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Latest Issues of #AxisOfEasy

When Institutions Fail, Fragmentation and Decentralization Become Solutions

June 4, 2020

That which has failed is unsustainable, no matter how many trillions the Federal Reserve tosses against the tides of history.The chapter titles of Michael Grant’s excellent account of The Fall of the Roman Empire identify the core dynamics of…

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The news you shouldn’t use

June 3, 2020

The ongoing revolt of the past week seems to be taking a breather, but I don’t think it’s going away. The same way the pandemic is not going away anytime soon, nor is systemic racism, nor police violence, nor economic inequality and injustice.

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The Post-Covid Economy Will Be Very Different From the Pre-Pandemic Bubble Economy

June 3, 2020

As the old models break down, opportunities for new models will arise.Unstable, unsustainable systems can lull observers into a comfy complacency as instability increases beneath a thin veneer of apparent stability.That’s the systemic story of the…

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#AxisOfEasy 148: Facebook Knew Its Algos Sowed Divisiveness And Execs Ignored It

June 2, 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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Defund the police?!

June 2, 2020

I’ve spent the better part of the last decade arguing that institutional authority has been replaced by cognitive authority. While not mutually exclusive, the argument focuses on how people build trust, and why they choose to trust who they do (or why they don’t). Specifically that institutions are no longer the basis of trust, but how people communicate (and what they do) is far more important.

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Truth Is What We Hide, Cover Stories Are What We Sell

June 2, 2020

The fact that self-serving cover stories are now the norm is making it difficult to love our servitude with the slavish devotion demanded of us.The need to suppress the truth and competing narratives arose with the emergence of urban elites whose …

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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.