VICE Founder Shane Smith Interviews the Visionary Behind JUNGLETOWN

VICE founder Shane Smith sat down with Jimmy Stice, the controversial visionary behind Kalu Yala, an experimental for-profit town in Panama.

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44 thoughts on “VICE Founder Shane Smith Interviews the Visionary Behind JUNGLETOWN

  1. im not gonna trust anyone saying that they want to live in the jungle who has a haircut like that…. Then him WANTING a camera crew there to film a show, naw lol this doesnt seem like a good idea at all.

  2. He talks like a guy who loves systems and rules. He talks like a guy sitting at the top of a pyramid scheme that sells a living space instead of shitty soup or fake diet pills. Stakeholders. Grow or die.

  3. Not a fan of these sort of people but omfg this is the most biased thing I’ve ever seen.
    He even says he did the interview because he likes the show and he wants it to be a success, ofc he does because it’s a vice-partnered show.
    Vice you are utter trash

  4. “I don’t think they know what they’re referencing.” Wow, how fucking condescending. Of course they do. They’re referring to the interns like they’re spoiled, clueless millennials who got dropped into the jungle and have no idea what they’re doing. They’re really not. Many of these people (they’re college students mind you) are studying things like agriculture or architecture or engineering. They’re paying to be there to learn and all he’s doing is using them as slave labor. They’re not learning jack shit.

  5. The dude comes off as a deuche.
    But I can totally respect his apporach. He's getting smack from one end for being too much of a hippie and from the other end for being too capitalist and not enough of an idealist. But I think he's right in theory with the apporoach. If you wanna change something you can't denounce capitalism entirely, you gotta make money to be successful – but you can do it with a bit more idealism than the current system.

    The practical application of this theory though, is a whole other matter. I don't thin Kalu Yala is actually sustainable for anyone other than a handful of hippies and vacationers.

  6. These kinds of things make you smack yourself in the face. Just be ready for it NOT TO BE what you think it will be ~ these interns need to be asked the eternal question of " Do you know the stupid end of the shovel son ? " My guess is that not many of those kids answered yes , it seems an expensive way to find out 🙂

  7. Funny how people criticize so meticulously this kind of important change, and at the same time defend vehemently and never question a nefastic, anti-humanistic system. Interesting.

  8. Entitled white kids going to a country with an abundance of natural resources, pushing out indigenous people and say they are building a “new town” sounds soooooo familiar……colonization maybe ? Build your town in Europe stop using up natural recourses and taking away from local indigenous People. 😒

  9. Another commune style before it blows up. Send those kids to Antifa demonstration – all they have the same mentality. I just cannot understand naivety of their parents who probably pay for that.

  10. That guy is so out of touch with reality. He's riding the biggest ego trip of his life and he looks like a total ass doing it. Its so cringe worthy watching people think they are SO important. If he died tomorrow, nothing would change…. lmao dont tell him that tho

  11. Yeah Scam. You could do this NGO/Nonprofit style and finance it mostly with capitalistic writeoffs… but instead, scam. total bs. look at how the guy gulps at all the right ?'s lol

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