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

ISBN-10: 047092764X

ISBN-13: 9780470927649

Edition: 2011

Authors: Chris Martenson

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Chris Martenson has an MBA in Finance from Cornell, a Ph.D. from Duke, has been a research scientist in the field of nuerotoxicology, a former VP of Pfizer, and started his own investing website. He and his family lived in a 5 bedroom house on the water in Mystic, CT. Life was good.In 2003, he gave it all up.Chris had a foreshadowing of some of the economic events that ultimately caused the recession, became disillusioned with where our future was heading overall, quit his job, sold his big house, and moved his family into a small rental house in the woods. Chris took his money out of the hands of his investors and began making his own investments, with returns that exceed that of his former investorrs"s. He grows a garden, brews his own beer, and raises chickens for food. Chrisrs"s passion is now education. Chris feels strongly that if people had enough of a working knowledge of the fundamentals of the economy before the recession, they could have easily seen the recession coming and could have made different choices, financially and otherwise, to prepare themselves. Maybe some people would have put more money in an emergency fund, or sold their house before they owed more on it than it was worth. Chris is now dedicating his life to educating people, or giving them a "Crash Course" on the three E's: the Economy, Energy, and the Environment, so they can make better choices in the future. He wants people to understand: How completely dependent the 3ers"s are on each other The unsustainable current trajectory they are on The changes that could have on our future (not just another housing crisis or recession, but also things like food supply shortage due to contamination, like the one we recently experienced with eggs, but on a larger scale, or the likelihood of more big natural disasters or disease outbreaks because of environmental shifts caused by global warming, etc.)
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/5/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
How to Approach the Next Twenty Years
The Coming Storm
The Lens: How to See the Future
A World Worth Inheriting
Trust Yourself
Foundation
Dangerous Exponentials
An Inconvenient Lie: The Truth about Growth
Our Money System
Problems and Predicaments
What Is Wealth? (Hint: It's Not Money)
Economy
Debt
The Great Credit Bubble
Like a Moth to Flame: Our Destructive Tendency to Print
Fuzzy Numbers
Starting the Race with Our Shoes Tied Together
Energy
Energy and the Economy
Peak Oil
Necessary but Insufficient: Coal, Nuclear, and Alternatives
Why Technology Can't Fix This
Environment
Minerals: Gone with the Wind
Soil: Thin, Thinner, Gone
Parched: The Coming Water Wars
All Fished Out
Convergence
Convergence: Why the Twenty-Teens Will Be Difficult
Closing the Book on Growth
Future Scenarios
What Should I Do?
The Good News: We Already Have Everything We Need
What Should I Do?
The Opportunities
Appendix
Notes
Index
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