?I?m going to break out that old saw of growth again today for those who may have forgotten what the real problem is,? Folkerth said. ?The U.S. economy and your paycheck are based on this outfit growing every year in relation to what it grew last year. The term for this type of growth is ?exponential? or ever expanding. In a world that stays the same size, the other word for our growth model is: impossible!”

WHAT YA GONNA DO WHEN THE WELL RUNS DRY?
Frosty Wooldridge
January 28, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

In this second of a three part interview, Michael Folkerth?s book: ?THE BIGGEST LIE EVER BELIEVED? exposes America?s greatest crisis?growth. He epitomizes a humorous economist and the ?King of Simple.?

Folkerth states this nation resembles a group of people boarding an airplane that expects a six hour flight to the destination, but the ground crew only pumped in four hours flying time of fuel. Everything will ?appear? normal until the fuel runs out two hours before destination. From that point, all hell breaks lose and sheer terror overwhelms the passengers?with an unknown crash ending.

Last week, Dr. Condi Rice, much lauded cerebral administrator in the Bush administration gave a speech in which she said, ?The American economy is solid, vital and growing?it moves forward with healthy growth.?

In reality, that means adding 3.1 million people to the USA annually of which 2.1 million arrive via immigration.

Rice like McCain, Obama, Romney, Edwards, Giuliani, Huckabee and Clinton predicate their campaigns for the presidency on population growth to gain economic growth. What they don?t admit nor will any of them come to terms with–stems from the fact that ?growth? creates our ominous unsustainable future.

Walter Youngquist said,?As we go from this happy hydrocarbon bubble we have reached now to a renewable energy resource economy, which we do this century, will the ?civil? part of civilization survive? As we both know there is no way that alternative energy sources can supply the amount of per capita energy we enjoy now, much less for the 9.2 billion expected by 2050. And energy is what keeps this game going. We are involved in a Faustian bargain?selling our economic souls for the luxurious life of the moment, but sooner or later the price has to be paid.?

?I?m going to break out that old saw of growth again today for those who may have forgotten what the real problem is,? Folkerth said. ?The U.S. economy and your paycheck are based on this outfit growing every year in relation to what it grew last year. The term for this type of growth is ?exponential? or ever expanding. In a world that stays the same size, the other word for our growth model is: impossible!

To paint a vivid picture of this misguided venture, shall we take a look at a microcosm of the U.S. economy?

?Once upon a time, a small town was founded on the banks of a large lake,? Folkerth said. ?A stream fed the lake that averaged 100 gallons per minute of water flowing in. On the other end of the lake, a stream flowed out and the trees and critters downstream benefited from that outflow…….

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Part 1 America’s Greatest Problem: Growth

4 Responses to “What Ya Gonna Do When The Water Runs Dry? Part 2”
  1. Eddie B. says:

    You can’t drink gasoline. It’s the water stupid.

    WE CAN’T SUSTAIN EVERY SINGLE ECONOMIC REFUGEE IN THE WORLD. ENFORCE OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS.

  2. Sandman says:

    The rapid population increase in this country is making many places in the country unlivable and our lifestyle unsustainable. Lake Lanier in the Atlanta area almost went dry from over consumption and drought. The Southwest is still in a long drought period that could last decades and the desert is creeping east at a faster rate than the Depression era. Flooding this country with millions more people amounts to suicide. We have to stop the madness now-or die!

  3. BEADALONG says:

    Yup and we can be convinced to do our part and cut back on energy/water, buy energy-efficient machines, but even if we do all cut back considerably, where is the common sense when they want to pack more millions of people into this country?

    Doesn’t that negate all efforts made on our part?

  4. K2 says:

    Don’t worry, big centralized government, and corporate committees have a vision. Canada has a crapload of water, according to the SPP. Just wait for the NAU, and all that H2o will be collectivized, at taxpayer expense, then licensed to a nice multi-national to sell by the gallon. Those hosers cannot expect to sit on all that water, if Mexico has overloaded it’s own country, and tapped out the USA as well. It just isn’t the Global Village spirit. Socialize the resources and property, privatize the profit, comrade.

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