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Why the Wheels Are Coming Off

August 20, 2021

Is that the scent of smoke? What’s that red glare? Must be nothing. Why are the wheels coming off the American Project?Afghanistan is front and center in the news flow for obvious reasons, but since I have no expertise on that nation or America’s role there, I am stipulating these are general comments from a systemic perspective.

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The Smart Money Has Already Sold

August 18, 2021

Generations of punters have learned the hard way that their unwary greed is the tool the ‘Smart Money’ uses to separate them from their cash and capital. The game is as old as the stock market: the Smart Money recognizes the top is in, and in order to sell all their shares, they need to recruit bagholders to buy their shares and hold them all the way down.

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Why the Global Economy Is Unraveling

August 16, 2021

Global supply chain logjams and global credit/financial crises aren’t bugs, they’re intrinsic features of Neoliberalism’s fully financialized global economy. To understand why the global economy is unraveling, we have to look past the headlines to the primary dynamic of globalization: Neoliberalism, the ideological orthodoxy which holds that introducing market dynamics to sectors that were closed to global markets generates prosperity for all.

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Inflation: Keynes, the Gold Watch and Everything

August 13, 2021

Demand isn’t the problem, supply is the problem, and it can’t be resolved by printing more currency or lowering interest rates or cranking up inflation. To the degree that we inhabit an economic order dominated by Keynes and “demand,” then any discussion of inflation has to circle round to Keynes and his magic solution to all economic ills: “demand”, otherwise known as money burning a hole in your pocket.

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Dear Fed: Are You Insane?

August 11, 2021

So sorry, America, but your central bank is certifiably insane, and it’s not going to magically work out. History definitively shows that speculative bubbles always pop–always. Every speculative bubble mania, regardless of its supposed uniqueness–“it’s different this time”–pops.

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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.

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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.