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by Jack Jones
Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: More Money != More Inflation
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: More Money != More Inflation

Is this a power we want the feds to have? In return for giving them this power, they are supposed to provide price stability. How is that going? Congress created that money, not the Fed. They spent it into existence. Without the Fed, Congress could (and did, before the Fed existed) just as easily s...
by Jack Jones
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Cash
Topic: More Money != More Inflation
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: More Money != More Inflation

The money supply expansion during the COVID-19 pandemic was mostly saved until economies fully re-opened, at which point it unleashed a wave of demand that interacted quite poorly with the the unusual combination of labor shortages, raw material and energy shortages caused by the war in Ukraine, sh...
by Jack Jones
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: Gold will rise when Fed stops raising interest rates?
Replies: 49
Views: 1418

Re: Gold will rise when Fed stops raising interest rates?

There are always stories about how "this time it's different". At some point it will be different....for stocks, bonds, LTT's, gold, etc. The question is how much do you want to bet on it (any instance of "it")? Exactly. Thus far it seems obvious that the prevailing economic environment is " tight ...
by Jack Jones
Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:52 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?
Replies: 215
Views: 13660

Re: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?

Although most people on the forum now tend to dismiss Budd, either I missed or there never was a great response to his opinion. If we are actually in a multi-year trend of slowly rising interest rates, what will keep the PP or any Risk Parity portfolio from having the losses we have seen this year ...
by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 29, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us
Replies: 1645
Views: 250314

Re: Daily "Check In" Thread For Us

dualstow wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:00 am
Best laid chips
O0
by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 29, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Maintaining Coding Skills During Break
Replies: 24
Views: 5159

Re: Maintaining Coding Skills During Break

You're welcome. I truly love it. I don't feel like I worked a day in 2019 (got hired to do it full-time). We won't be underrated for long because we're going to take over the world muahahahahahahaha 8) The latest Debian stable made the mistake of freezing with Plasma 5.14.5, which was not an LTS ve...
by Jack Jones
Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation - What are you doing different
Replies: 60
Views: 3779

Re: Inflation - What are you doing different

Thanks everyone.
by Jack Jones
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Housing Market
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Housing Market

Maybe this is an indication that the CPI understates inflation. Michael Saylor makes the point that inflation is not a scalar, it is a vector. The more luxury the good, the greater the inflation, e.g. cost of an Ivy league education has outpaced CPI. Owning a home is a bit of a luxury, so I would ex...
by Jack Jones
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation - What are you doing different
Replies: 60
Views: 3779

Re: Inflation - What are you doing different

Thanks! It went well. It took me three failed interview attempts, but on the fourth I succeeded. I feel better about inflation now; I did my part for my family. Great news!! Were the positions higher paying than your prior or did you have to negotiate salary? I don't think I made it to the salary n...
by Jack Jones
Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump reelection bid
Replies: 220
Views: 7338

Re: Trump reelection bid

In my conception, freedom is not an immutable fact graven in nature and on the heart of man. It is not inherent in man or in society, and it is meaningless to write it into law. The mathematical, physical, biological, sociological, and psychological sciences reveal nothing but necessities and deter...
by Jack Jones
Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Inflation - What are you doing different
Replies: 60
Views: 3779

Re: Inflation - What are you doing different

I'm applying to higher paying jobs. I spent 10 years at my last job, but after 1 year at my current job, this Biden economy has me begrudgingly interviewing again. I'm quite happy with my current position, but this inflation has me feeling like the frog slowly cooking in a pot. I’m sorry to hear it...
by Jack Jones
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Session chat app
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Session chat app

dualstow wrote:
Thu Aug 18, 2022 8:15 am
Thank you, Spambot, for reminding me to post here.

It appears that Session has made some security concessions, which is bizarre.
I’m sticking with other apps.
I'm partial to Signal.
by Jack Jones
Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Synthesis of the PP and GB portfolios
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

Re: Synthesis of the PP and GB portfolios

I remember hearing a narrative that we are actually in a secular deflationary environment - that's why all the government money printing was only getting us 2% inflation (until last year). But fund managers are always good at talking a good story....hence the appeal of a risk parity portfolio which...
by Jack Jones
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump reelection bid
Replies: 220
Views: 7338

Re: Trump reelection bid

#3, paper no, voter ID yes, single day voting also no...rationale: we should make voting easier not harder for real people. Built properly, electronic voting would be extremely hard to hack if not impossible. Safer than paper. BITCOIN lovers, step in here please. Your moment to shine/brag up the te...
by Jack Jones
Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Synthesis of the PP and GB portfolios
Replies: 21
Views: 1025

Re: Synthesis of the PP and GB portfolios

2. Regarding TIPS: There's leeriness about them on this board for various reasons, including their poor performance vs. LTT's during the '08 financial crisis, their very short history and the old "don't buy your fire insurance from the arsonist-in-chief" argument. I used to buy into those arguments...
by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Visit To Rhinegold
Replies: 0
Views: 212

A Visit To Rhinegold

http://voluntaryist.com/backissues/070.pdf

Print it out, read it in your easy-chair.

Scratch that, it's not printing correctly.
by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Michael Badnarik dead at 68 years old
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Michael Badnarik dead at 68 years old

https://badnarik.org/michael-badnarik-1954-2022/ wrote:My spirits are high. I have absolutely no regrets. There is nothing on my bucket list that I have not accomplished… in style. If it is possible to have lived a perfect life, I have done it.
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by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump

Xan wrote:
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:49 pm
It doesn't seem appropriate for Disney to advocate marketing homosexuality to kindergarteners.

Regardless, it's Disney that's out of its lane here, no?
Yeah, I don't think that's appropriate either. However, we're not talking about making Walt Disney president.
by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump

What's the case against DeSantis? From what I read about his actions against Disney, he seems like a thug. Before he made the bill law, DeSantis said of Disney: “You’re a corporation based in Burbank, California, and you’re going to marshal your economic might to attack the parents of my state? We ...
by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II
Replies: 895
Views: 257669

Re: The Left is Eating Itself Pt. II

Perhaps the left wing people are more willing to eat produce with insects, bird droppings, fungi, and assorted weed material. Just kidding - sort of! I worked for a large agricultural company that made herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. Extensive tests showed the vegtables and such produced u...
by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump reelection bid
Replies: 220
Views: 7338

Re: Trump reelection bid

So the question would be for those who voted for him once or twice .... why not this time around? What did he do and when for him to finally lose your vote? I didn't vote for him, but my beef is that he had his chance. He got his opportunity to drain the swamp. Let's give someone else a shot. This ...
by Jack Jones
Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: Cognitive Health of Biden vs. Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86f4ZsvJ6I

Hopefully we get at least one viable candidate between the two main parties. I couldn't bring myself to vote for either the last two presidential elections. I'll vote for nearly anyone the R's put up except for Trump or Desantis.
by Jack Jones
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?
Replies: 215
Views: 13660

Re: Are most people here sticking with Treasuries?

Such a defensive portfolio is probably effective at achieving its goals, at the cost of ease of access if you're really going to go all in on asset custodianship for your gold and cash. And of course this won't be free so the returns will be lower compared to more paper/liquid assets that expose yo...
by Jack Jones
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 132
Views: 41506

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

I knew it. I could just tell. He's the kind of roofer who simply doesn't like metal roofs. That's fine. But it means this isn't the guy to install a metal roof for you. He may be great, decent, honest, trustworthy, the works... but he's not the right roofer if you want a metal roof. I already have ...