Imagine Everything Priced as its Oil Barrel Equivalent

This is basically a novelty, but it’s also an amusing exercise in perspective. If you happen to use Firefox (which you should) and you’re comfortable installing Firefox extensions, then check out “Oil Standard“. It’s a plugin that will convert dollars to oil any time you browse a web page that has a price displayed somewhere on it. Not only that, but when you mouseover a price, you get a little news headline that’s got some relevance to the the oil industry, peak oil, etc…

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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