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sábado, 6 de agosto de 2022
viernes, 5 de agosto de 2022
Who runs the world? Don't answer; I know. It's the Illuminati, the Bilderbergers, the Trilateral Commission, the Anglo-Zionists, the Deep State, the Reptiloids, and let's not forget Santa Klaus Schwab and his merry band of billionaire elves. Does that about cover it, or do we need to add more? No? Well, let's leave it at that, then. It probably feels good to be so certain about who runs the world. I am not so certain, so I wouldn't know.
martes, 12 de julio de 2022
Dreams of a perpetual motion monetary machine are being dashed, to be replaced by pain and disappointment. The US went under heavy monetary sedation in 2020 and hasn't regained consciousness yet. It attempted to create an illusion of a perpetuum mobile: a state of affairs where it is possible to chaotically flood the markets with unlimited liquidity without suffering any consequences, all the while enjoying a fleeting sense of immortality. The markets are bubbling away, the budget deficit is unbounded, there is no inflation and all is sweetness and light!
jueves, 7 de julio de 2022
domingo, 19 de junio de 2022
It's been 14 years since I wrote the article "The Five Stages of Collapse" which I subsequently turned into a book, which, in turn, was published in a dozen languages. The idea was generally well received. It was a way of systematizing what to most minds was and is an unpredictable and chaotic process. It was also an idealization (which is engineering-speak for a gross oversimplification made for the sake of explaining a concept or making a quick, although inaccurate, calculation).
I based my five stages of collapse (financial, commercial, political, social and cultural) on Elizabeth Kübler-Ross's five stages of the grieving process (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) but the similarity is superficial: yes, there are five of them and yes, they are sad things; count them and weep. But then it is also like the now outdated waterfall model of software development (gather requirements, write design, code, test/debug, launch)—and, again, weep, because by the time you are done the requirements most definitely will have changed.