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The King is Dead. Long Live the King.

By Ben Hunt | April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Le roi est mort, vive le roi! – French proclamation as coffin of old king is placed into burial vault of Saint Denis Basilica. The…

Hollow Men, Hollow Markets, Hollow World

By Ben Hunt | March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Apocalypse Now (1979), based on “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad Kurtz:  Did they say why, Willard, why they want to terminate my command? Willard:…

Two Shifting Narratives

By Ben Hunt | March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two brief observations on incipient shifts in powerful Narratives … First, China. The pleasant charade that recent currency intervention was nothing more than an effort…

Surely You Can’t Be Serious

By Ben Hunt | March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that you’ve got it made. These are my principles, and if you…

Panopticon

By Ben Hunt | March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Panopticon schematic, 1791 Michel Foucault, 1975 © Camera Press The Panopticon: a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto…

Rosebud

By Ben Hunt | March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Question: Mr. President, a clarification if I may. The people who were blocking the Ukrainian Army units in Crimea were wearing uniforms that strongly resembled…

Two Quick Points

By Ben Hunt | March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two quick Epsilon Theory points before the jobs report tomorrow. First, remember the Goldilocks Narrative of the post-Great Recession Era…slow growth keeps the Fed in play, so…

The Power of Why, Exhibit 4,512 in a Continuing Series

By Ben Hunt | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; Every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; If a Clod…

Don’t Fear the Reaper

By Ben Hunt | February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Buck Finemann, seventy two years old. Cantankerous old geezer. No-one liked him much, but they allowed him to play poker with them once a week…

Goldilocks and the Dog That Didn’t Bark

By Ben Hunt | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Det. Gregory: Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention? Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog in…