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by neverfail
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 30
Views: 367

Re: Bitcoin and crypto currencies

http://www.smh.com.au/business/bitcoin-looks-like-bubble-new-zealands-central-banker-warns-20171209-p4yxki.html Bitcoin looks like a bubble, New Zealand's central banker warns . Take heed! Because if anyone has an unbiased opinion about an alternative to central bank issued currency, it's definitel...
by neverfail
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 8
Views: 37

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

This is not really a hot button issue for me, but a better argument again SALT deductions is that they mean that people who live in low tax states and municipalities tacitly subsidise those who live in high tax ones. The spending needs of different states, cities, counties and regions are very uneq...
by neverfail
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 39
Views: 293

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

That is true. They are just temporary workers who want to return home once they have enough money. Some bought land to farm with their savings. Others started small businesses. Want to return home? Singapore offers them no other choice. According to press reports, they were drunk. That's all. They ...
by neverfail
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 8
Views: 37

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

cassowary wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 am
Generally speaking, blue states are richer than red states. s.

Mississippi is supposed to be richer than New York? Somehow I think that you are giving vent to romantic wishful thinking.
by neverfail
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 39
Views: 293

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

Very well cassowary. I will concede here that I may not have known all of the relevant facts in this case. Thanks for informing me. I do know that even though these people did not have to come to Singapore and did so in their own best interests, as guest workers they do not have the same status as S...
by neverfail
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 8
Views: 37

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

I have long noticed that The high taxing US (so called blue) states tend to be the heavily populated ones with the huge urban centres; like New York, Illinois (Chicago) and California (LA and San Francisco Bay area):big, cosmopolitan places The (so called) red states tend to have the small towns and...
by neverfail
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 39
Views: 293

Re: why has not Singapore followed Taiwan's example?

https://web.stanford.edu/~ldiamond/papers/taiwan.pdf

How Democratic Is Taiwan?

(Comment): Following the example of this Sinosphere template would spare Singapore the embarrassment of having to pay tribute to the round eyed barbarian democracies of Western civilisation. :)
by neverfail
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Life Under Kim Jong Un
Replies: 101
Views: 921

Re: Life Under Kim Jong Un

Don’t panic: three myths about the North Korean threat. "http://www.atimes.com/article/dont-panic-three-myths-north-korean-threat/ It seems that KIm Jong Un holds no malicious intentions towards the USA. He just wants to dominate the Korean peninsula. The US alliance backing for South Korea inconve...
by neverfail
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Pundits of Interest
Topic: neoliberalism.
Replies: 0
Views: 11

neoliberalism.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/busines ... 01sq4.html

"Rescue economics from the folly of neoliberalism". says Ross Gittins?
by neverfail
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 30
Views: 367

Re: Bitcoin and crypto currencies

http://www.smh.com.au/business/bitcoin- ... 4yxki.html

Bitcoin looks like a bubble, New Zealand's central banker warns.

Take heed!