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This Sucker’s Going Down: The Destruction of Demand

May 20, 2020

Demand based on debt, unfulfilled promises and unaffordable habits is burning down.The first-order effect of the lockdown was demand destruction as shelter-in-place orders and business closures restricted consumers’ ability to spend.The secon…

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Our Fate Is Sealed, Vaccines Won’t Matter: Four Long Cycles Align

May 18, 2020

A Covid-19 vaccine, or lack thereof, will have zero effect in terms of reversing these cycles. Call it Fate, call it karma, call it what you will, but the cycles have aligned and nothing can stop the unraveling of all that was foolishly presumed to be …

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Consumer Spending Will Not Rebound–Here’s Why

May 17, 2020

Any economy that concentrates its wealth and income in the top tier is a fragile economy.There are two structural reasons why consumer spending will not rebound, no matter how “open” the economy may be. Virtually everyone who glances at headlines …

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Globalization and Financialization Are Dead, and so Is Everything That Depended on Them

May 14, 2020

Financialization was never sustainable, and neither was the destructive globalization it enabled.All the happy-story analogies to past pandemics being mere bumps in the road miss the mark. A popular claim is that the 1918-1919 flu pandemic killed …

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The Collapse of Main Street and Local Tax Revenues Cannot Be Reversed

May 13, 2020

The core problem is the U.S. economy has been fully financialized, and so costs are unaffordable.To understand the long-term consequences of the pandemic on Main Street and local tax revenues, we need to consider first and second order effects. Th…

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What the Pandemic Revealed: a Morally Bankrupt Culture

May 12, 2020

Monopolies, quasi-monopolies and cartels are inherently exploitive and thus evil.What was “normal” for the past two decades was to turn a blind eye to the moral and financial bankruptcy of the American culture, the rot at the heart of its social, …

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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.