MrPlunger’s Activity

Thu Aug 10

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 9:57 AM

Re: What Goldman Sez About Bitcoin

What makes me laugh is that the basic idea was that there is a limit to the number of new Bitcoins that can be mined, so no future supply shock.

Instead, there are oodles of new wannabe crypto currencies.

All Ponzis IMO, there's [more]

Wed May 3

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MrPlunger replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:54 PM

Re: UK Threatens to walk from Brexit Talks

Evening all!

The Brexit "negotiations" are a bit of a farce at the moment because Juncker and his fellow Eurocrats are all about gaining personal prestige from expanding and intensifying the EU. Brexit is a kick in the teeth to [more]

Tue May 2

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MrPlunger replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:49 AM

Re: What If Climate Scientists Are Guessing Wron

We actually can sustain 10 billion and do it quite well

Q have you heard of earth overshoot day?

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MrPlunger replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:29 AM

Re: What If Climate Scientists Are Guessing Wrong?

If we did it now, providing family planning services to everyone in the world who wants them, maybe we'd find the population stabilizes, even begins to draw us back from the brink of ecocide. All those in smaller families would be better off. And [more]

Mon Jan 16

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 8:53 AM

Re: QOTD by Criss Jami

I simply embarrassed them right out the joint with my words.

Aw, c'mon Rock, tell us what you said ...

Sun Jan 8

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MrPlunger replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 8:31 AM

Re: Monitor resolution

I had this problem and it was caused by installing a 32 bit operating system on a 64 bit computer (or the other way around).

Mon Nov 21

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 10:17 AM

Re: 1 in 3 UK Families Struggle To Pay Energy Bills

UK gave extremely generous and long term subsidies to renewable energy inputs, both small scale like rooftop solar, but also big wind and solar farms, many times the cost of wholesale production from gas fired power stations. The subsidy in the form [more]

Mon Nov 7

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MrPlunger replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 10:18 PM

Re: AverageJoe's 756th CaptionChallenge

Great curry last night, though a tad hot.

Wed Oct 26

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 10:59 PM

Re: Investors: You Can No Longer Ignore CC

Global leaders put climate change on the G20 agenda on Saturday, when both China and the United States signed on to a plan to curb emissions.


but there is nothing in that G20 accord to curb the population explosion in [more]

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 10:52 PM

Re: Bushmeat Mammals Being Eaten Into Extinction

Democratic Republic of Congo

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/...

Population: 80 mil.

Growing at 2.4% p.a., [more]

Tue Oct 18

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 5:32 AM

Re: Top Fed Official Very Worried About US Economy

The Fed wants to raise rates because that would imply a stronger economy.

But low rates are the symptom not the cause.

If they actually want a stronger economy they need to leave rates low for longer.


Fischer's [more]

Sun Oct 2

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 9:58 PM

Re: Guess I'll try posting this here.

Perhaps we are all re-learning what democracy means.

One person, one vote.

And the point is, all votes are equal. No matter some-one is a captain of industry worried about "the economy". His/her vote counts only as much as [more]

Sun Sep 11

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 5:47 AM

Re: Even Housing Bust Towns Are Booming Again

So why doesn't the Fed start running down their 1 trn mortgage book?

Sun Jul 24

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 4:49 AM

Re: Our Universe Formed From Collapsed Universe

To you, I am just a bag of genes

Or a collection of deterministic particles...




Now that's an interesting point ... presumably quantum uncertainty/probability means we are not totally deterministic and so the [more]

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 4:12 AM

Re: Our Universe Formed From Collapsed Universe

The downside (for you) is that only I exist

We are all the same ... unique!

To you, I am just a bag of genes, but you are mystical, centre of the universe ... to me you are I am afraid just a bag of genes doing what you are [more]

Sat Jul 23

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 1:49 PM

Re: Our Universe Formed From Collapsed Universe

How do you think we popped into existence?

I see two separate questions -

1. What's the universe doing existing? Where did it come from, how does it work?

2. What are each of us doing with our unique [more]

Thu Jul 7

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 5:31 AM

Re: When Stocks Give You Nothing

Periods of disappointment can last for decades.

So don't stick in stocks ... in the 70s gold did rather well I seem to recall, from the pegged $32 to $850.

With negative interest rates not so unlikely soon, gold and [more]

Tue Jun 28

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MrPlunger replied to the Free For All Economics board. 3:03 PM

Re: Brexit: Fall of the Babel Tower

This was the problem in bombing the Falklands from Ascension island.

It took one bomber and 12 tankers.

Sun Sep 30

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Watercooler Post

MrPlunger wrote 3:15 PM

Why is the Fed sucking assets out via QE when Bernanke himself acknowledges a savings glut ... or put another way, a shortage of assets? How inefficient can Fed policy get ...

Mon Jun 11

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Watercooler Post

MrPlunger wrote 1:21 PM

Imbalances are the underlying issue - flow of money to the rich and to the trade surplus nations leaving everyone else with just debts. In aggragate, too much saving. Le probleme c'est moi.

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