience of economic crises. Highly recommended whether you agree or not – food for thought at the very least! The economic and financial model used in western nations completely relies on perpetual economic growth, without it the model will change, we have no choice in the matter.

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An open minded individual should recognize out of sample extrapolations for what they are: How politicians change the definition of important financial terms to make the economy look better than it actually is.

How much would to hours of your hard physical labor be worth to you? With growth, jobs are created and debts are serviced. Some of those reasons include financial problems, lack of energy food and environmental degradation.

We should all be prepared to think critically about the systems economic, environmental, food, water, transportation, etc that we take for granted every day. This statistic gave me pause, particularly after reading the fantastic Michael Lewis piece about state and city debt: The reality of dwindlingoil supplies is now internationally recognized, yet virtually nodeveloped nations have a Plan B.

The big story is this: I met King Hubbert some time ago and know what he had to go through to get the oil companies to understand that any and all resources from the earth are extracted at a rate that follows a normal curve,And that knowing just the shape of part of the upside you could predict the peak. It is better to be prepared for something that might not happen, than be ill-prepared for something that DOES. The boomsters have had their decade and more, and the time is now ripe for the doomsters to take the stage.

He also runs a financial advisory website with suggestions based on the ideas in his bo The boomsters have had their decade and more, and the time is now ripe for the doomsters to take the stage.

What a great book!

Christopher Martenson – Wikipedia

Christopher Hamlin Martenson born September 15, is an economic researcher, writer and trend forecaster interested in macro trends mqrtenson the economy, energy composition and environment. Like Malthus he uses the mathematics of geometric progression contrasted with linear progression to produce fearful scenarios of starvation and catastrophic economic collapse.


Lists with This Book. Human systems and institutions have evolved and will continue to do so.

Return to Book Page. This page was last edited on 24 Aprilat If you are looking for an easy to understand synopsis without slogging through supporting data, then this is the book for you. It read more like an endorsement for that author’s works. Given that I already read a great deal of science fiction that is somewhat dystopian, it should come as no surprise that I would pick up an economics book that has what at first glance might seem to be a similar perspective.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book isn’t exactly a “pleasure” to read, but it is very well written. Let’s be honest, couurse there was no Great Recession, Martenson’s work would not be worth much and it would not have gained the traction it did.

This is one of those rare books that I think everyone should read, but I imagine would have such varied responses. We adapt magtenson we need to. These problems are serious and worth contemplating.

Christopher Martenson

Because, there WILL something happen! I think, however, that everyone can agree that it is inevitable if we maintain our current course.

Exponential population growth is not going to change anytime soon. These systems are not sustainable.