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mrees999
By mrees999 on Sun, Apr 15, 2018 - 1:05pm

Will Blockchain Fail? Is this just one big joke of an experiment? Which segment of the ecosystem are you talking?

Greetings Blockchain students. I'm going to introduce an eight-part series to give you insight into the world of blockchains. Sadly, I still see many people are still suspicious of the new asset class mainly because they have too little understanding.  This emerging asset class is tough to followas we are still in the beginning stages of what some people call the "Cambrian explosion" of new technologies creating entirely new family trees of technology branches.

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davefairtex
By davefairtex on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 - 9:02am

Enough money to pay interest? Steve Keen says "yes"

So one of the surprising things I learned from the Money from Nothing video is that when money is created through debt, enough money was created to repay principal, but not the interest.  This made logical sense to me, and so I held this as an article of faith right up until yesterday, when I watched the following explanation from Steve Keen in a talk he gave sometime back in 2012: 

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Doug
By Doug on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 - 4:29pm

Reinhart and Rogoff refuted

Interesting refutation of Reinhart and Rogoff.  Apparently even they (R&R) admitted they got their numbers wrong.

http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/2013/04/realnews-debunking-rogoff-reinhart.html

Given the prominence of their book, how does this refutation affect the way we think about public debt?  90% debt:gdp no longer a cliff, just a milepost.

Doug

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Irksome
By Irksome on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 - 8:22pm

Carbon Tax - what would that look like?

A number of blogs and podcasts I follow frequently refer to the Carbon Tax, many of them speaking with great conviction that they expect the US to implement this very soon.  None of them go into any details on how they think this will unfold.  I've found reference to an actual tax on industries and commodities that contribute to carbon emissions (power generation, auto fuel, etc.), and also something called Cap and Trade, where the amount you can produce is capped, but unused 'credits' can be traded to others that need to go beyond their cap.

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