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A can't-put-it-down read about a wife's devastating discovery that her physican husband is a sex addict.
John Michael Greer is a scholar of ecological history, and an internationally renowned peak oil theorist. He is the author of The Long Descent and The Ecotechnic Future. His blog, "The Archdruid Report," has become one of the most widely cited online resources dealing with the future of industrial society. Maurita Corcoran and her husband have been in recovery for more than a dozen years. They have raised four children, and they remain happily married.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: A Guide for the Perplexed||p. 1|
|The Failure of Economics||p. 11|
|The illusion ofInvincibility||p. 14|
|The Failure of Markets||p. 19|
|Harnessing Hippogriffs||p. 23|
|The Market as Commons||p. 27|
|Energy's Rules||p. 30|
|Lies and Statistics||p. 33|
|Economic Superstitions||p. 39|
|Undead Money||p. 43|
|The Three Economies||p. 49|
|The Power of Paradigms||p. 54|
|Primary and Secondary Goods||p. 59|
|Exchange Value and Nature's Wealth||p. 62|
|The Anti-Ecology of Money||p. 68|
|The Finance Trap||p. 74|
|Before Money||p. 78|
|The Metaphysics of Money||p. 85|
|The Metastasis of Money||p. 92|
|The Flight into Abstraction||p. 98|
|The Twilight of Money||p. 103|
|The Money Bubble||p. 105|
|The End of Investment||p. 109|
|The Wealth Of Nature|
|The Price of Energy||p. 115|
|Energy Follows Its Bliss||p. 120|
|A Crisis of Concentration||p. 127|
|Barbarism and Good Brandy||p. 131|
|Working With Diffuse Energy||p. 136|
|The Economics of Entropy||p. 144|
|The Appropriate Tools||p. 149|
|The End of the Information Age||p. 155|
|The Economics of Contraction||p. 160|
|The Twilight of the Machine||p. 164|
|Toward Appropriate Technologies||p. 170|
|Becoming a Third World Country||p. 178|
|The Twilight of the American Empire||p. 183|
|Survival Isn't Cost Effective||p. 187|
|The Road Ahead||p. 191|
|Remembering What Worked||p. 194|
|Defending the Commons||p. 198|
|Taxing the Right Things||p. 202|
|Housebreaking the Corporations||p. 207|
|A Crisis of Complexity||p. 213|
|Back to the Future||p. 219|
|A Future of Victory Gardens||p. 222|
|After Retirement||p. 229|
|Afterword: Small Is Beautiful||p. 233|
|About the Author||p. 263|
|Hell on Earth|
|The Set Up||p. 5|
|The Disclosure||p. 23|
|The Desert of Recovery|
|My New Reality||p. 35|
|Digging Deeper||p. 45|
|Real Life Begins in Tucson||p. 55|
|Going Home||p. 67|
|Growing Pains||p. 83|
|A Spiritual Awakening||p. 95|
|Who's Your Gail?||p. 109|
|A New Low||p. 121|
|Getting Over Myself||p. 141|
|Never Say Never||p. 167|
|A New Day||p. 195|
|Eight Challenges to Consider||p. 211|
|About the Author||p. 225|
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