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  • Museletter #242: The End of Growth Update Part 2 MuseLetter #242 / July 2012 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 111 KB) This month’s Museletter is part 2 of the eBook update to my book The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality. Economic contraction and social claustrophobia The social dimensions of the end of growth are coming into […] 3 responses July 5, 2012
  • Peak Denial There is nothing but “Sad News for Peak Oil Disciples” these days, according to the Financial Post. The latest example: Leonardo Maugeri, a fellow in the Geopolitics of Energy Project at the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs—and a long-time critic of Peak Oil analysis—has just published a new report, “Oil: The […] 5 responses July 3, 2012
  • The End of Growth Update eBook In The End of Growth, published in September 2011, Richard Heinberg, made the observation that world economic expansion, which has been barreling along for the past few decades, is now stalling. The book further claimed that this is not an outcome we can prevent; we can only choose whether and how to adapt. He argued […] No responses July 3, 2012
  • Museletter #241: End of Growth Update Part 1 MuseLetter #241 / June 2012 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 123 KB) This month’s newsletter is part 1 of an update to my book The End of Growth: Adapting to our New Economic Reality. In The End of Growth, published in September 2011, I made the observation that world economic expansion, […] 5 responses June 11, 2012
  • Museletter #240: Top 11 FAQs MuseLetter #240 / May 2012 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 119 KB) This month’s newsletter comes in 2 parts. The first part is what I hope you will find a useful and timely FAQ on current issues. It is the culmination of my experience from Q&A sessions during recent lecture tours. […] 6 responses May 10, 2012
  • Museletter #239: Talking Happiness MuseLetter #239 / April 2012 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 112 KB) This month’s Museletter comprises 3 short essays. The first is my impressions from the recent UN “High Level Meeting on Wellbeing and Happiness; in the second I respond to an essay on the fracking industry by Randy Udall; the […] 2 responses April 10, 2012
  • #238: Coal, Pipeline Politics, and $5 Gas MuseLetter #238 / March 2012 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 123 KB) This month’s Museletter comprises three short pieces on the topic of energy. First is an update on China’s devastating coal consumption; the following two concentrate on the current headline energy issues in the US – Keystone XL, and gas […] 4 responses March 12, 2012
  • $5 Gas = Long, Hot, Crazy Summer Here in northern California gasoline is now retailing for $4.20 a gallon. Prices haven’t been this high since mid-2008. Forecasts for $5 per gallon gas in the US this summer are now commonplace. What’s driving prices up? Most analysts focus mostly on two factors: worries about Iran and increased demand from a perceived global economic […] 4 responses March 2, 2012
  • #237: The Fight of the Century MuseLetter #237 / February 2012 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 143 KB) The Fight of the Century As economies contract, a global popular uprising confronts power elites over access to the essentials of human existence. What are the underlying dynamics of the conflict, and how is it likely to play out? […] 8 responses February 16, 2012
  • #236: MuseLetter: The 20th Anniversary Issue MuseLetter #236 / January 2012 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 161 KB) Welcome to the 20th anniversary edition of the Museletter. This month’s edition includes a short Muse memoir, two new pieces, and two reprints of favorites from the past. Thanks for your continued support. MuseLetter: The 20th Anniversary Issue The […] 2 responses January 10, 2012
  • #235: Soaring oil and food prices threaten affordable food supply MuseLetter #235 / December 2011 by Richard Heinberg Download printable PDF version here (PDF, 160 KB) December’s Museletter is a compilation of three recent pieces. All three are in essence about the political failure to recognize that we are reaching real limits to growth. The first concentrates on the effect of high oil prices on […] 6 responses December 14, 2011
  • Welcome to the Post-Growth Economy Originally published at The Guardian.   The tide of economic growth that has flowed since World War II may finally be ebbing.   For politicians and most economists, this is like saying the sky is falling. Growth has become guidepost and grail, the sine qua non of economic existence. Growth is necessary to job creation […] 2 responses December 14, 2011