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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 #22: When the going gets weird, the weird turn to YouTube

Posted by on Thursday, September 17th, 2020 in

This week's episode had the three of us back on the show: Charles Hugh Smith (OfTwoMinds) Jesse Hirsh (MetaViews) Mark E. Jef...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #21: We need a fix, and nobody can fix it

Posted by on Friday, September 11th, 2020 in

The band got back together and "the boys were back in town" as we held the first salon with all three of us present since #18 in M...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #20: Brenna Smith: Where does Bitcoin fit in after Nation States embrace digital currencies?

Posted by on Friday, September 4th, 2020 in

This week Jesse and I had the good fortune to welcome Brenna Smith onto the show. Brenna is a writer for Bellingcat and a investig...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #19: Minds.com CEO Bill Ottman and the Knotted Web of Big Tech Hypocrisy

Posted by on Friday, August 28th, 2020 in

This week brought another special guest to the show in Minds.com co-founder and CEO Bill Ottman. We commiserated and traded war...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #18: The Endgame of Financialization Resembles a Philip K. Dick Novel

Posted by on Thursday, August 20th, 2020 in

History is written by the copyright holders. We talked about the dichotomy between scarcity and abundance and how obsolescence ...

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AxisOfEasy Salon #17: Cognitive Conquest and Thinking the Unthinkable

Posted by on Friday, August 14th, 2020 in

We expanded more on Jesse’s concept of The Network State and how it looks to supplant the Nation States of yore. We may be i...

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