Economic Collapse Made Simple

Economic Collapse Made Simple.

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Economic Collapse Made Simple

Jenna Orkin, author of “The Moron’s Guide to Global Collapse” (…), explains in seven minutes the core problem underlying our current economic mess.

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The Moron’s Guide to Global Collapse

A thumbnail sketch of how we got into this mess with sardonic observations on the passing, or rather the crumbling, scene.

Including “Dubya’s Lament,” from Best of 2005 in Cynic Magazine

by Jenna Orkin

An introduction to the economic, political and environmental mess the world is currently in; with insights into how we got here as well as how we might get out. (Some solutions are more painful than others.) Informative and even revelatory, but anyone who actually LIKES this book should have his head examined.

Advance praise for The Moron’s Guide to Global Collapse:

Jenna Orkin deserves, and now has, an immortalized place in [From the Wilderness] history…
[She also] has a fierce and unyielding sense of humor… She wields it with precision to open our eyes to some of the funnier and some of the less palatable and deeper aspects of human life…
Michael C. Ruppert
Author: “Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil” and “Confronting Collapse.” Founder,,

On one of the articles in this book:

…excellent. [It] should also be a cautionary tale for Peak Oil organizations which risk becoming captive to the oil, financial and business-as-usual industries which they work to scrutinize…
Jim Baldauf, Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, ASPO-USA

…Without your work with the blog, [from which many articles in this book are drawn] Michaels [sic] book Crossing the Rubicon that helped me connect the issues of Peak Oil etc., I think I would have ended up believing that I really had lost my mind. Instead I have been given the tools to inform the people close to me. Thank you for that. I’m getting carried away here… Just wanted to tell you that you are an inspiration and a true hero in my world. A.

I’ve been discussing Peak Oil with friends and co-workers for seven years. For seven years, I’ve correctly identified numerous economic patterns, political and social impacts. Called the crash of 2008 and the real estate crash. All largely based on the research and insight found here at this blog. [Note: The blog was established in 2006. The writer is probably conflating it with the website with which it was originally linked, From the Wilderness.] I keep coming back to this blog because it is the ONLY place I have found were [sic] peak oil is acknowledged and discussed in a civilized way. Peaked Out

This blog opened a lot of new eyes. V
Thanks for all the hard work and great info. Vic-chick

From us, all the best is felt towards Mr. Mike Ruppert and Jena [sic], too. For without their genius and relentless stick-to-it-tiveness all this time, many of us just wouldn’t be here anyway. We were drawn to the light. Mrs. P.

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