Jeff Rubin’s Smaller World

10 Sep 2010

“It is a well-known tenet of the peak oil discourse that economists, at large, just don’t get peak oil,” says a review on Energy Bulletin of economist Jeff Rubin’s book Why Your World Is About To Get A Whole Lot Smaller.

Well, Rubin is one economist who does get it.

He argues that peak oil is going to take a big bite out of the economy and our lifestyles, and soon. So we’re all going to have to learn to live more locally, he argues.

His blog for the Toronto Globe and Mail, called Jeff Rubin’s Smaller World, builds off his book.


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »