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by technovelist
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Anyone Else Feel Like Something is About to Break?
Replies: 24
Views: 3966

Re: Anyone Else Feel Like Something is About to Break?

I expect something to break sometime in the next year or so. As far as I can tell, the exponential curve of government insanity is getting into the really steep region.
by technovelist
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum
Replies: 341
Views: 31400

Re: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum

Okay… anyway, since we're all in agreement that the money supply is created jointly by the government and banks, let's discuss QE and whether or not it's inflationary. Let's see if I have the arguments down: Perspective #1 : QE is inflationary because it swaps a non-cash asset for cash in the banki...
by technovelist
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Non-Governmental violence
Replies: 45
Views: 3822

Re: Non-Governmental violence

my bad .. i was going by the argument he made in the previous post that doodle replied to.... i tend to see a lot of arguments made against "libertarianish" thinking, that fail to see the distinction between a foundational understanding of the nature of government, that sounds like (or maybe is ana...
by technovelist
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum
Replies: 341
Views: 31400

Re: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum

Well it is Groundhog's day, everyday. Scary that there are 13 people in America who actually believe this stuff ! And they're ALL HERE! I think that most people feel this way the first time they are exposed to this perspective on our monetary system. As I posted before, I think that one of the reas...
by technovelist
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: You never know
Replies: 38
Views: 7754

Re: You never know

That is from the gold forum: How? They will kill the economy with higher taxes. Don`t you think they will accept a reasonable level of inflation (<4-5%?) to get rid of the debt that way? You can`t really tell me that you think the FED is independend. (on paper perhaps, but in reality they are not) ...
by technovelist
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Government shutdown at the OK Corral
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Government shutdown at the OK Corral

MediumTex wrote: I wish that there were a 2x leveraged long moronic politician ETF.

That would be cool.
CEF is pretty good for that.
by technovelist
Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: You never know
Replies: 38
Views: 7754

Re: You never know

If the government inflates the money supply to the point where people reject the paper it will have inflated itself out of existance. It won't be able to pay police or tax collectors or the army if they won't take the paper. It will have to display it's true colors as just a gang of theives by goin...
by technovelist
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Tapering called off
Replies: 201
Views: 15830

Re: Tapering called off

So if an economy is in a recession or depression, what effect would we expect to see from a dramatic increase in government spending? The same effect as at any other time: impoverishment of the general public and enrichment of the government's favored producers and consumers. Is that what happened ...
by technovelist
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum
Replies: 341
Views: 31400

Re: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum

The government never got its financial house in order in the 1990's. The last time there was a budget surplus was in the 1950's. But of course it takes more and more borrowing and spending to keep the bubble inflated as time goes on and there are more and more imbalances in the economy. Thus, even ...
by technovelist
Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Tapering called off
Replies: 201
Views: 15830

Re: Tapering called off

But shouldn't those entrepreneurs have seen all of that government spending as artificial government-generated demand and conclude that once the war was over the demand would promptly dry up and probably trigger a default on government debt because of the years of excessive wartime spending?  Why w...