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Prepare for the Repricing of Risk Globally

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6/17/2024

How Many Millennials Will Be Rich Enough To Buy the Boomers’ Millions of Unaffordable Bungalows?

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6/14/2024

If AI Is So Great, Prove It: Eliminate All Surveillance, Spam and Robocalling

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6/8/2024

Having Too Much Money Leads to Catastrophe

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6/4/2024

The $150,000 Housekeeper: Wage Inflation Kicks Into Second Gear

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6/1/2024

Is Hyper-Inflation That Destroys a Currency a ‘Solution’?

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5/28/2024

Is Anyone Else’s Life as Stupidly Complicated by Digital ‘Shadow Work’ as Mine Is?

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5/24/2024

Maybe We’re Closer to ‘You’ll Own Nothing’ Than We Realize

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5/21/2024

The Decay of Everyday Life

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5/18/2024

Precarious: One Misfortune Away from Insolvency

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5/16/2024

Squeezed for Decades, America’s Working Class Is Finally Up Against the Wall

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5/14/2024

Withdrawing from the Rat Race Is Going Global

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5/8/2024

Labor Rising: Will Class Identity Finally Matter Again?

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5/3/2024

Cities’ ‘Doom Loops’ Are Even Worse Than You Imagined

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4/25/2024

Is the ‘Housing Shortage’ the Result of Housing-Hoarding by the Wealthy?

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4/23/2024

The Spear in AI’s Back

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4/19/2024

Financial Forecast 2025-2032: Please Don’t Be Naive

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4/17/2024

Sound Money Vs. Fiat Currency: Trade and Credit Are the Wild Cards

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4/13/2024

Staving Off Revolution

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4/10/2024

What Orwell and Huxley Got Wrong and Kafka Got Right

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4/5/2024

Fed To Offer Every Household $1 Million From Its New Discount Window

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4/2/2024

Fire, Then Ice: Our Deflationary Future

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3/30/2024

The Growing Rebellion Against Costly, Low-Quality, Overly-Complex Technology

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3/21/2024

America the Snackable

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3/16/2024

A Low-Trust Society Is an Impoverished Society

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3/12/2024

Global Recession’s Winners and Losers

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3/8/2024

If AI Is So Great, Why Is Managing the Digital Realm Eating Us Alive?

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3/5/2024

Rates, Risk and Debt: The Unavoidable Reckoning Ahead

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2/28/2024

The Pitfalls of Central Planning

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2/23/2024

Finding, Creating (and Keeping) a Job in the Era of AI

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2/21/2024

Digital Service Dumpster Fires and Shadow Work

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2/16/2024

The ‘Phantom Legion’ Problem

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2/13/2024

Irony Alert: ‘Outlawing’ Recession Has Made a Monster Recession Inevitable

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2/9/2024

The International City Model: Freedom Is the Solution, Coercion Is the Problem

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2/6/2024

National Self-Reliance Is On the Rise: China and the U.S.

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1/23/2024

Self-Reliance, Taoism, and the Warring States

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1/16/2024

What’s the Source of the Astounding 50% Boost in Corporate Profits?

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1/10/2024

What the Fed Accomplished: Distorted the Economy, Enriched the Rich and Crushed the Middle Class

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1/6/2024

2023: The Fed Declares Victory; 2024: The Year of Hubris and Nemesis

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1/4/2024

Rome Was Eternal, Until It Wasn’t: Imperial Analogs of Decay

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1/1/2024

What If There Are No Analogs for 2024?

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12/28/2023

Everyone Loves a Generous Government Until They Have to Pay For It

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12/25/2023

The Fed’s Empire of Speculation and the Echoes of 1929

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12/22/2023

Could America Have a French-Style Revolution?

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12/12/2023

What Happens When Millions of Renters Can No Longer Afford High Rents and Move Back Home?

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11/29/2023

What’s It Take To Be Middle Class Now?

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11/21/2023

Can We Reverse America’s Distemper?

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11/16/2023

How Much Do You Spend on Food?

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11/4/2023

We’re Eating Our Seed Corn

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11/2/2023

The Counterculture Everyone Forgot

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11/1/2023