“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.”

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...
Didactic Mind, Ep 83: The Scattering of the Ashes

Didactic Mind, Ep 83: The Scattering of the Ashes

The Didactic Mind podcast is finally BACK – after a 3-week or so delay, much to my regret, due to various (quite pleasant, actually) circumstances in my personal and professional life. The elapsed time has, however, proven fruitful, because a number of...
Didactic Mind, Ep 83: The Scattering of the Ashes

Didactic Mind, Ep 76: War Games

This week’s episode is all about game theory and its profound and powerful application to politics. I use the lens of game-theoretic understanding to provide insights into why the Right keeps losing against the Left. As I point out in the podcast, the reason is...
Didactic Mind, Ep 83: The Scattering of the Ashes

Didactic Mind, Ep 64: The Hand of Mammon

In this week’s podcast, I discuss the financialisation of markets and the extremely detrimental effects that this has had upon the real, productive economy. I go over some of the academic reasons offered up for the “crowding out” of the productive...

Hot air and unicorn beams

Michael Shellenberger is a pretty well known name to us on the Hard Right by this point. He was, and in many ways remains, your typical Leftist Greenie – which is to say, he was a watermelon. Green on the outside, blood-red on the inside. He has been involved in...
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