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by Xan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets

On the other hand, having UBI means that workers won't have to drive for Uber or scrub toilets to survive. Meaning that if the job is sufficiently low-paying or annoying, it will be relatively easier to quit. So I figured that UBI could actually force these companies to pay employees/contractors be...
by Xan
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: is the retail bubble bursting?
Replies: 38
Views: 5439

Re: is the retail bubble bursting?

another domino falls.. sears has filed for bankruptcy, has plans to shut 142 locations, is $5.6 billion in debt, they have had to sell off major brands.. and the ceo has just stepped down. It’s depressing. I grew up with Sears, and so did a bunch of you, I’m sure. Some articles say it could have be...
by Xan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Harry on Bitcoin
Replies: 33
Views: 1787

Re: Harry on Bitcoin

It was computer-related, wasn't it, Tech? Yes. Sometime in the 1980's I wrote a permanent portfolio calculator that he mentioned in the newsletter. I think I still have that issue of the newsletter somewhere but can't lay hands on it right at the moment. I also helped him speed up some software on ...
by Xan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Universal Basic Income vs Universal Basic Assets

Universal Basic Income has been thought of positively by many on this board. Here's a critique of it I hadn't heard before. Douglas Rushkoff, long-time open source advocate (and currently a professor of Digital Economics at the City University of New York, Queens College), is calling Universal Basic...
by Xan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Politics in investment boards
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Politics in investment boards

Creating this topic to contain some off-topic posts from the Gold Scream Room thread.
by Xan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 2140
Views: 303775

Re: The GOLD scream room

dualstow wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:42 pm
Thanks. Broken clock, no talent involved. O0
Except that 3:00PM EST is 4:00PM EDT, and EDT is in effect at the moment. For a few more weeks. :-)
by Xan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 4869

Re: Kavanaugh

Just FWIW Norway is one of the most equal nations in the world has more state ownership of the means of production/of capital than Venezuela has or had and Norway seems to be doing alright for itself. How absolutely dare you try to make a point that a country with such an unhealthy amount of white ...
by Xan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 4869

Re: Kavanaugh

I used the term redneck here as a somewhat snarky placeholder to illustrate the culture war. I should have come up with something similarly snarky for the city-living college grad or just not used those terms at all. I didn't really mean it as a pejorative to owners of towing companies or country f...
by Xan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 609
Views: 43453

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

Xan, What of God's plans do you think he's advancing that are most important to you? I actually find this take pretty honest and refreshing... My priorities might be different, but I can understand the idea of voting for a relative "slimeball" if they can reliably advance an agenda that's important...
by Xan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Trump as tragicomedy
Replies: 609
Views: 43453

Re: Trump as tragicomedy

If anything (and I think the whole analogy is a stretch), Trump is more like one of the pagan kings who in some way advanced God's plan, but were not themselves among God's people. Cyrus the Great, perhaps. "People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to...
by Xan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 4869

Re: Kavanaugh

Senator Collins addressed that point. Moda, the video is well worth watching. You can crank it up to 2x speed. Really most of the speech isn't about the allegations but about judicial philosophy. It's interesting. Edit: here's the full transcript: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/us/politics/susan...
by Xan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 4869

Re: Kavanaugh

I don't think the Clinton thing came entirely out of left field. He's saying people are angry about Kavanaugh's involvement in the Starr probe.