Hunger Games

By Ben Hunt | February 4, 2021 | 31 Comments

You have been told that the odds are ever in your favor. You have been told this for your entire life.

More and more, you suspect this is a lie.

Over the past few weeks you have been told a new story. A brave story. You have been told that by banding together and acting as one, you can “democratize” the stock market.

Today, as you see the collapsing stock prices of the companies you supported, you suspect that this was a lie, as well.

What now?

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Hunger Games Saga

Covid Variants

The Zimbabwe Event

By Ben Hunt | January 27, 2021

UK-Variant SARS-CoV-2 Update

By Ben Hunt | January 20, 2021

ET Podcast #3 – The Ireland Event

By Ben Hunt | January 14, 2021

The Ireland Event

By Ben Hunt | January 12, 2021

The Invulnerable Hero*

By Rusty Guinn | January 28, 2021 | 15

No, the real story here probably isn’t about a revolution against Wall Street. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t an opportunity to build a movement – right now – to transform it toward fair, free and open markets.

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Off Wall Street and Off-Off Wall Street

By Brent X. Donnelly | January 22, 2021 | 9

Everything you always wanted to know about r/Wallstreetbets and Gamestop*

*but were afraid to ask

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We Hanged Our Harps Upon the Willows

By Rusty Guinn | February 10, 2020 | 4

Because the danger of powerful memes, cartoons and narratives is not that they demand our acquiesence. It is that they demand our participation.

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Credit and Debt Monitor – 1.31.2020

By Rusty Guinn | February 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Credit and Debt Monitor – 1.31.2020

The decline in the strength of the Q4 narrative of a risk of “collapse” in credit markets continued in January.Uniquely among our macronarratives, cohesion actually dropped for debt and credit market narratives.We think that the heightened attention on the coronavirus outbreak and generally positive news about the China Trade War were largely absent from the …

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Stuck in the Middle With You

By Ben Hunt | January 30, 2020 | 5

There is a median narrative theorem that can serve as a central pillar of a NEW approach to social choice theory, an approach less pedantic in its assumptions about human nature and less naive in its assumptions about modes of social power.

The median narrative theorem generates powerful predictive hypotheses about elections, hypotheses that predicted Trump’s Republican primary victory in 2016 and – if current data holds – predicts Sanders’ Democratic primary victory in 2020.

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The Curious Case of Candidate Sanders

By Rusty Guinn | January 29, 2020 | 5

Everyone complains that their favorite candidate isn’t being treated fairly in the media. It’s the Bernie Bros’ turn…but are they right?

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Harper's Corner

Illinois is now the first state to eliminate cash bail. DC also got rid of it, but DC isn’t a state so they don’t get that nice 'first' title.

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Facebook Delenda Est

August 20, 2020

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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ET Live! – 2.16.2021

February 16, 2021

Check out our February 2021 ET Live!

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