FYI I've got a piece up today on Obama's new budget on The Daily Beast.


Blogger Brad said...

Great piece on the budget. Here's hoping that "feed the beauty" does work.

Your link does go to the second page of the article though.

February 26, 2009 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Andy Nash said...

I agree. One reason I hate to see the tax problems with Obama's appointees (and liberals in general) is that these are exactly the people who should understand that 'feeding the beauty' is important. They need to lead by example.

February 27, 2009 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger Jamey Hecht said...

It was a pleasure to meet you at your reading in the Palisades earlier tonight! The Village Bookshop is a great place to support, and I thoroughly enjoyed your wit and insight. I think Kate gave you a copy of my Limousine, Midnight Blue, which I hope you enjoy. More urgently, the books I recommended were:

1. Dmitry Orlov, Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects;
2. Sharon Astyk, Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Homefront;
3. James Howard Kunstler, The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century.

If you've had a good bowl of Wheaties and are feeling dauntless, I also recommend:
4. Richard Heinberg, The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies;
5. Joseph Tainter, The Collapse of Complex Societies;
6. William Catton, Jr., Overshoot.

Matt Savinar's website,
Life After the Oilcrash: Breaking News is a daily-updated sampling of the most collapse-related stories from around the world with an emphasis on the USA.

There are many books, sites, documentaries, meetups, and "transition towns" that are entirely solutions oriented. This is by no means a mere "mindset" of "doom and gloom," but a necessary confrontation with the limits of complexity, technology, the biosphere, and the geological endowment of cheap and abundant energy on this finite planet.

My own blog -- where I'd be honored if you would click "follow this blog" -- is
Thanks for your time.
Jamey Hecht, PhD.

February 27, 2009 at 4:22 AM  

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