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Salinas-Price makes a very good point when he talks about how a cashless economy means that banks make a profit on every transaction. It also means governments can better track you for taxation purposes.

His idea for a silver coin is flawed though. People hate using coins as money and will never go back to carrying them around for everyday purchases. That's where Shire Silver shines, making gold and silver as wallet friendly as paper notes/bills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrcV2Q5GKLU
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It feels like I've done almost nothing but shovel snow for the last month and I haven't been able to put much effort into product improvements. I really need more help/partners with the business, especially sales and marketing. But hopefully I can get the big product improvement I've been slowly working on finished up this week. It will be a game changer.
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The main purpose of central banks seems to be enabling bad money. By interfering in the market politicians have stifled monetary innovation. If they hadn't then something like Shire Silver would have been developed long ago.

https://mises.org/library/markets-restrain-bank-fraud-central-banks-enable-it
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This was an interesting ten minutes, even if it is a year old. The part about millennials being accepting of non-government currencies was good to hear, and the talk about trust being important is something we've long believed in.

This is also timely as we're working on improving our co-branding capabilities.

[But we do still need help with sales and marketing.] 
Paul Kemp-Robertson: Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.
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Conspiracy theories are only useful if they can lead to useful actions. The theory of gold price manipulation doesn't because it doesn't change the fundamental reasons to own gold.

"But, gold price manipulation isn’t a good reason to buy or sell gold. The fact that gold, when adjusted for inflation, is still lower than the 1980 high isn’t that important either. The truly important reasons to buy and hold physical gold are:
* Gold acts hedge against inflation;
* Gold is a form of insurance against a monetary collapse;
* Gold allows you to hold a portion of your wealth, in portable form, outside the banking system
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My latest article for +Bullion.Directory - Gold Price Manipulation: Does it Matter? Despite the fact that it is widely acknowledged within the gold community that there is gold price manipulation, is manipulation detracting focus from the reasons to buy and hold physical gold?
Recently, as the gold price has dropped, much has been written and said about gold price manipulation. But does gold price manipulation even really matter?
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Two really smart guys talking about money. So much goodness wrapped up in 26 minutes.
Understanding Monetary Chaos | Joseph T. Salerno
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Some day we will be equally dismissive of government creation and control of currency.
http://teslaclubsweden.se/test-drive-of-a-petrol-car/
In other languages: Swedish, German, Norwegian, Russian Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive one. They are said to combine cheap price with long range and fast charging
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"One would think that liberals, with their publicly displayed hatred for large corporations’ influence on government, would focus their efforts on exposing and demanding the elimination of the Federal Reserve, which is in fact a multinational corporation and coalition of large banks. Instead, liberals seem more focused on Wal-Mart, McDonald’s and Hobby Lobby who, when compared to the Federal Reserve, are really small-time players in the game of systemic political corruption. "

http://imnottheonly1.com/2015/01/21/get-politics-out-of-money/
In the last few days, I've learned of a grassroots movement in my adopted home state of New Hampshire called New Hampshire Rebellion. According to its website: "The New Hampshire Rebellion is a non...
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I don't recall where I first heard it, probably when I read Cato's Letters or something like that.

But reading about things like Shay's Rebellion ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shays%27_Rebellion ) it is even more clear that the Constitution was a coup of the elites (rich merchants and politicians) to create a stronger centralized government. Instead of addressing the problems at Annapolis ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapolis_Convention_(1786) ) they insisted on cementing power in government.

IMHO, all they really needed to do was to figure out a better monetary system, a better taxation system, and reform bankruptcy laws. Simply putting liens on debtors property to be collected when sold, instead of seizing the property, would have eliminated a lot of pressure.
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This is a very good read, if somewhat long for a blog post. The description of just what money is can be helpful in thinking about the subject. The use of game theory to describe monetary interactions was fun to read and shows clearly why money matters. I especially like how it leads to understanding why inflation allows cheating so it means sound money is better. Finally, the comparison of the communications needs of the various types of currency is instructive and useful.

http://nakamotoinstitute.org/reciprocal-altruism-in-the-theory-of-money/
Methodological Issues. Richard Dawkins said in an offhand comment in The Selfish Gene that “Money is a formal token of delayed reciprocal altruism.”i This turns out to be a rather insightful way of looking at money, and the purpose of this essay is to explore the idea more deeply to see how far ...
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We love people who show that government is not needed, and one of our favorites is Shire Sharing. They are putting together this year's Thanksgiving drive and could use your help.

You can donate funds at http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/shire-sharing-thanksgiving-2014/244117 and you can be sure that any excess donations will be used wisely.

And if you are in New Hampshire (or will be then) you can join in the fun of delivering the meals. The delivery event is being organised on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/281322678732914
It's that time of year! This will be our 4th Annual Shire Sharing event! This is a voluntary, privately-funded effort to provide complete Thanksgiving dinners to NH families in need.
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Another interesting attempt to make a local area saturated with bitcoin users. I've watched the Icelandic Auroracoin saga with interest, and IMHO the biggest lesson from that is to not drop all of it at once to each user, but to dole it out over time. That way they can't cash out all at once and it will give it time to grow on people. It also gives more marketing hits.

Anyone want to sponsor a similar project for Shire Silver?

http://coinfinance.com/news/creating-the-largest-highest-density-bitcoin-community-in-the-world
Every single person (who has SMS texting) of a yet to be named Caribbean island nation will soon become lucky recipients of a small amount of...
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Does anyone have any contacts with coupon processors, EDI providers, or IT folks in small retail chains? I have an idea and need a few details figured out.
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We have a better bullion that fits in your wallet and is much easier to use than traditional bullion. We believe this product line can help restore a strong economy by returning the power to create money back to the people, as individuals; removing that power from politicians and banks.

We believe that in the future money will have been separated from governments, and all money will be produced privately. People will trade value for value, using honest and trustworthy wealth based currencies; with Shire Silver being the most trusted brand. People make deals with a smile and the double "thank you" that indicates both parties feel better off for having made the transaction.

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