Monday, January 30, 2012
Overall, this blog is about human welfare on a global scale, with some attention to national, local and personal issues. This post gives provides an index by topic to previous posts.
Here is a summary of the major themes in this blog.
My first theme is to examine the relationship between GDP and the physical well-being of people in a society. Second, I look at energy consumption and integrity as important factors in determining GDP. My third theme is peak oil, and consideration of how we will provide the future energy necessary for human health and development. My final general theme is integrity and fairness in government and society.
GDP and Human Welfare
In Praise of GDP
GDP as a Function of Energy and Integrity
The Wealth of Nations
Corruption vs. per Capita GDP
Oil Consumption and Productivity
Can we replace gasoline by driving electric cars?
US Oil Consumption and Oil Imports
US Oil production and Oil Imports
Oil Imports, Trade Deficits, and the US International Investment Position
Peak Oil I Theory of Peak Oil
Peak Oil II Oil Production by Hemisphere
Peak Oil III Forecasting Future Oil Discoveries
Energy Return on Investment
Geography of a Recession
Limits to Growth
On Progressive Risk-Taking
Alaska Oil and Gas Production
Corporate Governance, Integrity
Corporate Governance Reform
US Federal Budget