In 2010 I was taking some college courses, one of which was Statistics. So being curious (typical human) about what could/will contribute to our future and knowing what I do about finite resource depletion (obsessed with peak oil). I dug around trying to find something that would align with cheap energy and feasibly indicate economic futures – voila the Consumer Price Index.
I assume that shortly after the intersection point which is around 2016 we will see a marked decline of cheap manufacturing. Most people have no idea what this means to them or how this will affect them – to put it bluntly: system wide collapse. To get a clearer picture of this one only needs to investigate where oil drilling is occurs today – consider that Iran and Saudi Arabia (and other MidEast OPECs) have started drilling off shore. This occurred shortly after the year 2000 and we (USA), the petrol addicts we are, are now digging up those Canadian tar sands.