Of Two Minds


Inflation Is Stealth Austerity

September 9, 2020

Rather than decry austerity, which demands an open political discussion of trade-offs, we should decry inflation’s stealthy reduction of purchasing power.Austerity–bad. Inflation–good. Oh wait–they’re the same thing: both are a reduction in purchasi…


Intolerance and Authoritarianism Accelerate Disunity and Collapse

September 7, 2020

Scapegoating dissenters only hastens the disunity and disarray that accelerates the final collapse.Authoritarianism is imposed on us, but its sibling intolerance is our own doing. Intolerance and authoritarianism are two sides of th…


In the Footsteps of Rome: Maybe It No Longer Matters Who’s Emperor

September 6, 2020

Pretense and PR are not reality, and believing the Old Normal will magically be restored with sacrifice-free Federal Reserve printing is not an actual strategy.Quick history quiz: who was the second-to-the-last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire?&nbsp…


Plugging into "Small Everything": Wake Up and Smell the 3 Cs–Community, Cash, and Coin (Coffee optional)

September 4, 2020

Reversing from exploited division to creative and healthy solidarity will need to be the mantra and guiding principle going forward if we the people are to take back our economy.Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my friend and colleague Zeus Y…


Fighting and Winning against "Big Everything"

September 2, 2020

So what can we do about all this when our politics, regulation and policies are all captured? We go directly to the source of value, which is demand.Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my friend and colleague Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D., who has …


Extorting the "Little Guy": The Special "Screw You" of Junk Bond Bailouts

September 1, 2020

LENDING is now the sucker’s game.Editor’s note: This is a guest post by my friend and colleague Zeus Yiamouyiannis, Ph.D., who has contributed essays to Of Two Minds since 2009.So this is the program: Devalue or deflate everything owned by the “li…




Mark E. Jeftovic

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