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FOMO Is Loco

May 21, 2021

We can also posit a general rule that those who inherit wealth and succumb to FOMO are eventually less wealthy while those who are wealthy and take a pass on FOMO / hoarding at the top of the manic frenzy increase their wealth.

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Perpetual propaganda

May 21, 2021

What is the difference between conspiracy and diplomacy? Context and transparency? Or just authority vs innuendo? Similarly there’s a fine line between propaganda and news when power is involved, and news is increasingly driven by opinion, which provides an excellent opportunity for propaganda.

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U.S. Stimulus Has Created a Boom–in China

May 19, 2021

Maybe maximizing corporate profits isn’t all that matters. Maybe national security and resilience matter, too, and if they do, then reshoring critical supply chains should be a higher priority than Corporate America’s (mostly tax-free) profits.

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#AxisOfEasy 196: Doc Searls: How The Cookie Poisoned The Web

May 18, 2021

DarkSide Ransomware group shuts down after cyber counter-attack,
Amazon devices will form mesh networks in your neighbourhood,
25% of Tor exit relays spying on users … this and much more in Axis of Easy # 196

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Broadcasting is (un)dead! Zombie alert?!

May 17, 2021

Broadcasting is dead. As a concept it was killed by the Internet and the inherent interactivity (and surveillance) that the network of networks delivers. There are no consumers in so far as each user is a producer of data about their consumption, or rather engagement.

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Sickcare is the Knife in the Heart of Employment–and the Economy

May 16, 2021

We need to change the incentives of the entire system, not just healthcare, but if we don’t start with healthcare, that financial cancer will drag us into national insolvency all by itself. American Healthcare is a growth industry in the same way cancer is a growth industry: both keep growing until they kill the host, which in the case of healthcare is the U.S. economy.

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Contributors

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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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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.