Just to add on to my last post, I generally stop listening to anyone who thinks that the end of oil is going to cause the "collapse of the capitalist economic system" or whatever.
We all lived through Y2K.
There are technical solutions to almost all of our problems, as far as energy goes. Where technical solutions won't do, policy and lifestyle solutions will. None of this has to be dramatic, either. It just bothers me to see apocalyptic survivalists in my camp. They're supposed to be in the crazy camp, not here!