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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 100: The Eurasian Century

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...
Guest Post: The Downfall of the Mining Economy

Guest Post: The Downfall of the Mining Economy

I am honoured and privileged to present another guest post from our good friend, The Male Brain, who has kindly translated an article from the original Hebrew by an Israeli blogger named Erez Raviv about the coming collapse of the Bitcoin mining economy. It is a...
Sanctioning people into prosperity

Sanctioning people into prosperity

My friends, we are so deep into Clown World that the people wearing spinning bowties and giant red size-18 shoes are the ones looking at the rest of us like we’re the complete unhinged lunatics. We keep being told that the sanctions are working against Russia,...
Domain Query: The crack-up boom

Domain Query: The crack-up boom

I received an interesting question from LRFotS Kapios via my Telegram channel (make sure you join if you haven’t already), in response to my view that actual inflation in the UK is running at close to double the official rate. The background here is that the...
MOAR SANKSHUNS NAOWH!!!

MOAR SANKSHUNS NAOWH!!!

By all appearances, the Western powers seem to be hopped up on roofies – the really strong kind. That is the only explanation that I can find for a series of sanctions policies that are wantonly idiotic and blindly dangerous, and which have greatly impoverished...
“Dafuq is a stablecoin?!?!”

“Dafuq is a stablecoin?!?!”

A friend of mine over in PommieBastardLande is currently running a project involving something called stablecoins, which are basically cryptocurrencies pegged to the value of an underlying asset. Her team is trying to figure out whether there is an actual commercial...
Empire of lies

Empire of lies

There has been a theory kicking around for the past year or so that the entire Scamdemic was, essentially, invented to prevent a truly Biblical meltdown in the world’s financial markets. The roots of this theory sit with the massive spike in repo market rates...
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