Here is more conversation from KMO's recent day spent with James Howard Kunstler. They talk about (and to) artificial intelligence. Jim makes his case for the possibility of a fast collapse, and KMO takes up JMG's model of catabolic collapse that plays out over lifetimes.
Later, KMO talks about the perverse outcomes of mixing the sense of identity, community and purpose that comes with being a dog rescuer with loads of cash raised online, breed-specific adoption pipelines that need filling, and dog auctions.
KMO and Christopher Harrison talk about the Neolithic Revolution and why anyone would choose to toil in the service of the earliest agricultural civilizations when they would have enjoyed better health and a higher quality of life in foraging societies. A conversation with James C. Scott on the This is Hell podcast serves as the jumping off point, but you don't need to have heard that program to follow the discussion here. KMO quotes from a book about Ghengis Khan to tout the benefits of a ketogenic diet. Toward the end, KMO and Christopher share their love and appreciation of dogs.