What does Elaine’s mink jacket have to do with government?  The link is subtle, but important. Transactional economics not monetary. Elaine owns the mink. Government owns us all. 

Today, we follow the 250-year trend towards “renting your life.”  It’s a movement that has been gaining ground a lot lately.  That’s because absent new tech breakthroughs, we’ve been reduced to monetizing sex, the weather, and all the while, government pressure builds as we lurch towards depletion of the planet’s resources.

Cheery stuff to serve up at mid-week, don’t you think?  After charts and some headlines as our “warm-up act.”

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