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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:37 am
by Frugalchicos
Hi Everyone,

I can recommend two movies Chica and I loved:

Captain fantastic - https://g.co/kgs/fbPi34

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hunt_f ... derpeople/

Both of them pretty uplifting. Hope you enjoy them!

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:52 am
by wolf
Money, happiness and eternal life - Greed (director's cut) | DW Documentary

"People like to have a lot of stuff because it makes them the feeling of living forever," says American social psychologist Sheldon Solomon, who believes today's materialism and consumerism will have disastrous consequences.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:44 pm
by wolf
Without Bound - Perspectives on Mobile Living (Documentary)
"Without Bound, a documentary featuring perspectives on mobile living from a group of fascinating folks who live fulfilling, sustainable, off-grid lives in vans, travel trailers and motorhomes..." Michael Tubbs

It is about RV-/Vanliving, mobile home living, frugality, living with appr. 1 Jacob a year, idealistic and realistic people.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 6:20 pm
by jennypenny
A related, casual discussion on CheapRVLiving's site with Randy Vining ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjTGF4jPdCY

I like how Vining talks about 'generating' meaning instead of finding it. Gives a person more control over the process.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:49 am
by Dream of Freedom

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:45 am
by daylen
Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I recently found an interesting YouTube channel called "Wendover Productions". The videos touch on topics such as geography, economics, travel, and so forth.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9RM-i ... Jb8X5yp3EQ

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:37 pm
by Wads
Never Die Easy

Dag Aabye is a septuagenarian Ultra Marathon champion who lives completely off the grid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcJoW9L ... yw&index=2

An article with more information on his past and lifestyle.

https://infotel.ca/newsitem/the-free-li ... ye/it41372

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:07 pm
by daylen
Is being humble a virtue? This guy has some interesting things to say.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUd32snoBIc

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 am
by black_son_of_gray
Unconventional investment style that focuses on preservation of capital, etc. I got some Harry Browne-ish vibes, but clearly different. Some interesting intersections with ERE ideas of wealth/capital and "enduring over the long term"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4_U6bS-cU4

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:25 am
by jennypenny
@bsog--That was very good. The channel also had some other interesting videos.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:52 am
by wolf
black_son_of_gray wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 am
Some interesting intersections with ERE ideas of wealth/capital and "enduring over the long term"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4_U6bS-cU4
Thank you black_son_of_gray! It is very inspiring and definately some very rare investment style. Worth watching!

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:25 pm
by Mister Imperceptible
black_son_of_gray wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 am
What a great share BSOG. That guy is awesome. He’s clearly Austrian in his economic understanding, a systems thinker. A man of integrity. Lots of great nuggets and themes in there- the lies being told by the government and the media, the lack of fiduciary responsibility of financial professionals, the dubiousness and moral consequences of current monetary policy, the lack of accountability in society in general, the widespread loss of a long-term time preference. His tone when comparing his the lack of demand for his “rare approach” to the erosion of the arts is so casual. “It’s what the market wants.”

(Is society decaying because of what the market wants, or is the market irrational because society is decaying?)

I feel remotivated to finally read Taleb’s works.

EDIT: Found this. A full-blown Spenglerian. I love this guy!

“There is no argument in that we live in dismal times. The subprime crisis was merely the prelude of the financial chaos that has ensued. Yet, it is not the consequences of such financial crises that matter as much as the recognition that we are suffering from a deeply-rooted moral crisis.

The subject may be scholarly but its impact affects us all. I point you (again) to Guido Hülsmann’s The Ethics of Money Production as a primer on the genesis of our global ailment.

From a capital owner’s perspective, this moral crisis has considerable implications since its economic consequences arise from a larger framework of structural malaise. Four such characteristics are pertinent: fraud, illiteracy, lawlessness and poverty.”

https://www.cobdencentre.org/2010/12/go ... ive-value/

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:43 pm
by bryan
@wolf, @black_son_of_gray interesting to hear him admitting to not knowing, or researching, Bitcoin (1h47m17s).

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:47 pm
by BRUTE
black_son_of_gray wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 am
Unconventional investment style that focuses on preservation of capital, etc. I got some Harry Browne-ish vibes, but clearly different. Some interesting intersections with ERE ideas of wealth/capital and "enduring over the long term"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4_U6bS-cU4
brute finally got around to this lengthy interview. the long form style is just great. more ideas should be given time.

the 35% in gold is very Austrian, as is the thinking about time preference and the structure of production.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:55 am
by daylen
If anyone is interested in DIY engineering, then the channel "Applied Science" on YouTube is for you. His depth and breadth of knowledge is insane, and he has a lot of money.

https://www.youtube.com/user/bkraz333/featured

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:34 pm
by jennypenny
Shawn James, who does the My Self Reliance YouTube channel that revolves around building a cabin in the woods, also has a personal channel. On it, he touches on some ERE type stuff in his Path to Self Reliance playlist.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:02 pm
by Wads
Dominion 2018

Dominion is a 4k Documentary that uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom. While mainly focusing on animals used for food, it also explores other ways animals are exploited and abused by humans, including clothing, entertainment and research.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny6aqdFy9SI

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:34 pm
by black_son_of_gray
black_son_of_gray wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 am
Since a number of you enjoyed the above interview with Tony Deden, here is a transcript of his remarks at a recent conference:

http://edelweissjournal.com/pdfs/Edelwe ... al-019.pdf

Gives some insight into his history of thinking about value and the modern marketplace - some real zingers in there.

Considerably shorter than the video ;) Enjoy!

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:55 pm
by daylen
Here is a great discussion between Richard Dawkins and Bret Weinstein on evolution.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYzU-DoEV6k

Some highlights:
  • Both agree that evolutionary logic should be applied carefully to topics such as religion, homosexuality, and warfare. Bret thinks that it should still be done and is necessary for overcoming our natural instincts.
  • Richard is more open to using mathematics as a tool to guide evolutionary explanation, while Bret is more skeptical about how mathematical models map onto reality in this domain.
  • Bret's test for adaptation: 1. Complexity 2. Has a variable cost that can be reduced 3. Persists over evolutionary time
  • Just because an object does not replicate does not mean that the object's existence is independent of the other replicators. All objects in the system should be analyzed when constructing an explanation for why a particular trait is adaptive.
  • Memes can be thought of as replicators which do not necessarily contribute to the survival of the individual; memes in a population can influence the individuals to transcend their nature.
The video demonstrates some of the underlying differences between "progressive" and "conservative" thinking even though they are both evolutionary biologist and progressive. Bret was excellent at balancing between their similarities and differences when guiding the discussion (this guy may be one of my top five role models right now).

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:16 am
by Smashter
https://www.madfientist.com/the-happy-p ... interview/

I am posting mostly because ERE gets a lot of love in this interview. It's not the most compelling conversation, unless you happen to be a doctor or know a doctor.

Both the Mad Fientist and the interviewee talk about how discovering ERE blew their minds and set them on a different life path. It's really cool to imagine how many lives Jacob has changed.
So, I went online and I typed and started researching early retirement. And of course, the stuff that comes up back then when you type in “early retirement” are the big brokerages, saying, “Hey, you can retire at 55” and that’s early retirement. I was like, “What?! I mean, that’s 20 years away. I can’t do that. That’s just not feasible.”

So, I typed in—I think I typed in “extremely early retirement.” You can imagine what popped up in my web browser, right? So, Early Retirement Extreme is the first hit.

I went on Jacob’s site. And I think the first article I read was how to retire in five years. And after I sort of picked up pieces of my brain that had flown all over the room and put them back in my head, I just started reading everything on the site. And after a few days, I was very impressed and thought it was awesome and also completely unfeasible for my life.