More on Goodstein
Newsweek Interview with David Goodstein.
The interviewer skillfully asks "You write that the crisis doesn’t happen when we run out of oil, it happens when we reach the peak, the halfway point. Explain that."
This salient point will remain the most confusing notion to the layman.
To most people, a half-way point equates to a mid-life crisis, as in "So, deal with it and get on with your life".
Unfortunately, this kind of mid-life crisis may lead to a precipitous fall and not a cozy retirement.