Of Two Minds


The End of Global Tourism?

August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021 Viewed as a complex non-linear system, the pandemic varinants can only be controlled by drastically pruning the physical connections between disparate global groups, which means effectively ending the unrestricted flow of individuals around the planet.


Stripmining the Middle Class: Neoliberalism Comes Home to Roost

August 6, 2021

But once this last pool of wealth–America’s middle class– has been siphoned dry, then who’s left to stripmine and exploit?Neoliberalism loves markets, because markets enable the wealthy to own everything that produces income and capital gains.


While the Herd Slumbers, Risk Is Rocketing Higher

August 4, 2021

This wholesale transfer of risk from elites to the workers is finally becoming consequential as wealth / income / security inequality is reaching extremes that are destabilizing society and the economy. One of the most consequential financial trends of the past 50 years has been ignored to the point of invisibility.


What’s Behind the Inflation Hall of Mirrors?

August 3, 2021

The global economy may have finally run up against hard limits of “infinite substitution” and “infinite expansion” funded by central-bank free money. We are in an interesting, Hall of Mirrors moment: prices are rising, yet we’re assured by the Federal Reserve that this inflation is “transitory,” and other voices are insisting the primary forces of the economy (globalization, debt and automation) are all profoundly deflationary, meaning prices of everything will eventually plummet as supply will outstrip demand.


Why Don’t Billionaires Pay the Same High Tax Rates the Rest of Us Pay?

July 30, 2021

The truth is America has lost its way if commoners pay a rate of 40% but its billionaires pay next to nothing. As with everything else in polarized America, billionaires proclaiming space tourism is the next for humanity neatly divides opinion into two camps: those who laud the initiative, hard work and innovations of the billionaires as examples of the American Can-Do Dream, and those who wished the billionaire space tourists had taken a one-way flight to a distant orbit of blissful silence.


The Moment Wall Street Has Been Waiting For: Retail Is All In

July 28, 2021

The ideal bagholder is one who adds more on every downturn (buy the dip) and who refuses to sell (diamond hands), holding on for the inevitable Fed-fueled rally to new highs. Old hands on Wall Street have been wary of being bearish for one reason, and no, it’s not the Federal Reserve: the old hands have been waiting for retail–the individual investor– to go all-in stocks.




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. 


Jesse Hirsh

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Charles Hugh Smith

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