He says exactly the same thing I say, albeit from his leftist perspective.
Update: Listen to this podcast interview with Wendy Jehanara Tremayne
This game we are in with capitalism, is not a game we can win. We either generate value for corporations, in which case we’re slaves, or we generate value for ourselves, in which case we are free.
KMO and Olga welcome Wendy Jehanara Tremayne to the C-Realm Podcast to talk about her escape from the world of commodified culture and into the realm of self-reliance, learning, competence and true abundance. Wendy’s new book, The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living, describes how she went from being the creative director in a marketing firm in New York City to living in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where she built an off-the-grid oasis in a barren RV park with her partner, Mikey Sklar. At the end of the podcast, KMO plays a short excerpt from C-Realm Podcast episode 53 to honor the life of Professor Albert A. Bartlett, who died in September of 2013.
The big problem is that “convenience is king.” Ordinary Americans go for fast food, not realizing that they are trading their health and physical attractiveness for some quick fat/sugar/salt. Americans still have private cars out of habit, though they can barely afford them. So they have a car for a while, then it breaks and sits somewhere idle for several months or years while they try to save money to fix the car.
Americans have to be shown how to organize and share resources such as cars and food production and processing, so these resources will be available to them consistently. They are hung up on ownership of cars, and fear having to share a car. And they don’t even think about the food system, except on the level of Homer Simpson, “Mmmmm, donuts! Mmmm, Mcdonalds!”
Convenience will be king, until society becomes so poor and dysfunctional that the pain of bad decisions is no longer averted with medical science, EBT and other stop gap measures. They are all only stop gap measures. Society is broken at a core level.
There are people who perceive that society is broken, and create home grown fixes, particularly people in places like Eugene, Oregon and Seattle, WA and Boston, MA. If you have the freedom to go live in these places and find the people who’ve learned how to share assets and produce and process food locally, do it. Learn what works, and then branch it out, particularly to people of our political stripe.