Recommended Article: Oil and the Economy


This article is from a site called ‘Peak Oil News and Message Boards’ and is written by ‘Our Finite World’. I found it interesting as it proposes three possibilities for the future world economy and assesses the likelihood of each in terms of ‘Peak Oil’ theory. The first is business as usual i.e. continued exponential growth as per the main-steam economic model. This suggests that Peak Oil will have little or no effect. The second is basically the middle position, where politicians and statesmen manage to rein in the economy despite a massive global energy crisis. The last is the ‘Dragon Line’ scenario i.e crash or total collapse as a result of energy depletion.

From my book’s point of view, this is the most relevant though – I sincerely hope – not the necessarily most likely. Still, it is a warning all the same.

You can check it out on this link here:

Oil and the Economy: Why it is important to figure out approximately where we are headed on Peak Oil

Until the next post…

Owen Law

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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