What Happens When the Competent Opt Out?

June 5, 2023

By this terminal stage, the competent have been driven out, quit or burned out.
What happens with the competent retire, burn out or opt out?


Debt Ceiling? There’s no such thing as “The Debt Ceiling”

June 1, 2023

If the debt ceiling simply gets moved or suspended every time it is approached, then it isn’t really a debt ceiling as much as a largely ceremonial and ritualistic jousting between adjacent slivers of a political uni-party.


A Nation of Junkies: The Empty Future of a Stimulus-Speculation Economy

June 1, 2023

Now that the US economy is totally dependent on trillions of dollars in stimulus and speculative gains reaped from the stimulus, there is no Real Economy left to pick up the pieces when the credit-stimulus-speculation bubbles all pop.


#AxisOfEasy 300: Iranian Agrius Hackers Target Critical Infrastructure: A New Cybersecurity Threat

May 30, 2023

Iranian Agrius Hackers Target Critical Infrastructure: A New Cybersecurity Threat,
Israeli NSO group’s elite spyware detected in active war zone for the first time,
North Korean Entities Training Expat IT Workers in Russia Face US Sanctions … this and more in AofE #300


Higher Unemployment Won’t Stop Wages from Rising

May 30, 2023

The net result of these dynamics is official unemployment can soar but employers will still be scrambling to find qualified, willing employees. The labor market is viewed as a sea of fluid workers.


Sorry Our Demographic Karma Ran Over Your Economic Dogma

May 26, 2023

Your bogus economic dogma of “growth via the wealth effect” created the demographic karma that will bring down the status quo. What happens when you bleed your workforce while enriching those who already own assets with one bubble after another, all in the name of “fostering growth”?




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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