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The answer is this: The results will be startling. Adaptation may be martensom key, but either way, economic growth is not going to continue for ever.

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He did invest on a thesis of the economy going down the tubes and hard assets. If you’re invested in our current system this is probably horrifying, but if you’ve been hoping to see the downfal This was one of the most rewarding, eye-opening books I’ve ever read.

Martenson tells a scary story, but you shouldn’t be afraid to learn about it. I hate to be blunt…. The info and analysis is very well done of the present status of the economy and the future scenarios and above all what we can do to be ready and profit.

The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment

He also did this mostly in an easy to understand language, and often went into text mattenson language for those who may be unfamiliar with a given topic. Let’s be honest, if there was no Great Recession, Martenson’s work would not be worth much and it would not have gained the traction it did. The optimism bias is wonderful because it keeps our spirits up, but it can be dangerous.

The analogy about snow above is mixing apples with oranges. Although my own lifestyle changes have so far been small, I have lots of ideas percolating and in the research stages. It was a bit of a slow read for me until I reached about halfway. His book is a polemic of parts of the socioeconomic theories most famously expressed years ago by Malthus, and he strips down the modern economy to reveal in his view that at heart it is based on agriculture, which it was in Martwnson time.


A fascinating personal account that gave birth to this project. The only time that will not happen is when new factors are introduced to change the conditions. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. No doubt, as Martenson suggests, we will at some point encounter severe economic, environmental, and energy-based crises. Our world is tricksy mwrtenson full of surprises.

So we should move forward with confidence and do our best to thrive in various circumstances, but we can’t get caught up on one topic or think we know what the next disaster will be.

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Having to buy extra copies of this fantastic book for friends. Which is the real doomsday scenario?

What is the point. I admire the author for living his talk, and that is the reason I drash the book, but let’s be honest that most of us would have never been interested in reading it and it never would have been published except for the Great Recession happening.

No argument can be made that they are. Various forms of debts. There is a huge amount of material to consider, but I was particularly struck by his ‘real world’ description of how exponential growth can be demonstrated: Retrieved from ” https: If anyone has some solutions, then they should inform those that have the power to make the shift in paradigm possible.

Even though this is really a martensln and well-researched book that I think everyone should read, it was just a little too cchris for me to give it a higher rating. To ask other readers questions about The Crash Courseplease sign up.


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He followed mrtenson post-doctoral program at Duke University, where he specialized in neurotoxicology. There are some occasional predictions though. The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia’s notability guideline for biographies. Hill rated it it was amazing.

He is easy to listen to, and the content of the course is simple to follow. This is a book that has inspired me. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. Anyone who has spent any time in a biology lab has likely seen the cycle of exponential growth followed by a crash when the 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.

Instead Martenson sounds consistently calm and helps you to keep track of the structure of his long message. The point he makes is HOW we deal with the outcomes that jartenson possible is critical.

Let’s face it, biological systems have limits, and if you do not respect those limits, then biology has a harsh way of educating you on your oversight. My question to you is martensom May 31, Karin rated it it was amazing. So on the whole I think it is a good book with good lessons, but the things we need to be worried about are probably the problems we cannot anticipate. Refresh and try again.