I want to recommend the guest expert interview from this weekend's Financial Sense Newshour, for those who haven't heard it. Jim Puplava interviews John Howe, author of the book, The End of Fossil Energy.
Very interesting opinions expressed here on planning for energy decline and rethinking the system of living that has been engineered in human civilization's recent past. I was surprised to hear the range of topics discussed in the first 7 minutes of the interview, partly because they were the basis of a very recent conversation I had with the lovely Colleen Quindlen (CQ).
Anyway, do check it out. You might not agree with everything, but it's an interesting conversation to hear.