Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects.
"The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes."
"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know."
"History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme."
-Mark TwainA Critique of Reinventing Collapse This week's theme: Survival +
(June 25, 2008)
"Dmitri Orlov has written an entertaining and thought-provoking comparison of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the post-oil end-game here in the U.S.: Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects
By his own account, "entertaining and thought-provoking" were his goals for the book, and he has succeeded very admirably. I can recommend the book wholeheartedly, even as I respectfully disagree with some of his conclusions. "
I really liked this write up. You can read the author's comments here:
If you want another example, Japan Deflation vs the US Deflation, Mish Shedlock has written: Deflation American Style
Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Deflation American Style
Also if you prefer to watch, instead of reading. I recommend the PBS special Commanding Heights,
you can watch it for free via the internet. I have it posted here: