The End of the Cornucopian Delusion
Cairns, John Jr.
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Many believe that they can achieve the cornucopian dream by getting to a certain place, such as the United States, where others may be appearing to live the dream, even though all evidence shows that the Industrial age and all of its benefits are ending. The era of cheap oil that fueled the Industrial Revolution, which made an abundance of material goods and food possible, is now coming to an end, and humankind has delayed preparing for the post-industrial world for too long.