"Cattle die, and kinsmen die, and so must one die oneself. But there is one thing I know which never dies, and that is the fame of a dead man's deeds." - Old Norse Proverb
"Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species." - Nietzsche
PERPETUAL GROWTH IS IMPOSSIBLE: We’ve all heard the story of the clever merchant who asked the King to pay him with grains of wheat placed on a chessboard. On the first square he was to receive one grain; on the second, two grains; on the third, four grains — doubling with every square up [...]
"When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence." - Gary Lloyd
Jean-Baptiste Say, economist and exponent of the attainment of truth through logic and observation
by Kevin Alfred Strom
THE FACT THAT the fetid “economic stimulus” nonsense that continuously emanates from the professional plunderers in Washington is accepted by intelligent people is disturbing to me.
The idea that politicians can actually give us “free” anything [...]
"I think of you and I feel like a sea without a shore. Yet the time is not yet, not yet. And the Moon looks down upon us all." - Kevin Alfred Strom
BANKRUPTING THE COUNTRY?: Many economists these days are expressing fears that the “stimulus” program and spending sprees of the regime in Washington could lead to severe inflation, “bankrupting the country.” They make a good case, but it’s a little confusing when they refer to bankrupting the country when really they’re referring to bankrupting the [...]
"Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state." - Noam Chomsky
RUSSIA FAVORS EURO OVER DOLLAR: According to Pravda, “the U.S. dollar is not Russia’s basic reserve currency anymore.” Though dollar-based assets at Russia’s central bank are still substantial at over 40%, they are dropping and have now been exceeded by Euro-based assets.
"Instead of kissing, I whisper in the ear, which is a much shorter distance to the corpus collosum where the turning on turns. Sex is not between the thighs, but between the ears." - Day Brown
FEDERAL RESERVE KEY RATE NOW 1%: As the BBC says, this means the Fed is now “running out of rates” to boost the economy; of course, they could always go to negative interest rates and toss pre-approved loan applications out of airplanes. Maybe they should take my suggestion: make Monopoly money legal tender — [...]