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Latest Issues of #AxisOfEasy

#AxisOfEasy 228: NY AG Notifies Threat Actors Stole 1.1 Million Customer Accounts From 17 Well-Known Firms

January 11, 2022

Norton Crypto: The new crypto-miner of Norton 360 antivirus,
NY AG notifies threat actors stole 1.1 million customer accounts from 17 well-known firms,
FTC warns organizations to patch Log4j vulnerability and hints at potential legal action… this and more in AofE #228

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The Real Threat to Democracy is Corrupting Wealth Inequality

January 10, 2022

Try to find a developing-world kleptocracy in which the top few collect more than 97% of the income from capital. There aren’t any that top the USA, the world’s most extreme kleptocracy. We’re Number 1. Imagine a town of 1,000 adults and their dependents in which one person holds the vast majority of wealth and political influence. Would that qualify as a democracy?

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Why Don’t We Cut Out the Middleman and Just Elect Pfizer and Merck?

January 7, 2022

If we no longer have the capacity to distinguish between moral legitimacy and self-serving corruption, then we might as well eliminate the Middleman and vote directly for Pfizer or Merck. There’s a fancy word for cutting out the Middleman: disintermediation. Removing intermediaries who take a cut but neither produce nor add value makes perfect sense, reducing costs and increasing efficiency.

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#AxisOfEasy 227: LastPass VP Claims No Passwords Were Compromised In The Recent Breach Scare

January 5, 2022

LastPass VP claims no passwords were compromised in the recent breach scare,
Apache’s newly released Log4j version 2.17.1 fixes another code execution bug,
Trading platform ONUS refuses to pay a $5 million ransom after being hit by the Log4j hack … this and more in AofE #227

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The Economy / Market Look "Healthy" Until They Have a Seizure and Collapse

January 5, 2022

So one index or asset or another hits a new high, wow, more proof everything is so robust and healthy, we never had it so good–right up to the seizure and collapse. Some readers occasionally make the point that I’ve been predicting a market crash for ten years and been dead-wrong for ten years.

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What Will Surprise Us in 2022

January 3, 2022

What seemed so permanent for 13 long years will be revealed as shifting sand and what seemed so real for 13 long years will be revealed as illusion. Magical thinking isn’t optimism, it is folly. Predictions are hard, especially about the future, but let’s look at what we already know about 2022.

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Contributors

Mark E. Jeftovic

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

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.

Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith

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