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The Times They Are a-Changin’

By October 17, 2022February 8th, 2023No Comments

The Wiggin Sessions

This week on TWS: My good friend, James Howard Kunstler.

Jim is a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction books, a fellow bootleg podcaster and a serial blogger.

He was a former writer at Rolling Stone Magazine. His 2008 novel, World Made By Hand, was the first in a series of fiction novels imagining an American future post-oil.

His latest book is titled: Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. All of his work is hosted on his website: Clusterf*ck Nation. In this Session we jammed about…

  • Jim’s book “The Long Emergency” juxtaposed against Superabundance, by our guest last week, Gale Pooley. Peak-oil versus “superabundance”; “mitigators” vs “early adapters”.
  • “Mass Formation Psychosis” – or what Jim likes to call “mind-fuckery” – and how it pertains to today’s crises… COVID lockdowns… Ukraine and the threat of nuclear war… broken supply chains… inflation… and the crumbling stock market.
  • We also discuss the de-industrialization of the Western World by the World Economic Forum… and our political and corporate leaders’ “techno-narcissism”!

You can watch the full Session by clicking here.

P.S. I think you’ll also enjoy Jim’s thoughts on modern architecture… and the “eye-sore of the month” he features on his blog “Clusterf*ck Nation”… plus, his hobby of painting America’s drab suburban landscapes. View it all on YouTube, here. 

Addison Wiggin

Addison Wiggin Addison Wiggin is an American writer, publisher, and filmmaker. He was the founder of Agora Financial and publisher for 18 years. An acclaimed New York Times best-selling author, his books include: Financial Reckoning DayEmpire of DebtThe Demise of the Dollar, and The Little Book of the Shrinking Dollar. Addison is also the writer and executive producer of the documentary I.O.U.S.A., an exposé on the national debt, shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2008. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his family. Addison started his latest project, The Wiggin Sessions, powered by The Essential Investor, in March 2020. He films from a homegrown studio in his basement.