If I was forced to blame the current economic recession, malaise, problems (use whatever term you like) on only one thing, it would be ignorance of most of the people. Ignorance of both history and economics. And I do mean real economics and not Keynesian theory, which is why I say both history and economics. History proves which economic models work and which ones don't.
Notice the fact that the largest reserves of petroleum energy in the world, more than all of the middle east and Venezuela combined, is laying underneath United States territory. The only close second is Russia, providing 90% of Europe's oil.
The above image is from 2011. Such info has mysteriously vanished from most sites. Just like some of my info on this blog has mysteriously vanished.
Thanks to Jerome Corsi's book on the oil conspiracy, we can now know what most of the rest of the world knows: that petroleum is abiogenic. There is no such thing as "fossil fuel." Crude oil and natural gas are not made from formerly living things, but by a chemical process in the earth's crust that a couple of Nazi scientists discovered during or before WWII.
We have the greatest technology. We have the greatest basic infrastructure. We have no lack of consumers who would be happy to purchase goods made right here on American soil.
We have plenty of scientists who know that we could build incredibly safe reactors that would use super cheap and abundant thorium. Before you watch the video, I want to make a couple of points. About 40,000 people die every year in the U.S. in vehicle accidents. About 800,000 people die from standard, non-malpractice medical care. Just to help you keep the deaths from coal in proper perspective.
Of course that's not the only way to improve our energy situation. The bloom box.
But of course, this government would rather throw money down the black holes of solar panels (Remember Solyndra?) Or windmills that nobody wants (NIMBY).
But I say all that to get to the question: What's the real reason we are in this situation?