What is Permissible

By Rusty Guinn | June 24, 2020 | 6

The slow wave that has moved America’s largest asset owners from direct positions in American companies to indirect pools of passive ownership has been a good thing for costs and diversification. It has, however, contributed to our present breakdown in corporate governance.

The past revolutions to fix this have failed for predictable reasons. Future revolutions don’t have to.

It is time to take back your ownership.

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Self Assured Destruction

By Ben Hunt | May 30, 2020 | 31

Our leaders have botched the Covid-19 war, and we are defenseless against a now endemic disease.

15,000 to 20,000 Americans officially sick. 500 to 1,000 Americans officially dead.

Every day.

The free world does not easily survive a globally endemic Covid-19.

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A New Gilded Age

By Rusty Guinn | May 24, 2020 | 22

A Gilded Age isn’t an age of prosperity. It is an age of the narrative of prosperity, and narratives of prosperity are always top-down political narratives.

There is but one way to tear down top-down political narratives: action.

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ET In Full

Funny How?

By Ben Hunt | October 28, 2015 | 0

Henry Hill: You’re a pistol, you’re really funny. You’re really funny. Tommy DeVito: What do you mean I’m funny? Henry Hill: It’s funny, you know. It’s a good story. It’s funny. You’re a funny guy. [laughs] Tommy DeVito: What do you mean? You mean the way I talk? What? Henry Hill: It’s just, you know. …

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Invisible Threads: Matrix Edition

By Ben Hunt | October 13, 2015 | 0

Old Hickory Lake, TN – visible light image (L) and infrared light image (R) Morpheus: Do you believe in fate, Neo? Neo: No. Morpheus: Why not? Neo: Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life. Morpheus: I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. …

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Rounders

By Ben Hunt | September 30, 2015 | 0

Mike McDermott: In “Confessions of a Winning Poker Player,” Jack King said, “Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career.” It seems true to me, cause walking in here, I can hardly remember how I built …

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One MILLION Dollars

By Ben Hunt | September 15, 2015 | 0

Dr. Evil: Gentlemen, it has come to my attention that a breakaway Russian Republic called Kreplachistan will be transferring a nuclear warhead to the United Nations in a few days. Here’s the plan. We get the warhead and we hold the world ransom for…one MILLION dollars! Number Two: Don’t you think we should ask for …

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Season of the Glitch

By Ben Hunt | September 3, 2015 | 0

When I look over my shoulder What do you think I see? Some other cat lookin’ over His shoulder at me. – Donovan, “Season of the Witch” (1966) Josh Leonard: I see why you like this video camera so much. Heather Donahue: You do? Josh Leonard: It’s not quite reality. It’s like a totally filtered …

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When the Story Breaks

By Ben Hunt | August 25, 2015 | 0

The Three Types of Fear: The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs. It’s when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around. It’s when the lights go …

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Virtue Signaling, or … Why Clinton is in Trouble

September 29, 2016

Don’t get me wrong. I’m thoroughly despondent about the calcification, mendacity, and venal corruption that I think four years of Clinton™ will impose. Trump, on the other hand … I think he breaks us. Maybe he already has. He breaks us because he transforms every game we play as a country — from our domestic social games to our international security games — from a Coordination Game to a Competition Game.

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ET Live! – 6.30.2020

June 30, 2020

It’s the June 30th edition of ET Live!, an interactive livestream in which Ben and Rusty discuss all things narrative in the world today.

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