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James Howard Kunstler: What makes you think we’ll ever return to “Normal”? (Coronavirus and oil meltdown, part 3)

Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, Joni trilled half a century ago. Another song, by CSN, went, it’s been a long time coming, it’s gonna be a long time gone. Boomers. Back in the day – before they invented the hedge fund, glyphosate, and political correctness […]

Peak Oil: Use the coronavirus pandemic to nationalize it, then shut it down to save the world!

With the Trump administration supportive of direct cash payments to impacted Americans and apparently poised to push through some trillion dollars in emergency stimulus with the support of Republicans who spent years railing against just such a bailout from the Obama administration, it’s safe to say we are living through some interesting times where anything could be possible. By Climate Denier […]

Book excerpt: How Elon Musk’s Tesla Sparked an Electric Revolution to End the Age of Oil

To understand how electric cars can end the Age of Oil, you might want to visit a fast food restaurant. Oil may have dominated our economic times, but it fades in significance when compared to salt. Civilization was built on the stuff that McDonald’s now gives its customers for free. By Hamish McKenzie Excerpted from Insane […]

March 25th

James Howard Kunstler: On the 4th of July, celebrating a nation that doesn’t know its past from its future

The Democratic Party has steered itself into an exquisitely neurotic predicament at a peculiar moment of history. Senator Bernie Sanders set the tone for the shift to full-throated socialism, and the primary election win of 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a New York congressional district seems to have ratified it. She promised voters free college tuition, […]