Morning Reading

by | Jun 4, 2017 | Culture, Economy, Keith | 0 comments

A few things you may’ve missed this week that are worth your time to read –

 

Nicholas Taleb quite presciently wrote “The Merchandising of Virtue” – this is a must read and brilliant.

 

James Kunstler wrote another brilliant post – “Covfefe Land” – “The extraordinary thought disorders of this moment in history are equally distributed across the political spectrum. They’re an inevitable product of what Sigmund Freud identified as the discontents of civilization, but they grow especially acute as that civilization enters an economic crack-up zone. The craziness is equally distributed while the nation’s wealth is not.”

 

Allison Fedora explained the politics of NAFTA in “Managing Expectations for NAFTA” with a reality check on what is likely to occur in regard to renegotiating.

 

W. Ben Hunt wrote a rambling piece entitled “Westworld” but if you will stick with it through the TV and movie quotes he eventually gets around to explaining that our political status quo is collapsing and volatile but our economic status quo has not yet been collapsing and volatile – Hunt explains why that is and guesses when and if the two might catch up to each other.

 

Enjoy, interesting stuff.