There are two realities “out there” now competing for verification
among those who think about national affairs and make things happen.
The dominant one (let’s call it the Status Quo) is that our problems of
finance and economy will …
Released: Dec. 25, 2008
Every year James Howard Kunstler publishes his annual forecast on his popular blog. For this installment of the KunstlerCast, Jim gives us a sneak preview of some of his predictions for 2009. Topics in …
Zounds! Public sentiment toward the accelerating economic fiasco
has shifted, seemingly overnight, from a mood of nauseated amazement to
one of panicked grievance as the United States moves closer to an
apparent comprehensive collapse — and so ill-timed, wouldn’t …
Empty Spaces in the Streetscape
Released: Dec. 18, 2008
James Howard Kunstler explains the negative effects that empty building lots have on the urban streetscape. These empty spaces or “missing teeth” are dead zones that are repellent to pedestrians. But, …
The peak oil story has not been nullified by the scramble to
unload every asset for cash — including whomping gobs of oil contracts
— during this desperate season of bank liquidation. The main
implication of the peak oil …
19th Century Urbanism in 2008
Released: Dec. 11, 2008
Community ownership and the diminishing role of government?
Released Dec. 4, 2008.
James Howard Kunstler says the notion that Americans have a long tradition of being able to do whatever they want with their land is a fallacy. This false …