• The World for Sale – Commodity Trading in Uncertain Times

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Jan 28th 2023 1:32pm EST

    The exchange of goods and services has existed since the earliest forms of civilization, from simple barter arrangements at the local town square to Phoenician traders navigating the Mediterranean with goods from Europe and North Africa. Today, however, the scope of exchange is truly massive, with online commerce coming to dominate nearly all segments of […]

  • Suburban Redevelopment – The Growth Ponzi Scheme

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Jan 28th 2023 1:32pm EST (Archive)

    Ever since the Great Recession and financial crisis of the late 2000s, the American economic model of building large suburban housing developments with cheap credit and sometimes even cheaper building materials and standards has been called into question. Setting aside all the jobs generated in construction, banking, and other financial intermediation, municipal governments also depend […]

  • Zeihan – After Dark – the Collapse of Globalization

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Jan 28th 2023 1:31pm EST

    In the world of geopolitics, there are those that decide, and those that recommend. While it is debatable who wields more actual power, it is clear that the number of advisers, consultants, analysts, strategists and self-appointed experts clearly outweighs that of the policy makers. Peter Zeihan, a unique blend of the recommender class, has made […]

  • 2022 Year in Review

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Jan 18th 2023 6:09am EST (Archive)

    Stagflation. Fuel Prices. Shortages. Political Turmoil. War in Europe. Roe V. Wade. Crypto Collapse. Counter-counter culture. Most years have one or two seminal, defining events that set the societal zeitgeist, but in 2022 so many events vied for attention that most people had to take time not only to revaluate what it means for the […]

  • The World for Sale – Commodity Trading in Uncertain Times

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Dec 18th 2022 8:02pm EST (Archive)

    The exchange of goods and services has existed since the earliest forms of civilization, from simple barter arrangements at the local town square to Phoenician traders navigating the Mediterranean with goods from Europe and North Africa. Today, however, the scope of exchange is truly massive, with online commerce coming to dominate nearly all segments of […]

  • Suburban Redevelopment – The Growth Ponzi Scheme

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Nov 17th 2022 6:56pm EST (Archive)

    Ever since the Great Recession and financial crisis of the late 2000s, the American economic model of building large suburban housing developments with cheap credit and sometimes even cheaper building materials and standards has been called into question. Setting aside all the jobs generated in construction, banking, and other financial intermediation, municipal governments also depend […]

  • Zeihan – After Dark – the Collapse of Globalization

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Oct 31st 2022 2:38am EDT (Archive)

    In the world of geopolitics, there are those that decide, and those that recommend. While it is debatable who wields more actual power, it is clear that the number of advisers, consultants, analysts, strategists and self-appointed experts clearly outweighs that of the policy makers. Peter Zeihan, a unique blend of the recommender class, has made […]

  • Unfriendly Fire – a History of False Flags

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Sep 24th 2022 12:50pm EDT (Archive)

    According to the BBC, “a false flag is a political or military action carried out with the intention of blaming an opponent for it. Nations have often done this by staging a real or simulated attack on their own side and saying the enemy did it, as a pretext for going to war. The term […]

  • Cadillac Desert – The American West and Its Disappearing Water

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Aug 29th 2022 10:24pm EDT (Archive)

    Prior to 1900, the western United States comprised less than 5% of the country’s total population. By 2000, that number had quadrupled to over 20%, and was on track to continue growing as a percentage of the total until only recently, where the southern states have begun outpacing it in term of number of people […]

  • Assassination – After Dark

    Myth Of The 20th Century - Aug 5th 2022 10:42am EDT (Archive)

    With the alleged assassination of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri by US forces and the shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the past few weeks, conspiracy theories abound as to the motives behind potential realignment in global politics and the media news cycle. Also in the news is economist Jeffrey Sachs making […]