Dangerous Minds w/ Charles Hugh Smith

Richard Metzger is the current Boing Boing guest blogger

And now for my promised video interview with Charles Hugh Smith, author of the new e-book, "Survival+."

Part 1: We discuss "Survival+" and the current economic crisis.
Part 2: We discuss why socialism in the USA is inevitable (and why this is a good thing), Karl Marx and more.
Part 3: More on socialism in America and Niall Ferguson calling for America to repudiate its debt in the pages of TIME magazine.
Part 4: Charles and I discuss Cory's BB post about squatters on his block and why it's important for culturally influential people to create feedback loops for humane and dignified solutions to the economic crisis.

Produced by Bradley Novicoff and Tara McGinley

I'd like to give a way huge, massive thank you to my longtime friend Jason Calacanis, the CEO of Mahalo and the hardest working person I have ever met in my entire life. He's a 5000 watt bulb, let me tell you people. It was Jason's kind offer of his brand new studio –it was actually more like a challenge than an offer, he dared me to do it!– that allowed this to happen. The studio's newest toy, the fantastic Tri-caster, was still being set-up the day we recorded and we just winged it –next time I'll have a teleprompter!– but I think it turned out pretty well and I'm happy to be able to give my good friend Charles Hugh Smith the kind of wide exposure that Boing Boing offers. I think it's important that people hear what he has to say. I'd also like to thank Jason Krute, Mahalo's studio manager, Tyler Crowley from Mahalo, Ryan Scott from Causecast and Kenny Chen, who edited the piece and who was such a big help in several ways. Thanks also to Charles' wife's cousin for the use of her Skype account and laptop!