- Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (61 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : The Green Interview, 2009.
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Features: Jeff Rubin
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Originally produced by The Green Interview in 2009.
Interview with Jeff Rubin, former chief strategist and chief economist at CIBC World Markets, a division of one of Canada's largest banks. Jeff Rubin has always been highly quotable, and frequently controversial, and he was one of the first analysts to predict, back in 2000, that the price of oil would go to 50 a barrel within five years. Oil men and economists thought he was crazy and in 2005 when it had gone to 50 a barrel, he predicted that it would double again within two years to 100. Within two years, it almost tripled. Jeff has sometimes been called a maverick economist, and he's the author of a recent book entitled, Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller. In it he writes that without affordable oil, the world will be forced to de-globalize and rediscover local, autonomous economies. His name has since persisted in headlines, and he is known as a dynamic and engaging speaker, always controversial and fresh-minded. Jeff believes the new world will be more local and less global, with a reinvigoration of local cultures and customs. As a prophet, he has a pretty good track record.
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