Posts Tagged ‘peak oil’

What the Economic Crisis Really Means and What We Can Do About It

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 17th, 2012

By Theo Kitchener

We were told that the global financial crisis of 2008 happened because irresponsible borrowers couldn’t afford to pay back their loans. This is true, but it was also part of a much deeper problem. The issue is that our economic system is based on the need for continuous, perpetual growth. It’s highly likely that we’re already in the beginnings of [...]

Banking, Oil, and Us–A Troubled Trio

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 6th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Reading the newspaper these days often feels like an onslaught of one crisis after another—storms causing severe flooding, droughts ruining crops and driving up food prices, wildfires destroying thousands of homes. In the midst of these immediate and dramatic stories, the global financial crisis of 2008 can feel like old news. But a new video animation by Doing It Ourselves [...]

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