Browsing the "Long Emergency" Tag

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James Howard Kunstler – On a collision course with stark reality

By James Howard Kunstler The staggering incoherence of the election campaign only mirrors the shocking incapacity of the American public, from top to bottom, to process the tendings of our time. The chief tending is permanent worldwide economic contraction. Having hit the resource wall, especially of affordable oil, the global techno-industrial economy has sucked a […]

September 19th

James Howard Kunstler – LOL’s labor lost

By James Howard Kunstler A pleasant lull lies over the land where today fewer people labor honestly — and some labor gruelingly for too little — while a matrix of rackets sustains the illusion that our living arrangements have a future. Is Quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the minds of the millions moiling around their backyard […]

September 5th

James Howard Kunstler – City living, city dying

By James Howard Kunstler As I was leaving Detroit very early Sunday morning to catch a plane after the Congress of the New Urbanism, I saw the breaking story about a “shooting incident” in an Orlando nightclub, but the first reports did not detail any fatalities. Only after we landed was the shocking news of […]

James Howard Kunstler – Electile dysfunction

By James Howard Kunstler Considering that the 2016 election looks like a Dark Age puppet show — Pantalone and La Signora smacking each other with dildos — we forget this spectacle is serious. Rather large matters are at stake, such as the continuity of governance, the legitimacy of the two major political parties, the credibility […]

Don’t expect Panama Papers prosecutions any time soon

By Meteor Blades An unnamed senior federal law enforcement official told NBC News Sunday that prosecutors and agents are “champing at the bit” to go after criminals by using the leaked Panama Papers that reveal tax evasion and money-laundering by highly prominent people in several nations. But it won’t be easy. There are legal barriers to simply sifting through those 11.5 […]

April 11th

Panama Papers fallout – from US to Iceland (bankster PM quits!)

By Meteor Blades The prime minister of Iceland resigned Tuesday as the weekend exposé of off-shore tax haven shenanigans from the Panama Papers claimed its first major casualty. The year-long investigation carried out by 370 journalists of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (a project of the Center for Public Integrity) was sparked by a massive document leak from the files of the Mossack Fonseca law firm. Their work […]

April 6th

James Howard Kunstler: Riding into the election on the garbage barge of history

By James Howard Kunslter Hillary’s dumb riposte to Trump’s dumb slogan — make America great again! — is “…America never stopped being great.” I guess she’s been traveling around the strip-mall wastelands of Carolina failing to notice the carnage that lays upon this land like a mortal scrofula. America has been committing suicide by bad […]

James Howard Kunstler – The death of the thinking class and the reality-based community

By James Howard Kunstler It ought to be a foregone conclusion that Mr. Obama’s replacement starting January 20, 2017 will preside over conditions of disorder in everyday life and economy never seen before. For the supposedly thinking class in America, the end of reality-optional politics will come as the surprise of their lives. Where has […]

February 15th