Where finance and media intersect with reality


In the Blind Spot on Friday (Russian stocks, bitcoin, Covid)

Finance, markets and economics: Reuters reports that Russian stocks fell in their second day of trading after a near month-long suspension. [But as far as I can see that’s definitely a rebound in the Moex? That also looks like a rebound in the rouble: Russia considers accepting bitcoin from friendly countries for oil and gas […]

How to threaten the world and break the internet at the same time

In support of my “effective military propaganda should always be uplifting and a bit kitsch/eurovision” theory. A must watch in every possible way: Though, like with any good blockbuster movie there are many cuts going around. This is my favourite: Can NATO please hurry up and join this party by putting out its own kitsch […]