Tag Archives: Tim Watkins

We are entering a phase of de-consumption as we are obliged to forgo discretionary items in order to meet the rising cost of essentials.

The title of this piece is good.  It is taken from Tim Watkins latest piece. De-consumption is a good way of explaining the consequence of de-growth, to those who do not yet want to believe in de-growth. He points out … Continue reading

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The government shouldn’t do anything to subsidise energy prices.

Tim Watkin’s latest piece  concludes: I bought myself an Arctic-rated sleeping bag last autumn – I advise you all to do likewise.

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Welcome to the age of cuts – by Tim Watkins

Tim Watkins’ latest piece is good.   He concludes that: “For government though, there is simply nowhere else to go. Having squandered the energy and resources of the planet, they can neither print nor cut their way to prosperity. The only … Continue reading

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How to shrink the economy?

Tim Watkin’s latest post in his blog concludes that: In the coming economic crisis, the only question left to be answered is whether we voluntarily shrink our economy or whether we let a resource-depleted planet Earth do the job for … Continue reading

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This economy is going down

The latest post from Tim Watkins concludes that: The only “solution” to the energy crunch that is now beginning to bite is to add another, even more energy-dense fuel source to the mix – in the same way that our … Continue reading

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On health and shipping

One of what I consider to be the best pieces by Tim Watkins in which he concludes that: Most likely, supply chains will simply collapse inward from both ends. That is, manufacturers will have to shut down once there is … Continue reading

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The climate war won’t work

Tim Watkins latest piece concludes: By giving the impression that a Second World War-style mobilisation against climate change is possible, campaigning journalists like Monbiot distract us from the stark reality that the only sensible option left to us is a … Continue reading

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Feynman’s Law writ large

Tim Watkin’s latest piece, concludes that: The problem is compounded by an official rate of inflation which under-reports the vast increase in the cost of essentials like housing, electricity and gas, food and transport, while over-reporting the falling cost of … Continue reading

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What then are we to become?

Tim Watkins latest piece concludes that: “The fantasy shared by Britain’s political parties, bright green activists and corporate leaders is a kind of Star Trek future in which renewable energy and widespread computerisation underpin a Great Reset-type digital utopia.  The majority of … Continue reading

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A Crisis of Affordabiliy

Tim Watkin’s latest post in his blog “The Consciousness of Sheep”  concludes that: The temptation is to rush out and predict the end of industrial civilisation immediately. But it is worth heeding John Maynard Keynes’ lament that: “The stock market … Continue reading

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