Sunday, August 11, 2013

An even more cassandric podcast by Ugo Bardi



Part II of a series of three from "The Doomstead Diner"

2 comments:

  1. Part 3 is already up in HQ MP3 format available to Diner Subscribers!

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  2. Ugo, nice to hear this interview. To give you my view of the German situation, as it figured in the interview: the reason Germany's economy is so strong is that in the 90ies the Deutschmark went up and put a lot of pressure to become more competitive. After the introduction of the Euro the currency was fixed at a comfortable level given that most measures had already been taken. Even if people make noises, abandoning the Euro would be a disaster, so they don't really want that. However, as an effect of cost cutting, quality really went down, and that will hurt in the long run. Otherwise the situation is not a rosy compared to other EU countries, only comparatively better.

    Best wishes,

    Marcus

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Who

Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome and the author of "Extracted: how the quest for mineral resources is plundering the Planet" (Chelsea Green 2014)