Carbon Pricing Needed in Debt Deal, Waxman Contends

  Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan is set to unveil his draft budget this week. As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan has said that Congressional leaders have a “moral obligation” to reduce the country’s debt. Some political leaders are taking that challenge to heart, calling for action not just on fiscal … [continued]

Peak Oil, Peak Debt, and the Concentration of Power

This is a truly wonderful post from The Oil Drum by Goddard College’s Charles Eisenstein (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 U.S. License). Giving more depth to peak oil than the good infographic on that presented yesterday, but also delving deeply into the problems of our economy and how they are linked to our energy and environmental crisis, this is my recommended reading of the month, or more.

I was just listening to this great cover of a great Rolling Stones song while reading this and thought it was actually a good match for this piece, so let’s start off with that: