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by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Forget Gold, Use Silver as Currency
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Forget Gold, Use Silver as Currency

"Silver is less expensive than gold, which makes it easier to transport and use."
(from the linked-to article)

Yes, of course it is much easier to transport many pounds of silver than a few ounces of gold.  :P
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?
Replies: 48
Views: 5022

Re: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?

Talk about the definition of fascism...  Let people claim non-private assets as private, and then give these people, and only these people, the keys to an entity that protects "their" property, and has the authority to start wars, while all the losers of the game of musical resources don't get a sa...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?
Replies: 48
Views: 5022

Re: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?

Talk about the definition of fascism...  Let people claim non-private assets as private, and then give these people, and only these people, the keys to an entity that protects "their" property, and has the authority to start wars, while all the losers of the game of musical resources don't get a sa...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Retirement Gamble
Replies: 43
Views: 5303

Re: The Retirement Gamble

4% real return after taxes is pretty optimistic; I wouldn't want to count on that continuing for several decades after retirement. I'm planning on 0% real return after taxes, drawing down my assets at a rate of 3% a year, which will last me until age 97 or so. I guess I'll need to get a job then.  ...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?
Replies: 48
Views: 5022

Re: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?

No, it offends the conscience that people are enslaved by the government and their production is forcibly taken to pay for "expansive government". I thought we were talking about women getting the right to vote. Plenty of men vote for expansive government, too. The percentage difference between the...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Retirement Gamble
Replies: 43
Views: 5303

Re: The Retirement Gamble

The older guy with 500k wasn't sure he had enough, despite the fact that that sum of money could easily support a 20k annual expense level without drawing down the principal! And that's not even counting the Social Security payments he's getting. Unless he's invested in really awful garbage, he'll ...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?
Replies: 48
Views: 5022

Re: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?

Because a property right interest in a forcibly enslaved human is an exercise in oppression that offends the  conscience. One might as well ask why murder or rape is wrong. Sorry, that's all I got. In the end, sometimes I just gotta say, "that's wrong because we're moral humans." That's the answer ...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: A Glimpse of a World Gone By
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: A Glimpse of a World Gone By

Yeah, most women I know don't exactly pine for those days. They prefer living in a society where it's normal and acceptable for them to be able to do things like go to college and work as something other than a teacher or secretary to men holding the door and tipping their hat. Why should women obj...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?
Replies: 48
Views: 5022

Re: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?

If women generally prefer greater liberalism and more expansive government, shouldn't a representative system of government respect those preferences? Why should their views be invalid? If slaveowners generally prefer greater property rights in people and more expansive enforcement of runaway slave...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Retirement Gamble
Replies: 43
Views: 5303

Re: The Retirement Gamble

The older guy with 500k wasn't sure he had enough, despite the fact that that sum of money could easily support a 20k annual expense level without drawing down the principal! And that's not even counting the Social Security payments he's getting. Unless he's invested in really awful garbage, he'll ...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?
Replies: 48
Views: 5022

Re: Liberty Isn't Just Property -- So What Is It?

If women generally prefer greater liberalism and more expansive government, shouldn't a representative system of government respect those preferences? Why should their views be invalid? If slaveowners generally prefer greater property rights in people and more expansive enforcement of runaway slave...
by technovelist
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Is the PP designed to accomodate something unique in history - U.S. bankruptcy
Replies: 74
Views: 16813

Re: Is the PP designed to accomodate something unique in history - U.S. bankruptcy

The present set of circumstances only works because the rest of the world still has confidence in the US and the dollar.  If the US continues to increase spending at current rates, do you really think there is no point at which this changes? Of course the fact the Europe has done the same thing for...