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Gail Tverberg is a researcher on subjects related to energy and the economy. Her background is as actuary, who did financial modeling for insurance companies, so she brings a different perspective to the question of how limits of a finite world affect the economy.


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2019: World Economy Is Reaching Growth Limits; Expect Low Oil Prices, Financial Turbulence
Energy markets have been behaving in a very turbulent manner in the last couple of months.
EC Electricity Won’t Save Us From Our Oil Problems
Almost everyone seems to believe that our energy problems are primarily oil-related. We have no guarantee of being able to preserve either the oil system or the electricity system.
EC HH Low Oil Prices: An Indication Of Major Problems Ahead?
Low oil prices and low prices of other commodities are signs that we truly should be concerned about. Too many people have missed this point.
Why We Get Bad Diagnoses For The World’s Energy-Economy Problems
The world economy seems to be seriously ill. The problem is not overly high oil prices, but that does not rule out energy as being a major underlying problem.
The World’s Fragile Economic Condition – Part 2
We should expect financial problems if energy consumption stops growing sufficiently rapidly. In fact, a global sell off in the equity markets, such as we have started to see recently, is one of the kinds of energy-related impacts we would expect.
EC The World’s Fragile Economic Condition
In recent years, countries have found ways of creating GDP growth, without adding true value.
EC How Energy Shortages Really Affect The Economy
We should be more concerned about low oil prices than high because we live in a world economy with huge debt bubbles.
EC The World’s Weird Self-Organizing Economy
Why it is so difficult to make accurate long-term economic forecasts for the world economy.
Eight Insights Based On December 2017 Energy Data
If China expects to maintain its high GDP growth ratio as a manufacturing country, it will need to keep its energy consumption growth up.
Our Energy Problem Is A Quantity Problem
Total world energy consumption has risen quickly over time.
EC Why Oil Prices Can’t Rise Very High, For Very Long
Oil prices are now as high as they have been for three years. The world economy cannot withstand high prices for any of these resources for very long.
Why The Standard Model Of Future Energy Supply Doesn’t Work
The most prevalent view regarding future oil supply, as well as total energy supply, seems to be fairly closely related to that expressed by Peak Oilers.
Our Latest Oil Predicament
Oil shortages, and energy shortages, in general, have a multitude of adverse impacts on economies.
EC Raising Interest Rates Is Like Starting A Fission Chain Reaction
Economies, below a certain “stall speed,” cannot repay debt with interest, and cannot hope to provide entrepreneurs with an adequate return on investment. Our low rate of growth is already close to this stall speed.
Will The World Economy Continue To “Roll Along” In 2018?
The world economy badly needs rising energy consumption per capita. Plans to raise interest rates and sell QE securities, when the economy is already “at the edge,” are playing with fire.
The Depression Of The 1930s Was An Energy Crisis
Even back in the 1820 to 1900 period, world per capita energy had gradually risen as an increasing amount of coal was used.
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