Monthly Archives: July 2019

Realizing the Full Implications of the Forthcoming Catastrophe

The popular delusion of the 21st century is to assume the highest virtues of democracy.  This faulty assumption  propagates a dangerous archetype: the tyranny of the masses and its twin consequences, deficits and inflation. Continue reading

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Tending Towards Maximum Perversity

According to Finagle’s corollary to Murphy’s law, “Anything that can go wrong, will—at the worst possible moment.”  Taken a degree further, per O’Toole’s corollary of Finagle’s law, and the second law of thermodynamics, “The perversity of the Universe tends towards a maximum.” Continue reading

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The Four Dimensions of the Fake Money Order

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there,” is a quote that’s oft misattributed to Lewis Carrol. The fact that there’s ambiguity about who’s behind this quote on ambiguity seems fitting. Continue reading

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Independence Day in America Circa 2019

In the early 1990s, Steve Rocco, a scrub freestyle skater from Hermosa Beach, delivered an epic haymaker to the corporate skateboard industry.  On a shoe string budget, financed with predator loans from a shark named Kirby, Rocco rapidly took down the big three skate companies that, in hindsight, had grown fat and stale.  In a classic case  of Joseph Schumpeter’s “gale of creative destruction,” he revolutionized the industry and subculture. Continue reading

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