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KunstlerCast 271 – A Conversation with Gail Tverberg of OurFiniteWorld.com

A conversation with Gail Tverberg of OurFiniteWorld.com. Gail Tverberg is an analyst who has been researching the connection between oil limits and the economy for nearly 10 years.  She writes a widely-followed blog called Our Finite World. Her background is as an actuary, working as a consultant to insurance companies. She also has a foot in the academic world, where she has lectured and written academic articles. Gail was in China in March-April of this year lecturing at China University of Petroleum in Beijing and is scheduled to return next spring, to teach another class.

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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 the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.

6 Responses to “KunstlerCast 271 – A Conversation with Gail Tverberg of OurFiniteWorld.com”

  1. Svenovitch November 4, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    “We’re living on borrowed time?” I’ve been living on borrowed time since April 24 1979, the day I was born (3 weeks prematurely) 😉

    I thought I heard you say life is tragic once, Jim…

  2. DurangoKid November 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm #

    So we fly a bunch of coal and oil to Mars. Okay. Once you get it there, how do you burn it?

  3. Calaf November 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    Between your insightful questions and deep understanding of the issues, and Gail’s ability to reduce the complexity of the issues into a relatively simple and yet comprehensive model, this was an outstanding interview.
    Thank you.

  4. Walter B November 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    It is always encouraging to hear fellow humans who understand the fragile nature of our modern American system and who, should it all fall down would be perfectly fit to continue on in some other, simpler fashion regardless. The true value in human life cannot be found in some shiny techno-bauble or an entertainment arena and those that cannot understand this fact are best done without anyway. Humanity and America specifically is long overdue for a cleansing colonic.


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