“We are Forerunners. Guardians of all that exists. The roots of the Galaxy have grown deep under our careful tending. Where there is life, the wisdom of our countless generations has saturated the soil. Our strength is a luminous sun, towards which all intelligence blossoms… And the impervious shelter, beneath which it has prospered.”

How professionals think about war

How professionals think about war

I gather there is an old saying in military circles that goes something like: “amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics, generals talk strategy”. This is precisely why getting caught up in the tactical minutiae and “war porn” of the...
Domain Query: Tick Tock BOOM

Domain Query: Tick Tock BOOM

This episode of Domain Query is in response to an excellent question from reader G W on my Didactic Mind Telegram channel. The question related to the possibility of an American debt default, and the consequences thereof. Essentially, I was asked: “what would be...
The Kherson Khatastrophe

The Kherson Khatastrophe

As of early this morning, Moscow time, roughly 30,000 Russian troops withdrew with virtually all of their equipment from Kherson City, located on the right (or west) bank of the Dnieper River, to the left (or east) bank. (The directions are immensely confusing –...
Domain Query: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Domain Query: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Reader RT asked some very interesting follow-up questions on my Telegram channel to my latest Didactic Mind podcast, related to the issues of what money is, what it does, and why inflation is so evil. The follow-up questions have to do with how money came to be, what...
Didactic Mind, Ep 105: Modern Monetary Madness

Didactic Mind, Ep 105: Modern Monetary Madness

The Didactic Mind podcast is back, finally, with a long discussion about the rather disastrous state of modern economics. Specifically, I start by defining what money IS, and how different forms of money have evolved over time. I point out that money is absolutely...
The SANKSHUNS are highly effective

The SANKSHUNS are highly effective

I have been trying to tell just about anyone with sense enough to listen, since pretty much the middle of April, that the SANKSHUNS against those damned ROOOOOOOOSKEEES!!!, are actually useless at best and extremely counterproductive at worst. In reality, the Western...
Economic force multipliers

Economic force multipliers

Note: the following post is an expansion of a series of lengthy comments that I made on my Telegram channel earlier today. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) conference wrapped up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan (not Astana, Kazakhstan, which is what I mistakenly...
When economists fail MAFF and LODJIK

When economists fail MAFF and LODJIK

The good people over at Visual Capitalist recently released a big-ass graphic that has been making the rounds of late, to mark the fact that the global economy hit US$100 TRILLION in terms of total annual output. This is an amazing feat and a great milestone, to be...
Didactic Mind, Ep 105: Modern Monetary Madness

Didactic Mind, Ep 100: The Eurasian Century

The 100th episode of the podcast is finally here! I actually had the time to sit down and record this whole thing, and it is quite long, clocking in at close to 88 minutes. It took me a while to get around to making this episode, simply because I wanted to find an...
The failure of the NEW new economics

The failure of the NEW new economics

Decades ago (almost literally, by now), when Yer Very ‘Eavy, Very ‘Umble Servant were a wee lad busily frittering away his misspent yoot in university in Central Big Shitty, I was studying mathematics and economics at a Very Prestigious University. In my...
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