You Want Truly "Sound Money"? A Thought Experiment

January 24, 2023

One of the great fictions about money is that it is neutral. It isn’t. It’s either designed for the elites or for the citizenry. Many proclaim a desire for “sound money,” but “backed by X” currencies are not “sound money” unless they can be converted directly into X.


The 1970s: From Rotting Carcasses Floating in the River to Kayak Races

January 22, 2023

If we don’t bother measuring national well-being, the health of the nation’s commons and resources and advances in the public’s interests, then we foolishly call a decade of tremendous advancement “stagflation.”


Contrarian Thoughts on the Petro-Yuan and Gold-Backed Currencies

January 19, 2023

Rather than cheer the concept of a new currency, we’re better served to look at the velocity of that currency and the cycles of investing that currency in assets denominated in that currency for a low-risk return.


#AxisOfEasy 281: Hackers Unleash Chaos: Danish Central Bank And Leading Private Bank Websites Under Siege

January 17, 2023

Hackers unleash chaos: Danish central bank and leading private bank websites under siege,
FAA’s Nationwide NOTAM System Outage Leaves Flights Across US Grounded,
Stolen Slack Employee Tokens Lead to Christmas Github Repository … this and more in AofE #281


Want to Know Where the Economy Is Going? Watch The Top 10%

January 17, 2023

Should the wealth effect reverse as assets fall, capital gains evaporate and investment income declines, the top 10% will no longer have the means or appetite to spend so freely. Soaring wealth-income inequality has all sorts of consequences.


The Forgotten History of the 1970s

January 12, 2023

We need a new iteration of economics that advances beyond the obsolete, misleading statistical measurements of bygone eras. Let’s focus on a largely forgotten history, one within living memory of everyone born in the 1950s, a history of signal importance to our understanding of the forces that will dominate the next decade.




Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 


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