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John Robb
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Military and Economic Strategist. Best selling author (Brave New War). Entrepreneur. Pilot. Tier one special ops.
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In 2011, the average American spent $732 to heat their home with natural gas.  In contrast, they spent $2,535 to heat their homes with …

The Opportunity Space for Growing Food Locally is HUGE
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Today, let’s do some thinking on the market potential for growing food locally. Let’s start with a big number.  US households regularly spend $44 …

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NOTE:  Every once in a while, I will write an RC letter that just doesn’t do the job it is supposed to do.  This …

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Here’s something interesting going on in Europe. The slow motion collapse the EU has led the city of Nantes, France to take steps to add …

The Johnny Appleseed Method
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Is it possible to seed resilient communities?  Most people assume that the only way to do this is to write a book or share …

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While you may want to live in a resilient community, the gap between where you are today and actually living, working, and prospering in …

Use Air Conditioning?  Then Read This
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Here’s a picture of needless dependence and vulnerability.  It’s a satellite picture of a residential neighborhood in Atlanta (also known as Hotlanta). What should …

Your Next Car Might be Built Locally
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Resilience is about being able to produce most of the things you need to live well.  It isn’t about deprivation, roughing it, or turning …

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Design fiction is a way for designers and artists to visually depict the future in inspiring ways.  Typically, design fiction is associated with how …

Are You Robust or Resilient?
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Greece may default on its debt today (Wednesday).  This has put the global financial system on the edge of another meltdown.  This is yet …