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  1. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle I reckon # has been bought out by #, given Rupert's keen eye for up-and-coming properties like # I wonder what he'll give for #

    about a month ago from web in context
  2. ghostdancer ghostdancer

    @maloki @cdevroe  “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams !q 

    about a month ago from quitter.se
  3. ruben h tregeagle

    @mjd it's gentrification gone mad.

    about a month ago from mustard at 30°22'59"S 153°5'59"E in context
  4. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Anybody in the # know of any attempt to pin down a definition of free network services since the Franklin Street Statement? https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20151006113744/http://autonomo.us/2008/07/14/franklin-street-statement/ Those nine years passed awfully quickly.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  5. Matthew Davidson mjd

    I don't know how # gets out of bed in the morning. Or out from his nest under his office desk, or whatever peculiar arrangement he has. Fighting the same battles over and over…

    about a month ago from web in context
  6. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @luke If we're going to line up into a flame war, I propose the term "Mastodon't".

    about a month ago from web in context
  7. Bob Jonkman bobjonkman

    Finally we can implement "The hurrier you go, the behinder you get"

    about a month ago from sn.jonkman.ca
  8. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Accepting taxes in # would be insane. It would mean surrendering the ability to use the monetary system to achieve public policy objectives. It'd be like joining a monetary union in the absence of political union. Who would do that? Oh, wait…

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  9. Matthew Davidson mjd

    The difference between a school educator and a university educator should be the difference between a leader and a guide. #

    about a month ago from web
  10. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @jeffcliff # rightly said that savings are a hedge against uncertainty. Unfortunately, since his time, governments taxing but not spending have drained savings out of the private sector, so now credit cards ("debtfare") are the safety net.

    about a month ago from web in context
  11. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @jeffcliff # (I Am Not An Anthropologist) but I suspect sea shells were, like any other money, tokens of social obligation (i.e. accounts). The value was not in the shells any more than the value of a tally stick was in the stick. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tally_stick

    about a month ago from web in context
  12. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @tregeagle "Balls! We want the finest wines known to humanity! We want them here, and we want them now!" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withnail_and_I

    about a month ago from web in context
  13. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Hate to correct glorious leader #, but #'s substantial $US denominated financial assets don't mean that China is destroying the US. China has a vested interest in maintaining the value of the $US.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  14. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey If # sells stuff to # in $AU, AU doesn't have a problem; AU got a real asset in exchange for an accounting record. It's like an uncashed cheque; collect as many as you want. Frame them and hang them on the wall. There's more where that came from.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  15. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Okay, I didn't get that. But the domestic fiscal balance and the current account balance are both dollar-denominated, and I don't see what problem exists that can be solved by #

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  16. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey Government debt is money. There's no virtue in paying down government debt unless you think there's altogether too much money floating about. That's not a complaint I hear often.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  17. Matthew Davidson mjd

    "Anyone can create money; the problem lies in getting it accepted." # Hyman Minsky http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2011/06/modern-money-theory-primer-on.html http://ur1.ca/qp3jl

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  18. ruben h tregeagle

    Every attempt to manage academia makes it worse https://svpow.com/2017/03/17/every-attempt-to-manage-academia-makes-it-worse/

    about 2 months ago from web at 30°22'59"S 153°5'59"E
  19. Matthew Davidson mjd

    Just realised what day it will be in under an hour. The Internet's most tiresome day of the year. Prepare yourself for "Got Ya! President Clinton and Trump Pull Pin on Awesome Gag" headlines.

    about 2 months ago from web
  20. Matthew Davidson mjd

    @strypey # is not _necessarily_ free of charge, but in practice there's the Internet. I've written lots of free software for people and charged them for it. Not enough, which is why I don't do it any more. https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.html

    about 2 months ago from web in context