09 Sep '11, 4pm

How Obama kinda completely missed the boat in his jobs speech:

Let's you and me sit down and have some RealTalk™ for a minute: President Obama's jobs speech last night was about as good as it could get -- in the absence of any mention of the core driver of our ongoing global economic recession , which, need I remind you, is probably going to go double-dip . Here's what he left out, neatly described in a hip, watchable video produced by the folks at the Post Carbon Institute. For those of you who are already familiar with this territory, it's a discussion of the dwindling supplies of fossil fuels, primarily oil, and other scarce resources, and how their absence spells the end of the kind of economic growth we’ve become accustomed to. Now I realize that this isn't a very popular message. It doesn't fit neatly into the narrative put forward by either end of the political spectrum, because it says that perpetual growth is impossible (dog ...

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