The Zeitgeist

How It Started. How It’s Going.

By Ben Hunt | October 20, 2020

Knowledge Takes the Sword Away

By Rusty Guinn | October 16, 2020

Meta Information

By Ben Hunt | October 15, 2020

The Frustrated Money Manager

By Ben Hunt | October 8, 2020

Scapegoating the Zeitgeist

By Ben Hunt | October 2, 2020

Hook, Line and Sinker

By Rusty Guinn | October 1, 2020

Why Am I Reading This Now?

By Ben Hunt | September 25, 2020

Brave New World

By Peter Cecchini | September 23, 2020

The UNITED States of America

By Ben Hunt | September 19, 2020

Many People Say

By Ben Hunt | September 16, 2020

Invisible Threads: Matrix Edition

By Ben Hunt | September 9, 2020

A Society of Tinkerers

By Luis Perez-Breva | September 4, 2020

The Game of Tesla

By Ben Hunt | September 3, 2020

The Cartoon Put

By Rusty Guinn | September 1, 2020

Cheesing

By Rusty Guinn | August 26, 2020

The Projection Racket, Pt. 2

By Rusty Guinn | September 28, 2020 | 22

The Projection Rackets will say that the solution to two-party dominance and the erosion of political self-determination is, like everything else, is to vote. Express yourself! Don’t you believe in democracy?

They are wrong. We, the people, CAN fix this. And if we want it enough, we will.

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The Projection Racket, Pt. 1

By Rusty Guinn | September 14, 2020 | 23

Some of us are uncomfortable with BITFD, and that’s OK. Small-c conservatives should be uncomfortable. Small-l liberals should be uncomfortable.

They should also get on board.

This is a series about why.

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Fell on Black Days

By Ben Hunt | October 5, 2020 | 25 Comments

2020 has awakened us to the Black Days constructed while we slept.

Now we act, and not just to avoid the worst excesses of the Trumpist clownshow or the Socialist lunacies.

Now we change the entire freakin’ world.

For ourselves, yes. For our children, even more.

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“Quantile Tracking Errors (QuTE)” by Aguilar, Chengan, and Custovic

By Academic Research Author | October 16, 2020 | 0

Aguilar, Chengan and Custovic dig into the concept of “tracking error” and find that current measures do a poor job of handling skewness and kurtosis. They propose a new approach to calculating tracking error – Quantile Tracking Errors (QuTE) – to address this weakness in traditional measures.

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The Welding Shut of the American Mind

By Ben Hunt | September 21, 2020 | 31

The closing of the American mind is evolving into its next stage: the welding shut of the American mind.

What’s the difference between closing and welding shut? A closed door can be opened. A welded shut door cannot. We can’t save the minds already lost. We can only prevent our OWN minds from being welded shut.

And we can. Together.

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Mailbag – Lucifer’s Hammer Edition

By Ben Hunt | September 11, 2020 | 8

It’s been a full year since I wrote my last Mailbag note, which is kinda pathetic.

Well, better late than never. Reader comments and emails following our publication of Lucifer’s Hammer have been amazing, and it would be a disservice to the Pack if I didn’t collect some of them here. Enjoy!

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Lucifer’s Hammer

By Ben Hunt | August 31, 2020 | 40

There’s a comet speeding our way, a comet of endemic urban violence.

And for so many people – especially young men with the voice of Ego now shouting in their heads as the whispers are turned up to 11 by the amps of political party and social media – they think that post-apocalyptic world sounds just dandy.

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Facebook Delenda Est

By Ben Hunt | August 20, 2020 | 43

More than any other company, Facebook is undermining our democracy and our most integral political rights.

More than any other company, Facebook has bought and paid for political cover at the highest levels of American, Indian and European government, political cover that prevents any of the actions we might take as a society to rid ourselves of this cancer.

Facebook delenda est.

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“Rebalance Timing Luck: The Dumb (Timing) Luck of Smart Beta” by Hoffstein, Faber and Braun

By Academic Research Author | August 17, 2020 | 0

Hoffstein, Faber and Braun construct long-only indices that provide exposures to popular U.S. equity factors (value, size, momentum, quality, and low volatility) and vary their rebalance schedules to isolate the effects of “rebalance timing luck.”

Their results suggest substantial problems for analyzing any investment when the strategy, its peer group, or its benchmark is susceptible to performance impacts driven by the choice of rebalance schedule.

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Archive Spotlight

Love in the Time of COVID-19

February 17, 2020

Within a few months, the reality of COVID-19 will overtake the propaganda of the CCP and their toadies at the World Health Organization, as real-world companies begin making real-world economic decisions to maintain their enterprises in the face of a real-world threat.

Those decisions will be led by sports franchises.

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ET Live!

ET Live! – 8.13.2020

August 11, 2020

It’s the August 11th…I mean, August 13th edition of ET Live!, an interactive livestream in which Ben and Rusty discuss all things narrative in the world today.

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