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The End of History and the Triumph of Fiat World

By Ben Hunt | February 21, 2024 | 15 Comments

We are told that the great danger of generative AI lies in its lack of oversight, its lack of ‘guard rails’ and ‘safety protocols’ as implemented by ‘socially responsible’ governments and corporations.

Bollocks.

The great danger of generative AI lies in its use by governments and corporations to cement the most anti-human misalignment of all – the misalignment of rulers from the ruled, of the State from the People.

Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing TM

By Charles Marohn | February 20, 2024 | 4 Comments

Last month, Fannie Mae launched a new financial product they call a Social Mortgage Backed Security, designed to “improve access to affordable housing” by lowering credit standards for borrowers. As ET contributor Chuck Marohn points out, this makes home prices in affected areas go up, and doesn’t touch truly cheap housing.

Why Am I Reading This Now? 02.19.24

By Harper Hunt | February 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Recent major media stories that feel to us like they’re part of a larger narrativ‌e campaign.

How Does Technology Rewire the Intricate Circuitry of the Teenage Mind?

By Ben Hunt | February 16, 2024 | 26 Comments

The central course of our children’s lives is being mind-warped by social media and smartphones, not in some ethereal ghost-in-the-machine sort of way but in an actual neural-wiring sort of way, and this research note by Kiril Sokoloff and the 13D team shows how.

Why Am I Reading This Now? 02.12.24

By Harper Hunt | February 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

Recent major media stories that feel to us like they’re part of a larger narrativ‌e campaign.

Breaking News #15: Useful Idiots

By Harper Hunt | February 15, 2024 | 0 Comments

Over ten countries are currently engaged in hot wars in the Middle East. But you wouldn’t know if from the media coverage where what has been going on has received limited attention. In this episode we dig into why that is. We also cover Tucker Carlson’s recent interview with Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden’s attempts to tackle shrinkflation and airline seating, why politicians from both sides have no interest in addressing the border and the importance of embracing your yellow pants moment.

The Washington Pravda and the Wall Street Izvestia

By Ben Hunt | February 14, 2024 | 4 Comments

Today both Wall Street and the White House are determined to tell you a story that inflation is over and mission accomplished. Wall Street because they want a cheaper price of money and the White House because they want to win an election.

It’s not a lie, per se, but it’s not a truth, either. It’s all just story, all the way down.

And like all sclerotic institutions, Wall Street and the White House rely on their media organs to tell the story.

Cursed Knowledge #27: Panera Lemonade

By Harper Hunt | February 9, 2024 | 10 Comments

Panera’s in hot water over their charged lemonade. After building their brand on clean and healthy food, they’re now facing several lawsuits claiming their lemonade caused permanent heart damage and even death. So what’s really going on with the lemonade? And why is the story surrounding it so misleading?

The ‘No Landing’ Narrative

By Ben Hunt | February 8, 2024 | 0 Comments

We’re starting to pick up the “no landing” macro scenario in The Narrative Machine.

Useful Idiots

By Rusty Guinn | February 7, 2024 | 20 Comments

Yes, Virginia, western news media are often useful idiots.

But let’s be real: so is Tucker Carlson.