Monthly Archives: September 2008

Financial Crisis or Opportunity?

By David L. Brown The financial “meltdown” that is taking place is very strange in several ways. For one, why now? Why just now as the Presidential campaign enters its critical last few weeks? I would hate to think that … Continue reading

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U.S. Dollar Gains New Image

By David L. Brown According to our private sources at the Treasury Department, in order to calm world markets by providing a high degree of transparency to the economic situation, the U.S. government is responding to present financial trends by … Continue reading

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Is It “Game Over” for the Financial Elite?

By David L. Brown On June 6 I wrote an essay titled “Black Friday, a Day to Remember” in which I discussed the fact that oil prices had soared on that date by an astonishing amount. Here is how I … Continue reading

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Update on Continuing Arctic Melt Down

By David L. Brown This is just a brief follow up to previous posts concerning the dwindling Arctic sea ice. Some climate change deniers have been hooting and hollering that the meltdown has reversed, because it appears that there will … Continue reading

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Economic Troubles Signal Post-Resources Era

By David L. Brown Economic Armageddon has arrived, and it should have been no surprise to anyone. As I wrote back on June 6, after oil prices zoomed upward, and accompanying a drawing of two sailing ships toppling from a … Continue reading

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Climate Lemmings March Confidently Onward

By David L. Brown The text for today concerns linear thinking and how it fits into long-term planning and survival of civilization and the human race. To define linear thinking, it is the tendency to think that things will keep … Continue reading

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Few Options for Keeping the Earth Cool

By David L. Brown Those who have read my novel The Star Phoenix know that it is set in a future world devastated by climate change, social upheaval, plagues and other unfortunate events. Only a few humans survive and a … Continue reading

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Too Little, Too Late for Auto Industry

By David L. Brown Here is an unusual opportunity to see a photograph that illustrates the maxim about “too little, too late.” It is a picture of the Chevrolet Volt all-electric car which is now under development and will be … Continue reading

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Is Petroleum Really Too Expensive?

By David L. Brown The “horrible” price of oil has been portrayed as an economic disaster of unprecedented concern. That is a myth. What is actually the case is that oil has long been undervalued and at last is being … Continue reading

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“Insourcing” Brings Manufacturing Back to U.S.

By David L. Brown I wrote a few weeks back that due to several factors the allure of offshoring manufacturing to Asia has faded, and that it will continue to do so. One factor is the higher energy costs that … Continue reading

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