Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about James Howard Kunstler

The Last Thing This Nation Needs

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I hate to nitpick at an outstanding and historic speech but it’s January 21 and time to start talking about the stimulus bill, so, well, I’ll let James Howard Kunstler do the nitpicking… “We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars…” — Barack Obama’s inaugural address.“The last thing […]

Jim Kunstler on the Bail Out and What’s Next

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Jim Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, has been predicting today’s financial catastrophe for a few years now so it’s no surprise that his blog is loading slowly this morning. The people want to know: What’s going to happen next? What the mainstream is truly missing here en masse is that another tsunami is building […]

Today’s McMansions, Tomorrow’s Tenements

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This weekend’s must-read article is "The Next Slum?" by Christopher B. Leinberger in the Atlantic Monthly. He posits that the suburban American dream that was launched at the 1939 New York City World’s Fair appears to be running out of gas. Emerging in its place is the growing desire of many Americans to live in […]

The Horror

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Here is a horrifically entertaining way to kick off your Halloween day: James Howard Kunstler’s "Eyesore of the Month." October’s Eyesore is a drive-thru ATM machine in Caseyville, Illinois. Kunstler writes: The Ionic columns are a nice touch. What I like best is that only two of them are required to hold up the massive […]