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 Salon #10: Remember when Maximum Pessimism and Irrational Exuberance were mutually exclusive?

Posted by on Friday, June 26th, 2020 in

The overall theme for today's show was the idea that we're living in some weird quantum superposition, a la Schroedinger's Cat, wh...

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AxisOfEasy #151: Surveillance is a business… and business is good

Posted by on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 in

In this issue: Canada to deploy voluntary nationwide contract tracking app Surveillance-capitalism firm Palantir files to go publi...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #9: Algorithmic Guerrilla Warfare

Posted by on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 in

What if most of what we're measuring doesn't matter? That would suck. It would also explain quite a lot....

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AxisOfEasy #150: Zoom shuts down dissidents marking Tiananmen Square Massacre

Posted by on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 in

In this issue: Zoom shuts down Chinese dissidents marking the Tiananmen Square Massacre Twitter restores Zerohedge account, admits...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #8: We’re going “all-in” on bat guano futures

Posted by on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 in

Episode highlights and show notes: Charles makes one of the greatest stock market calls in recorded history (Deep State to Powell:...

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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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