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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Descent Into Madness

    Fear, uncertainty & doubt reign as faith in our system dies
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 8, 2019, 1:01 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

    • America’s death-match style of politics
    • Corruption is everywhere these days
    • Society is dangerously close to violence as faith is lost
    • The shrinking Overton window

    Strap in for an hour of angst. Acerbic commentator James Howard Kunstler addresses a litany of deficiencies in today’s system, most notably the many forces removing prosperity and freedom for the bottom 99%.

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    Off The Cuff: The Destruction Of Coherent Ideas

    How can our society expect to solve its problems if it can't even talk about them?
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 12:01 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

    • The Shale Oil Booby-Trap
      • Fake prosperity that will tank the markets when it ends
    • Could The US Government Nationalize The Oil Industry?
      • It very well could
    • The Destruction Of Coherent Ideas
      • To fail to plan is to plan to fail
    • What Are We Willing To Give Up?
      • A better future depends on abandoning some of our self-destructive luxuries

    In this week’s podcast, Chris and Jim tackle a wide range of issues — from shale oil, to Jeffrey Epstein, wokesterdom, the financial bubble, social malaise, and the future of society. One deficit particularly concerning to Jim is our culture’s inability to have coherent discourse.

    If we can’t engage in understanding and intelligently debating with one another, how will we ever devise effective solutions to the many challenges we face?

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: A Matter Of Desperation

    The Powers That Be are out of options that work
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, January 17, 2019, 9:23 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

    • Zig-Zag Markets
      • There's a war going to keep prices propped up
    • A Matter Of Desperation
      • The central planners are out of tricks
    • The Masses Are Getting Angry
      • And are turning their ire on those in control
    • Our Broken Political System
      • Furiously focusing on all the wrong issues

    Jim Kunstler returns to share his views on what's ahead in 2019. Like Peak Prosperity, he sees the coming year as one when the forces of reality start to re-exert themselves after a decade of magical thinking.

    Those in control of the system have juiced it as hard as they could for as long as they could, and now the limits to that 'extend-and-pretend' era are quickly becoming visible. And the bottom 99% is beginning to realize that not only was the “prosperity” of the post-GFC recovery largely fraudlent, but what there was of it went as spoils to the elites. Expect further social outrage like we're currently seeing in France to boil over into many other countries in the coming months.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Why The Government Allows Corporate Rackets

    There's just too much money in play
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 28, 2018, 12:20 AM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • The Impact Of Natural Disasters
      • There are always surprise ramifications
    • Unequal Oversight
      • Corporations skate free while individuals get nailed
    • Why The Government Allows Corporate Rackets
      • There's just too much money in play
    • Where Is The Tipping Point?
      • When does the abused populace say "No more!"

    The government is not famous for its efficiency, or for its fairness. In many cases, that's intentional — particularly when you look at the incentives in play. Charles explains why our crony capitalist system is allowed, and even protected from enforcement: it's simply too cheap for corporations to influence government policy, regulation and oversight.

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    Daily Digest 9/11 – Conjuring Up The Next Depression, Huge Vegetation Change Could Affect Earth

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 4:36 PM

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    • Conjuring Up the Next Depression
    • Brexit: Beware The Ides Of March
    • How Things Fall Apart: Extremes Aren't Stable
    • Several Killed After Militants Storm Libya's National Oil HQ In Tripoli
    • The future of food: what we’ll eat in 2028
    • Leading U.S. Health Systems Announce Plans to Develop a Not-for-profit Generic Drug Company
    • A decade after the financial crisis, this retirement dilemma still hasn't been solved
    • Crypto-Mania Collapse Update: $638 Billion Gone
    • Tesla’s stock stumble is a buying opportunity, analyst says
    • Trump's trade war has forced one of Europe's most famous automakers to delay a $30 billion IPO
    • More teens would rather text their friends than hang out IRL
    • Hurricane Florence is heading toward the US and increasing in force
    • Huge vegetation change could affect Earth
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  • Podcast

    James Howard Kunstler: It’s Time To Be Honest With Ourselves

    The major systems our society relies on are failing
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, August 27, 2017, 11:55 PM

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    The ever-eloquent James Howard Kunstler returns to our podcast this week to discuss the dangers of the 'comprehensive dishonesty' he observes in our culture today.

    We occupy ourselves with distractions (e.g., the fear du jour that our media continually manufactures) and diversions (e.g., our empty social media addiction), while ignoring the erosion of the essential systems around us. Making matters worse, the leaders we assume are focusing on these issues aren't or are woefully out of their depth.

    It's time for society to take a hard look in the mirror and be honest about the shortcoming it sees. Identifying them then opens the door to deciding what to do about them.

    Without the courage to be honest, we condemn ourselves to a failing status quo that likely has little remaining time left.

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    Off The Cuff: Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered

    The reaction to the recent Fed hike makes little sense
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, March 17, 2017, 6:37 PM

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    In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and James Howard Kunstler discuss:

    • Rate Hike!
      • The Fed just increased the interest rate by 0.25%
    • Scam-o-rama
      • The financial system is now a racketeering fraud
    • The Net Energy Predicament
      • The unseen cause of so many of the systemic breakdowns we're seeing
    • The Deep State In Turmoil
      • The Trump administration has set off an internal war

    James Howard Kunstler returns to Off The Cuff this week for a wide ranging discussion. First on the docket is the recent Fed rate hike, and the baffling logic that markets are using to interpret is as another "bullish" signal for piling into stocks. 

    No surprise, Jim thinks the markets have become one big roach motel for investment capital. 

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  • Podcast

    James Howard Kunstler: The World’s Greatest Misallocation Of Resources

    And why we appear poised to repeat it
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 22, 2017, 6:11 PM

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    James Howard Kunstler returns to the podcast this week, observing that despite the baton being handed to a new American president, the massive predicaments we face as a society remain the same. And it seems the incoming administration is just as in denial of them as the old.

    Kunstler adds fresh critique to his now decades-old warning that we are sleepwalking our way deep into the Long Emergency. The longer we delude ourselves and waste our energies in pursuit of reviving the failed "endless growth" model, the farther our journey back to a sustainable way of living will be when our current system collapses.

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  • Podcast

    James Howard Kunstler: Racketeering Is Ruining Us

    Understanding why there are all those hands in your wallet
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 1:33 AM

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    If you don't understand what's causing a particular problem, then it's pretty difficult to come up with an effective solution.

    Author, commentator and longtime friend-of-the-site James Howard Kunstler returns to our podcast this week to discuss the importance of accurate diagnosis — in this case, of the scourge he sees as accelerating America's downslide into economic and social decline: Racketeering.

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  • Podcast

    Resilience As The Key To Crisis-Proof Wealth

    Some highlights from our recent media tour
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, December 6, 2015, 7:49 PM

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    Given Friday's important swing low in the precious metals, we're hard at work this weekend finishing up a lengthy analysis of the fundamentals ahead for gold & silver.

    But in the interim, we want to make sure that our podcast listeners don't go without their weekly fix.

     

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