Public officials especially, shall prefer the research of caring individuals, to the lies of scheming investors. What do those investors want? I think, to cash in at the back end on energy derivatives when truth and justice prevail, predictably. They don't care about any of us, further proof in schemes to drive up prices for their holdings of public resources, by exporting them, aided by bought government. And, all of this is part of a larger vacuum cleaner run by biggest insiders, that false evidence of prosperity floats a new real estate bubble, and more. Some cruelly inefficient homes, new, and especially old, are selling at record prices to people who should have learned a lesson. A trend like this for investors, is way beyond sustainable, lifted by lies and many trillions of dollars added national debt, in a weird new set of cycles:
The next fall will be historic and irreversible. Another bailout of the investor-gamblers to continue the game, will be impossible. It will come. You know it. We all know it. Many poor people will die, in their inefficient homes. Regulators and public servants who had a duty to serve the public interest, might be remembered, and despised. Fighting on for homes in Oregon will be harder, where we were off course on dead-slow, and have now abandoned ship.
Please see a Yahoo! continuation of the above chart, to October 2014:
May anyone presume the indefinite future will be like the present?
Fracking has helped to build the precipice. Fracking has never been intended to maintain "prosperity," but only to enlarge the bubble. Some engineers of disaster believe they are in control, and gain more, the bigger the bursting bubble and the greater the chaos. It is to our shame, and the ruin of all, that hedge investing is legal, to cause and profit from collapse.
Here are writings of believable individuals:
Fracking Our Farmland, Our Families and Our Future: A New Toxic Legacy
Cindy Russell, M.D.
V.P. Community Health Santa Clara County Medical Association
Books, paperback or Kindle, at Amazon:
Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future by Richard Heinberg (Jul 24, 2013)
Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting With Disaster , by Walter Brasch (Feb, 2014)
At 8/17/2017, where this conversation is cited in comments to ACEEE, add this current chart of S&P 500. I think we have finally begun the descent.
In Oregon and all of the Pacific Northwest, I have played a role in discouragement of fracking investment through defeat of proposed coal, oil and gas export terminals. Yet the stock market madness grows to ever more terrifying heights:
DJI at 12/9/2017:
S&P 500 at 12/9/2017: