for all his well meaning intent, Biden lives in the same world as the rest of us.

He has no choice in the matter, therefore he has no choice of action in dealing with the problems.

We live in an energy based economic system not a money based economic system. The energy we need to support ourselves in this lifestyle is becoming too expensive to buy with the (energy based) money we have.

the problem really is that simple.

politicians and economists dress it up in fancy words and actions, but that is where we are at, and moving downhill fast.

we demand ‘more’ energy to sustain ourselves, and drill deeper oil wells and print money to pay for them.

this is why the frackers are going out of business. Their finances don’t add up. Oil is seen as the ultimate source of wealth, but if oil costs more to extract than it can be sold for, bankruptcy is inevitable.

And this sums up the ‘American Dream’. It was based on an infinity of wealth. A few made it (starting from nothing), the vast majority didn’t. They are the ones who refuse to accept they are never going to……hence the rage and frustration across the country.

And why, in 2024, another and worse Trump will arise to make even more outlandish promises.

co-author of The End of More, in paperback and kindle on Amazon email

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