FROM PEAK OIL TO PEAK CIVILIZATION: The Travails of Our Fairy Tale Political Economy

Necessitous men are not free men. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all, regardless of station, race, or creed. _____Franklin D. Roosevelt

When I set out on my career, in the 1970s, I was pretty much a “run-of-the-mill” (Kuhn’s “normal…