The Big Picture on One Page

  • our incomes are not rising…
  • which prevents us from increasing our already high debt…
  • which prevents us from affording higher oil prices…
  • which prevents an increase in oil production…
  • which prevents an increase in productivity…
  • which prevents an increase in wealth creation…
  • which prevents our incomes from rising (see above)…
  • which prevents the money supply from increasing…
  • which threatens our ability to pay interest on existing debts…
  • which threatens the value of debts…
  • which threatens a deflationary collapse…
  • which threatens social unrest…
  • which threatens politician’s jobs…
  • which guarantees money printing will continue until it can’t…
  • which erodes the value of our retirement savings…
  • and someday (probably after a crash) will cause fierce inflation…
  • which will make food and other necessities very expensive…
  • which will create social unrest…
  • which will threaten politician’s jobs…
  • which will encourage despots…
  • and thanks to geology…
  • it will cost more next year to produce the same quantity of oil…
  • and the year after…
  • and so on until it costs 1 barrel of oil to produce 1 barrel of oil…
  • and then we will use 100% renewable energy…
  • just like the Romans…
  • except we have to feed 7 billion instead of 100 million…
  • and producing food will be a challenge…
  • with most of the good soil, fish, and forests gone…
  • and an unstable climate…
  • and rising sea levels…
  • and scarce fertilizer…
  • and wars between tribes over remaining resources.

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