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Dave Cohen

Decline of the Empire

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Dave Cohen

Dave Cohen writes the blog Decline Of The Empire. His commentaries cover a wide variety of subjects, including the American economy & macro-economics, the oil markets, peak oil, politics & policy, environmental issues and global warming. Dave was writing search engine software before he gave up on the industry in 2005 after 20 years as a software engineer. Dave has a M.A. in theoretical linguistics and was working on a Ph.D. before leaving The University of Texas at Austin in 1985 to do research in Artificial Intelligence. He attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate.

Latest articles from Dave

  • Prediction for the Next Oil Price Shock

    Published 30 September 2010 | viewed 17,599 times

    Having done some analysis, I've decided to postpone my projection for the next oil price shock. I have moved the date from 2012 ± 1…

  • The Brewing Crisis in Rare Earth Elements

    Published 31 August 2010 | viewed 7,121 times

    As economists focus on the Sacred GDP number, which must remain positive to maintain the statistical recovery myth, there is another crisis brewing in the…

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    Published 22 August 2010 | viewed 6,408 times

    Humankind's assault on the oceans continues apace. A short time ago, we considered the loss of 40% of the phytoplankton in the oceans since 1950.…

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