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Guest Post — Lockdown! An American in China Caught in the Corona Virus Emergency — by Evan Villarrubia

The following is a guest essay by Evan Villarrubia. “I feel stupid! And contagious!” — Nirvana The panic and lockdown state we are just exiting in Dali (southwestern China) has been by far the most intense historical episode I’ve ever experienced. I’ve gone through several deep emotional phase changes throughout this time. If I’d written more »

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KunstlerCast #234: George Mobus and Biophysical Economics

Released: June 20, 2013 JHK jaws with George Mobus, systems scientist from the University of Washington, Tacoma. George is a member of the Biophysical Economics group — not you mother’s economists, shall we say. I’m pretty much on-board with their reality-based discipline, however listeners will probably notice that George is a bit more doomerish than more »

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KunstlerCast #233: A Conversation With Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform

Released: June 13, 2013 JHK chats with Jim Quinn, author of The Burning Platform dot com. Jim Quinn spent most of his career as a financial executive in the corporate world and now works on the business side of a major university (name of it omitted at JQ’s request). He’s a keen observer of the more »

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KunstlerCast #232: New Urbanism Special

Released: May 30, 2013 JHK chats with Andres Duany, a founding board member of the Congress for the New Urbanism about a new book (with a chapter by JHK) taking on the frauds and fakers at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and their so-called Landscape Urbanism program — since they never tire of attacking more »

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KunstlerCast #331: Conversation with Tad Patzek of the University of Texas

Released: May 30, 2013 JHK in conversation with Tad Patzek, chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at the University of Texas. I’m twanging on the oil subject because the level of wishful thinking in the USA is shockingly high and we would benefit from facing reality and preparing for new arrangements in the more »

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KunstlerCast #330: A Conversation with Charles Hugh Smith

Released: May 23, 2013 JHK chats with Charles Hugh Smith of the blog OfTwoMinds.com. Charles is also the author of many books, most lately “Why Things Are Falling Apart — And What We Can Do About It.” Charles describes it: “…Things are falling apart–that is obvious. But why are they falling apart? The reasons are more »

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KunstlerCast #229: Yakking with David Collum

Released: May 16, 2013 JHK shoots the breeze with David Collum, the Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry at Cornell University, who has become a regular and valued presence on the internet commenting on the financial system and the predicaments of our time. Dave is a live wire and lots of fun and he often more »

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KunstlerCast #228: Talking Shale Oil and Gas with Arthur Berman

Released: May 9, 2013 JHK talks with geologist and independent oil-and-gas analyst Arthur Berman of Houston Texas — emphasis on independent. Art Brings clarity to the muddle created by industry propaganda planted in the creduous and gullible mainstream media. The new KunstlerCast theme music is called “Adam and Ali’s Waltz” from the new recording Waiting more »

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KunstlerCast #227: Steve Ludlum of EconomicUndertow.com

Released: May 2, 2013 JHK chats with blogger Steve Ludlum of Economic Undertow dot com — a favorite recent discovery. We touch on issues of energy, economy, and culture. The new KunstlerCast theme music is called “Adam and Ali’s Waltz” from the new recording Waiting to Fly by Mike and Ali Vass. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_227.mp3 more »

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KunstlerCast #226: Chatting with Hayes Martin

Released: April 25, 2013 JHK chats with strategic quantitative analyst Hayes Martin about what’s doing in financial markets and money matters… in what is proving to be a turbulent month. We come from two very different points-of-view in the attempt to make sense of what’s going on ‘out there.’ The new KunstlerCast theme music is more »

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KunstlerCast #225: The Vermont Sail Freight Project

Released: April 18, 2013 JHK talks with Erik Andrus of the Vermont Sail Freight Project. They are building a boat dedicated to shipping Vermont farm products to New York City and other markets via Lake Champlain, the Champlain Canal, and the Hudson River. Erik operates the 110 acre Boundbrook Farm as well as Good Companion more »

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KunstlerCast #224: JHK Chats with Independent Energy Analyst Bill Powers

Released: April 11, 2013 JHK chats with independent energy analyst Bill Powers, author of the forthcoming book “Cold, Hungry, and in the Dark” about the American shale gas situation and its implications for how we live, published by New Society Publishers. I spoke to Bill by phone from his HQ in Chicago. The new KunstlerCast more »

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KunstlerCast #223: Rappin’ with Dmitry Orlov

Released: April 4, 2013 JHK raps with Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse and the forthcoming new book, “The Five Stages of Collapse.” We delve into some heretofore unpublicized details of Mr. Orlov’s personal history as a young emigre from the old Soviet Union in the 1970s, and his journeys back to Russia (both Soviet more »

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April 1 Special

Released: March 28, 2013 The story of the Stones, by Samuel Beckett, featuring JHK. The new KunstlerCast theme music is called “Adam and Ali’s Waltz” from the new recording Waiting to Fly by Mike and Ali Vass. Direct Download: KunstlerCast_222.mp3 ( 10.6 MB | 17:11 mins.) In Stores Now

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KunstlerCast #221: Real Abundance

Released: March 21, 2013 JHK chats with Ben Hewit writer/farmer of Cabot, Vermont, Author of The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food and the forthcoming new book, Saved: How I quit worrying about money and became the richest guy in the world. The new KunstlerCast theme music is called more »

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KunstlerCast #220: A House Divided

Released: March 7, 2013 JHK speaks with Rob Williams, co-author “Most Likely to Secede: What the Vermont Independence Movement Can Teach Us about Reclaiming Community and Creating a Human Scale Vision for the 21st Century.” The new KunstlerCast theme music is called “Adam and Ali’s Waltz” from the new recording Waiting to Fly by Mike more »

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KunstlerCast #219: Quant-O-Rama

Released: Feb. 28, 2013 In his never-ending quest to make sense of the financial scene, JHK chats with his old buddy David Aronson, a predictive analytics and data mining specialist, otherwise known in the financial sector as a “quant.” Dave did not verify my own prejudices or validate my hypothesis about the exact nature of more »

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KunstlerCast #218: Surveying the Local Ag Scene

Seth Jacobs and caterer Susie Quillio Released: Feb. 21, 2013 JHK chats with Washington County farmer Seth Jacobs and caterer Susie Quillio about the developing local ag scene. Jim met Seth at the Cambridge bluegrass jam, where he was playing mandolin. He’s known Susie for twenty years. The new KunstlerCast theme music is called “Adam more »

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KunstlerCast #217: The God of Progress is Dead

A Chat with John Michael Greer Released: Feb. 15, 2013 John Michael Greer, author of The Long Descent, The Wealth of Nature and Apocalypse Not, returns to the KunstlerCast to speak with JHK by phone. The new KunstlerCast theme music is called “Adam and Ali’s Waltz” from the new recording Waiting to Fly by Mike more »

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KunstlerCast #216: Chatting with the brave younger generation

Videographer Joe Schiappi Released: Feb. 7, 2013 JHK banters with videographer Joe Schiappi, 27, who came to the Kunstler cave to interview JHK for a video about about technology, art, and the future, but also ended up as a guest on the podcast in Jim’s quest to suss out the mood of the 20-something generation. more »

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