Understanding the Greater Depression

Want to get a better foundational understanding of the Greater Depression that we have now entered? Here are a few blogs I’d suggest you read every day or at least a few times a week.

Sites which focus on the economic system specifically:
Chris Martenson
The Automatic Earth
The Market Ticker

Sites which discuss a broader range of issues (peak oil, self reliance, homesteading, climate change, suburbia…) related to the current collapse and what will follow:
Casaubon’s Book
The Archdruid Report
Club Orlov
James Kunstler

Here’s a little sample from November 7 post from
The Automatic Earth: Debt Rattle: Hocus Focus:

Obama’s chief of staff is a former Freddie Mac board member and fervent supporter of the invasion of Iraq. Many of the ‘experts’ are, or have been, Goldman and Citigroup execs. These people like the power and the money they have gathered while driving the economy into the ground. They’re not going to give that up just to build a financial system that would better serve the people. They’ll build one that best serves them.

Sure, some loose ends will be tweaked, but mostly they’ll spend the nation into a depression by attempting to salvage corporations that would have long since died if it were not for America’s 21st century version of Mussolini’s corporate fascism, and the unlimited access to the public trough it provides.

The broke man in the street will be broker, until he’s broken, until he lives in the street, his last hard earned penny squeezed from his hands and dumped into banks, insurers and carmakers that have zero chance of ever turning a profit again.

The taxpayer will be taxed, and will be forced to pay until (s)he can pay no more, if need be at the barrel of a gun, until (s)he no longer has a job, a home, dignity or a future. And then the growth machine will spit her out. Whoever can’t produce or consume is a write-off.

We’ve spent too much, and now we’re broke. Let’s spend more, and lots more, ‘cause then we will be whole again. Double or nothing, it’s all we know.

The dice will come up nothing.

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  1. According to most independent scientific studies, global oil production will now decline from 74 million barrels per day to 60 million barrels per day by 2015. During the same time demand will increase 9%.

    No one can reverse this trend, nor can we conserve our way out of this catastrophe. Because the demand for oil is so high, it will always exceed production levels; thus oil depletion will continue steadily until all recoverable oil is extracted.

    Alternatives will not even begin to fill the gap. And most alternatives yield electric power, but we need liquid fuels for tractors/combines, 18 wheel trucks, trains, ships, and mining equipment. The Energy Watch Group (funded by the German Parliament) concludes in a current report titled: “Peak Oil Could Trigger Meltdown of Society:”

    “By 2020, and even more by 2030, global oil supply will be dramatically lower. This will create a supply gap which can hardly be closed by growing contributions from other fossil, nuclear or alternative energy sources in this time frame.”

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  4. Hey Denny,

    I’m sorry to leave this as a comment on your blog; I had trouble finding private contact information. Feel free to delete after you’ve had a chance to read the message. You can reach me by e-mail at feedback@radgeek.com

    So, the reason I’m writing is that it appears that the old anarchoblogs aggregator (http://anarchoblogs.protest.net/) has disappeared from the web; I’ve tried contacting rabble about it, and haven’t gotten any response, but stuff he’s written elsewhere seems to indicate that it’s likely to remain disappeared into the indefinite future.

    I’m writing because I’m making plans to restart Anarchoblogs, at the domain anarchoblogs.org, probably some time later this week if nothing comes up that would block it. I’m hoping to make it a
    lot like the old Anarchoblogs, but to add a few new features — in particular, having not only a main page that aggregates everything, but also some more specific aggregators for particular communities (geographical, ideological, linguistic, organizational, or whatever — nyc.anarchoblogs.org, ca.anarchoblogs.org, es.anarchoblogs.org, syndicalist.anarchoblogs.org, and the like).

    Since you were a contributor on the old Anarchoblogs, I’d like to invite you to join the new project. Would you be interested in having your blog syndicated on the site? Let me know.

    Cheers,
    Charles Johnson
    Rad Geek People’s Daily

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