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Why Your World Is about to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization

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An internationally renowned energy expert has written a book essential for every American–a galvanizing account of how the rising price and diminishing availability of oil are going to radically change our lives. Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller is a powerful and provocative book that explores what the new global economy will look like and what it will mean for all of us.

In a compelling and accessible style, Jeff Rubin reveals that despite the recent recessionary dip, oil prices will skyrocket again once the economy recovers. The fact is, worldwide oil reserves are disappearing for good. Consequently, the amount of food and other goods we get from abroad will be curtailed; long-distance driving will become a luxury and international travel rare. Globalization as we know it will reverse. The near future will be a time that, in its physical limits, may resemble the distant past.

But Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller is a hopeful work about how we can benefit–personally, politically, and economically–from this new reality. American industries such as steel and agriculture, for instance, will be revitalized. As well, Rubin prescribes priorities for President Obama and other leaders, from imposing carbon tariffs that will increase competition and productivity, to investing in mass transit instead of car-clogged highways, to forging “green” alliances between labor and management that will be good for both business and the air we breathe.

Most passionately, Rubin recommends ways every citizen can secure this better life for himself, actions that will end our enslavement to chain-store taste and strengthen our communities and timeless human values.

Synopsis:

Looks at the effect that rising oil prices and the diminishing availability of petroleum will have on the global economy.

About the Author

Jeff Rubin was the Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets for almost twenty years. He was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices back in 2000 and is now one of the world’s most sought-after energy experts. He lives in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588369376
Subtitle:
Oil and the End of Globalization
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Jeff Rubin
Author:
Rubin, Jeff
Subject:
Business & Economics : International - General
Subject:
Business & Economics : Economic Conditions
Subject:
Business & Economics : Environmental Economics
Subject:
International - General
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Environmental economics
Subject:
Petroleum reserves.
Subject:
Petroleum products -- Prices.
Subject:
International
Subject:
Business-International
Subject:
Economics-Global Economics
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090519
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
286

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » International
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

Why Your World Is about to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization
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