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In this post, I will explain what is going wrong and how Donald Trump’s actions fit in with the situation we are facing. Strangely enough, there escoliosis tratamiento fisioterapeutico is a physics aspect to what is happening, even though it is likely that Donald Trump and the voters who elected him would probably not recognize this. In fact, the world economy seems to be on the cusp of a shrinking-back event, with or without the tariffs. Adding tariffs is an indirect way of allowing the US to obtain a better position in the new, shrunken economy, if this is really possible.

The upcoming shrinking-back event is the result of too little energy consumption in relation to total world population.


Most researchers have completely missed the possibility that energy limits could manifest themselves as excessive wage disparity. In fact, they have tended to assume that energy limits would manifest themselves as high energy prices, especially for oil.

The world’s networked economy doesn’t work in the simple way that most researchers have assumed. Too much wage disparity tends to lead to low energy prices, rather than high, because of increasing affordability issues. The result is energy prices that are too low for producers, rather than too high for consumers. Producers (such as OPEC nations) willingly cut back on production in an attempt to get prices back up. The resulting shortage can be expected to more closely resemble financial collapse than high prices and a need for rationing. Trump’s tariffs may provide the US a better position, if the world economy hernia discal lumbar sintomas y signos should partially collapse.

If China is to manufacture goods and services for the world economy as well as its own people, it needs a growing supply of cheap-to-produce energy. China’s largest source of energy is coal. China’s coal production hit a peak in 2013 and has been on a bumpy plateau, or falling, since. The problem has been a combination of (a) a higher cost of coal production, because existing mines are depleting, combined with (b) coal prices that do not rise high enough fisioterapia lumbar to make production from these mines profitable.

Of course, if coal prices were to rise higher, China would have a different, but equally serious problem: The cost of finished goods created for the world marketplace would be quite a bit higher, making it difficult to export them profitably. If customers’ wages rose at the same time coal prices rose, there would be no problem. The problem could be described in some sense as growing mining inefficiency because of coal depletion. Unfortunately, the world economy does not reward a shift toward inefficiency.

Economies around the world depend on China for many manufactured goods. In fact, for many minerals, China hernia discal lumbar tratamiento fisioterapia’s usage amounts to over half of the world’s consumption. This arrangement doesn’t really make sense because (a) China cannot really be depended on for the long term because of coal depletion, (b) jobs that pay well in Advanced Economies are being lost to China and other Emerging Markets, and (c) the level of concentration of manufacturing in China puts the world system at risk if China has any kind of adverse shift in its economy.

Reason #1. The issue underlying rising costs of fossil fuels is nearly always depletion. For example, with coal mines, the coal closest to the surface in the thickest seams is extracted first. As this is depleted, deeper coal in thinner seams can also be extracted, but the cost tends to be higher. When depletion takes place, it is nearly always possible to extract more of the given fuel if some combination of more human labor and more technology (powered by energy) is used. Of course, adding labor and/or technology leads to a higher cost of production.

But the prices of commodities are not determined based on the cost of production; prices are determined in the marketplace. They reflect the quantity of finished goods and services made with these commodities, that consumers (in the aggregate) can afford contractura lumbar tiempo de recuperacion. Extracting coal or another fuel in what is essentially a less efficient manner doesn’t add to what consumers can afford. The combination of flat prices and higher costs leads to unprofitable producers–precisely China’s problem. Producers tend to cut back on production.

Economists, sitting rotoescoliosis lumbar izquierda in their ivory towers, have not stopped to think through the obvious. Their standard supply and demand curve does not work for energy because an adequate supply of cheap energy is needed for both the demand for goods and services (coming from wages workers earn) and the supply of goods and services. Once affordability becomes a problem, because too many people have low wages, the prices of fuels stop rising. It is the fact that prices don’t rise high enough that causes the “peaking” of oil, natural gas, and coal production. Extraction stops, even though there seem to be plenty of resources still available with current technology.

As shown in Figure 4 (above), China’s coal production stopped rising in 2013, keeping the total amount of energy it produces close to flat. To compensate for this shortfall, China has started to import oil, coal and natural gas. The difference between the thick black line and the top of the “stack” of types of energy produced in China (in Figure 7 below) represents the quantity of fuel that it has needed to import. Clearly, this quantity has been increasing.

Unfortunately, there is a significant chance that major parts of the world economy will start collapsing, with or without Trump lumbar herniated disc symptoms’s tariffs and the trade war, because energy supplies worldwide are not growing sufficiently. In fact, some of these energy supplies are purposely being removed by producers, such as Saudi Arabia, because prices are too low.

By putting tariffs on some goods, Trump is providing a substitute for the missing high oil prices needed to slow the growth of globalization, if the issue of ever-increasing wage disparity is to be solved. The tariffs tend to raise the value of the US dollar relative to other currencies, making the cost escoliosis toracica of commodities (including fossil fuels) cheaper for US consumers than for other consumers around the world. The tariffs tend to encourage new investment in US production of many types, at the same time that they make investment in other countries, such as China, less appealing.

All of these changes indirectly give the US an advantage if there should be a partial collapse of the world economy. With the benefit of the tariffs, perhaps the partial collapse would leave some combination of countries, including the US and Canada, mostly unaffected. There might be other groups remaining as well. Weak economies, such as Venezuela, Cuba, and Haiti, would likely be pushed aside. Even Europe and Japan would likely have major problems.

A modern car, for marketing purposes presumably, has an ‘infotainment’ system that computer controls just about everything. Very nice, I suppose, if one’s road systems or incident recovery strategies mean you will be spending many more hours in the vehicle going nowhere because roads are closed but totally pointless for basic A to B travel needs.

Once upon a time this was known as planned obsolescence and was generally driven by people’s desire to have the latest and greatest status symbol since other than looks nothing much changed technically for years and the maintainable escoliosis dorsolumbar izquierda vehicles could pass down through the earnings pyramid providing utility to justify the initial cost of the build labour and materials. Until rust or an accident or a major mechanical failure due to poor maintenance eventually led to their demise.

So manufacturers started to build vehicles that, with minimal care, had metal preparacion para radiografia de columna lumbosacra sanitas bodies that would last for 20 years rather than 5 on rust zones and engines and transmissions that would last 250,000 miles (or much more in some high mileage usage cases) instead of 50,000 miles. A far better use of mined metals and the energy that went into creating and distributing the vehicles than had previously been the case since ‘modern’ vehicles came into being in the late 1940s and and the 1950s through 60s.

As safety demands moved on this situation developed and the concept of now claiming on insurance for accident compensation, paid through ever increasing insurance premiums reflecting the greater risk of vehicle replacement rather than repair, now meant that roofs were cut off vehicles, making them trash, any time someone answered “a little” to the question “Do you have any neck pain?”

The manufacturers were not averse to seeing their vehicles chopped apart so readily. In a small way it would help them replace the complexity escoliosis tratamiento of long term spare parts supply by selling the story of “continual improvement” and so regular changes to components – especially electronic components – that would make long term spare parts logistics an expensive problem.

If you think an electronic component will last about 8 years but your constant development means it’s life in manufacturing is less than a year, what do you do about making extra boards during the manufacturing run in order to set them aside (accepting storage costs) for 8 years and then hoping that there are enough vehicles out there with enough failures to justify the stocking costs?

Once you have a business model that offers a 20 year product for marketing purposes but only a few years of realistic support for maintenance needs it is quite easy to change management policies away from ‘make them last for long term profit from maintenance activities’ (where keeping things maintainable and the same for as long as possible would be desirable) to ‘we are just selling a box and letting go as soon as out warranty expires’, the underlying philosophy is likely to change.

So the problem with adding complexity is that it, in effect, reduces the return on the energy expended to build the product and brings forward the point at which replacement and escoliosis causas the use of energy to make the replacement is necessary. Also the cost of disposing of what might well be perfectly usable but ‘too expensive to risk repairing’ items.

Modern environmental activists unified behind calls for a change in how humans understood their relationships with nature. Yet they approached their concerns through a variety of historical lenses. Countering arguments that suggest environmentalism had its deepest roots in outdoor leisure, the countercultural back-to-the-land movement turned to a markedly American practice of pastoral mythmaking that held que es escoliosis dorsolumbar rural life and labor as counter to the urban-industrial condition. Counterculturalists relied specifically on notions of simple work in rural collective endeavors as the means to producing a healthy body and environment. Yet the individuals who went back-to-the-land often failed to remedy conflicts that arose as they attempted to abandon American consumer practices and take up a “primitive” and down-to-early pastoral existence. Contact with rural nature time and again translated to physical maladies, impoverishment, and community clashes in many rural countercultural communes. As the dolor lumbar derecho back-to-the-land encounter faded, the greater movement’s ethos did not disappear. Counterculturalists used the consumption of nature through rural labor as a fundamental idea in a growing cooperative food movement. The back-to-the-land belief in the connection between healthy bodies, environments, and a collective identity helped to expand a new form of consumer environmentalism.

Read the manuscript and tales to put shivers up ones spine regarding the drudgery and hardship to exist in harmony with nature. This translated in not nice behavior to ones fellow community members. FE was right, nawing on a turnip and some bitter greens, along with a couple of crab apples will try ones nerves after enjoying the bounty of BAU.