The Epsilon Theory Archive

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Mark Twain said that, or Abraham Lincoln depending on what corner of the internet you find yourself on any given day. Likewise, there are common themes, topics and subjects that run throughout the Epsilon Theory archive. All of our writing is categorized, tagged and organized to be easily accessible, but beware: your search for truth on one matter may very well lead you down any number of rabbit holes (and we hope that it does).

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Many of the memes that drive our political behaviors inherently push us toward Competitive Games and tribalism. Resisting these memes means losing both arguments and credibility. Rusty argues that a willingness to lose is exactly what it will take to fix our broken political dialogue. Read more »

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The Narrative Machine can help us see the invisible memes that drive our political behaviors. Because you're smart enough to make up your own damn mind. Read more »

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Two negative narratives have derailed the ebullient markets of January — Inflation and Trade War. While I think both are here to stay, I’ve trained the Narrative Machine on inflation first because it’s more critical for investors. Here are the results, and to quote Game of Thrones — Inflation is Coming. Read more »

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American Hustle

Donald Trump transforms positive-sum Cooperative Games into zero-sum Competitive Games. It’s his nature … his great gift as a New York real estate developer, but his fatal flaw as a politician. Read more »

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