A couple days ago James Howard Kunstler overwhelmingly won my "What Should I Blog Next?" contest. Today begins a multi-part JHK post.
On July 17 I posted about participating in a citizen's committee related to transportation planning. cHiggins, who blogs at It's Just A Ride, pointed me to a Kunstler TED Talk. The MinusCar Project loves the TED Talks.
I don’t read much JHK because I find his stuff to be too dark to consume in large quantities. Paradoxically, what I have read I really like. His novel “World Made By Hand” sits on my nightstand. This TED Talk contains plenty of the curmudgeon I expect but he also makes me laugh way more than I expect too.
JHK is not without controversy or over exposure. Toward the end (6:00 to go) of the talk he says something like “Chris asked me not to go on very long about this…” He’s talking about the “end of the cheap oil era” – and I imagine he suffers from people thinking “we’ve heard this already, move along. Say something new.”
It’s 20 minutes long.