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1  Economy / Economics / Re: Read this before having an opinion on economics on: June 26, 2011, 04:01:52 PM
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Look at what Keynes said:

"Gesell's chiefwork is written in cool and scientific terms, although it is run through by a more passionate and charged devotion to social justice than many think fit for a scholar. I believe that the future will learn more from Gesell’s than from Marx’s spirit."

So Keynes believs Gessell is Marx 2.0 Now, how cool is that  Grin Beautiful English though...
2  Economy / Economics / Re: How to cause a crash..?? on: June 26, 2011, 03:55:50 PM
muyoso, I would add to your scenario a few scary posts on this forum about how BTC price will crash, etc.
also, maybe a few friends can trade in the same manner, and post in the same manner  Grin
3  Economy / Economics / Re: How to cause a crash..?? on: June 26, 2011, 03:52:48 PM
killer2021 you are correct. "fear discount" is a neat term Smiley and very true.
small emotional markets (like bitcoin) are very easy to manipulate.
big markets (like FOREX)... not so easy. Soros made a billion in a day betting it's not practically possible, not even when the Bank of England was the manipulator  Grin
4  Economy / Economics / Re: TPTB can change the rules anytime they want on: June 26, 2011, 03:47:00 PM
And maybe because we don't have a better alternative?
5  Economy / Economics / Re: Is there such a thing as absolute value? on: June 26, 2011, 03:45:58 PM
+1
6  Economy / Economics / Re: Save the Coin - Kill Speculators on: June 26, 2011, 12:35:13 AM
I guess those who ask for regulation actually mean safety and security rather than price control.
7  Economy / Economics / Re: What is holding you from investing tons of money in this? on: June 26, 2011, 12:31:02 AM
yep, some universal standard interface would be cool. would make arbitrage so much easier  Grin
8  Economy / Economics / Re: Is there such a thing as absolute value? on: June 26, 2011, 12:28:56 AM
well, let's see what happens to the energy-as-absolute-value idea when they will come up with some contraption that makes next-to-free energy  Smiley
these scientists, they can make a lot of cool things...
9  Economy / Economics / Re: When do you expect and when do you want BTC to go over 30 bucks again? on: June 23, 2011, 12:53:44 PM
Fees will be lower for a couple of week (less than half of what they used to be) which will encourage lots of speculation. However, at the end of the reduced-fees period, the speculator will be better-off if BTC is $30 not $10...
10  Economy / Economics / Re: Is Bitcoin placebo-money? on: June 23, 2011, 12:51:45 PM
TiagoTiago, what do you mean by "necessary"?
11  Economy / Economics / Re: MtGox will be open tomorrow at 3:00 GMT [UPD: 0.3% fee for 2 weeks ] on: June 23, 2011, 12:50:33 PM
It used to be 0.65 buyer + 0.65 seller = 1.3 per trade.
Now it appears to be 0.3 buyer + 0.3 seller = 0.6 per trade (for a couple weeks).
Nice  Grin it will certainly encourage heavy speculation!
12  Economy / Economics / Re: Read this before having an opinion on economics on: June 23, 2011, 12:47:25 PM
I apologize for bringing this up on an obviously Austrian school forum  Grin but what about Keynes and Friedman? Not bad reads either...
13  Economy / Economics / Re: Bitcoin stabilizing around $15. on: June 23, 2011, 12:44:35 PM
That was the day when the big players were in vacation, or busy with other things  Grin
14  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Stupid Question - Confused Newbie on: June 23, 2011, 12:42:39 PM
Less than 7 million bitcoins have been mined. There's still a lot of coins left  Smiley but it gets harder and harder to get them (difficulty goes up as more and more people get into the mining business).
15  Economy / Economics / Re: Bitcoin stabilizing around $15. on: June 23, 2011, 12:40:34 PM
At this time, the success of Bitcoin is driven by speculation not its use for payments. Speculation is most profitable when the markets fluctuate a lot, and less profitable when the markets are stable. In a (rather small) economy like Bitcoin, it is still possible for a few players with lots of liquidity to move the market at will, so please do expect a lot of fluctuation when MtGox comes back. It will take a while until MtGox will regain trust, but once that happen, the bubble will return. Ride it wisely!
16  Economy / Economics / Re: When do you expect and when do you want BTC to go over 30 bucks again? on: June 23, 2011, 12:35:34 PM
A few days after MtGox comes back online, if there are no other security issues  Smiley
17  Economy / Economics / Re: Is there such a thing as absolute value? on: June 23, 2011, 12:34:16 PM
If one can construct a concept for economic value that is universally-applicable and with a clear definition (expressed mathematically), one is warranted to get a Nobel prize and change the world forever  Smiley Unfortunately, many great minds have tried and failed. Primarily because (it appears) "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"  Smiley and the same holds true for economic value in general...
18  Economy / Trading Discussion / Re: Buying Bitcoins from anyone interested to sell on: June 23, 2011, 12:26:30 PM
Are there any other non-reversible payment methods out there? Dwolla is nice, but it seems to be a bit slow...
19  Economy / Economics / Re: Volumes gone? on: June 21, 2011, 09:02:22 PM
Interesting point. Did anyone look for such a transfer(s) in the block chain?
20  Economy / Economics / Re: Mt.Gox Accounts and passwords released, impact to BTC econ on: June 20, 2011, 05:48:31 AM
Why won't you guys save the time, electricity and cracking/spamming effort, and send me all your bitcoins now? Oops, forgot I don't have an address in my signature...
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