Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Kyle Bass on European Debt Restructuring

The most important point of this video comes between 5:15 and 6:00.

The more important point from the point of energy is this:

There is NO way that oil production can grow at the speed required by the world credit market interest rate payments to be covered by real (non-financial) economic growth.

As Jim Puplava put it: Brent oil barrel price is the new global and automatically rising federal funds rate. It will cut off all economic growth every time it goes above $120-$140 / barrel (in c. 2008 dollars, as you have to keep  inflation in mind).

The world economy is toast. There is no way around it.

No amount of extra credit can solve this.

Only debt restructuring (i.e. default) will solve the economic issue.

The limited flow rate of energy guarantees that no other options is available.

And the more this issue is pushed into the future with temporary emergency measures, the bigger the debt that has to be written down will be and the faster the oil flow rate decline will be (it's increasing day by day).

And thus, harder the landing.

Brace yourself for impact in this slow-motion train wreck and try to position yourself to the last cart on the train.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Peak Oil, ERoEI, Maximum Power Principle & Markets

Excellent 13 minute Q&A with Nate Hagens, who understands the way we use oil, the coming supply crunch and how financial markets work.

For a more detailed discussion of some of the concepts discussed, check the the presentation A Framework for Supply and Demand on a Full Planet (35 mins).