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by Qazwer
Sun May 09, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Do we need taxes with a fiat currency?
Replies: 29
Views: 5327

Re: Do we need taxes with a fiat currency?

US dollars and the federal government is a lot better than barter bucs for the average worker with limited negotiation power. Company towns infamously paid in corporate script that could only be redeeemed in the company store (with inflated prices) and company housing. People talking about the rise ...
by Qazwer
Tue May 04, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: CitySteading™️
Replies: 61
Views: 11535

Re: CitySteading™️

The Plummer example upthread is missing a key factor. On average the city is more productive. That does not mean that every job is. This increased productivity increases costs as the productive individuals can afford more. In order for the worker that might be equally productive to pay rent and othe...
by Qazwer
Mon May 03, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: What is Money and how does it come to be?
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: What is Money and how does it come to be?

It sounds like you consider money as relating to some physical thing.
Try reading John Searle’s work on money as a social construction. It is an agreed upon construction. Once that construction is built, subsequent constructions can be built upon them as infinitum
by Qazwer
Mon May 03, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 479
Views: 96392

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

@Jacob Thank you
by Qazwer
Mon May 03, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 479
Views: 96392

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

This is coming from someone trying to understand but relatively clueless. CME allows 37% levarage. It has a clearing house that can accept margin liquidation. I get how that works with commodities that are relatively stable. I do not understand how this works for Bitcoin where no one would be surpri...
by Qazwer
Mon May 03, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Bitcoin on the rise
Replies: 479
Views: 96392

Re: Bitcoin on the rise

How could a corporation hedge Bitcoin even if they wanted to? If Bitcoin collapses, the contra party risk in any hedge would be huge (I think)
by Qazwer
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health modeling
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: Health modeling

‘This is the additional costs that would be interesting to estimate’ Going back to scenario planning First define the health shock which you are looking at eg Injury (broken foot) Age (weakness, mental decline etc etc) Then look at your current systems you use to supply your current wants or needs U...
by Qazwer
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Examining Inflation
Replies: 144
Views: 8036

Re: Examining Inflation

@7w5 - how did you estimate $48k?
by Qazwer
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health modeling
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: Health modeling

You are talking about major disability where insurance kicks in - what about someone who heats their house with wood from trees they chop themselves and break an arm? Insurance will cover the X-ray and cast. No disability insurance for heating your house that I know of. Hence each plan should be str...
by Qazwer
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Health modeling
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: Health modeling

I think the better risk methodology in this case is probably more scenario planning rather than explicit mathematics. So it would be worthwhile to ask how much any of your activities are reliant on physical (cut wood, carry water) and how much on maintaining ability to make new friends (mental healt...
by Qazwer
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 643
Views: 85716

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

ACT (see Stephen Hayes) makes a big deal of goals vs values - if you live your life towards goals then they can become hollow on reaching them - if you live your life trying to accomplish things according to what you value than you never reach that let down of a falsely important goal Part of it cou...
by Qazwer
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Dealing with anger in the face of everyday evil
Replies: 57
Views: 3095

Re: Dealing with anger in the face of everyday evil

general dealing with evil in any context humor is helpful (Mel Brooks History of the World Part 1 - Hitler on ice) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ybuKQf9p5jg If you can make Hitler a joke - you can make anything a joke In the setting of the impossible a sense of fun should not be minimized In the cas...
by Qazwer
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Priority 1: Health
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: Priority 1: Health

You do not have to get fancy or travel anywhere Some people love https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/ But just pick something you can keep up with Maybe learn to cook then you can cook for your girlfriend - pick things close to what she likes just choose slightly healthier...
by Qazwer
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 291
Views: 15358

Re: Food and climate change

Here's where I'm starting to go (and this is NOT directed at you, to be clear; it's directed at ME): I think from a society perspective there's something wrong about a society that encourages people to relocate to a new city/town "for work" (or, for that matter, for advanced degrees); it'...
by Qazwer
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5570

Re: How much do you give to charity?

@WB Always are second and third order effects of everything you do - no way to know Maybe try a modified version of Peter Singer’s argument for donating If you were wearing a $1000 suit and saw a kid drowning in front of you, would you rush in to save him/her? Now what about if you were deployed and...
by Qazwer
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 65
Views: 5570

Re: How much do you give to charity?

Check out ‘Effective Altruism’ if you want to donate more towards outcomes
In the middle of reading
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_Economics

you can direct your donations to projects that randomized trials has shown benefit - taking out random theory and give to what we know works
by Qazwer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 291
Views: 15358

Re: Food and climate change

If we cut a few trees or burn areas for farming or hunting,’nature’ can adapt. If we build a mega city with steel and concrete, we have not given enough time for a new equilibrium to be found. This only became an issue in the past 500 years with the scientific revolution allowing us to constantly im...
by Qazwer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Do you document what you learn?
Replies: 23
Views: 6783

Re: Do you document what you learn?

I have trouble maintaining the necessary discipline of writing down what I have learned without outside deadlines - someone needs this output - usually work related. Previously it was school related. I have no problems reading, learning new things. But when it comes down to writing them, my perfecti...
by Qazwer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Food and climate change
Replies: 291
Views: 15358

Re: Food and climate change

https://www.pnas.org/content/118/17/e2023483118 ‘People have shaped most of terrestrial nature for at least 12,000 years’ Native and pre-human is getting harder for more to understand ‘the current extinction crisis is better explained by the displacement of species-rich cultural natures sustained by...
by Qazwer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Best Life Lessons to Pass on to Kids
Replies: 33
Views: 14637

Re: Best Life Lessons to Pass on to Kids

This was posted in another thread, but definitely belongs here as well: https://nomoreharvarddebt.com/2014/01/29/teaching-a-debt-perspective-to-12-year-olds/ Adsense is fascinating Reading that article has bank adds for mortgage rates show up on my feed. The don’t be indebted for useless stuff enco...