James Howard Kunstler, or as we like to call him, Jim, tackles six questions from the listeners of Two Beers With Steve. Questions range from social unrest to finance to, of course, Peak Oil. Too bad we ran out of time for a sort of Behind The Actors Studio style of rapid-o questioning. Maybe next time.
KunstlerCast- JIm's very own podcast that he does with Duncan Crary where they explore a multitude of topics and give us all an example of a what good conversation once sounded like.
In our second interview with Chris Martenson since we've begun this podcast we discuss Chris' recent travels; foreign and abroad. I ask Chris questions such as 'what new perspectives have you gained?' and 'what were the objections you faced?'. Chris also recalls the experience of giving his shortened Crash Course presentation to academia types at the London School of Economic, a place that Chris describes as the 'lions den' of economics.
We also find out exactly what Chris is doing in his personal life to prepare for a world that is full of uncertainty. So download the podcast, upload it to your MP3 device and enjoy the interview while you plant those tomato seeds!
Damon Vrabel, writer for the Free Canada Press and avid poster on the CM website, recounts his time at Harvard Business school and gives Steve a visual on how the school really operates. We also discuss many other issues, most of the issues surround the topic of our debt based monetary system.
The title of todays podcast is a play on a line from the movie Good Will Hunting. The phrase 'How about these apples?' comes from a scene when Will Hunting confronts a group of wealthy, arrogant, elitist Harvard students. From the perspective of an ordinary serf, this scene is a very uplifting moment.
The title of this podcast, "Unemployed? Become An Organic Farmer!", refers to a comment made in our interview with Ann Adams of Holistic Management International that she believes our agricultural industry will need 50 million more farmers if we are going to have a sustainable farming future. Sometime in the future (5 years, 10 years, 20 years?) the large scale, fossil fuel dependent methods of our current farming operations will be unsustainable for multiple reasons (Peak Oil, the poor soil content, etc.)
The pendulum is swinging back towards the smaller scale farming and there is a desperate need for organic farmers to fill the gap. For those that are seeking employment in industries that will be much smaller in a Peak Oil environment or worse, your industry may become irrellevant, organic farming could be an excellent option.
We also cover may other topics along the lines of organic farming; international as well as what is happening here domestically in the US.