27 Apr '12, 11pm

#peakoil Breaking Point: The End Of The Cheap Energy Economy: Americans consume 20 million barrels of oil per da...

Americans consume 20 million barrels of oil per day and FutureMoneyTrends asks what will happen when the price of gas reaches $4, $5, or $6 per gallon. Between exponentially rising fuel prices and stagnant wage growth for those employed, American consumers were broken in the lead up to the start of the depression recession in 2008. The situation is massively worse now than at the bottom in March 2009 (from $2.00/gallon to $3.92 currently) and that is where they take up the narrative of where we go next as the cost to drive has more than doubled in the space of three years and is on an unsustainable path ; either as a nation of consumers facing de minimus wage growth, or the lack of firms’ ability to pass this cost on to consumers leading to more unemployment. As the unreality of the S&P 500 passing back above 1400, a reflection back on the real economy is sobering to say t...

Full article: http://peakoil.com/consumption/breaking-point-the-end-of-...

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