drbubb Posted November 11, 2012 Report Share Posted November 11, 2012 Strong Towns meets the Long Emergency "America is full of fat, lazy car-driving boobs" - says JHK... but ST is changing that ! starting with - the Kunstler InterviewHere's an excellent interview - I listened twice (so far)Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns, interviews author James Howard KunstlerShow 117: James Howard Kunstler / THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012 : linkJim Kunster, author of the recently released book Too Much Magic: Wishful thinking, technology and the fate of the nation, joins Chuck Marohn on the podcast to discuss his new book, the state of the economy, politics, energy and a host of other fascinating topics. === ===MP3 : http://www.strongtowns.org/storage/podcasts/2012/110812_Kunstler.mp3They discuss a wide range of issues, and if you have missed JHK's weekly KunstlerCast,this will be a nice catch-up after a long breakSome of the Topics discussed are:+ Towns have a death-wish+ Peak Oil is still coming, and the notion that America will be energy independent,is a fantasy. At the very best shale oil will provide 1.5mn Bpd, of the US's 19mn Bpd energy requirement+ The banking system is now running on accounting fraud; and capital is drying up+ We are not doing the things we need to do, like; re-localising, changing trading arrangements+ When we wake up to reality, there will be a huge loss of credibility in govt, destroying institutions - like the old USSR+ We are not going to build express rail, we need to rebuild passenger rail, but we many not have enough capital.The commercial aviation system is going to fail. It may survive only for the wealthy, and roads will go into disrepair+ The Dems have invested too much of their energy in the valorization of gay life (here, here !).Advocating Gay marriage is an exercise in making people feel good.+ People are seeking "solutions" where they will not need to change their lifestyles - but "life is tragic and history does not care if we make bad choices."+ Cities and suburbs will both get into big trouble, and the action will shift to small towns. Having a "meaningful relationship with agriculture" will be very important. JHK has move to a small old factory town with 3 acres around it. And he is now making a garden on 1 1/2 acres there, with fruit trees as well. === > LINK: http://tinyurl.com/GEI-Towns Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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