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Why Your World is About To Get a Whole Lot Smaller: What the Price Of Oil Means For The Way We Live ePub download

by Jeff Rubin

  • Author: Jeff Rubin
  • ISBN: 190526481X
  • ISBN13: 978-1905264810
  • ePub: 1898 kb | FB2: 1591 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Politics & Government
  • Publisher: Virgin Books
  • Pages: 286
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Why Your World is About To Get a Whole Lot Smaller: What the Price Of Oil Means For The Way We Live ePub download

And as it does, your world is about to get smaller–much, much smaller. Those prices will be on their way back up soon enough.

And as it does, your world is about to get smaller–much, much smaller. To get that salmon from the ocean to your plate takes a ridiculous amount of energy. And however you want to measure the energy in that fish– calories, miles, joules, barrels of oil– it is inevitable that the price of fish is going to go up as well. The seafood on your plate depends on cheap energy.

Whole Lot Smaller: What the Price of Oil Means for the Way We Live By Jeff Rubin Virgin £1. 9, 304 pages FT Bookshop price: £1. 9. Yet that intensity often makes it hard for the Peak Oilists to get their message across.

Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: What the Price of Oil Means for the Way We Live By Jeff Rubin Virgin £1. It does not help that many of them are engineers and scientists, unskilled in the subtle arts of persuasion.

And now, in his bestselling book Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, he argues that oil prices, temporarily.

Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization By Jeff Rubin 286 p. hardcover. Random House – May 2009. According to classical economic theory, oil scarcity should cause prices to increase, thus stimulating exploration, replenishing reserves and bringing prices back down. And now, in his bestselling book Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, he argues that oil prices, temporarily dampened by the deepest post-war recession on record, will soon be vaulted to new highs as the economy begins to recover, which in turn will thrust the world into yet another recession right on the heels of this one.

It costs jobs, homes and in the long run it is going to radically alter the way we live.

Paperback 304 Pages, Published: 04/03/2010. It costs jobs, homes and in the long run it is going to radically alter the way we live. For if cheap oil is the fuel that keeps the machinery of globalisation in motion, then expensive oil has the same effect as pouring diesel into an unleaded tank. Everything stalls; the engine fails. Oil prices will rise again in the coming years, as this utterly convincing insight into our collective future argues. And as oil prices fluctuate wildly, our society will change dramatically, and for good.

Oil prices will rise again in the coming years, as this utterly convincing insight into our .

Oil prices will rise again in the coming years, as this utterly convincing insight into our collective future argues. From the homes we live in and the cars we drive to the food we eat and the places we work, our daily lives and global economy are going to be transformed. But while this new, smaller world will take some getting used to, it will also open our eyes to a more localised and ultimately more liveable way of life. Imprint: Virgin Books. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

For years Jeff Rubin has been accurately predicting how the world's dwindling oil supply will affect oil prices. Our civilization as we know it is entirely dependant on cheap oil. And that civilization is about to get the shock of its life. Our systems of trade, finance, shipping and manufacturing, of labour and international relations are all going to be affected as oil supplies dwindle and prices fluctuate wildly.

Good news - You can still get free 2-day shipping, free pickup, & more. Try another ZIP code. Rubin sees a shift to a more local way of life due to the decline of cheap fuel, which also means a decline in global trading of heavy goods.

Jeff Rubin is going to find out. The former CIBC World Markets guru made quite a. .The book is clearly written for the . The former CIBC World Markets guru made quite a name for himself over the years with his wild predictions and out-on-a-limb forecasts; some of them actually proved accurate. And now he's spinning that notoriety into a new career in the r industry. Already highly in demand as a conference speaker, Rubin is about to get a whole lot busier (and burning a lot more jet fuel in the process). market (notable through words such as "check" instead of "cheque" and pricing gasoline in dollars per gallon).

Mikarr
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.
Jeff Rubin is an internationally recognized, top-ranked Canadian economist and writer, writing for national newspapers in Canada and for the Huffington Post. His special interest is the analysis of global energy markets, where he has made prescient calls on oil prices and their economic impacts. After stepping down from his post as Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets, Mr Rubin has dedicated his time to speaking and writing on economic issues.
His book, "Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller", recently won Canada's National Business Book Award and presents a very knowledgeable assessment of the consequences of our dependance on what is arguably and already a diminishing resource - that of the Black Gold, Oil. This book was published in 2009, before the upheavals in the Arab World began, which makes even more necessary to read this text.
Our society is founded on oil and other non-renewal fossil-based resources. Most of us have our heads firmly in the sand, when it comes to considering the consequences of running out of this precious gift. Jeff Rubin's book is not sensationalist, not apocalyptic, just a very well written, factual and reasoned account of the societal consequences of the increasing price of oil, as the resource declines.
If you are interested in planning your future, get ahead of the curve by reading this book!
Chuynopana
Half-way through my working years and I find myself questionning all that I've believed up to now, no thanks to Jeff Rubin.

Jeff is an outspoken commentator and economist, particularly when it comes to the Peak Oil Theory and how it could impact our future lives. I've always enjoyed Jeff's comments and I very much enjoyed his book.

Jeff presents a very powerful and important perspective of what life would be like if / when we hit $200 oil. As a matter of fact, he paints a picture of the world around us that would probably be safer, simpler and better for us all which goes back to my first comment. I find myself almost wishing for the type of world that he suggests could arrive at some time in the future.

I believe that Mr. Rubin's perspective is very plausable and important for people to consider as they make significant financial decisions in their life.

I definitely recommend this book to others.
Stanober
A Must Read!

I believe I have read the majority of the books ever written on the past, current, and future economic impact of "peak" oil on the world. If not, certainly many of the leading books. This book is the best, by far.

In addition, for an economist of Jeff Rubin's stature and genius to write an incredible book that is actually easy for the layman, like me, to read and understand, is a wonderful talent.

I have probably read 200 books in the last couple of years, purchased from Amazon,(most on my Kindle 2), mostly non-fiction economic related books, and this is the first one that I have taken the time to review.

Amazing job, Jeff! Well Done. Thank you for your contribution to folks like me in helping us to better understand the relationship between "peak" oil and the resultant economic impact upon society,

Mel Parker
Gardataur
One of the best and clearest books I've read on world oil usage and the effect it will have on us as a civilization. Surprisingly he ended the book on a positive note which is difficult when you think of a world with out oil.
Mr_KiLLaURa
Because of the depletion of oil supply and an outpacing worldwide demand; Jeff Rubin predicts the re-emergence of the US manufacturing industry and soon to follow potential increased employment in the manufacturing sector. In a global economy, it is a fact that cheap oil gives producers and consumers access to wide range of goods at lower prices. "Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller," lays out a detailed, corroborative case that low oil prices stimulates our economy and high oil prices hurt our economy, our jobs, even our personal everyday decisions depends on the price of gas.

There is an over simplification in Jeff Rubin's assumption and that is, producers and consumers will behave rationally. Oil prices will hit $120 per barrel, but at that level will not by itself reverse globalization. That may be largely wishful thinking, because other factors in this complex economic model will have a more overwhelming influence over the remigration of the manufacturing industry to the US. One, the cost of labor in the US compared to China, India and other cheap labor economies. While oil prices may double the cost of shipping, absent from Mr. Rubin's model is the cost of labor in the US relative to China, India and soon to be competing greater numbers of third world economies. As long as Americans want lower priced manufactured goods, globalization will continue.

Jeff Rubin's book is a great read. As an analyst he has an art for communicating a complex economic model in simple everyday language and uses clear consumer examples that educate the reader. Whether the price of oil stays the same, doubles, triples, or increases in multiples of 10 Jeff Rubin's message is clear, the world is running out of resources and running out of time to protect our way of life.
Muniath
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 message through to the reader? Otherwise excellent read especially if you are wondering about how we are going survive without so much oil around that is involved in absolutely everything we do.
Zinnthi
I read this book a few years ago and was very skeptical at the time of Jeff Rubin's predictions. Rubin makes the classic mistake of underestimating how the power of human innovation can and always does change the course of history. I doubt anyone would want to read this book now but if you're considering it don't waste your money like I did.
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