Election 2016: Alien Queen vs. Swamp Thing

Sludgefeast ’16 (otherwise known as the US presidential election) has finally shaken out all fellow-traveling parasites in favor of two alpha vermin—the Alien Queen and Swamp Thing.

As the face of their respective political parties, each boasts a distinctive pedigree: the former a career politician who consistently shows that […]

Election 2016: Alien Queen vs. Swamp Thing 2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00

Crossing the $10 Trillion Mark

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Now that the global tally of negative-interest debt issued has passed the $10 trillion mark, it might be worth taking a moment to reflect the yet unknown implications posed by the intrusion of…reality.

Interest rates in the EU, Switzerland, Japan, and now Germany have dipped […]

Crossing the $10 Trillion Mark 2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00

The Role of Fear Suspense Magazine

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

—Dante Alighieri, “The Inferno”

A somewhat paradoxical title for an article. For how can “fear” (from the protoGermanic feraz or “danger”), understood as intrinsically unsettling, disruptive, or even paralyzing in both its chilling transitive and dark majestic […]

The Role of Fear Suspense Magazine 2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00

What Is The Subduction Zone?



Six years after the legislative abortion otherwise known as Dodd-Frank was excreted into being, its tentacles show no signs of tiring.

The latest arm-twistings of the financial sector by regulators now infesting corporate boardrooms manifest as an arbitrary failing grade for most banks for attempting to […]

What Is The Subduction Zone? 2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00