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Should Bankers Be Trusted to Create Money?

Paleo Retiree writes: UK-specific but a nice intro to the Monetary Reform point of view on our current financial travails. Related I wrote some postings — here, here and here — about my own attempts to make sense of the … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: Head-line Du Jour. One of the better ways to deal with our out-of-control lords and masters is to ridicule and tease them, IMHO. Alex Beam shows how. Renegade publisher Chip Smith delivers a great q&a with the … Continue reading

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Financial Ramblings

Paleo Retiree writes: The alternative-currencies meme has acquired a lot of momentum recently. Here’s Max Keiser on Bitcoin and more: Some other fun and alarming finance-insanity links: In Cyprus: “The [Bank of Cyprus] will be owned largely by individuals and … Continue reading

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Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: An excellent intro by architect Christine Franck to a great American artform: the Shingle Style. Why should taxpayers be subsidizing our biggest banks?  Meet Roberta Pedon, unbelievably busty hippie-chick pinup star of the ’70s. What’s become of … Continue reading

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Simon Dixon on Banking

Paleo Retiree writes: I don’t know about Simon Dixon’s proposed solutions to our banking problems, but his analyses and descriptions of how things work and what’s wrong with them strike me as awfully helpful. Related, related, related.

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The Collapse, Part Three

Paleo Retiree writes: This is Part Three of a three-part series. Part One of this series is here. Part Two is here. As helpful as those resources are, though, I confess that temperamentally I’m not of the “We can make … Continue reading

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The Collapse, Part Two

Paleo Retiree writes: This is Part Two of a three-part series. Part One is here. Another distinction that I’ve found useful is between people who think the current system can be responsibly and successfully managed and people who think that our … Continue reading

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The Collapse, Part One

Paleo Retiree writes: This is Part One of a three-part series. Since my recent retirement, the main way I’ve been busying myself intellectually has been in trying to make sense of the financial collapse of 2008. “What on earth just … Continue reading

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“Margin Call”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Margin Call” is an ensemble drama that treats the 2008 financial meltdown as a race-against-time thriller. Written and directed by newcomer J. C. Chandor, the movie takes you behind the hermetic glass sheathing of a prominent … Continue reading

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Linkathon

Paleo Retiree writes: The Bank of England admits that its policies have benefited the rich and punished savers. More. I’m convinced that this says much about our era. Galz & guyz & fat: Mark Sisson offers a Primal/Paleo take on … Continue reading

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