“Oil Smoke & Mirrors” offers us a sobering critique of our perceived recent history, of our present global circumstances, and of our shared future in light of imminent, under-reported and mis-represented energy production constraints. Through a series of impressively candid, informed and articulate interviews, this film argues that the bizzare events surrounding the 9/11 attacks, and the equally bizzare prosecution of the so-called “war on terror”, can be more credibly understood in the wider context of an imminent and critical divergence between available global oil supply and increasing global oil demand. The picture “Oil, Smoke & Mirrors” paints is one of a tragically hyper-mediated global-political culture, which, for whatever reason, demonstrably disassociates itself from the values it claims to represent. While the ideas presented in this film can at first seem daunting, it’s ultimate assertion is that these challenges can indeed be met and perhaps surpassed if, but only if, we can find first the courage to perceive them.
Posts Tagged ‘Economics’
In times of crisis people seek strong leaders and simple solutions. But what if their solutions are identical to the mistakes that caused the very crisis? This is the story of the greatest economic crisis of our age, the one that awaits us.
After watching one of the last articles about Freudian theories again, I got more interested in what motivates people.
Everybody in the business-world knows. Higher reward equals higher performance. Well thats what all those bonuses for managers are about. Is it true though?
I found one extremely interesting video that describes a study done by MIT in which a higher reward let to poorer performance.
Don’t believe me? Watch this.
The style of the video reminded me of two of my favourite youtube clips of all time.
Watch them after the break.
Not only does he provide videos regularly, they are actually quite interesting. He uses his short 10~min clips to educate people by stating his opinion. No diagrams, no pictures, just talk.
I really liked his last video on “economic propaganda”. So check it out.
More interesting videos after the break.