Category: Economic alternatives

Delingpole on Friday: My Litecoin Hell: or Why the Geeks will Inherit the Earth

This is the story of how I lost £100,000. Or £250,000. Or £1,000,000. Or God only knows the way Bitcoin and Litecoin are behaving at the moment. But whatever: I wanted to buy into Bitcoin and Litecoin much earlier than I managed and had I done so, I would have been able to buy a

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RGTyler: Bitcoin will never replace Gold

Call me old fashioned but I’m still not convinced by this Bitcoin thing. I will admit now that I was an early adopter, back in 2009, but quickly realised that it had no value and that I couldn’t spent it anywhere. And boy do I wish I hadn’t got rid of them. Simply because I

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James Hickling: UK Recovery Built on Sand.

Happy economic days are here again. At least, that’s the current mainstream press narrative: the UK economy is sailing back to health, with unemployment falling, house prices rising, services expanding and even manufacturing joining the party. What’s not to like? Well, you don’t read crazy malcontent websites like Bogpaper for validation of such happy talk

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The Austrian Way: Poll results to shock you into action

Crazies like us Bogpaper-liberty-obsessives might have worried for a while about the widespread beliefs across our nation that more of the State is the solution to society and the economy’s problems. Five years on from the Credit Crunch, amidst high energy prices and continuing dissatisfaction, we’ve just had some shocking evidence delivered to us about

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The Austrian Way: The matter of high energy prices

Energy companies in the UK have just been putting through their latest ‘evil’ price hikes, causing the most almighty furore. The carry on has been so enormous, you’d think some ethnic cleansing or the like had being going on. What is most painful about this whole episode – for us soon-to-be-institutionalised-Bogpaperites at least – is

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RGTyler: I Agree With Russell Brand!

I agree with Russell Brand… Not something I ever thought I would write. After all the man drives me insane. Especially when he plays politics. His Question Time appearances drive me up the wall. I recall one time he appeared demanding that all housing be controlled by the state and given to the poor. In

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J Hickling: Bitcoin in the Crosshairs

One little-talked about aspect of Edward Snowden’s revelations are the implications for Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. Not surprising, perhaps. Aside from a few techies and young, alt-finance types, few people have heard of Bitcoin – let alone the other digital currencies that have sprung into existence in recent years. For those active in Bitcoin

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The Austrian Way: Is this the best account of the financial mess we’re in?

Many of us here at Bogpaper towers and many of you good readers have arrived at a (hopefully considered) structurally bearish view of the financial system after years of thinking, reading and enquiry. We know it’s all about money and banking and that today’s greatest ever experiment in fiat money, hyperactive central banking and state

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The Austrian Way: When will the financial system collapse upon itself?

Those of an Austrian economic mindset find the construction of today’s financial system unfit for purpose, flawed and guaranteed to eventual failure. You know, all that fiat money stuff, bubble economics, 30 times leveraged investment banks, global debt proliferation, proto-Keynesian print-print-and-hope economic management et cetera. If you’re thinking this way, you’ll likely see the thing

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Delingpole on Friday: I HEART Ayn Rand!

Finally I’ve got round to reading Atlas Shrugged. Why did I leave it so long? Well if you’d seen the size of the book you’d realise. My paperback edition has 1168 pages of close type – including one massive, indigestible chunk of stream-of-conscious monologue expounding the author’s Objectivist philosophy. Tolstoy went similarly awry at the

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