weirdness

Look at the economy. Fight the illusion of normality. Feel the weirdness.

Summary: I don’t believe I’ve successfully communicated to our readers the extraordinary nature of our times. We too often focus on the details, but ignore this essential aspect of our situation. Since the crash (perhaps starting even before) we’ve sailed beyond the edges of the known economic “space”. We can no longer even see the …

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A guide to the weird numbers that run our world, describing financial bubbles & climate change.

Summary: Two of our greatest challenges in the 21st century are climate change and management of economic crises. They’re similar in that their mathematics are unlike that of the normal life — the routine world of averages, variances, and bell-curve distributions. These phenomena take us deep into the mysteries of science. Before we can predict …

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Surveys look into the heart of GOP weirdness: belief in conspiracy theories

Summary: This is the sixth in a series about the Right in America. The first five conveyed disturbing information, but the comments confirm what the op-ed pages tell us, that most Americans see nothing extraordinary with our current political system. Some consider us exceptional in a good way, some see our system as broken. Few …

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Today’s example of American foreign policy weirdness (about our allies)

As usual on the FM website, we look at the actual words — not the spin overlaid on them by media doctors.  Here are the first few volleys in this game, followed by a brief analysis. (1)  The initial outrage Remarks on April 1 by Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, spoke to employees of the state election commission.  This was …

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