My name is Jon Goldman Nedergaard, an undergraduate student attending Hobart & William Smith Colleges. I use this blog to put to e-paper some of my thoughts on resource scarcity and the economic implications thereof. This is in my opinion one of the most important issues in the world, and isn’t receiving from the American popular media anything near the attention it deserves. Resource scarcity is likely to be one of the primary economic battlefields of the 21st century, and these coming conflicts could well bleed over into actual armed conflict in particularly vulnerable regions. The citizenry, especially policymakers and business leaders, need to be more aware of the potential profit and peril that these scarcities represent.