reply to post by Illusionsaregrander
India, the Middle East, and Africa all have unsustainable population growths. This population growth is fed by charity, and the oil resources that we
have drained from the easy to get reservoirs over the last several decades. All indication are that we have arrived at peak oil, and the easy to get
and refine oil is running out. This is going to create major changes in the world economy. There will be a great many, far more desperate, people
trying to flee the overpopulated third world nations as wide spread starvation begins to set in. If Europe doesn't learn to make some hard choices,
they will be over ran.
One thing nobody talks about is shipping costs, which are going to skyrocket with oil prices. The factors that drive our current markets are going to
The technology for alternative fuel sources and far more efficient means of transportation are available, but they will be much more difficult for
concentrated groups to control. The oil industry, as it has been over the last century were most of the supply was concentrated in specific areas,
played perfectly into the hands of those who have sought to concentrate wealth and power. The alternative sources are not going to be concentrated
at all, and they will be far more difficult to control, although massive efforts will be made by the wealthy elites. Chances are things are going to
Since at least the fifties, the world's markets have been ran on a disposable society concept with planned obsolescence. Products had to be made to
fail within a reasonable time frame to keep the gears of the market greased with demand. This is not sustainable, and it is the major flaw with our
market system. Current production efficiency is putting us into a position where we produce more than we can consume, when it comes to basic
products, energy and food excluded. Shifts in energy sources aren't going to change this, they will have more impact on changing priorities, and
distribution of wealth.
Currently investors have more money to invest than they have legitimate investments. The dot com bubble and the real estate bubbles are proof of
this. The biggest problem with concentration of wealth is that it collapses demand, because people who aren't making decent money don't have money
to spend, thus demand dries up, and we enter into a depression, as is our current situation.
This provides even more reason for banks to engage in the illegal drug markets. What people aren't aware of, and IMO, are deceived about, is that
the illegal drug market is in decline. People have wised up to what a big mistake drug culture was, and are turning away from it.
The two most likely explanations for such a shift in supply are
decreased market power and innovations in evading enforcement. Why
might market power have declined or evasion increased? Moreover, does
the timing of these changes have any connection to the escalation of
Turning away from drug usage is a good thing for the average person, and a bad thing for the PTB, who profit greatly on all fronts from prohibition.