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by Tyler
Wed May 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1980
Views: 52150

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

That is still looking at things from a purely monetary standpoint. Maybe you missed my first point. ;) Shutdowns also kill people. Here's one example: Economic shutdown could kill more than coronavirus, experts warn If you believe a data-driven approach is important, then IMO we should honestly acc...
by Tyler
Wed May 13, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1980
Views: 52150

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

You also can't say no lives are lost because of the shutdown. From critical screenings and procedures not performed to the long-term detrimental health effects of poverty, willingly shutting down the world has consequences. It's not black and white. I see the current conflict more about the competin...
by Tyler
Tue May 12, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: So I got married! (Not really)
Replies: 19
Views: 490

Re: So I got married! (Not really)

It sounds to me like two quantum timelines crossed in your dream state. Maybe you really did live out both lives simultaneously, only to snap into one reality when someone observed you in the simulation. Just think of it as Schrodinger's girlfriend. :o
by Tyler
Sat May 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Cool Collection of PP Charts
Replies: 18
Views: 43280

Re: Cool Collection of PP Charts

You're welcome! As I've said many times and am happy to repeat, I've learned a ton over the years from this forum. Conversations here directly inspired many of the tools on the site, so I'm glad you find them useful. BTW, it's a shame that Tinypic went under and sank all of the images in this thread...
by Tyler
Fri May 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Would you start a PP for a 6 year old?
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Would you start a PP for a 6 year old?

I've got two kids, 5 and 6. I want to start an investment count for each of them. Obviously the PP is conservative, but as they grow it will teach them all of the benefits of predictable returns with low volatility. Seeing how they may use this money to start a business when they are 15, wouldn't i...
by Tyler
Fri May 01, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: Stock scream room
Replies: 1351
Views: 244632

Re: Stock scream room

Maybe we should start calling the Permanent Portfolio the Pessimist's portfolio. Definitely not! It's true that the PP attracts a certain subset of people with doubts about the stock market, but the portfolio itself isn't inherently optimistic or pessimistic. The whole point is that it maintains a ...
by Tyler
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Stocks
Topic: World Stock Index instead of TSM in PP, GB
Replies: 21
Views: 778

Re: World Stock Index instead of TSM in PP, GB

I seem to recall Tyler saying that the PP and GB's substantial gold allocation made international stocks unnecessary but I don't remember why. But I do note that HB and Craig and MT didn't have a problem with it, and in fact it was the latter two's recommendation of VT that got me started on this. ...
by Tyler
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Xanax please
Replies: 19
Views: 585

Re: Xanax please

One of the biggest problems I have with state bailouts is the incentives involved. If states get the idea that the Feds will step in and bail them out if things get bad enough, they actually have an incentive to stay closed and ruin their own economies in the short term to get bailed out of their lo...
by Tyler
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Intellectual Property (IP) & Theft
Replies: 196
Views: 4058

Re: Intellectual Property (IP) & Theft

Preventing me (via man-made/enforced IP laws) from making my own copy is actually immoral and a form of slavery, as you are infringing upon my natural rights to combine the resources I own with my skills/time however I see fit. Many years ago I was working for a small US-based company making iPhone...
by Tyler
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Why Left Supports Lockdown?
Replies: 61
Views: 1804

Re: Why Left Supports Lockdown?

It seems like leftists support the lockdown going on in perpetuity and the right wing as well as libertarians oppose the lockdown. Emphasis on "seems". On this issue I think it's important to not confuse the popular propaganda storyline (left loves science and wants to save grandma, right is stupid...
by Tyler
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kat Klub
Replies: 335
Views: 8341

Re: Kat Klub

Cat math.

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by Tyler
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus General Discussion
Replies: 1980
Views: 52150

Re: Coronavirus General Discussion

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Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:03 pm
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