Border issues and Peak Oil

Globalization drives global commodity prices downward. This causes localized economic disruption giving rise to mass migration as people move in search of work an sustenance.

Will rising oil prices (and all the associated economic quantities) short cicuit globalization quickly enough?

Would higher border tarrifs on commodities both decrease the rate of disruption as well allowing more time for the developed world to make the transition to renewable energy?

Author: Nicholas Knisely

Episcopal bishop, dad, astronomer, erstwhile dancer...