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August 2009

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The "Perma-Bear" Posts

August 27, 2009 – Comments (21)

Does anybody want the world to end?  What a dumb assertion.  [more]

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How I Pick Stocks in Real Life

August 26, 2009 – Comments (10)

I've been blogging here since January, and I received a great deal of encouragement.  It's really awesome when you get an email of facebook message saying "i loved that!"  [more]

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Welcome to Prosperity

August 26, 2009 – Comments (7)

Good morning friends, and welcome to Prosperity.  As you look around you'll notice that a great deal has changed since the last time you were here.   Before we get off the bus, please make sure your front and back life saving plates are secured in your vest.  Don't want any shrapnel to accidentally rip through your torso like a hot knife through butter.  I know they're heavy, but what's another 40 pounds added to your body weight?    [more]

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Government is the Responsibility of a Self Governing People

August 23, 2009 – Comments (6)

Or so we were told.  That has probably never been true.  Now we are told that is how it once was, but a new role of government is emerging.  Yet this new role is the same role it has been for millenia.  How is that new?  It's not.  It's a scam.  [more]

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M&M Candies, Suicide, a Challenge, Hackers, and an Addendum Repost

August 22, 2009 – Comments (4)

Over the weekend, my two most excellent ramblings were monkeyed with, causing them to be unviewable or deleted.  Even though they were popular, rather than just reposting them, I've decided to a little updating.  Let's call this blog The Ultimate Updated Repost Blog.  [more]

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Socialist Medicine Post Deleted

August 21, 2009 – Comments (10)

What happened?  Was it that spammer again? Or did MF pull it. It couldn't be a copyright problem, the Mises Institute gives away its articles for free, nor is this the first time I've posted something from there.  [more]

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Peas and Carrots, Pancho Villa, and a Degree from the University of Phoenix

August 20, 2009 – Comments (11)

Or alternatively titled, the most hated post in CAPS history.  Rec if you love it, even rec if you hate it, but read on Fools, and welcome to the twisted world of David in Qatar. (They call it Desert Madness.)   [more]

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Unhappily, No One Remembers

August 19, 2009 – Comments (4)

And still they don't remember  [more]

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This is what Free Market Health Care would actually look like

August 17, 2009 – Comments (50)

There is no free market health care in America.  Therefore, blaming the free market for health care failures is quite silly.  The question then, if we can move past the free market mythology of the interventionists, is what would free market health care actually look like?  Once this has been established, then we can debate whether or not it is has any merit.  I respect the people, and these people are present on CAPS, who take the time to analyze the free market solutions and accept the realities of current intervention, but still prefer not to go the free market route.  Yet others insist on repeating or inventing free market mythology.    [more]

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Breaking News: Swine Flu Vaccine Killed 25 in America in 1976

August 15, 2009 – Comments (28)

Umm, that's more dead from the vaccine than from the disease.  And yes, this is a government health care initiative.  If this is legit, wow.. just wow.  I hope somebody will follow up to confirm this.  [more]

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Hugo Chavez is Putting from the Rough

August 13, 2009 – Comments (2)

"Let's leave this clear," Mr. Chávez said during a live broadcast of his Sunday television program. "Golf is a bourgeois sport."     [more]

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Krugman Owned on Canadian Health Care

August 12, 2009 – Comments (10)

LMAO, stay indoors where it's warm and fuzzy, Paul.  [more]

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The Liberty Blog Part II: Strategies for Victory

August 11, 2009 – Comments (8)

The nice response I received from my previous blog sparked my interest in sharing some more thoughts on the future of libertarian politics.  Since this stuff is always rooting around in my head, fighting for space with thoughts about hot chicks, it's pretty easy to throw it on paper.  [more]

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The Liberty Blog

August 09, 2009 – Comments (31)

Thoughts on Stagflation, the Fed, a libertarian revolution, the stock market, "Real Life", rent seekers, the State, and the future all rolled into one long blog.  [more]

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The Origins of Fraudulent Banking and Government Finance: Ancient Greece

August 03, 2009 – Comments (6)

I would like to continue to share passages from Jesus Huerta De Soto's Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles.  The purpose for this is as follows:  [more]

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The Origins of Fraudulent Banking and Government Finance: The Bank of Amsterdam

August 01, 2009 – Comments (9)

Following up on the enthusiasm the Fool community showed for A History of Inflation in Rome, I would like to share another fun historical study I have come across.  The following is an excerpt from chapter 2 of Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles by Jesus Huerta De Soto.  I apologize that I could only reproduce a portion of this chapter.  Should you decide to read the entire chapter, you will be treated to a lengthy discourse on fraudulent banking in Ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome, the Middle Ages, the Bank of England, France, etc. all the way through to the present day.  De Soto's entire treatise is over 700 pages long. After slogging through the chapters establishing the different constructs of bank contracts, legal history, arguments for and against fractional reserve, a history of credit cycles and more, you finally get to the meat and potatoes: a plan to reform our monetary system, taking us from here (corrupt fractional reserve banking and the Fed) to there (free market banking.)  It is truly a masterpiece.  [more]

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