Epsilon Theory In Brief

 

Daily short-form pieces for those without the time (or attention span) for classic Epsilon Theory notes. Look out for regular features like the subscriber mailbag and guest contributions from within the Epsilon Theory network.

Second Foundation

By Ben Hunt | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
Hari

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy isn’t just science fiction. It’s a blueprint. It’s a blueprint for how civilization falls, or a culture fails, and what it takes to rebuild it as quickly as possible.

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The Next Slide

By Ben Hunt | August 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
Nerves

The true face of Futurism is one part technological dependence, and two parts obsession with the technologies we create, instead of the people they were designed to help.

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Death in the Afternoon

By Ben Hunt | August 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Dead bees, but not Ben's dead bees

In which Ben discovers that losing a hive of bees, like losing sociopathic sheep, industrially inefficient chickens, or really any farm animal, teaches its own lessons.

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Mailbag: One Ring to Rule Them All

By Ben Hunt | August 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Mailbag: One Ring to Rule Them All

In which readers ask how to apportion the market effects of Fed jawboning and Fed asset purchases and sales (to the extent that the latter is not just part of the former’s cartoon).

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Michael Cohen’s Flip Is a Big Narrative Deal

By Ben Hunt | August 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Michael Cohen’s Flip Is a Big Narrative Deal

In tangible terms, I’m not sure that Michael Cohen’s flip on DJT has done much to change anything, as much as the left would like it do. From a Narrative perspective, however, it is a big deal.

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Mailbag: Rural vs. Urban Divide

By Ben Hunt | August 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Mailbag: Rural vs. Urban Divide

In which we reference an interesting article from Colin Woodward arguing against Common Knowledge of the rural/urban divide in the United States.

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Tesla Rekt

By Ben Hunt | August 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Tesla Rekt

We write about the Common Knowledge Game a lot in Epsilon Theory, because it’s the central game of crowds and narratives.

Common knowledge is something that we all believe everyone else believes. 

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Protected: Selected COVID-19 Resources

By Rusty Guinn | March 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Protected: Selected COVID-19 Resources

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