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I was fascinated by his major premise that high energy costs will end the global marketplace.
We have made what we have made and we will not likely retreat from the desire to operate plasma TVs, computers, and a host of electrical labor saving devices.
Civilization will go on, but the world will likely look very different in the coming decades.
Jeff Rubin was the chief economist at CIBC World Markets for 20 years, and one of the first to point to the economic consequences of peak oil. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Last
Rubin has a quick-reading style and does a good job of explaining why the human economy is crashing into the limits of nature. Read morePublished 12 months ago by AJ CA
Very readable but it all could be said in a book half this length. Why do authors think they need to repeat details and expand on what they have already told us to get their... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Graham Palmer
Well my review won't be too favourable but I bought this for a course I was taking in university. It's one of those books that tries to scare people with panic. Read morePublished 16 months ago by G. Manuel
very easy to read with wonderful entertaining anecdotes but at the same time provocative and compelling. I'm looking forward to his next bookPublished 16 months ago by john mackenzie
The book is amazing. The research is top drawer, and the way he places the context is also very well done. I disagree with his conclusions however. Read morePublished 19 months ago by harrisja
I know, the sky is falling, the sky is falling. As I write this, three, count 'em, three years after this book was published, oil is languishing at $80 a barrel, and will probably... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Pepi
Rubin's main point is the rising price of oil will end globalization and we will get back to local manufacture.This could be a good thing. Read morePublished on December 22, 2011 by Casca
Here is a book that should be read by everyone on this planet. Whether you accept Mr Rubin's scholarship or choose to ignore it, this book is very thought-provoking. Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by Susan Ferreira