Here’s a bunch of links I saw today that I thought you might like.
- meat: Ethanol subsidy ends!
The 30-year old subsidy on corn ethanol has been cut from the latest budget, saving taxpayers around $6 billion a year.
- And People Say Libertarians Lack Empathy
- The Answer Is Always A More Intrusive State
- Philosophizing with a Hammer: Greece’s New Diet
In occupied Greece, an estimated 300,000 people starved to death. Pets disappeared, and the hills were stripped of wild greens and firewood.
- Book Review Shatter by TC Sherry
I reviewed TC Sherry’s books before, and highly recommend them. Here’s another review of one of them…
- 2012: The Big Suck (2011 Review, 2012 Outlook) – MarketTicker Forums
The members of the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission had their own private estimates of “how soon.” None believe we have more than two years left.
- Gonzalo Lira: A Run On The Global Banking System—How Close Are We?
- Could the US Return to a Gold Standard?
Stephen Harmston, former economist at Bannock Consulting, wrote that “across 2,500 years, gold has retained its purchasing power, relative to bread at least” which is seemingly proved when one considers that “It is said that an ounce of gold bought 350 loaves of bread in the time of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, who died in 562 BC” which is roughly what it buys today, a stretch of 2,500 years. With some judicious selection of the exact brand of bread, you get remarkably close to 350 loaves
- The basic four foods