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Chris and Adam,
From my participation in two annual seminars and one self-defense hand gun course, I can see that you’ve attracted a wide variety of backgrounds in your audience, some living quite modestly, others are very-well heeled. It’s very difficult to offer pertinent resiliency training that will suit the differing level of resources in the PP tribe. Thank you for risking criticism and throwing out ideas. You don’t have to hit the bullseye every time to be valuable to us.
In addition to all the predicaments that will be challenging people around the world, of which Chris writes so well, we here in North American can add our failed experiment with the suburban development pattern. As if peak oil, declining resources, poisoned soil and water, climate change, unfathomable debt levels, etc. were not bad enough, we’ve also built millions of miles of roads, bridges, sewer and water infrastructure that we can’t afford to maintain. The suburban development pattern doesn’t bring in enough tax revenue to pay for itself.
This topic is thoroughly explored by StrongTowns, an organization founded by Charles Marohn. What Chis is for the three E’s, Chuck is for the surburban development model. There are many parallels betwen your work. Indeed, I found Peak Prosperity through John Michael Greer and Kunstler. But I found those guys through Chuck.
I’m including this link to one of Chuck’s blog posts. Like you Chris, it’s hard to find a single blogpost that provides the perfect intro to his writing, but this one illustrates the complexity and nuance of Chuck’s writing. This post also includes links to some of his early posts. If you have the patience to follow even a few of his links, you’ll get a great intro.
I would love to see you interview Chuck. I’m guessing a significant portion of the PP community are already familiar with his ideas, but many others could benefit from his insight.