Category Archives: Not-so-current Events
So I was on the way home with Mouse and bumped into Andrew Colbert playing outside the Bagel Shop. Since I had my Zoom on me, I flipped it on. Check it out.
A man claiming to be Truth arrives at the temple, and wishes to meet the Dalai Lama. Announced, Truth enters, sits, and the two sit long, in silence, examining each other. Truth eventually breaks the silence, and says: “I am … Continue reading
In a previous post I mention emergent order in freely operating complex systems. In this one I want to make a scientific prediction. I believe that it will be discovered that “dark matter” and “dark energy” do not exist. John … Continue reading
In previous posts I talked about how we discovered money, and about the failed Bretton Woods gold standard. One must ask: is it possible to have gold as our money, yet still use paper or digital currency? The answer is … Continue reading
I hope if you are reading this, you understand that we didn’t invent money, we discovered it, and that gold is money, or more correctly, currency. We should really reserve “money” to describe the idea alone, and “currency” for what … Continue reading
There is a “consensus opinion” – if that term still has any validity post-ClimateGate – that the booming Chinese economy is going to pull the world out of the second dip in our current global economic maelstrom. One scoop or … Continue reading
“In Xanadu did Kublai Kahn a stately pleasure dome decree…” Coleridge Our western view of oriental history really sucks, pardon the phrase. Western teachings are so self-centred. Canadian kids are forced to memorize a whole bunch of names and dates, … Continue reading
They were a long time ago.