Despite having a relatively positive outlook about the economy previously, the Fed today just downgraded all its forecasts and even mentioned the taboo “D” word, deflation. I thought it would be fun to post a few of the more educated comments from CNN here. Keynesian versus Austrian economic theory. Keynes 0, Austrians 1. Now pull up a lawn chair, pop a cold one, and kick back to the soothing hissing sound of every asset class deflating… ~ Jim Koutras I got my beer chilling in the fridge. You do realize that the only reason we’re in this mess is because the Fed flooded the economy with ever cheaper cash that encouraged mal investment? Why put money in a safe savings […]

New Year's Video

I actually shot about an hour’s worth of video on New Year’s eve, but thanks to my crummy internet connection at home, haven’t been able to upload any. Today I was down at Starbucks, so I decided to upload a video of Mike Smith (who plays Bubbles on the TV show ‘Trailer Park Boys’) playing “Born Losers” with Matthew Good and the band. I actually was a big fan of Mike Smith’s previous band, Sandbox, back in the day. I’ll be posting a few more to Matt’s Facebook Fan Page, so follow along there if you want to see the rest.

Another Year Falls

I haven’t had time to write a New Year’s post yet, but I thought I would now. Truthfully, in terms of personal life events, this year was thankfully fairly normal, especially when placed in the context of the last few years. Back in January I left my Vancouver job to work with BraveNewCode full time with Dale, and that’s been a great experience so far. But other than that, my life has thankfully become a bit more normal, lacking hospital visits or any surgeries. Last night I rang in the New Year with a few friends in Charlotte, North Carolina. We got to see a great show by Matthew Good with an introductory song by Mike Smith (who plays Bubbles […]