Volume 1, Issue 6

the KunstlerCast

featuring James Howard Kunstler

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Willie Nelson: An Epic Life

Gramercy Images Press Artist Gallery

The West Village, Sixth Avenue, Little Italy, Chinatown, Gramercy Park, Park Row, East River, Fulton Fish Market, Lower East Side, Washington Sq. Park.
'Alone At Sea' - The Voyage of Joshua Slocum

Money Matters

Psychoanalyzing Mr. Madoff
Listen to this long chat by one of the biggest con men on earth. He talks about how over-regulated he is.  His co-con man, Josh Stampili describes how he programmed computers to pull off the con.  Only he doesn’t explain that business, he calls the con, ‘overflow’ and ‘managing risk’, the risk being, the risk of the Ponzi scheme collapsing.

Rigged Markets?

Free markets are meant to be fair, but are they really? People & Power investigates.

Citizen Takes on CNBC

What happens when a camera looks over the shoulder of the media.

Rogue Nation

Explanations of significant losses at investment firms are often attributed to rogue traders.

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Global Systemic Crisis. New Tipping-point in March 2009

LEAP/E2020 anticipates than the unfolding global systemic crisis will experience in March 2009 a new tipping point of similar magnitude to the September 2008 one. According to our team, at that period of the year, the general public will become aware of three major destabilizing processes at work in the global economy.

Why Dissensus Matters

The last half century or so has witnessed the systematic destruction of America's own national and regional cultures, their replacement with a manufactured pseudoculture based on the values of the American urban intelligentsia, and the consequent revolt of many working class Americans against the concept of culture altogether.

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"Alone At Sea" - book review
The classic 19th century book "Sailing Alone Around the World" is a favorite of sailors. ''Osprey_Lightning' at the GEC has posted a KML file showing the route of "Spray" as Joshua made the first solo circumnavigation. [UPDATE Here is a video describing the KML file by its author.

"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator"
I went to work when I was just out of grammar school. I got a job as quotation-board boy in a stock-brokerage office. I was quick at figures

What to Expect in a Nuclear Attack

Now here’s the bad news, but plan to survive anyway.