money history and future

Money (the unauthorised biography)

"Everyone except an economist knows what 'money' means, and even an economist can describe it in at the course of a chapter or so..." ~ A.H. Quiggin Best chased (in my opinion) with a little eurodollar crash course (like this) Money, The Unauthorised Biography is one of the better efforts in the genre of "attempting … Continue reading Money (the unauthorised biography)

Who is your master?

If you work for a salary or even own a business that requires you to work a defined number of hours in a defined place every week, you are a slave. A slave is a dependant on a master. A slave is tied to a physical location - a time and place, not of his … Continue reading Who is your master?

The power of belief

I'm a huge fan of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series of books. In this fictional universe the gods get their power and divinity through the belief of their believers. The more believers the god has, the more powerful the god. But when their believers stop believing in them entirely, the gods disappear. This belief/power dynamic is … Continue reading The power of belief