Saturday, November 12, 2011

Peak oil intermission

My lack of a computer is slowing up posting some.  I am going to make it a light Saturday.  On the plus side, I have been getting some reading done.

Jeff Rubin, former chief economist for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, who was at a conference with the Archdruid (interesting mix) on peak oil has this interesting video.  As the Druid noted in his post, he combines an interesting mix of a Surfer Dude pacing and tone with a rather dour message.

He is also authored Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

Since the video does not give much information, I copied this from Amazon:

Jeff Rubin (born August 24, 1954) is a Canadian economist and author. He is a former chief economist at CIBC World Markets. Rubin graduated from McGill University with a Masters in Economics after completing his Economics B.A. at University of Toronto. He began his career as an economist at the Ontario Government Treasury Department where he was responsible for projecting future interest rates. He moved on to the brokerage firm Wood Gundy which was taken over by CIBC and became first CIBC Wood Gundy and then CIBC World Markets. He has accurately predicted fluctuations in interest rates and the value of the Canadian dollar. In the early 1990s he came to prominence projecting a major decline in the Ontario real estate market. He was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices back in 2000 and is now a popular commentator on oil depletion and its economic…

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