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stickyfeet
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Wall Street professional turned venture capitalist: Alternative Energy, India, Green-tech. Peak Oil propagandist. At TrivCap: Inside the box thinking. Because all the nutters are outside. http://trivcap.wordpress.com

MY RECENT POSTS

SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 6:08PM

Mobile Gaming India

 If you are a young gamer with thoughts of making millions by developing a game of your own, one of the most exciting opportunities has to be the Indian mobile gaming market. On the back of rapid mobile telephony and mobile internet growth, the Indian mobile gaming market is growing by/Read full post »

Oil Wars  Der Spiegel, the German Magazine, is reporting on a leaked draft German Military study that predicts drastic and near term consequences as a result of Peak Oil, which it acknowledges may occur in 2010.  This German report is another in a series of recent government studies warRead full post »

Mass Consumption Insanity  For its 2007-2012 Five Year economic plan India incorporated the concept of “Inclusive Growth”, which, in the most basic terms, is defined as pursuing the goal of bringing the benefits of rapid economic growth to the masses through government policy. This includes, butRead full post »

The Indian mobile telephone subscriber base is growing by double digits. By the end of 2010 India will have nearly 700 million mobile telephone subscribers, out of a population of 1.15 billion, making India the second largest mobile telephone market behind China and the fastest growing. The growth o

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AUGUST 14, 2010 5:14AM

Solar Palooza India

Solar PV Farm

 In July, 2010, the Indian federal government released detailed guidelines for new grid connected solar power projects as part of India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.  The issuance of these guidelines marks the beginning of a six month process for solar projectRead full post »

AUGUST 6, 2010 8:04PM

India Rising

The following is a post that first appeared at NRIMatters.com, where I will be a regular contributor.

NRI Matters is a new effort by digital agency Experience Commerce, the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs to reach out to NRIs (non/

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coal miner average joes: worker rights and benefits in jeopardy

 During the past three decades the rights of workers have steadily been scaled back through unfavorable laws and regulation, as well as the from the impact of global wage competition.  During the current period of financial stress on governments and business, plans are afoot to fur

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The cost of polluter does not pay

 The BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill highlights the debate over the correct way to deal with environmental and other externalities.  Under current law, polluters are seldom required to pick up the full cost of environmental pollution.  Strangely, much of the right wing would like tRead full post »

oil energy bpAn honest appraisal of our global energy supply situation indicates that the adjustment process to a post-carbon society may be soul-searing on a personal and societal level. There is a very real possibility that declining oil supplies will tip the economy far beyond gradual decline

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JUNE 18, 2010 3:26AM

German Millionaires Volunteer to Pay More Tax

CNN and CNBC are reporting a story about a group of German millionaires who are volunteering to pay an additional 10% in income taxes for 10 years to help the German government meet its budget needs in a time of austerity.

The movement, known as the Club of the Wealthy,

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The financial crisis and the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill demonstrated that the government's regulatory apparatus is completely broken.  Given the widespread regulatory failure and the high costs imposed, shouldn't each and every regulatory system be reviewed before another disaster strikes?

It

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The financial crisis and the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill demonstrated that the government's regulatory apparatus is completely broken.  Given the widespread regulatory failure and the high costs imposed, shouldn't each and every regulatory system be reviewed before another disaster strikes?

It

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If anyone was hoping that American business leaders would rise to the challenge and display bravery in the face of America's Energy security threats, they will be disappointed.  A group of eminent American business leaders recently formed a group, the American Energy Innovation Council, that is

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JUNE 10, 2010 3:58PM

BP and NY Times Mock Peak Oil

The following British Petroleum (BP) and New York Times pieces are timely and reflect the chasm Peak Oil proponents have yet to bridge to convince the so called mainstream.

BP Statistical Review of World Energy

Imagining Life Without Oil, And Being Ready by John Leland

BP's continued Peak Oil d

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Jeffrey Sachs recently came out with an op-ed in the Financial Times, wherein he repudiates Keynesianism but advocates the only fix remaining for the financial crisis - increasing taxes on the wealthy.

Time to Plan for Post-Keynesian Era Password protected, but you can get the summary at Z

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- the 2010 U.K. Industry Task Force on Peak Oil and Energy Security sponsored by no less than six well-heeled blue chip corporations including the luminous Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group;
- the 2010 U.S. Department of Defense Joint Forces Command report;
- a 2010 interview with Glen Sweetnam, a se/

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Canadian bankers and regulators have received much undeserved praise for superior management of Canada's banking system, as I've noted before.  Canada's government was able to undertake a stealth $500 billion bank bailout, with nary a peep from the public.  Translated into American...th… Read full post »

The Tata Nano - The ,000 People's CarIndia's economic growth has recovered from the depths of the financial crisis and its economy grew 8.6% in Q4 fiscal 2010 (calendar Q1 2010) and 7.4% for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010.  Other things equal - "ceteris paribus", India appears set to resume its path… Read full post »

MAY 30, 2010 3:23PM

Germans Ban Nudity

German regulators are widening the ban on naked short selling despite cries of heresy from financial markets.  While many Euro zone governments and the U.S. authorities oppose an extensive ban, the Germans are on this one point demonstrating the backbone governments need to show to arrest fi… Read full post »

Recently there has been a lot of talk among analysts and in the blogosphere about  whether we are headed for a period of deflation, inflation or possibly even hyperinflation.  There are two significant points to note about this discussion: (1) there is no consensus view and (2)… Read full post »

The Global Financial Crisis brought about the single biggest one-time historical transfer of wealth to the financial sector from western taxpayers via the government. This wealth transfer was the culmination of a 30 year period during which the Elite 10% of society gained a near unprecedented… Read full post »

Below is a copy of an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper re: to officially and publicly address the end of Cheap Oil and the arrival of Peak Oil.  In case I receive a reply it will be posted to Sticky Feet blog.  Sticky Feet is not… Read full post »

MAY 28, 2010 7:09PM

German Nudity Ban Expanding

German regulators are widening the ban on naked short selling despite cries of heresy from financial markets.  While many Euro zone governments and the U.S. authorities oppose an extensive ban, the Germans are on this one point demonstrating the backbone governments need to show to arrest fi… Read full post »

Banks having found it ridiculously easy to loot the public treasury are proposing schemes that would impoverish taxpayers yet more.  With casual gall the show is being billed with full frontal nudity (i.e. naked, right in public) and gullible public officials are ready to stampede us through the… Read full post »

Daily Links: On the Hypocrisy of the deficit hawks (who are really corporate socialists or Corporatists in disguise, not free marketers); blatant Neo-liberal lies about fiscal policy that mainstream media does not correct because reporters don’t know better; a historical perspective on Sovereig… Read full post »