The Crash Course by Chris Martenson - Book Summary

Nick Wright  ( Original )
AUG 11, 2016

Published on Aug 11, 2016

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“Massive change is upon us.”

If this book weren’t packed with so many facts and logical arguments, I would have suspected Martenson is just another town cryer. But he presents the facts in such a methodical and measured way it's hard not to be drawn in.

The main argument of Chris’s book “massive change is upon us” is fairly straightforward. The way our economic / monetary system is structured it must keep growing exponentially or it will collapse. This exponential growth has been fueled by energy sources such as oil & coal and many natural resources as well like copper and iron. But what happens when we literally run out of gas (aka oil). What will happen to our economy (answer: massive change).

I don’t agree with all of Chris Martenson arguments in The Crash Course. And infact there are a few notable authors that reach the complete opposite conclusion using the same primary tool he does (exponential growth). Authors such as Ray Kurzweil and Peter Diamond's think that though the exponential growth of technology we’ll solve the problems that Martenson claims are unsolvable.

My favorite of those books is Abundance by Peter Diamonds - 

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