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Coming economic collapse/social disorder/peak whatever websites.
« on: December 09, 2008, 05:05:52 pm »
To keep you all updated.



Clusterfuck Nation by Jim Kunstler - http://jameshowardkunstler.typepad.com/clusterfuck_nation/
John Robb's  Global Guerrillas - http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/ and his personal blog http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/johnrobb/
Kevin Carson's Mutualist blog - http://mutualist.blogspot.com/ some good ides on the resilient community
Ogliopoly Watch - http://www.oligopolywatch.com/ analysis on the market bloodletting
Thomas PM Barnett - http://www.thomaspmbarnett.com/weblog/
Ubiwar - http://ubiwar.com/ Tim Steven on conflict
Jeff Vail - http://www.jeffvail.net/ Law, Energy, Geopolitics and Organizational Theory
Coming Anarchy - http://cominganarchy.com/ World affairs and politics
Robert Paterson - http://smartpei.typepad.com/robert_patersons_weblog/ Some Canadian guy
Global Dashboard - http://www.globaldashboard.org/ - Notes from the future

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Re: Coming economic collapse/social disorder/peak whatever websites.
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 09:57:12 pm »
I think I've heard of Global Dashboard on NPR a couple of times--or Slate magazine (Slate is featured on NPR, so I mix them up a lot).

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 06:24:23 am »
I was reading this earlier - http://cynicuseconomicus.blogspot.com/.

It focusses on the UK especially. My knowledge of politics and economics aren't my strong point though, so I don't know whether to recommend it.

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 11:18:59 am »
Not many places concentrate on the UK anyway, so I'm going to check it out now.  Thanks.

Edit: I note he has the Adam Smith Institute and Taxpayer's Alliance on his recommended links.  Does not bode well, the ASI called Bush a "hero of the free market", much to the amusement of my libertarian and anarchist friends, and the Taxpayer's Alliance are a bunch of moaning whiners who, as far as I can tell, make their money from rent-a-quote stories badmouthing the government (not that this is a bad thing, it just renders their judgement, and in theory his, a little untrustworthy).
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2008, 04:27:20 am »
Just finished this book.  Also Peter Schiff is all over YouTube now saying the dollar will be destroyed. 

http://www.amazon.com/Crash-Proof-Economic-Collapse-Sonberg/dp/0470043601

The experiments will continue...    film at 11.

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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2008, 07:32:29 pm »
I was going to read that, but the introduction struck me as somewhat smarmy and condescending.  Dunno, maybe it was just me, but it turned me right off.

Also add to your feeds

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ - Yves is a great financial analyst
http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/ - More useful and intelligible financial analysis
http://johnquiggin.com/ - JQ is Crooked Timber's economics guy, and some professor in Australia
http://jamesfallows.theatlantic.com/ - James Fallows is the Atlantic's most consistently insightful writer
http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/ - Havent really read much, but I've seen it referenced at places I respect

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Re: Coming economic collapse/social disorder/peak whatever websites.
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2008, 07:38:05 pm »
Oh good, now I can take a whole bunch of projections and speculations and go from the ignorance of not knowing what's going to happen to the enlightenment of not knowing what's going to happen.

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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2008, 07:45:04 pm »
Given the choice of the modern day version of "a man in a pub told me..." and listening to our wonderfully prescient leaders and economic experts, I find myself tending to the former every time.

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 02:10:00 am »
I just started reading a book by David Smith, editor of the Financial Times, called Free Lunch (2003), and right off the bat he makes the case that house prices will rise indeffinately, forever and ever, amen.

I don't think there's much point reading further. Also, on the back there is an endorsement from Crash Gordon himself.  :lol:

By the way, I quite liked Crash Proof. I didn't pick up on the smarmy tone.