Me on Agoristradio.com

posted by on 2011.06.18, under Agorism, Blog
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I have been interviewed by Hiro on agoristradio.com. See links below:

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Bitcoin presentation, addendum

posted by on 2011.06.15, under Blog, Random Findings
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Yesterday I held a small presentation concerning Bitcoin. For those that can read German, here’s the stuff: http://cryptohippie.net/notes/bitcoin/

Someone even blogged about it: http://www.antibuerokratieteam.net/2011/06/15/die-bitcoin-rallye-geht-weiter/ (German)

Dear XYZ, money laundering

posted by on 2011.06.14, under Blog, Probable Fiction, The Intel State
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Dear XYZ,

you asked me on comments and thoughts on the problem of money laundering.

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Dear XYZ, Bitcoin

posted by on 2011.06.04, under Agorism, Blog, Probable Fiction
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Dear XYZ,
good to hear from you.
It is fascinating how sudden a wide-spread reporting on Bitcoin swept the globe.

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Scribble: Inflation

posted by on 2009.09.03, under Blog, Liberty, Probable Fiction, Scribbles
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Inflation

Bailouts, state guarantees, economic crisis… and every second pundit either warning of inflation or deflation. Enough reason to share a few thoughts about what inflation is. And why it is evil and matters a great great deal.

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The root of all evil: Compound Interest!!!!

posted by on 2009.09.01, under Blog, Just Stuff
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A few days ago I sat in a bar talking to a drunken fellow next to me. He was all about that current banking and money system being evil (which I agree on). So I asked him what the main issue for him is:

Compound interest! It is the root of all our troubles. Because it means that you can never pay back your debt and that whomever you owe something will own everything sooner or later. If someone had lent only a cent to someone else in Jesus’ time, he would now own the whole world!

You can’t imagine how often I heard that line in the past. And it makes me cringe every time.
What is compound interest? It simply means that if you do not serve your interest payments you also have to pay interest on the interest, leading to your debt increasing exponentially (compounding) and you loose everything over time.
But mind you: This only happens if you don’t serve your interest payments. If you do, and even serve the original debt, you will be free one day.

The root of all evil is not compound interest, it is not serving your debt. Or more precisely: Wanting something for nothing.

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