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How Many More Times Can The World Be Twice As Big?

How Many More Times Can The World Be Twice As Big?



5 Comments on "How Many More Times Can The World Be Twice As Big?"

  1. forbin on Mon, 1st Sep 2014 3:02 am 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QA2rkpBSY

    and

    “would you rather have a million dollars today, or have a penny double every day for life?”

    Forbin

  2. JuanP on Mon, 1st Sep 2014 9:01 am 

    I didn’t watch this. Anyone who thinks we can double from where we are today must be on something better than I’ve ever had.

  3. adamx on Mon, 1st Sep 2014 6:32 pm 

    JuanP, you’re absolutely right. At least on the world scale, or in developed countries. I think several poorer countries can still double.

    And that is probably key to answer to how many times we can go through the business cycle (i.e. how many times we can have oil doube in price again). That is to say, we probably only have another turn or at best two on the merry-go-round.

    We are painfully close to the limits. The thing is, we’ve probably still got a decade or two before things get REALLY interesting.

    Ain’t no way we’re going to make it to 2100 without a reckoning of some sort.

  4. Makati1 on Mon, 1st Sep 2014 8:44 pm 

    adamx, I hope your time line holds, but I doubt that we have even until 2020 to get ourselves prepared for the change. We cannot stop it, but maybe we can ease the pain of the decent for ourselves and our loved ones if we try.

  5. Nony on Tue, 2nd Sep 2014 12:41 am 

    I agree with some of his concerns about debt, but he still overstates his cases. I mean bauxite being in global short supply? Bauxite?

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