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Latest Issues of #AxisOfEasy

Increasingly Chaotic Volatility Ahead–The New Normal Few Think Possible

May 29, 2021

That the era of stability has ended and a new era of increasingly chaotic volatility has begun is not on anyone’s radar as a possibility. The standard debate about the future of the economy is: which will we get, high inflation or a deflationary collapse of defaults and asset bubbles popping?

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Could Facebook’s Diem become Fedcoin by default?

May 28, 2021

Why did US lawmakers kill Libra in the crib but have so far been silent on Diem? If the US is behind the curve in the race to a Central Bank Digital Currency, one way to jumpstart Fedcoin would be to use Facebook’s DiemUSD stablecoin.

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Do We Really Want to Return to "Normal" If "Normal" Is Destroying the Planet?

May 28, 2021

Change the incentives, and the outcomes change. Ecologist Howard Odum provided a profound insight into human expansion, stagnation and collapse. He argued that humans are wired to maximize power output (i.e., consumption) rather than maximize efficiency.

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Russia as a rogue network state

May 27, 2021

Following up on an issue from a couple of weeks ago, that argued cyber crime is a post-national activity, let’s briefly delve into the larger argument, or frame, that Russia is emerging as a rogue network state.

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Systemic Risks Abound

May 26, 2021

If you wanted to design a system guaranteed to collapse in a putrid heap, you’d make moral hazard ubiquitous and you’d make the system 100% dependent on a hubris-soaked faux savior. For the past 22 years, every time the stock market whimpered, wheezed or whined, the Federal Reserve rushed to soothe the spoiled crybaby.

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#AxisOfEasy 197: Belarus Blogger And Journalist Snatched Off Of Hijacked Plane

May 25, 2021

Android apps leak data vs misconfigured cloud backends,
Personal security app plans private security response,
Belarus blogger and journalist snatched off of hijacked plane…this and more in this week’s Axis of Easy # 197

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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.