April 19, 2015 § 52 Comments
I’ve been banned from the W4 thread on fractional reserve banking now, so to the relief of many I can get back to my blogging vacation. But for the record, I’ve preserved my two (additional) comments which were deleted. I leave interpretation of events in the thread to readers. I have all versions of the thread saved (up to the point of being banned) to prevent the “memory hole” effect, in case the thread is further “edited”, mainly because I wanted to preserve what I actually said. I’ll just post the full unedited thread somewhere here if more bits of it start disappearing there.
While the combative stuff may be amusing in a juvenile sort of way, the thread does contain quite a few comments from me explaining my perspective on fiat money, inflation, fractional reserve banking, and the like. So if you find those subjects of interest you might want to check it out.
Here are the two deleted comments, for the record:
The government has no special obligation to look after the welfare of citizens …
It is the government’s play thing to destroy as it wishes – as long as it does not engage in usury!
We should play a drinking game where every time Tony puts words in someone else’s mouth, everyone takes a drink. Except we’d all die of alcohol poisoning. Just from his last comment.
Posted by Zippy | April 19, 2015 5:54 PM
April 6, 2015 § 14 Comments
I’m not back, but I didn’t manage to get fully away, as I felt it would be inappropriate to just ignore the discussion in my friend Paul Cella’s kind review of my usury ebook. The discussion there may be of interest to readers of this blog.
Have a wonderful Easter season, y’all!
UPDATE: The discussion (seemingly inevitably) wandered into the domain of currencies, bank deposits, commodities, and the like, despite the irrelevance of theories about those kinds of things to the usury doctrine. My final comment on that (orthogonal to usury) subject is here (discussion starts in the original ebook review and spills over into that thread).
Note again that (even though I am right, hah!) one need not understand those subjects the way I do at all in order to understand what usury is and why usury is both morally wrong and economically destructive.
UPDATE 2: My comments in the second W4 thread are being edited. That is their perogative, but here are the last two in full, for the record: