Two Track Economy – Patronage and Productivity

Submitted by Robert Fitzgerald It would be accurate to describe most contemporary economies as being effectively two track economies, which are run towards very different ends. This article is intended to be a brief introduction to the core concepts of what these two different economic structures are for, how they run and how they interact…

A Border War: Destroy The Cartels

Editor’s Note: With President Trump finally taking a step towards going after the cartels in an overt fashion by possibly designating them a terror org, we are re-running this old essay of Landry’s with some updates. “Destroy The Cartels” because it is either fight them now or wait for them to put the fight to…

The Era of Surveillance Twilight

Submitted by Bryce Laliberte We are living through the last gasps of an era of anonymity and freedom, one in which the encumbrances of surveillance are surrounding us on all sides. Although it is already well-known the ways in which private companies gather myriads of data on everyone they can, from credit card scores to…

Why Aren’t the Commissars Satisfied?

If the 2010s were defined by the “soft” censorship of tech-company deplatforming, the 2020s are more likely to see a return to the more primal, hard censorship of state repression: a censorship more akin to the twentieth-century totalitarian regimes than anything we are accustomed to seeing in twenty-first century America. This is a somewhat strange…

7 More Ways To Ride The Tiger

Submitted by GDR Good ideas are easy to identify. Their potential upsides are an order of magnitude greater than their potential downsides. Don’t think too much of odds, because we can’t reliably predict odds. Instead think of possible outcomes. Life is an adventure. Think of it as such and setbacks become opportunities. Think to yourself,…

Impeachment: Narrative Management

Another week of impeachment testimony reinforced the scheme that has been operating with Russia hysteria and now Ukrainian hysteria. The system leaks things damaging to the president to set a narrative, reality is far different but the media runs with the leak to frame it as horrible and worthy of punishment. This was the Friday-Weekend-Monday…

What To Do + Ten Friday Reads 11/21/19

A line on the Dark Enlightenment reddit inspired this post. Someone asked where NRx outposts went and mentioned me going off to help my local community in the opioid crisis. I never stopped writing and will have something more for you besides working this site with the Myth of the 20th century guys. I jumped…

Pirate Radio: A Review of Caribbean Rhythms

Submitted by Bodhi Bronson There was a film at the tail end of the 80s called Pump Up The Volume about a high school kid who starts his own pirate radio station. He calls himself Happy Harry Hard-on, and he becomes very popular by being blunt and profane and pointing out the hypocrisy of the world around…

Serial Experiments Cybernetics Layer 07: Bogdanoff

“Bonjour, Mr. McDonald. It is time. Activate technological unemployment.” This article is not about the French brothers who rule the cryptocurrency markets from the shadows, but rather about a proto-cybernetician who took on their surname to usurp a fraction of their power. Born Alexander Malinovsky, he took on a pseudonym when he got involved in…

On The Groyper Question

Submitted by the Antigroyper The history of online subculture has been an exhaustive story. The internet and “meme economy” allows people to exploit asymmetries in entertainment, culture and information sharing by bypassing traditional market models. Everyone that has researched online subculture knows the saga that is “Pepe the frog” the frog comic character created by…