Tag Archives: efficiency

Bill Gates doesn’t understand efficiency

The Huffington Post has a piece under Bill Gates’ byline in which he says efficiency is over-rated, and what we need is “innovation, not just insulation”. Perhaps he neglected his calculus studies while he was working to become the world’s greatest software monopolist‚Ć, because there are some things he obviously does not understand.¬† I’ll list […]

The near future

Jeff Rubin talks about the production of oil, changing demand, the resulting price, carbon, and the economic implications for many industries including autos. It’s about 30 minutes of presentation plus a Q&A. It is very interesting how the price of oil and carbon both push towards more local production (de-globalization). The effect of higher oil […]