Thu, 20 November 2008
The Future of North American Shipping
James Howard Kunstler responds to a listener question about the future of water transportation in North America. There is a fabulous inland waterway system in North America that is going to become very important again. But, if we want to remain serious about trade in this country we are going to have to rebuild the infrastructure for water and rail transportation. All of those waterfronts where we've been building theme parks, condominium clusters and picnic grounds in recent times will have to make room for the warehouses, piers and sleazy accommodations for the sailors that are required by water transit.
Direct download: KunstlerCast_39.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT
Thu, 13 November 2008
JHK Reacts to the Election of Barack Obama
James Howard Kunstler shares his feelings about President-elect Barack Obama. For now Jim is hopeful that Mr. Obama can set a good example for decent behavior as he takes the helm of a functionally bankrupt government. In order to reform the systems of daily life that have to be fixed, it's important that Obama tells the truth to American people. Jim also addresses the high speed rail bond that passed in California. Lastly, a listener in Japan predicts how the Japanese will face The Long Emergency.
Promo music featured in this episode courtesy of IODA Promonet:
Direct download: KunstlerCast_38.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:20pm EDT