A House Interrupted

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  • Copyright: 2011-05-31
  • Publisher: Gentle Path Pr
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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.

Author Biography

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 Perplexedp. 1
The Failure of Economicsp. 11
The illusion ofInvincibilityp. 14
The Failure of Marketsp. 19
Harnessing Hippogriffsp. 23
The Market as Commonsp. 27
Energy's Rulesp. 30
Lies and Statisticsp. 33
Economic Superstitionsp. 39
Undead Moneyp. 43
The Three Economiesp. 49
The Power of Paradigmsp. 54
Primary and Secondary Goodsp. 59
Exchange Value and Nature's Wealthp. 62
The Anti-Ecology of Moneyp. 68
The Finance Trapp. 74
Before Moneyp. 78
The Metaphysics of Moneyp. 85
The Metastasis of Moneyp. 92
The Flight into Abstractionp. 98
The Twilight of Moneyp. 103
The Money Bubblep. 105
The End of Investmentp. 109
The Wealth Of Nature
The Price of Energyp. 115
Energy Follows Its Blissp. 120
A Crisis of Concentrationp. 127
Barbarism and Good Brandyp. 131
Working With Diffuse Energyp. 136
The Economics of Entropyp. 144
The Appropriate Toolsp. 149
The End of the Information Agep. 155
The Economics of Contractionp. 160
The Twilight of the Machinep. 164
Toward Appropriate Technologiesp. 170
Becoming a Third World Countryp. 178
The Twilight of the American Empirep. 183
Survival Isn't Cost Effectivep. 187
The Road Aheadp. 191
Remembering What Workedp. 194
Defending the Commonsp. 198
Taxing the Right Thingsp. 202
Housebreaking the Corporationsp. 207
A Crisis of Complexityp. 213
Back to the Futurep. 219
A Future of Victory Gardensp. 222
After Retirementp. 229
Afterword: Small Is Beautifulp. 233
Notesp. 245
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 257
About the Authorp. 263
Introductionp. 1
Hell on Earth
The Set Upp. 5
The Disclosurep. 23
The Desert of Recovery
My New Realityp. 35
Digging Deeperp. 45
Real Life Begins in Tucsonp. 55
Going Homep. 67
Growing Painsp. 83
A Spiritual Awakeningp. 95
Who's Your Gail?p. 109
A New Lowp. 121
Getting Over Myselfp. 141
Never Say Neverp. 167
A New Dayp. 195
Eight Challenges to Considerp. 211
About the Authorp. 225
ATributep. 227
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
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