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Month: April 2012

Peak Oil? Not Yet, Stephen Leeb

 Originally published in Flourishing February 2012. Here and elsewhere over the last forty years, I’ve discussed the nonsense theory of “peak oil”, formerly promoted by newsletter writer, Stephen Leeb, and others.  In case you missed it, “peak oil” means we’re running out of oil.  We aren’t, and a new report, North American Energy Inventory*, dated December 2011, provides more incontrovertible evidence. Based on data from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Energy Information Administration,  the Energy Research Institute concludes, “The massive supply of available resources means that North America’s access to… Read more Peak Oil? Not Yet, Stephen Leeb

The Most Notable February Birthday

 Originally published in Flourishing February 2012.  George Washington, born in Virginia on February 22, 1732, has often been referred to as America’s indispensable man. Like the other Founding Fathers, Washington was a child of the eighteenth century Age of Enlightenment.  That period was influenced by the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century, and Enlightenment thinkers applied scientific reasoning to human nature, society, and religion. Politically, the result was an emphasis on personal liberty and individual rights, republicanism, and religious tolerance. The Founding Fathers had a vision of America as the… Read more The Most Notable February Birthday