Oil limits and the economy

While the press treats these issues as separate stories, they are in fact very closely connected, related to the fact that we are reaching limits in many different directions simultaneously. The economy is the coordinating system that ties together all available resources, as well as the users of these resources. It does this almost magically, by figuring out what prices are needed to keep the system in balance—how much materials of which types are needed, given what consumers can afford to pay.

Gail Tverberg from, http://ourfiniteworld.com/2014/03/21/oil-limits-and-the-economy-one-story-not-two/