The Zeitgeist

The Church of the Long Now

By Ben Hunt | January 17, 2020

That Which We Call a Law School

By Rusty Guinn | January 16, 2020

Shot, Chaser

By Ben Hunt | January 13, 2020

Alpha/Beta Amnesiacs

By Rusty Guinn | January 10, 2020

An Experiment

By Rusty Guinn | January 6, 2020

Normalize This

By Ben Hunt | January 3, 2020

A Perfect Meme

By Rusty Guinn | December 31, 2019

An End to War!

By Rusty Guinn | December 17, 2019

It’s Not So Much …

By Ben Hunt | December 16, 2019

One Narrative Keeps on Trucking

By Rusty Guinn | December 9, 2019

Mailbag: By Our Own Petard

By Rusty Guinn | December 7, 2019

Presented Without Comment

By Ben Hunt | December 4, 2019

Hyakujos Fox

By Demonetized | December 3, 2019

Our Dumb World

By Rusty Guinn | December 2, 2019

A Cycle of Addiction

By Peter Cecchini | November 26, 2019

The Long Now, Pt. 4 – Snip!

The Long Now has severed the tether between taxation and spending – the most important macroeconomic policy relationship in our social lives as both investors and citizens.

Here’s what that means.

And here’s what we’re going to do about it.

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ET In Full

Epsilon Theory: A 2019 Retrospective

By Rusty Guinn | December 12, 2019 | 11

It is our second time now to turn the lens we apply to other news sources to our own creative output. Here is a Very Epsilon Theory retrospective on 2019.

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By Our Own Petard

By Rusty Guinn | November 20, 2019 | 11

Fiduciary standards, prudent man rules and client sensibilities compel us toward fervent pursuit of “alignment.” There’s just one little problem: we can never be aligned with our agents.

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Yeah, It’s Still Water

By Ben Hunt | October 25, 2019 | 23

You know, everyone is all in a tizzy about Softbank paying Adam Neumann $1.7 billion just to go away.

My unpopular opinion: the Adam Neumann story is repeated in a non-infuriating and non-obvious way every day in every S&P 500 company. And it’s been going on for a DECADE.

One day we will recognize the defining Zeitgeist of the Obama/Trump years as an unparalleled transfer of wealth to the managerial class.

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The Long Now, Pt. 3 – Wink

By Ben Hunt | October 17, 2019 | 12

I believe that we are on the cusp of the Long Now becoming irreversible. Or at least irreversible without a cataclysmic Fall.

Why? Because they have mastered the art of stealing our tells. At scale.

Here’s how we start to confound the stolen tells. At scale.

It won’t be noticeable at first. And then it will. And then it becomes a self-sustaining narrative. And then the world starts to change.

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Rust and Blight

By Rusty Guinn | September 11, 2019 | 7

In an orchard, it isn’t always easy to tell the difference between rust and blight. The same goes for our cultural institutions.

Some should be pruned.

Some should be ripped up root and stem.

It’s not always easy to know which. But if we want our sons and daughters to sit in the shade of our trees, we must learn.

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The Long Now, Pt. 2 – Make, Protect, Teach

By Ben Hunt | September 11, 2019 | 30

It’s time to start a fire. To burn, yes, but also to illuminate.

My advice? Abandon the political party as your vehicle for political participation.

My alternative? Find your Pack.

My platform? Make – Protect – Teach.

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ET Live – 12.11.2018

December 11, 2018

Our December 11 edition of Epsilon Theory Live has concluded, but subscribers can still catch the replay here.

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