Book Review : WHY YOUR WORLD IS ABOUT TO GET A WHOLE LOT SMALLER

July 03, 2018

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"We are in the world of triple-digit oil prices for foreseeable future"


GENRE- Journal

AUTHOR- Jeff Rubin
 
PAGES -265
 
YEAR OF PUBLISH- 2012

RELATED BOOKS The Carbon Bubble, The end of growth, The big flat line.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Jeff Rubin was the Chief Financial specialist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for over 20 a long time. He is presently a Senior Individual at the Middle for Worldwide Administration (CIGI). He lives in Toronto. 

He is the creator of the globally acclaimed Why Your World Is about to get a whole lot smaller, a #1 national blockbuster and the victor of the National Commerce Book Grant. His moment book, The End of growth, was a #1 blockbuster and made  best book of the year records in 2012. His most later book, The Carbon Bubble, too made the success list.

 

 BOOK REVIEW WHY YOUR WORLD IS ABOUT TO GET A WHOLE LOT SMALLER

  • Economist Jeff Rubin explained how oil is the prime factor for running the global economy. Every price tag you see, oil has made its mark. Due to cheap oil globalization attained such a celebrating status.


 


  • In a convincing  tone, Jeff Rubin argues that despite the recent recessionary dip, oil prices will skyrocket again once the economy recovers. The very fact is, worldwide oil reserves are disappearing permanently.
  • Consequently, the quantity of food and other goods we get from abroad are going to be curtailed; long-distance driving will become a luxury and international travel rare. Globalization as we all know it'll reverse. The near future are going to be a time that, in its physical limits, may resemble the distant past.
  • Rubin prescribes priorities for President Obama and other leaders, from imposing carbon tariffs which will increase competition and productivity, to investing in mass transit rather than car-clogged highways, to forging “green” alliances between labor and management which will be good for both business and therefore the air we breathe.

  • The book is full of statistics on how oil fluctuations impacted countries in the past.

  • The author argues that as the price will go on increasing, as we are seeing for a couple of decades, the era of de-globalization will begin. Because, without cheap oil, globalization will not run.Our society will see a drastic change in living. Food, clothing, and other consumables will not be flown halfway of the earth to us. Business outsourcing, manufacturing will return back to their origin countries. We won't be able to afford it. We will be consuming more local made products, travel distance will reduce.

 

The conclusion comes out to brace ourselves for changes in lifestyle as our world is about to get a whole lot smaller.

 


























4 comments:

  1. I eagerly want to read this book after this review

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  2. So are you saying that author has quoted that increasing oil prices is triggering de globalisation.
    Could you please quote this ine with an illustration?

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    1. yaah sure,
      suppose your country exports fish to mine. Today price of your 1 tonne fish is say rupees 20 lakhs, adding transportation charges. As supply of oil reduce, the transportation cost will rise to rupees 30 lakhs for same volume. I will stop purchasing fish from you,so will the rest of your customers. Causing De-globalization

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  3. Interesting, but that does not take into account a whole strong drive towards renewable energy that is expected to substitute, if not replace the conventional fuels like oil and gas. It is quite likely that nations will switch to alternate energy sources for transportation before de-globalisation concept starts gaining any ground in reality.

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