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The Zeitgeist

The Grifters, chapter 1 – Kodak

By Ben Hunt | July 30, 2020 | 14

We’ve been assaulted by three brutal grifts in just the past week … three smacks from Bobo and his bag of oranges … each deserving of an Epsilon Theory note.

Here’s chapter 1 – the ludicrous crony capitalism of the US government giving Kodak $765 million for “pharmaceutical supply production”.

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The Stupid War

By Rusty Guinn | July 19, 2020 | 24

The war over reopening schools is a proxy war.

The real war is between political parties, but they’ve set up the fight as teachers on one side vs. parents on the other.

This is not our war. This is THEIR war.

How to stop it? We refuse to fight.

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ET In Full

We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

By Ben Hunt | December 5, 2014 | 0

Hilsenrath Analysis: Friday’s Jobs Report Assures Global Central Banks Going in Two Directions ― Wall Street Journal, December 5th, 9:59a ET Earlier today I tweeted that “I should write a note on Draghi today, but after 2.5 yrs of reviewing the same song and dance I’d rather put out my eye with a rusty spoon.” I feel the …

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Signs and Portents

By Ben Hunt | December 1, 2014 | 0

Young nanny: Look at me, Damien! It’s all for you.   [she jumps off a roof, hanging herself]  – “The Omen” (1976)   When one has little faith, one must survive from day to day signs. – Stephen King, “Bag of Bones” (1998) Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot, so my disguise must be able to …

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The Unbearable Over-Determination of Oil

By Ben Hunt | November 24, 2014 | 0

Jett Rink: Everybody thought I had a duster. Y’all thought ol’ Spindletop Burke and Burnett was all the oil there was, didn’t ya? Well, I’m here to tell you that it ain’t, boy! It’s here, and there ain’t a dang thing you gonna do about it! My well came in big, so big, Bick and …

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Mike Tyson: Master Game Theorist

By Ben Hunt | November 6, 2014 | 0

Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth. – Mike Tyson My long-term strategy turned into a 12-hour strategy. – “Survivor” contestant Dale, voted out in last week’s tribal council Reality doesn’t interest me. – Leni Riefenstahl, acclaimed German film director and Nazi stooge Ben, there is no such thing as a …

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Wherefore Art Thou, Marcus Welby?

By Ben Hunt | October 30, 2014 | 0

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. ― Immanuel Kant Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency? ― Joseph Welch, counsel for the …

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Calvin the Super Genius

By Ben Hunt | October 14, 2014 | 0

People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world. ― Bill Watterson, “Calvin And Hobbes” Here is the most fundamental idea behind game theory, the one concept you MUST understand to be an effective game …

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Archive Spotlight

Even When I Lie

November 28, 2018

The way I see it, there are three reasons a person becomes a liar: he believes that he must, he believes that he may, or he believes it serves a Greater Truth.

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ET Live!

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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