Sunday, November 22, 2009

Homework Sunday

I am up to my elbows in money today. Unfortunately, it's all theoretical money. Studying a few "academically acceptable" sources, and about a million anonymous, pseudonomous, and a few attributed blog and other web sources that won't end up in my paper. I just started following David Boyle's "The Real Blog", seems like a pretty good source for the debate on the other side of the Atlantic.

The field of money is fertile ground for conspiracy theory. It's so fertile, in fact, that it's hard to find the real story. I cannot prove that local negative-interest currency has been stamped out (pardon the pun) by banks who are both jealous of their prerogative to create money, and wealthy enough to buy legislation. Of course, if you by your nature create money, you can make the government do your bidding and prevent competition, all the while pretending that the Holy Market is a free one.

There is no such thing as a free market. Never was.

I'm trying to get this paper done before December, as that will give me more time to work on my group psych project -- and so I can move on from money and into my next area of independent research, game theory. I don't want to have too many irons in the fire. Anyone who knows me will say that it's too late for that...


  1. darlin', anytime you arent up to your chin in fired irons, I will start to worry about you. I liked the poem in your last post, too. Truly.

  2. Danke! You know it looks better in FireFox