Of Two Minds


The Economy Is Mortally Wounded

August 9, 2020

A fully financialized, totally debt and speculation-dependent economy is terminal once leverage and debt stop expanding exponentially.We all know the movie scene in which the character is wounded but dismisses it as no big deal, and then lurches into t…


If the "Market" Never Goes Down, The System Is Doomed

August 6, 2020

The reliance on “good news” narratives dooms our financial system and economy to a death spiral once reality breaks through the induced euphoria.”Markets” that never go down aren’t markets, they’re signaling mechanisms of the Powers That Be. Marke…


The Bogus "Recovery," Stress and Burnout

August 5, 2020

We have three basic ways to counter the destructive consequences of stress.We have all experienced the disorientation and “brain freeze” that stress triggers. The pandemic and the responses to the pandemic have been continuous sources of stress, i…


TikTok and our Last-Ditch Desperation for Social Mobility

August 4, 2020

Social media offers hope of achieving higher social status, something that is increasingly out of reach in our winner-take-most economy.I’ve often addressed the decline of social mobility and the addictive nature of social media, for example, Why …


A Vaccine May Not Be the "Magical Cure" Everyone Anticipates

August 2, 2020

Few appear willing to follow the probabilities of a future in which a vaccine cannot possibly be the “magic cure” everyone wants.Let’s attempt the impossible and set aside all preconceptions we might have about a vaccine for Covid-19, and think it thro…


Memo from Insiders: Dear Bagholders, Thanks for Buying Our Shares at the Top

July 31, 2020

The self-sustaining recovery is a fantasy that’s evaporated.What looks like a powerful, can’t-lose rally to newbies is recognized as distribution by old hands. In low-volume markets (as in the past few months), insiders holding large pos…




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

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


Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from