Author: James Howard Kunstler

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James Howard Kunstler: Is Bitcoin the first currency made of… coal?

Shoeshine boys in airports ‘round the world must be whispering about Bitcoin as the crypto-currency coils upward to tickle the $20,000 line. Ethereum’s roaring up, too, along with most other cryptos, from Byteball Bytes to Tattoocoin (Limited Edition). Whatever else you think about it, this action is sending a message, perhaps several. By James Howard Kunstler   One […]

December 30th

James Howard Kunstler: “It’s a Wonderful Life” lead us straight to the terrible America of today

These are the long, dark hours when cis-hetero white patriarchs sit by the hearth chewing over their regrets for the fading year and expectations for the year waiting to be born. I confess, I like Christmas a lot, Hebrew that I am, perhaps the musical and sensual trappings more than the virgin birth business. Something […]

December 25th

James Howard Kunstler: Partying on the Titanic (til Bitcoin crashes the grid)

  Shoeshine boys in airports ‘round the world must be whispering about Bitcoin as the crypto-currency coils upward to tickle the $10,000 line. Ethereum’s roaring up, too, along with most other cryptos, from Byteball Bytes to Tattoocoin (Limited Edition). Whatever else you think about it, this action is sending a message, perhaps several. By James Howard Kunstler One […]

November 28th

James Howard Kunstler: Blade Runner 2049’s future of techno-narcissism

I took myself to the new movie Blade Runner 2049 to see what kind of future the Hollywood dream-shop is serving up in these days. It was an excellent illustration of the over-investments in technology with diminishing returns that are dragging us into collapse and of the attendant techno-narcissism that afflicts the supposedly thinking class in this […]

October 13th