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Clusterfuck Nation – Blog > Slouching Towards Election Day

    Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! It’s getting hard to give a shit about this election, though you might still care about this country. The damage has been done to the two long-reigning political parties and perhaps that’s a good thing. They deserved to be dragged into the gutter and now they can either more »

October 24, 2016 9:39 am

Podcast > KunstlerCast 281– Chatting with Steve St. Angelo about Oil and Finance

Independent researcher Steve St. Angelo started to invest in precious metals in 2002.  Later on in 2008, he began researching areas of the gold and silver market that, curiously, the majority of the precious metal analyst community have left unexplored. These areas include how energy and the falling EROI – Energy Returned On Invested – more »

October 6, 2016 5:06 pm

Essays, Other Stuff > Essay: The Future of the City

Author’s note: This essay originally appeared in The Baffler web-zine July 2016 The following was my original submission draft. It may contain some typos. The Future of the City by James Howard Kunstler One spring day not so long ago, I had a low-grade epiphany walking across New York’s Central Park from my hotel on the more »

October 14, 2016 9:29 pm

Clusterfuck Nation – Blog, Forecast, Other Stuff > Pretend to the Bitter End

Forecast 2016 There’s really one supreme element of this story that you must keep in view at all times: a society (i.e. an economy + a polity = a political economy) based on debt that will never be paid back is certain to crack up. Its institutions will stop functioning. Its business activities will seize more »

January 4, 2016 8:34 am

Forecast, Other Stuff > Forecast 2015 — Life in the Breakdown Lane

“Don’t look back — something might be gaining on you,” Satchel Paige famously warned. For connoisseurs of civilizational collapse, 2014 was merely annoying, a continued pile-up of over-investments in complexity with mounting diminishing returns, metastasizing fragility, and no satisfying resolution. So we enter 2015 with greater tensions than ever before and therefore the likelihood that more »

January 4, 2015 9:26 pm

My Garden > The Garden, Third Year, 2014

   Click here if you want to start back in 2012 for the very beginning of the project The chickens were the focus of the 2014 project. The basic box was up at the end of 2013. It needed to be trimmed out and painted. Work is underway late April. Black locust fenceposts went in after the more »

March 8, 2015 3:30 pm

My Garden > The Garden, Second Year, 2013

   Click here if you want to start back in 2012 for the very beginning of the project.  The garden had a nice winter sleep and then I got cracking again in the spring of 2013. Here’s a shot of the potager in front of the house in July of 2013:  The first thing I more »

December 7, 2013 4:45 pm

My Garden > Making a Garden 2012

For several years this past decade, we lived in rented houses where it was not practical to build a garden – given the expense and issue of altering somebody else’s property. In the fall of 2011, we bought a place on three acres literally on the edge of Greenwich, Washington County, New York, a main more »

May 15, 2013 2:45 pm

My Town > A Winter Tour of the Hidden Corners of a Little Town in Upstate NY

I moved here in November and have been exploring it through this weird, snowless winter of 2012.   Greenwich After the Civil War. Before the war its name was Union, NY,and before that it was called Whipple Cityafter its founder, Job Whipple.After the Civil War, the name Union was deemed politically incorrect for a nationwishing to more »

May 15, 2013 2:47 pm