Archive for July, 2010

The Population “Bomb” and its Distortions in Capitalist Culture

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Ever since Malthus, the question of population overshooting carrying capacity has been cast as the specter of unwashed ever-breeding hordes who will overrun the society of “developed” nations and bring an end to “progress”. That this way of thinking became an historical pattern arises from a capitalist culture that justifies its economic system and excuses [...]

The basic flaw in “Green Energy”: Power down is the only sustainable option

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

There is a basic flaw in the idea that a massive transition to alternative fuels is a sustainable solution: Any significant replacement of fossil fuel with “renewable energy” will continue to eat up the other key materials that are critical to the survival of industrial societies. Without these finite resources, the present production of “stuff” [...]