Category Archives: Money

Economics Made Simple

Ed Kless gave a great presentation on “Economics Made Simple” tonight. Using an interactive game, he demonstrated how wealth is created by simply trading items among individuals. Since I hear things like ‘it is a zero sum game’ and ‘the … Continue reading

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The History Of Money

The history of money is fascinating: http://www.xat.org/xat/moneyhistory.html

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IRS is 150 Years Old

One of the most evil branches of the government is the IRS.  They are about to turn 150, so I thought I would jot down a few notes about the agency. Started by Abraham Lincoln (and the Congress) to pay for Civil … Continue reading

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A Guide to American Federal Debt Made Easy

An informative and humorous video: DEBT LIMIT – A GUIDE TO AMERICAN FEDERAL DEBT MADE EASY.

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Federal Debt, The Way I See It

If the US Government were a family & their household income was $55,000 per year, they’d actually be spending $96,500 — $41,500 more than they made! That means they’re spending 175% of their annual income! So, in 2011 they’d add … Continue reading

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Birds and Bees of Money w/ Extra Sarcasm

Pretty funny new video from Andrew Klaven explaining that money = desire. (I prefer money = labor, but his description works too)

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Crash Course – Economy / Energy / Environment

This is important enough that I’d like everyone I care about to be very familiar with this information.  I’m posting it here in hopes of spreading the information.  I heard an interview of Chris Martenson today.  Something about his analytical/scientific … Continue reading

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Inflation Chart Porn

Recently, I was turned on to the website “National Inflation Association“.  They are one of the numerous groups that are concerned about the possibility of hyperinflation and the detrimental effects of inflation.  The charts below are all from their website, and … Continue reading

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Investment Fair

I spent my Friday night and most of Saturday at an investment fair. Not real entertaining, but very interesting. There was a wide variety of speakers. The most useful were the educational speakers and the 3-panel Q/A session with experienced … Continue reading

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The Truth About Market Timing

Kim Snider produced a 10-minute video explaining why market timing and buy and hold investing techniques are bad ideas. This is old news if you listen to Kim, but if you not familiar with her work, this is very valuable … Continue reading

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