Archive for May, 2009

End Of Oil

May 30, 2009

There have been many books written over the past forty years about the consequences of over population and the resultant scarcity of resources. The oil scare in the 70s was followed by relatively inexpensive oil in the 80s and 90s, but we are now seeing a return to expensive oil, and the consequences of those price increases. If the authors are correct, many of us will not be retiring in the manner which we have been expecting.

You can read an amazing article about this here if you are willing to pay $12. Clearly, it would be better to just subscribe to the magazine for a year ($28) and get all of the articles for “free” instead.

If you cannot afford to purchase the article, please contact me here.

Understanding the Financial Crisis

May 25, 2009

There have been a number of great discussions about the origins of the financial crisis on the NPR show “Fresh Air”. The most recent such is by Gillian Tett. This show is well worth listening to

Vote Early and Often

May 24, 2009

My friend, Rob Nagler, has come up with a creative approach to help kids get regular exercise, by encouraging them, and rewarding them, to bike to school. Check out his concept at And then vote for his product at ChangeMakers.