A question for social democrats and democratic socialists

Sunday, 7 June 2009 by Mike Gogulski
economics, mind control, people | 7 Comments »

Since it seems you believe that the privileged state apparatus is necessary to human well-being and progress, and that you must therefore also support the paying of taxes and pay them yourselves, why not pay more? Why assume that the amount ...

There is no America. There is no democracy.

Saturday, 23 May 2009 by Mike Gogulski
art | 5 Comments »

There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT, and AT&T, and Du Pont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. From Network, 1976: You have meddled with the primal ...

Change we can believe in

Thursday, 22 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
art, economics, history, mind control, politics | Comments Off on Change we can believe in

[caption id="attachment_1506" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Change we can believe in (Pure silver, silver, me hearties! Yaaaar!)"][/caption] Original image by Ian-S @, who writes: Found in the Norfolk (UK) village of Snettisham in 1985, the contents of a narrow-necked roman pot were found ...

You are not the bank’s customer

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 18 Comments »

I walk into the nearest branch of Tatra banka, where I keep all of my accounts. I proceed to the cash window. I have two tasks: Exchange a quantity of Slovak koruna banknotes for euro notes Purchase a number of commemorative coins for ...


Saturday, 4 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Thank you for supporting and my WordPress plugins! Several methods are available to use in making a gift. NOTE: I'm not a registered charity, non-profit, or anything like that. It's just me! Gifts I prefer non-state currencies (other options below): Bitcoin: 1pA14Ga5dtzA1fbeFRS74Ri32dQjkdKe5 Gifts via ...

Unabashed anti-Americanism

Friday, 5 September 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary, philosophy | 8 Comments »

Since I am tired of answering the question "are you anti-American?" here it is. YES, I am anti-American. But let's clarify a few things. I don't think that the words "I" or "am" or the prefix "anti-" need any clarification. What does ...

How ya gonna hyperinflate with no fancy paper, Mugabe?

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 2 Comments »

From the LA Times: Lack of bank note paper threatens Zimbabwe economy The country, already suffering hyperinflation, is on the brink of financial collapse, analysts say. HARARE, ZIMBABWE -- It has come to this: Zimbabwe is about to run out of the paper ...

It’s good having friends at the central bank

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | Comments Off on It’s good having friends at the central bank

Someone walked away with a cool €13 million or so. Not bad for a day's trading. Another victory for the market? Certainly a victory for having the right connections to the masters of the currency universe. From The Guardian: Slovaks open probe ...

Put up prices: go to prison

Monday, 9 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 1 Comment »

That Robert Fico and his government are utterly ignorant of how markets work should come as a surprise to nobody. But then, they do say that ignorance is bliss... Me, I'm off to go jack up the rates I charge to ...

US has $99.2 trillion in unfunded liabilities

Friday, 30 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | Comments Off on US has $99.2 trillion in unfunded liabilities

From Lee Rogers at Intel Strike: The head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Richard W. Fisher recently spoke in front of the Commonwealth Club of California. In his speech at the club, Fisher remarked that the unfunded liabilities from ...
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