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KunstlerCast 269 — Steve Ludlum of the Economic Undertow Blog


Also known as Steve From Virginia, this week’s guest has a unique take on the nexus of energy, capital, and the destiny of industrial civilization. Steve writes: “The credit regime is falling apart under the weight of its own costs, not just in Europe. Government issue money ends a monopoly over a vital private good so that it becomes a public good, in this way the power of the banks to run our affairs is reduced. As a necessary component of this effort, the establishment must hold the financiers accountable for their crimes and negligence. The present conditions and schemes cannot be endured any longer. If the establishment refuses to act the citizens will take matters into their own hands, there will be revolutions.”
— From http://www.economic-undertow.com

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About James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

6 Responses to “KunstlerCast 269 — Steve Ludlum of the Economic Undertow Blog” Subscribe

  1. routersurfer August 5, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Wow ! What good NEWS !! Happy to hear someone have a good run through the Medical Industrial Complex. Wish you the best. Heal fast. Heal well. Back to podcast. Ludlum is a trip. Great mind.

  2. routersurfer August 5, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    Steve Ludlum is great. Maybe we will have a Lamppost Of The Month feature soon ! Now, that would not be an eyesore in my mind. Not a fan of capital punishment but exceptions can be make for Banksters.

  3. chipshot August 8, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    While also a fan of Steve, he seemed to ramble a bit in this interview.
    Sensed a little frustration by JHK, who’s always prepared w good questions.

    Worth listening to, but in the end I felt somewhat let down.

    Jim, you and Alex Smith of Ecoshock could probably have a good conversation.

  4. NorthernOutsider August 8, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

    Thanks for the link to Steve’s site. I’ve not run across him before and the article from which you quoted seems bang on from what I’ve read so far. I will be reading it in greater detail soon.

  5. LRacine August 11, 2015 at 4:21 am #

    Enjoyed the interview.. have listened to many of Steve’s talks over the years.

    Steve… you need to dig deep in your pants, blow off the cob webs of your wallet and buy a F^%& new mic and a faster internet connection so you lose some of the reverb and clipping!!!

    You have a lot of important things to say but it is annoying as hell to try to follow the talking points when you keep on clipping out!!!

    I would suggest an interview with Robert Scribbler..

    robertscribbler.com/

  6. I AM SULLY August 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    Great pod cast. As someone who spent too many years in healthcare finance informatics, I can tell you stories … ugh. Any who – I hope you recover well, and that new hip helps. 🙂

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