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Book Journal 1: Classical Liberalism and Gold

Paleo Retiree writes: “The Law” by Frédéric Bastiat. Alas, I came to this book too late in my poli-sci education. No disrespect meant, let alone any quarrels with its status as a classic of the libertarian tradition, but it didn’t advance any … Continue reading

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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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Hayek’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

epiminondas writes: Friedrich Hayek received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1974.  His acceptance speech contained the following jewel… “To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society … Continue reading

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Historical Note

Paleo Retiree writes Tiresome-Old-Fart-Reflections Alert … Younger people seem convinced that nothing as awful as what we’re currently enduring has ever been seen before. But the mood in the U.S. in the late ’70s (when I was a young adult) … Continue reading

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(money) – (control) = (failure)?

Glynn Marshes writes: On the NPR website, a story on the charity GiveDirectly that’s trying to help poor people in the developing world in an unusual way: by sending them money with no strings attached. Skeptics thought “the poor” would … Continue reading

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How Government Drags Us Down

epiminondas writes: This is a very good talk given by John Tamny, an editor at Forbes Magazine.  He discusses many misconceptions about the Great Depression and how the reckless actions of the Federal Reserve endanger our ability to invest scarce … Continue reading

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More on Bitcoin

Paleo Retiree writes: Cullen Roche shares some smart musings. And:

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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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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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Paleo Retiree writes: JayMan attempts an answer to this question: How much do inbreeding and outbreeding have to do with a society’s cohesiveness? Some bliss of recent vintage for Roger Federer fans. How does he make some of those shots? … Continue reading

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