Negative Econ Vibes

The initial second quarter GDP estimate dropped. For economic news consumers, the back to back negative quarters signaled a recession has begun. Just prior to its release, the White House began a quick top-down campaign to redefine a word (recession) to help their messaging. Media figures took their cue from the White House and quickly…

Our Post-Scarcity World

We are living in collective trauma. Conventional wisdom tells that the world is finite, that all resources, including the money supply, is scarce. Malthus is among the brightest articulator of this wisdom, with Darwin applying Malthusian theory to biology and both libertarians and Marxists making economic and sociological applications. Climate change and overpopulation are two…

Winners, Losers and Links

Winners Nancy Pelosi – She saw some stock gains for her winning portfolio and landed in Taiwan. The 401K-war party crowd is excited! Drivers – $10 gas is averted this summer. MAGA candidates – Winning versus the old GOP Inc crew. Losers China – All of the heated statements and no action this week. Fall…

Pinocchio: How Jordan Peterson Turns Boys into Emotional Puppets

The first gatekeeper I would like to cover is Jordan Peterson. He is not the first and will not be the last, but for conservatives he is both the latest and possibly the most damaging to our gathering of ideas presently.    What is a Gatekeeper? Lifetime actors, or controlled opposition, are other terms we…