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June 28, 2017, 10:03:49 PM
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You should first define what wealth is.
Paper money and bitcoin is no wealth.It can mean today wealth but tomorrow nothing.Real assets mean wealth and since paper money is going to be destroyed in a crash most people won't be able to buy in into wealth since their fiat is worthless.
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June 29, 2017, 08:07:45 AM
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You should first define what wealth is.
Paper money and bitcoin is no wealth.It can mean today wealth but tomorrow nothing.Real assets mean wealth and since paper money is going to be destroyed in a crash most people won't be able to buy in into wealth since their fiat is worthless.

Then what is wealth in your definition and what should the people be holding onto if theres an economic crisis happening? Is it real estate, gold and other precious metals? 



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June 29, 2017, 10:03:33 AM
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There's always lots of discussion about the state of the economy.

My questions right now are: can wealth be created or destroyed(contrast with Einstein's theory of relativity).

Can recession/depression be defined as the negative outcome of a substantial portion of wealth being destroyed..

If the above definition is correct, then where did all the missing wealth go?

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Wealth is created by the production of goods and the providing of services

Apart from physical destruction of wealth (eg. by wars or natural catastrophes) it's not destroyed... it rather never existed in the first place.

It never existed... Or it was misplaced.
Majority of wealth that exists is sooooooo concentrated that people are using a false one.
They think money on their bank account is something real.

While bankers and big corporations are sinking in the real wealth

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June 29, 2017, 03:47:33 PM
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You should first define what wealth is.
Paper money and bitcoin is no wealth.It can mean today wealth but tomorrow nothing.Real assets mean wealth and since paper money is going to be destroyed in a crash most people won't be able to buy in into wealth since their fiat is worthless

I think the OP was clear that he didn't mean money or Bitcoin

Obviously, wealth is everything that provides utility and is scarce at that. The last point (being scarce) is debatable but I added it specifically to prevent futile arguments, for example, whether air is wealth or not. Strictly speaking, money is also wealth since it provides utility too, but when there is a crash money tokens representing money simply stop being money, and thus cannot be considered as real wealth. So we could define wealth as anything providing utility and which doesn't lose this utility in case of a severe economic meltdown

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June 29, 2017, 05:44:19 PM
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These same set of people have turned the world to what it is today and they have failed woefully after we have mortgaged our future for them to be in charge of decision making. However, I dont expect anything different afterall, I have witnessed on recession in my lifetime and it didnt kill me and several people I know. And as a consolation, I am already involved in bitcoin which was the up-shoot of their failures in the one I have witnessed so I am good to go.

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June 29, 2017, 09:28:26 PM
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If you look at most people in western countries everyone owns the same like a TV,Cellphone,Computer etc .....its a standard and has nothing to do with wealth since you need to "update" it every few years.Its funny that most people work just to keep them updated
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June 29, 2017, 09:41:07 PM
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If you look at most people in western countries everyone owns the same like a TV,Cellphone,Computer etc .....its a standard and has nothing to do with wealth since you need to "update" it every few years.Its funny that most people work just to keep them updated

Reminds me of something Lewis Mumford said.

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The dogma of ‘increasing wants’ as an indispensible basis for further industrial progress. Instead of the duty to work, we now have the duty to consume. To ensure rapid absorbtion of its immense productivity, megatechnics resorts to a score of different devices: consumer credit, installment buying, multiple packaging, non-functional designs, meretricious novelties, shoddy materials, defective workmanship, built-in fragility.

The aim of industry is not primarily to satisfy essential human needs with a minimal productive effort, but to multiply the number of needs, factitious and fictitious, and accommodate them to the maximum mechanical capacity to produce profits. These are the sacred principle of the power complex. Not the least effort of this system is that of replacing selectivity and quantitative restriction by indiscriminate and incontinent consumption.

--Lewis Mumford

Milton Friedman and Karl Marx are more famous than Lewis Mumford.

I can't remember either of them ever putting things into perspective the way Mumford did though.

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July 02, 2017, 12:54:28 PM
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You should first define what wealth is.
Paper money and bitcoin is no wealth.It can mean today wealth but tomorrow nothing.Real assets mean wealth and since paper money is going to be destroyed in a crash most people won't be able to buy in into wealth since their fiat is worthless

I think the OP was clear that he didn't mean money or Bitcoin

Obviously, wealth is everything that provides utility and is scarce at that. The last point (being scarce) is debatable but I added it specifically to prevent futile arguments, for example, whether air is wealth or not. Strictly speaking, money is also wealth since it provides utility too, but when there is a crash money tokens representing money simply stop being money, and thus cannot be considered as real wealth. So we could define wealth as anything providing utility and which doesn't lose this utility in case of a severe economic meltdown
If we follow your logic, then gold will also not be called wealth. It is not vital for us. Just not that easy. There are always people who have a greater number of essential goods than they need and they're willing to sell it or exchange it for something. It turns out that gold and money is also wealth.

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July 02, 2017, 09:18:55 PM
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You should first define what wealth is.
Paper money and bitcoin is no wealth.It can mean today wealth but tomorrow nothing.Real assets mean wealth and since paper money is going to be destroyed in a crash most people won't be able to buy in into wealth since their fiat is worthless

I think the OP was clear that he didn't mean money or Bitcoin

Obviously, wealth is everything that provides utility and is scarce at that. The last point (being scarce) is debatable but I added it specifically to prevent futile arguments, for example, whether air is wealth or not. Strictly speaking, money is also wealth since it provides utility too, but when there is a crash money tokens representing money simply stop being money, and thus cannot be considered as real wealth. So we could define wealth as anything providing utility and which doesn't lose this utility in case of a severe economic meltdown
If we follow your logic, then gold will also not be called wealth. It is not vital for us. Just not that easy. There are always people who have a greater number of essential goods than they need and they're willing to sell it or exchange it for something. It turns out that gold and money is also wealth

I don't see any contradiction, conflict or inconsistency in my point

Gold as well as money will remain wealth as long as you can exchange them for something "vital for us". This moment I specifically mentioned in my post ("money is also wealth since it provides utility too"), so it seems that you should really follow my logic through if you want to see my point. Other than that, it should be abundantly clear that gold will preserve its utility (read wealth status) long after money tokens turn to outright garbage and trash. But ultimately yes, for a man dying of hunger or thirst gold will lose any utility (unless he is able to exchange it for food or water)

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July 02, 2017, 09:36:11 PM
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They believe a state can spend more than they collect in taxes forever and never be negatively affected.
I agree with that part of what you wrote.  What's this about Einstein's relativity thing?  Don't know what you mean by that.

Wealth certainly can be destroyed, and it happens all the time.  This is not physical matter or particles or whatever.  There is no conservation of wealth.  lol
Look at any stock market crash and you'll see wealth destroyed in the blink of an eye.
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July 02, 2017, 10:49:38 PM
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There's always lots of discussion about the state of the economy.

My questions right now are: can wealth be created or destroyed(contrast with Einstein's theory of relativity).

Can recession/depression be defined as the negative outcome of a substantial portion of wealth being destroyed..

If the above definition is correct, then where did all the missing wealth go?

 Huh


It is not about destroying wealth. I would be more inclined to the theory that "energy is not lost, it is only transferred." The economy doesn't really lose value in it. The problem is that everybody owes everybody. As an illustration,

A owes B
B owes C
C owes D
D owes A

In this example, it's just a cycle of owing people that is cause liabilities in everyone's books.

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July 03, 2017, 04:51:49 AM
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Economists have been threatening recession crash for YEARS! I'm not saying it won't happen, only that it's not news.

Ever since the US started issuing Treasuries for the US and other Governments to buy in huge quantities, they started messing with the money supply in a way that's never been done before. It kept interest rates low. But at some point all those Treasuries need to be sold or retired and that floods the market with US-based instruments which can further devalue the currency and cause a recession.

The world has never done such a monumental monkeying with the money supply, particularly the world's reserve currency (yes, it's still the Dollar). As a result major Economists are fearful of what the longer term implications will be, hence the warnings.

Information to read up on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantitative_easing

A recession similar to what happened in 2008 can happen again anytime because basically the world economies have not actually done anything significant to dealt with the problems that can cause recession. Because of political correctness, most governments are only willing to do band-aid types of reforms as they don't want to hurt their political careers on the line. The printed more money to spruce up the economy and they procure more debts to stimulate more economic activities and in the short-term these can work but speaking of what can happen long-term is another area to consider. They call this whole mess by the nice term "quantitative easing."

We are so willing to sacrifice the future in order to survive today. While that can be okay, things would come back roaring in the coming years. It is always the next generation who will bear the burden of the monumental wrong decisions in the past.

Now, am wondering, if there would be a recession, do you think Bitcoin can be of big help or will Bitcoin also go with the flow downward?

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July 04, 2017, 06:21:24 PM
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What's this about Einstein's relativity thing?  Don't know what you mean by that.

Wealth certainly can be destroyed, and it happens all the time.  This is not physical matter or particles or whatever.  There is no conservation of wealth.  lol
Look at any stock market crash and you'll see wealth destroyed in the blink of an eye.

There is something known as "thermoeconomics" that is interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermoeconomics

Some monetary and financial policy could be comparable to conditions present in the transference of energy.

Some metals are good conductors and allow electricity to be transmitted easily and efficiently.

Other metals are bad conductors.

States and governments which are usually inefficient with money could be comparable to an attempt to conduct electricity through something that is a bad conductor.

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