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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 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.

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  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!

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  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.


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    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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