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On Thin Ice

By Charles Hugh Smith | October 11, 2023 | 0 Comments
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There is very little wiggle-room left in many household budgets, and any decline in income will crack the ice.

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The Many Flavors of Doom

By Charles Hugh Smith | October 9, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Change the incentives and feedback loops and you change the flavor of Doom we’re about to be served.

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#AxisOfEasy 318: Security Risks Loom Over Public Zoom Meeting Links

By Mark E. Jeftovic | October 6, 2023 | 2 Comments
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Security Risks Loom Over Public Zoom Meeting Links,
Renowned Authors Fight Back Against OpenAI’s Unauthorized Content Use in LLM Training,
Canada Imposes Mandatory Registration for Podcast Platforms Under Government Authority… this and more in AofE #318

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The Bottomless Swamp of Regulatory Capture

By Charles Hugh Smith | October 6, 2023 | 0 Comments
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All this grift, graft, predatory pricing, price-fixing and parasitic monopolizing costs the public and the economy dearly.

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Our Revolting Elites

By Charles Hugh Smith | October 4, 2023 | 0 Comments
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The ‘revolt of the elites’ has reversed the source of social disorder from the masses to the elites.

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How Great Is Our Economy If the Bottom 50%’s Share of the Nation’s Wealth Has Plummeted Since 2009?

By Charles Hugh Smith | October 2, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Something has been going very wrong in the US economy for a very long time, and whatever is going wrong accelerated from 2009 to the present.

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#AxisOfEasy 317: Xenomorph Malware Spreads To Spanish And American Banks In Latest Campaign

By Mark E. Jeftovic | September 29, 2023 | 3 Comments
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Xenomorph Malware Spreads to Spanish and American Banks in Latest Campaign,
Phishing Campaign Continues to Target Luxury Hotels,
Canada leads new UN declaration to fight online disinformation… this and more in AofE #317

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Now Hiring: The Ministry of Failure

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 29, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Those expecting some centralized, political-administrative “solution” will be disappointed, as the political-administrative “solution” is actually the problem.

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The Psychology of Inflation: What Makes You Say, "No Way Am I Paying That"?

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 27, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Value varies. Invest in what’s valuable.
It’s a well-recognized human bias to feel losses more acutely than gains. Perhaps something similar occurs with inflation.

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When Shelter Becomes a Speculative Asset, Society Unravels

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 25, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Does anyone really believe that the renunciation of massive, sustained stimulus of speculation in housing would leave housing valuations unchanged because valuations are solely the result of “shortages”?

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A Time Capsule from the 1930s: What’s Different Now

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 22, 2023 | 0 Comments
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If we compare health and endurance, well-being, security, general attitudes, family and community ties and values, we would conclude that it is we who are impoverished.

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#AxisOfEasy 316: Wordfence Threat Intelligence Team Issues Fix For Two PHP Object Injection Vulnerabilities

By Mark E. Jeftovic | September 22, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Wordfence Threat Intelligence Team Issues Fix for Two PHP Object Injection Vulnerabilities,
Retool Notifies 27 Cloud Customers of Unauthorized Spear Phishing Attack,
GitHub Repository Belonging to Microsoft’s AI Research Division Accidentally Exposes 38 TB of Data… this and more in AofE #316

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Six Reasons Why Corporate Profits Will Fall 50%

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 20, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Should stock valuations track this same decline in profits, it’s entirely reasonable to expect the stock market to lose 2/3 of its valuation premium.

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The Peculiar Power of Denial

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 18, 2023 | 0 Comments
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We’d rather risk societal collapse than face the sacrifices and challenges of revolutionizing our unsustainably neofeudal economy and broken gears of governance.

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#AxisOfEasy 315: Armed By AI Technology, Hackers Cause A 464% Rise In Email-Based Phishing During The First Half Of 2023

By Mark E. Jeftovic | September 15, 2023 | 2 Comments
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Armed by AI Technology, Hackers Cause a 464% Rise in Email-Based Phishing During the First Half of 2023,
COVID-Related Terms Censored on Threads Platform During Renewed Efforts to Double Down on Free Speech,
UK’s Online Safety Bill Sparks Debate… this and more in AofE #315

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How to Select a Town the Rich Won’t Gentrify and Ruin

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 13, 2023 | 0 Comments
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Let’s review how to select a town that the rich won’t ruin via gentrification / swarming in en masse and driving out locals who have to work for a living.

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Here’s Why Housing Is Unaffordable for the Bottom 90%

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 11, 2023 | 0 Comments
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This is the direct consequence of the Federal Reserve’s decades of unprecedented stimulus: extremes of wealth and income inequality that gave the wealthiest households the means to bid up housing to the point it’s no longer affordable to the bottom 90%.

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#AxisOfEasy 314: Key Cracking Concerns Emerge From LastPass Breach

By Mark E. Jeftovic | September 8, 2023 | 1 Comment
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Key cracking concerns emerge from LastPass breach,
X updates its privacy policy to include biometric data verification from premium users to combat identity fraud,
Threat actors published the scraped data of 2.6M Duolingo users in August 2023… this and more in AofE #314

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Reinventing Democracy

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 7, 2023 | 0 Comments
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The whole point of democracy and free markets is to force competition on elites who are desperate to eliminate competition.

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We’re Living in a Neofeudal Bubble

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 5, 2023 | 1 Comment
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If you want to understand the neofeudal reality, study these charts.

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#AxisOfEasy 313: IoT Devices Under Attack: KmsdBot Malware Evolves With Enhanced Capabilities

By Mark E. Jeftovic | September 1, 2023 | 1 Comment
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IoT Devices Under Attack: KmsdBot Malware Evolves with Enhanced Capabilities,
Potential Transformation of UN Cybercrime Treaty into a “Surveillance Pact” Raises Concerns,
Activists Hijack Facebook’s Fact-Checking Program… this and more in AofE #313

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September 1, 2025: Fed Reaches Inflation Target, Cheese Sandwich Costs $120

By Charles Hugh Smith | September 1, 2023 | 0 Comments
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In stock market news, toilet paper manufacturers continued rallying while tech and luxury-brand stocks continued their slide to decade lows.

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STVR/Airbnb Has Destroyed America’s Resort Towns

By Charles Hugh Smith | August 30, 2023 | 0 Comments
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It turns out society isn’t just the sum total of the Fed goosing “maximizing shareholder value.” People actually have to live in the corrupt, bifurcated, distorted ghetto the Fed and “maximizing shareholder value” have created.

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Neither Comply Nor Resist

By Charles Hugh Smith | August 28, 2023 | 0 Comments
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The decay of social norms and status quo systems triggering an authoritarian tightening of the screws is a well-worn pattern throughout human history.

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#AxisOfEasy 312: UN Forms “Digital Army” To Combat “Deadly Disinformation”

By Mark E. Jeftovic | August 25, 2023 | 0 Comments
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UN Forms “Digital Army” to Combat “Deadly Disinformation”Unveiling Australia’s Misinfo Bill: A Threat to Free Expression and Democracy,
ICANN Raises Alarm: UN’s Global Digital Compact on Internet Governance May Overlook Technical Experts,
New Variant of Apple Mac OS Malware Called XLoader Has Been Discovered Masquerading as ‘OfficeNote’ Productivity App… this and more in AofE #312

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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. 

The Canadian Bitcoiners

The Canadian Bitcoiners

Joey Tweets and Len the Lengend are the hosts of The Canadian Bitcoiners Podcast, and you may recognize them as the voices (and faces) behing the AxisOfEasy Podcast. CanadianBitcoiners.com

Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith

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