• Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Oh also, it would be *really interesting* to see who's been shorting BTC just before the big busts....
  • Commented on Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire
    Bitcoin strikes me as useful in confronting libertarians with the consequences of their theories. It turns out that a truly unregulated market in money is epically boom-and-bust, intensely unequal, full of crooks, a means to make crime pay, and a...
  • Commented on A Bird in Hand
    Did you *intentionally* format this as a shaggy duck story?...
  • Commented on I have a new book cover
    Isn't it ridiculously dangerous, to print a summoning grid on the front cover like that?...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    I forgot to mention, basic income would also be slurped up by economic factors driving up the cost of minimal living (rent, food, etc) to meet it (because that's what the "market can bear"). Effectively whatever it was set at,...
  • Commented on Marking time, more thoughts
    I don't agree that Basic Income will do the job, for a number of reasons. First, because it will be held to mass misery levels by the same incentive calculus that keeps welfare at "mostly not dying on the street"....
  • Commented on The ticking clock, stopped
    Honestly, the whole "[other disease] won't be reversed by the treatment" thing is a red herring. If you survive another 100 years, they will be able to grow a new arm for you. Probably sooner. Likewise the price: governments will...
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