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Latest Issues of #AxisOfEasy

This Sucker’s Going Down: The Destruction of Demand

May 20, 2020

Demand based on debt, unfulfilled promises and unaffordable habits is burning down.The first-order effect of the lockdown was demand destruction as shelter-in-place orders and business closures restricted consumers’ ability to spend.The secon…

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#AxisOfEasy 146: Justice Department Poised To Hit Google With Antitrust Lawsuit

May 19, 2020

CCP monitors foreign WeChat to tune domestic censorship…Negative oil price triggers trading software bug, wipes out trader…
What to do about fake news when the gatekeepers are worse …and more in AofE #145

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Our Fate Is Sealed, Vaccines Won’t Matter: Four Long Cycles Align

May 18, 2020

A Covid-19 vaccine, or lack thereof, will have zero effect in terms of reversing these cycles. Call it Fate, call it karma, call it what you will, but the cycles have aligned and nothing can stop the unraveling of all that was foolishly presumed to be …

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Spy vs Spy: Pandemic Edition

May 18, 2020

It may come as no surprise that one of my cultural influences was Mad Magazine. For those of us of a certain vintage, Mad magazine was an oasis in a satirical desert.

I was particularly fond of the Spy vs Spy comics, as they combined hilarious dirty tricks and double dealing with a modest satirical critique of the art of espionage. Growing up in the Cold War, espionage was generally mysterious and glamours, and I loved how Spy vs Spy offered an alternate view that emphasized incompetence and heavy handedness.

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Consumer Spending Will Not Rebound–Here’s Why

May 17, 2020

Any economy that concentrates its wealth and income in the top tier is a fragile economy.There are two structural reasons why consumer spending will not rebound, no matter how “open” the economy may be. Virtually everyone who glances at headlines …

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Globalization and Financialization Are Dead, and so Is Everything That Depended on Them

May 14, 2020

Financialization was never sustainable, and neither was the destructive globalization it enabled.All the happy-story analogies to past pandemics being mere bumps in the road miss the mark. A popular claim is that the 1918-1919 flu pandemic killed …

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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.