[OT] Ameros will clog the tubes - was Re: Network Neutrality

Jason Hall jayce at lug-nut.com
Thu Dec 4 11:20:08 MST 2008

On Dec 4, 2008, at 11:18 AM, Kyle Waters wrote:

> Von Fugal wrote:
>> Gold doesn't rust. And when industry needs gold, they can pay market
>> price for it. That is, trade a pie or whatever, or maybe they could  
>> just
>> use some of the gold they sell their product for, and include that in
>> the gold cost. As it stands now, they pay dollars for the gold they
>> need, how is that any different?
> I think this paragraph answers your questions.  If you use a gold  
> standard then the value of gold would be inflated.  As you pointed  
> out early in your post we could break it down to an atom and have  
> each atom be worth a lot of other goods.  Now the problem is we have  
> inflated the value of gold.  Thus making it too expensive to use for  
> industrial uses.  Eliminating an entire class of goods. Now if you  
> wanted to use man made diamonds instead, that would be fine.  After  
> all we have plenty of carbon.

Yeah, and we all gotta tax that stuff, I hear it's evil and it's  
killing us all, because men are making too much of it :)

Sorry, couldn't resist, cue next tangential thread of rants.


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