He Is Risen… But For How Long?

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! If the first forty-eight hours are any measure of the alleged Trumptopia-to-come, the leading man in this national melodrama appears to be meshuga. A more charitable view might be that his behavior does not comport with the job description: president. If he keeps it up, I stick to more »

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KunstlerCast 286 — Chatting with Jasun Horsley of the Liminalist Podcast — Double Edition

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! It’s a pleasure to welcome back Jasun Horsley, who presides over the blog Auticulture and The Liminalist podcast. Jasun is a UK ex-pat now living in rural British Columbia, Canada. He describes himself as a “high-functioning Aspergian” and his work often takes readers and listeners to the further more »

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The Cheeto Cometh

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! I dunno about you, but I rather enjoy watching the praetorian Deep State go batshit crazy as the day of Trump’s apotheosis approacheth. I imagine a lot of men and women running down the halls of Langley and the Pentagon and a hundred other secret operational redoubts with more »

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America Versus the Deep State

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! The bamboozlement of the public is nearly complete. The Deep State has persuaded 80 percent of Americans that all news is propaganda, especially the news emanating from the Deep State’s own intel department. They’re still shooting for 100 percent. The fakest of all “fake news” stories turns out more »

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Kunstler’s Capsule Movie Reviews

It has been the main art form of our time, though its boundaries are eroding and it’s running into similar distribution problems as music and literature… so it’s hard to say how much longer the movies will be with us in the format we recognize. — JHK American Honey (Dir: Andrea Arnold, with Shia LeBeouf, Sasha Lane, more »

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KunstlerCast 285 — Byron King of Rickard’s Gold Investor

  Today I’m chewing the gristle of finance with Byron King. Byron is a geologist who currently writes a newsletter, in association with economist Jim Rickards, entitled Rickards Gold Speculator with Byron King.  It’s published by Agora Financial, of Baltimore, www.agorafinancial.com.  Over the course if his career, Byron worked in the oil industry, and has more »

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January 2017

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Beh0ld, this humdinger, The Wrapper” (artist’s rendering) designed by architect Eric Own Moss for Culver City, California, a dreary gerrymandered backwater of Los Angeles under the LAX flight-path. Is the building wearing a straight-jacket to prevent it from hurting itself? It demonstrates that the architecture “community” won’t tire of playing self-referential computer games with large more »

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Forecast 2017: The Wheels Finally Come Off

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! “There is no other endeavor in which men and women of enormous intellectual power have shown total disregard for higher-order reasoning than monetary policy.                                                 more »

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Exit, Hope and Change

  Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! Yes, that was a gag. By now, anyone in this country still of sound mind knows that Barack Obama presided through eight years of remarkable continuity — of changeless conditions that left a great many hopeless. As the days of his tenure dwindle, what do we make of more »

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The Deep State Blues

    Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! Lest you wonder, not only did I not vote for Mr. Trump (or Hillary), but I relished heaping opprobrium on him during the election campaign. Just so you know, I’m not advocating for him, but I’m alarmed that the Deep State (the White House + the Intel more »

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Chatting With Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell dot Com

Today I’m yakking with Kate Wagner, the antic voice behind the marvelous website Welcome to MacMansion Hell, a humorous and opinionated blog that aims to educate the general public about architecture, design, and urbanism by making examples of America’s most despised architectural style. She is currently a master’s student in Acoustics as part of a more »

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Trumpxuberance… Until It’s Not

 Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! “Markets shrugged off the Brexit vote in a couple of days. They shrugged off Donald Trump’s election in a single day. They shrugged off the Italian referendum result in a couple of hours. Heck, in this mood they would shrug off an alien invasion of planet Earth.” — more »

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Edward Snowden — A Brave Young Man and a Heroic American

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Interview with Edward Snowden by Steven Erlanger Q. There’s a campaign for President Obama to pardon you before he leaves office. For many people, you’re a whistle-blowing hero, and for many other people you’re a traitor who broke your oath and betrayed your country. Having knowingly broken the law and fled the jurisdiction of the more »

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A Christmas Orphan

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A Christmas Orphan 11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party. He infers from their garbled squabble that he is an orphan, found in a willow basket on the welcome mat outside their New York apartment. Thinking now that his parents are imposters, he steals away to more »

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The Harrows of Spring

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Goodreads says: “The Harrows of Spring is a moving and gripping novel that completes the story of the quaint upstate New York town of Union Grove, thrown into a future world that in many ways resembles the nineteenth century. In Union Grove, early spring is a challenging season, known as the “six weeks want,” a more »

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Geography of Nowhere E-book Out

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Published as an E-book for the first time! The 20th Anniversary edition With an entertaining new introduction by the author (sample) Still popular in the graduate schools of architecture and urban design, this is the go-to book about the fiasco of suburbia — “the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world.” America more »

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A History of the Future

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For the townspeople of Union Grove, New York, the future is not what they expected it would be. In this arresting work of speculative fiction, social critic James Howard Kunstler takes an imaginative leap into the future, a few decades hence, and shows what life may be like following the long emergency, after the terminal decline more »

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The Deepening Deep State

 Support this website by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! One amusing angle on the news media broadside about Russia “hacking” the US election is the failure to mention — or even imagine! — that the US incessantly and continually runs propaganda psy-ops against every other country in the world. And I’m not even including the venerable, old, more »

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December 2016

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Click here for slide show Mixed use suburban style: golf course housing “community” located right next to the county prison. This is among many images from Ron Pollard’s new photo survey of American landscape horrors, We Kill Everything. Enjoy the slide show which so strikingly depicts the sorry condition of our nation’s spirit as expressed more »

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The Rediscovery of Men

     Support this website by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! This must account, at least in part, for the post-election hysteria among the social justice folk and their mentors at the Prog end of politics, especially those bent on suppressing or eliminating men. Of course, it’s only been the last year or so that their long-running more »

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Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology, and the Fate of the Nation

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The nationally best-selling author of “The Long Emergency” expands on his alarming argument that our oil-addicted, technology-dependent society is on the brink of collapse—that the long emergency has already begun. Published by the Atlantic Monthly Press in July 2012. “Followers of Kunstler’s writings and attendees of his many lecture appearances will recognize the take-no-prisoners style, more »

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KunstlerCast 283 — Catching Up With Forecaster David Collum

  I’m talking with David Collum of Cornell University. Dave is Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Chair of Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He’s better known in the blogosphere as a witty and dauntless forecaster of matters finance and political, and it’s always good to check in with him during times more »

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Boo Hoo

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! America didn’t get what it expected, but perhaps it got what it deserved, good and hard. Daddy’s in the house and he busted straight into the nursery and now the little ones are squalling in horror. Mommy was discovered to be a grifting old jade who ran the more »

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What Now?

Support this website by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page! Not to put too fine a point on it, America coughed up Hillary Clinton like a hairball last week — the catch being it then had to swallow the Cheeto-colored bolus called Donald Trump. It was worth it to see the fog of Hillary-smuggery lift across the cable more »

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The Garden 2015 – 2016

I kind of let the garden report slide for a couple of years. Apologies. Below is where things stood on Christmas Eve 2015. As you can see, I began the project of converting the grass paths to wood chips as winter began. I made one conscious blunder: I lay down high-quality landscape cloth directly over more »

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