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Steve Ludlum is a native mid-westerner who has spent most of his 65 years on the East Coast. Steve is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer who has also been at various times an amateur naturalist, artist, designer and writer. He currently studies economic issues, resource and energy depletion, monetary policy and the cause-and-effect relationship with American-style culture. His excellent and original blog, Economic Undertow is at Don’t forget the hyphen! Steve is currently working on a book on macro-economics.

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Kunstler skewers everything from kitsch to greed, prejudice, bloodshed, and brainwashing in this wily, funny, rip-roaring, and profoundly provocative page- turner, leaving no doubt that the prescriptive yet devilishly satiric A World Made by Hand series will continue.” — Booklist


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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.

7 Responses to “KunstlerCast 277 — A Chat with Steve Ludlum of” Subscribe

  1. PeteAtomic May 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Steve is the type of freethinking guest I enjoy listening to on your blog, and I why I continue tuning in! Thanks for the show!

  2. AHtheHumanity May 20, 2016 at 1:55 am #

    Very interesting discussion with pointed questions from Kunstler.

    I would direct listeners who have read The Long Emergency to 17:25 – 19:00 because it addresses what is happening to the natural resource industries/markets.


  3. heyfly June 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    The use of “you know” is distracting

  4. lateStarter January 24, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    Please get him back on. His latest riff on ‘strategy of nothing’ is worth a followup. Maybe I should make this request on the main blog?

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  6. stipejones January 11, 2019 at 5:48 am #

    Ludlum was one of the first novelists to push intensity non-stop. He was very consistent and his books seem well researched. The first one I got hold of was The Osterman Weekend, and it was creepy right from the start, a textbook lesson in building tension.

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