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Archive | March, 2010

Interview On “Two Beers With Steve” Podcast

Interview On “Two Beers With Steve” Podcast

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Our Turn?

     Nations go crazy. It’s terrifying when it happens, especially to a major nation with the ability to project its craziness outward. We look back on the psychotic break of Germany in 1933 and still wonder how the then-best-educated population in Europe could fall under the sway of a sociopathic political program. We behold more »

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KunstlerCast #104: Virtual Tour of Baltimore – Part 1

Google Street Views of B’more Released: March 25, 2010. James Howard Kunstler sometimes thinks of Baltimore, Maryland as the poster child for how cities are going to contract in this country and around the world as we enter into a new energy era. In many ways, Kunstler says Baltimore is a very damaged city, but more »

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The Party of Cruelty

     It was amusing to see the Republican party inveigh against health insurance reform as if they were a synod of Presbyterian necromancers girding the nation for a takeover by the spawn of hell.  This was the same gang, by the way, who championed the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, more »

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KunstlerCast #103: Parking Militants & Hot Heads

Passionate Positions on Parking Released: March 18, 2010. James Howard Kunstler is sometimes propelled into “mad dog mode” when speaking about the modern American landscape. But tempers fly on all sides of these urban policy debates. And there are many times when the only sane response is to be angry about what we’ve done to more »

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Where Have We Been; Where Are We Going?

     Driving down the broad avenues of Cleveland, Ohio, was like flipping through the pages of a picture book about the rise and fall of our industrial empire. Where demolitions had not removed things — a lot was gone — stood the residue of a society so different from ours that you felt momentarily more »

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KunstlerCast #102: Building the Future

The End of Jive Plastic Homes Released: March 11, 2010. James Howard Kunstler believes that one way or another, we’re going to end up living in a very different daily environment than the one we’re used to. In this episode, he discusses the future of building materials. JHK doesn’t believe that we’ll continue to use more »

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Then All At Once

     I was plying the interstate highways of New England this weekend — there is no sane way to get from Albany, New York, to the vicinity of Middletown, Connecticut, by public transit — marveling at the vistas of normality all around me: the freeway lanes with their orderly streams of happy motorists, the more »

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KunstlerCast #101: Climate Change

Peak Oil and Global Warming Released: March 4, 2010. James Howard Kunstler answers a listener call about the relationship between climate change and peak oil. JHK shares some of the information contained in a soon-to-be published book that explains our climate predicament and some of the possible corrective actions being considered. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_101.mp3 (22 more »

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The Y2K Scare, Ten Years After, By Jhk

  The inquiry:        I’m working with Canadian journalist Dan Gardner on his upcoming book about expert predictions, and why they succeed or fail. I was wondering if you could verify that this article was indeed written by you: http://www.kunstler.com/mags_y2k.html.     Also, Mr. Gardner wonders if you would care to comment on why you think those more »

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Winter Mind Games

     Does anyone know exactly how the Winter Olympics got hijacked by the Canadian Hotel Housekeeping Employees Union?  Every time I turned the damn thing on, there were these ladies uniformed in manual labor casuals shoving teakettles across the floor while other ladies madly polished the forward path of said sliding kettles with Swiffer© more »

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