Author: James Howard Kunstler

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Kunstler’s predictions for 2016

By James Howared Kunstler There’s really one supreme element of this story that you must keep in view at all times: a society (i.e. an economy + a polity = a political economy) based on debt that will never be paid back is certain to crack up. Its institutions will stop functioning. Its business activities […]

January 4th

Climate change means Europe’s refugee crisis is just the first wave of horror

By James Howard Kunstler The desperate wish in what is loosely called the West to at least appear morally correct is unfortunately over-matched by the desperation of people fleeing unstable, overpopulated places outside the West, and it is a fiasco beyond even the events of the moment. The refugee / immigrant crisis around the Mediterranean […]

September 8th

Trump is just an obnoxious symptom of the coming financial meltdown

By James Howard Kunstler The tremors rattling markets are not exactly what they seem to be. A meme prevails that these movements represent a kind of financial peristalsis — regular wavelike workings of eternal progress toward an epic more of everything, especially profits! You can forget the supposedly “normal” cycles of the techno-industrial arrangement, which […]

August 31st