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by Mister Imperceptible
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Protests
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Protests

The Story of 2019: Protests in Every Corner of the Globe

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-colu ... -the-globe
by Mister Imperceptible
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. It seems there is no shame at the top and no shame below. I understand why rural whites voted for Trump and why broke millennials love AOC. I can even understand why the elites spout the propaganda they do. Even though it amazes me that they have...
by Mister Imperceptible
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2005
Views: 349962

Re: Investments Trade Log

“Why We Have No Heroes” Or “Shameless Tone-Deaf Apologia for Central Bankers Made in Anticipation of Collapse Caused by Central Bankers” https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-we-have-heroes-ray-dalio Ben Bernanke and Mario Draghi were each faced with existential debt crises that came to them because of...
by Mister Imperceptible
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: black_son_of_gray's Journal
Replies: 143
Views: 23697

Re: black_son_of_gray's Journal

Ego wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:42 pm
Noble lie
by Mister Imperceptible
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

IlliniDave wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:55 pm
That the Mafia existed was at one time a conspiracy theory
Now who’s being naive, Dave.
by Mister Imperceptible
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

I think a factor is that there a major cognitive dissonance in the perception “we are all in this together” and the reality “we are not all going to make it.” Talking about zero-sum games is uncomfortable. Insofar as a neoliberal globalist structure benefits a few elites who can exploit cheap immigr...
by Mister Imperceptible
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Investments Trade Log
Replies: 2005
Views: 349962

Re: Investments Trade Log

I have been listening to Peter Thiel quite a bit lately. Globalization as 1 to n and Technology as zero to 1 and all that. Globalization being you mass produce typewriters and technology being you build a word processor to replace it. I have yet to pick up a copy of Zero to One but I plan to. In thi...
by Mister Imperceptible
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: GandK's journal, part II
Replies: 40
Views: 5814

Re: GandK's journal, part II

I have read strong libertarian vibes from you in the past and for that reason I suspect you would see the merit in making investments in counter-party-free areas. Especially given your exposure to pensions. Your parents, too, are a counterparty. Given your fear of being doxxed, I would understand al...
by Mister Imperceptible
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

What baffles me is that post-2008 people are still inclined to trust so much. Looks like it will take one more event like that to make things really what they seem.
by Mister Imperceptible
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

@Dr. Z If I recall you’re from Utah or something so your bias makes sense. I’m from the Northeast where if you as a white guy look at a woman from the corner of your eye for 3 seconds you nearly get blackballed from Corporate America so I have had the complete opposite experience. A high-thrusting h...
by Mister Imperceptible
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

It is not easy to know the line where having personal agency ends, and Rendering unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, begins. The line moves and we may or may not have a say in it. For some, personal agency includes defending and pushing that line. I would much rather people concern themselves with c...
by Mister Imperceptible
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services
Replies: 217
Views: 36105

Re: Warning: WH seeks to limit/deport immigrants using ACA and other gov. services

I just try to picture a refugee from war-torn Africa and him or her wanting to live amidst a bunch of gun-toting white people in North Dakota, but the Mean Orange Guy is forcing him or her to go to California or Massachusetts where they can meet up with people who have therapy dogs. Don’t see the is...
by Mister Imperceptible
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

Guys, we are sitting with inequalities approaching robber baron era levels, with the added caveat that surveillance technology controlled by the government is a thing. A dude on the forum just created a thread saying we should have a Fucking Social Credit System here like in that bastion of civil li...
by Mister Imperceptible
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Permanently low interest rates?
Replies: 101
Views: 14704

Re: Permanently low interest rates?

Did not and am not making fun of anyone. Perhaps I am just am a poor communicator. If I am wrong and precious metals markets move sideways, I am ok with that, it means I can buy more cheaply. My derivatives bets are a small portion (less than 20%) of my portfolio that could conceivably blow up. In w...
by Mister Imperceptible
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Permanently low interest rates?
Replies: 101
Views: 14704

Re: Permanently low interest rates?

Love the Starship Trooper reference!

The wrinkle regarding whether the short-term rates are controlled by central banks is to look at the developments in the repo market since mid-September, and what is the feedback loop between the increasing national debt and the repo market developments.
by Mister Imperceptible
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Permanently low interest rates?
Replies: 101
Views: 14704

Re: Permanently low interest rates?

Seppia, this is the chart from the Collum Year in Review I recommended. Buybacks post-2008 are just not a feature of the market. They are the market. Buybacks supported by the record corporate debt . Record corporate debt support by record low interest rates. Market Cap to GDP in the US now over 152...
by Mister Imperceptible
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

It could be said that Dr. Fisker was paranoid about getting deported. I was paranoid about my livelihood after being told “You will never work again.” I think what happens in the wake of next recession/depression (when, not if) will determine a lot. In a state of chaos people are going to listen to ...
by Mister Imperceptible
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: David Collum year in review
Replies: 64
Views: 6668

Re: David Collum year in review

I guess if you got fired in the midst of the #MeToo witch hunt you might think differently.