Ronald Surz, investment advisor: There are two main kinds of currencies - a) paper money printed by the government and b) energy, the only real currency. Energy from fossil fuels and nuclear has made the world a much better place. Paper money comes and goes. It never lasts and when it goes away, there is a lot of pain. Energy, the only real currency, is misused, squandered and very poorly planned also. This article discusses currency, economics and finance in the United States. The discussion applies to other countries as well. What will the world be like when paper currencies and energy no longer function well?
Dale Reaves is an internationally known industrial engineer and architect of outstanding custom homes with Southwest designs. He is a strong advocate for fast reactor nuclear power. His article here focuses on national energy planning. We have seen nothing like this in the last fifty years. Rather politics and special interests have dominated energy development.