The Opposite of 2008

By Ben Hunt | March 2, 2021 | 14 Comments

In 2008, the US housing market – together with a Fed that thought the subprime crisis was “contained” – delivered the mother of all deflationary shocks to the global economy.

In 2021, the US housing market – together with a Fed that thinks inflationary pressures are “transitory” – risks delivering the mother of all inflationary shocks.

The ET Pack is going to figure this out … together.

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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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Hunger Games

By Ben Hunt | February 4, 2021 | 31

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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AMA? BITFD!

By Ben Hunt | November 24, 2020 | 23

The American Medical Association is not a charitable organization.

The American Medical Association is not an educational organization.

The American Medical Association is a tax-exempt hedge fund and licensing corporation, designed from the ground up to enrich its executives and serve its own bureaucratic interests.

Burn. It. The. Fuck. Down.

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The Grifters, Chapter 3 – Election Prediction

By Ben Hunt | November 9, 2020 | 31

Polls create the plays. Election models create the score. Fivey Fox and “Nate Silver” announce the game. All to create engagement with a diversified media corporation.

No one understands how to create and sell a spectator sport better than Disney.

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Fell on Black Days

By Ben Hunt | October 5, 2020 | 27

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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Harper's Corner

The Dr. Seuss estate will no longer be publishing 6 books that they feel contain offensive language and imagery. This includes 'And to Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street' and 'If I Ran the Zoo'.

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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!

ET Live! – 12.15.2020

December 14, 2020

In which Ben and Rusty discuss the Long Now, hedonic treadmills and swap SPAC stories.

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