Author: James Howard Kunstler

Pushback

Pushback by James Howard Kunstler A very brave law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, named Amy Wax has published the astounding argument that human beings in America would benefit from adopting “bourgeois values” and behaving accordingly. Bourgeois (Boozh-wah, for the underspeeched)...

Dreamers Dreaming Dreams

Dreamers Dreaming Dreams by James Howard Kunstler Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are so out of the news now that people not listening to the mold grow in their sweltering bedrooms probably think these events had something to do with the...

In the Dark

In the Dark by James Howard Kunstler The stock market is zooming this morning on the news that only 5.7 million people in Florida will have to do without air conditioning, hot showers, and Keurig mochachinos at dawn’s early light...

Swamp Fever

Swamp Fever by James Howard Kunstler Further proof, as if more were needed, that God is rather cross with the world’s number one exceptional nation: Hurricane Irma is tracking for a direct hit on Disney World. In the immortal words...

Perturbations Anon

Perturbations Anon by James Howard Kunstler Happy Labor Day everybody. Forward from here, things get jiggy. The nation faces a pile-up of events as we turn the corner on summer and head into the spook-house of autumn. This will be...

Diminishing Returns

Diminishing Returns by James Howard Kinstler These two words are the hinge that is swinging American life — and the advanced techno-industrial world, for that matter — toward darkness. They represent an infection in the critical operations of daily life,...

Total Eclipse

Total Eclipse by James Howard Kunstler First they came for the statues…. What do you know, long about Wednesday, August 16, 2017, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) discovered that the United States Capitol building was infested with statues of...

Battle of the Behemoths

Battle of the Behemoths by James Howard Kunstler As the empire deliquesces into a fetid slurry of economic failure, we stand ankle deep in the rising swamp waters witnessing the futile battle of the giants, Walmart and Amazon. Neil Howe,...

Russiatosis

Russiatosis by James Howard Kunstler Russia hysteria has become a full-blown national psychosis at a moment in history when a separate array of troubles poses the real threat to America’s well-being. Most of these have to do with the country’s...

The Value of Everything

The Value of Everything by James Howard Kunstler We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s “aristocracy,” once based...

Boomerangski

Boomerangski by James Howard Kunstler The strenuous effort of “Resistance” passengers in the Limousine-of-State to shove Donald Trump out of the driver’s seat continues into what would normally be the news-wasteland of midsummer. Last week it was the smoking popgun...

The Technicolor Swan

The Technicolor Swan by James Howard Kunstler TDC Note – The Democratic party and millennial snowflakes prove just how backwards the U.S. has become. #### When I think of the Democratic Party these days, the image instantly comes to mind...

Rain Dance

Rain Dance by James Howard Kunstler Think of the ObamaCare reform debate now playing in the US Senate as the final gurglings of polity that knows it is whirling around the drain. They’re pretending to attempt to fix a racket...

Absent Without Leave

Absent Without Leave by James Howard Kunstler It ain’t bragging if it’s true. I’ve said repeatedly on this blog for years that the federal government would only become more impotent, more incompetent, and more ineffectual as The Long Emergency rolled...

Play Ball!

Play Ball! by James Howard Kunslter Historians of the future, huddled around their goose-fat lamps in muddy woolen cloaks, may cite this as the month that the Kardashian Dreamland formerly known as “The USA” finally lost its collective mind. Submitted...

Things To Come

Things To Come by James Howard Kunstler As our politicos creep deeper into a legalistic wilderness hunting for phantoms of Russian collusion, nobody pays attention to the most dangerous force in American life: the unraveling financialization of the economy. Financialization...