We’re as bewitched by the charms of “hold my beer while I…” videos as the next netizen, but if we’re going to make any sort of real progress in understanding our future, we have to devote time to critical thinking.

That’s the premise of our salons, which are an hour packed with ideas and dialogs you won’t find anywhere else. So imagine a Parisian flat cluttered with original Matisse and Picasso canvases, a decanter of absinthe balanced on a Proust manuscript, and pull up a (figurative) chair.


AxisOfEasy #149: Amazon bans (then allows) book that challenges Coronavirus narrative

Posted by on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 in

In this issue: Facebook rebrands Libra as Novi to try again The Romanian criminal cartel that stole over 1B via ATM skimming Class...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #7: Nevermind the influencers, here come the revolts.

Posted by on Thursday, June 4th, 2020 in

What a difference a week makes. Last Thursday we were shouting at clouds about the loss of  institutional legitimacy. Today we fi...

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#AxisOfEasy 148: Facebook knew its algos sowed divisiveness and execs ignored it

Posted by on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 in

In this issue: YouTube removes Michael Moore’s ‘Planet of the Humans” Youtube automatically delete comments insulting to Chi...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #6: The Hanseatic League of Decentralized Crypto-States.

Posted by on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 in

In this, our 6th cyber-salon, Charles, Jesse and Mark continue on a theme of what comes next after the loss of institutional legit...

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#AxisOfEasy 147: FBI end-runs Apple’s security by hiring outside vendor to crack iPhone

Posted by on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 in

In this episode: Whistleblower: Apple got a pass on pervasive Siri eavesdropping program FBI end-runs Apple’s security by hiring...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #5: Will “The Great Opt-Out” be able to scale?

Posted by on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 in

The AoE crew laments the demise of Mad Magazine and commemorates its impact on the zeitgeist, we continue on our recurring theme o...

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