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The “Spirit of the Age”, what is happening at a macro level and what sense can we make of this grand arc of history as we, mere pebbles in the surf, are carried along on its great waves

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Follow the Science! 1.2 Million COVID deaths edition

This post was originally my comment to a person on Facebook, which somebody then deleted. This person repeatedly throws out the 1.2 M deaths worldwide number and I finally lost it and posted a response to him after he scolded people for “spreading disinformation and not listening to science”. He actually told people disputing the […]

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Enough conspiracy, let’s stick to data and science to end the lockdowns, Part 2

In part 1 I talked about two COVID-19 / Great Reset themed conspiracy theories that were spreading in Canada and why embracing or amplifying them made lockdown skeptics look like lunatics who could more easily be dismissed. There is no shortage of science and data to challenge the flawed policies of the governments whose basic […]

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The Reversion Will be Mean

We hear a lot of talk in financial and economic circles about “reversion to the mean” or some variation: reversion through the mean or that reversion typically overshoots the mean. If you believe in cycles or oscillations, when you see something get wayyyyy out of whack, you may not know how much further out of […]

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Even Unicorns Get the Blues

Heretical Judge Rules that Uber Can’t Externalize its Labour Costs As I briefly covered in my AxisOfEasy tech digest this week, Uber and Lyft were bracing themselves for a ruling by a California judge that threatened to force them into treating their wage slaves drivers as employees. Lyft said if the ruling went against them […]

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Wait, why is The Fed buying my biggest competitors’ bonds?

On Cantillionaires, Sycophants and Losers “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning” — Henry Ford “The ultimate crisis will occur when the situation is so thoroughly perverted that the defenders of […]

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On toxic virtue and the new digital samizdat

  “Few trials have been more ludicrous both as regarded the charges and the kind of evidence admitted. Convictions and impressions were solemnly listened to, real arguments accorded no weight whatsoever. Brissot interrupted a witness by declaring that he had never uttered any such calumnies against Paris as were imputed to him. ‘But did your […]

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How Do You Like Democratic Socialism So Far?

Now that we’ve had a few months to mourn the loss of our basic liberties, even if our overlords make a symbolic head-fake toward giving them back, one must realize the ramifications of what has happened and what it means going forward. The key point to understand is that the precedent has been set. If […]

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