The short answer: an economy that allows corporations to externalize costs and trump the rights of indigenous people.
Threats from abroad are real, but so are the threats from domestic energy policies and overconsumption of fossil fuels.
Everyone who participates in the economy should understand the relevance of entropy to economic production and consumption.
Eric Zencey explains why it would be wise to pay proper attention to energy return on investment.
Rob Dietz celebrates Independence Day in style.