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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,  Over the course if his career, Byron worked in the oil industry, and has had extensive experience with other natural resource sectors. He also served for over 30 years, active and reserve, in the US Navy.  He holds degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard and the US Naval War College

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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. Physicsnerd January 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

    Byron King, “Yeah, it’s gets away from the old concept of, you know, free market capitalism, that’s for sure. In the sense that, I mean it kind of goes back to the old days of the Soviet Union, you know when the state owns all the assets, what does it cost the State to do anything?”

    Come on Mr. Kunstler, that’s when you tell him it costs the State ENERGY!

    Mr. King, while studying Geology, did you take any Physics classes?

    I am so sick of hearing the insane idea that MONEY is in control.

  2. routersurfer January 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    Great show! If people have faith in money, then money does control them. From the opening ” accidents, comrade.” to the end I loved the exchange between both of you. King is one smart cookie. I bet he does know a thing or two about Nukes. A simple and powerful message about how crazy our times are. Just finished my fifth listen of this podcast. Hope King returns again as we all further Trump down the road.

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    A Bridge Too Far, eh James? I love the analogy. I am certain that you realize it, but the computer is the absolute first technology that has been developed that for some bizarre reason is being implemented into absolutely EVERTHING else we use, isn’t it? Steel swords were a great advancement yet they were never implemented into books now were they. Or wheels into bowling balls, or penicillin into a Bloody Mary, you understand, I know. Why is it that computers have to be slid into every stinking other thing in our world that we rely upon for every day use? The answer has two reasons, give and take. They give total control over everything from one central source and they can take it all away just as easily. And what is left once this is done? Why Chaos, and who do you think is the Master of Chaos. Yup, it him. The eternal battle, the ying and the yang, good versus evil. Scary that it all boils down to this don’t you think?
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