3 Crazy Things

How can central banks “retrain” participants while maintaining their extreme policies of stimulus? Human habituate very easily to new circumstances, even extreme ones. What we accept as “normal” now may have been considered bizarre, extreme or unstable a few short years … Continued

The Motives

“Enough is enough!” “This can’t go on!” “This has to stop!” These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words … Continued

More Horrific Killings

And so it begins…another shooting, another school, another student with a grudge and a gun, another body count and another 72 hours of MSM 24/7 Redundant Coverage featuring the same cast of media, political, social media and law enforcement “experts” … Continued

Bill Kristol Is Not Yet Out

I’ve just been reading on Breitbart a tirade against Bill Kristol, which features a comparison between this supposedly falling neocon star and the author’s friend Tony, who landed in jail after stabbing his ex-wife’s lover.  Just like Tony, who unsuccessfully tried to attract … Continued

Civic Anarchism

Secession – you can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t touch it. But when it’s there, strange stuff happens: Huge numbers of police in combat gear appear out of nowhere, driving camouflaged armored vehicles, making you wonder where … Continued

Ry Cooder

I must confess, I discovered Ry Cooder late. Better late than never. I recall exactly where I was: a movie theater in Durham, North Carolina. It was 1978. I had just watched Jack Nicholson in a piece of fluff: Goin’ South. … Continued

The Promise of Smart Contracts

                     STANJerry, we’re not just going togive you seven hundred and fiftythousand dollars.                      WADEWhat the heck were you thinkin’?Heck, if I’m only gettin’ bankinterest, I’d look for completesecurity.  Heck, FDIC.  I don’tsee nothin’ like that here.                      JERRYYah, but I – okay, … Continued