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“A brisk introduction to a world of constrained energy supplies…the warning that constraints on energy use will set limits to growth is worth taking seriously.”--The Financial Times
“Contradicting conventional wisdom about the worldwide recession now in its fourth year, a Canadian economist predicts a gloomy future for consumers who worship growth…Clearly written and smartly argued.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Very few understand the negative impact of high priced oil on the worl... MORE
"Anyone who cares about the future prospects of the world economy should read Jeff Rubin's The Big Flatline. With compelling logic, he demonstrates that high oil prices have made endless growth unsustainable and that new strategies are needed for survival in a zero-sum world."--Michael T. Klare, author of The Race for What's Left
"The biggest economic event since the Industrial Revolution is under way, but you won’t hear about it from any politician or central banker. Jeff Rubin is one of the very few economists with the insight and courage to tell it like it is: Oil-fueled economic growth is ending. We can adapt, but it sure helps to know what we must adapt to."--Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute and author of The End of Growth
“Thought-provoking and accessible.”--Publishers Weekly
Jeff Rubin is the author of the bestselling Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, which sold over 50,000 copies and was named one of the best books of the year by the Financial Times. Rubin was the Chief Economist and Chief Strategist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for over twenty years. He was one of the first economists to accurately predict soaring oil prices back in 2000, and is now one of the world's most sought-after energy experts. He blogs weekly for The Globe and Mail and lives in Toronto.