James Howard Kunstler graduated from the State University of New York, Brockport campus. He worked as a reporter and feature writer for a number of newspapers, and finally as a staff writer for Rolling Stone Magazine. He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, RPI, the University of Virginia and many other colleges, and he has appeared before many professional organizations such as the AIA, the APA, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Mr. Kunstler is also the author of several books and a regular contributor to the New York Times Sunday Magazine and Op-Ed page, where he has written on environmental and economic issues. His latest book, "The Long Emergency," describes the changes that American society faces in the 21st century.
John B. Wells welcomed author and artist James Howard Kunstler (book link), who spoke about the dire problems we face, the overly optimistic view that technology will save us and his pessimistic view of the future. In the first hour, professional astrologer Joni Patry talked about Vedic astrology and shared some of her predictions for the near future. ... More »Host: John B. Wells
Commentator James Howard Kunstler, the author of The Long Emergency, laid out what to expect, now that we are on the brink of global peak oil production. He predicted a long arc of depletion that will cause great hardships to the American economy. Suburbia, he declared, "is the greatest misallocation of resources in the history of the world," and will be particularly hard hit because it depends utterly on supplies of cheap oil. Its destiny is to become "dysfunctional and devalued," he opined. ... More »Host: Art Bell