Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Ignorance of Money and the Rejection of Austrian Economics
by William L. Anderson
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Austrian economists and the intellectual tools they bring to the table are needed more than ever, yet the response of the economics profession has been to be even more aggressive in denouncing Austrians as “quacks” and “charlatans” and making sure that they are excluded from any academic and political discussions about this crisis. However, if one wishes to see just how superior the Austrian position has been, the best proof is to watch clips
of Peter Schiff (Irwin’s son), who is a well-known investor and fund manager, debate mainstream economists and other “financial experts” by using the Austrian analysis against their viewpoints. Schiff clearly understands the nature of the crisis and how to stop the bleeding and cure the “patient”; the others blindly stumble about, citing the “expertise” of economic theories that lead to nowhere.
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“America at one time flooded the world with high quality low cost goods!”
Sums up the problem.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
From: Windows Live FolderShare <email@example.com>
Date: December 1, 2008 7:21:57 PM EST
Subject: Windows Live Sync replacing FolderShare: What you need to know
Dear FolderShare user,
We’re contacting you to let you know what’s next for FolderShare, and to make you aware of some important changes.
In December, we plan to announce a product called Windows Live Sync. You can think of it as FolderShare 2.0. It’s going to look familiar and offer the same great features, plus:
- More folders and files—sync up to 20 folders with 20,000 files each.
- Integration with Windows Live ID—no more extra sign-in stuff to remember.
- Integration with the Recycle Bin—no more separate Trash folder to fiddle with.
- Unicode support—sync files in other languages.
A huge part of Sync’s success story depends on FolderShare users like you. When Sync releases, FolderShare goes into retirement. That means your FolderShare software will stop working and will ask you to upgrade to Sync. Once you do, Sync will automatically rebuild your personal folders. We expect a lot of new users when Sync is released, so if you can’t sign in right away, please give it a little time.
Here’s the part you need to pay attention to: Sync will not be able to rebuild your shared libraries. If you have a lot of shared libraries, you should hop over to the FolderShare website while it’s still available and copy all that information. You’ll need it to rebuild your shared libraries in Sync.
Thanks for being a FolderShare user! We’re excited about delivering an even better file-synchronization experience to customers like you. We hope you’ll come along as we move forward with Windows Live Sync.
The Windows Live Sync (formerly FolderShare) team
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Yup, it worked relatively problem free. SO we have to screw around with it! Can’t have that. AND, we can’t have a seamless transition, you have to redo all you’ve done with it.
And, they wonder why people HATE Microsoft?
I’ve started the painful process of emigrating. Digging that parasite out from under my saddle. My MCBA was a my first step away on my way to Linux.
Others would be well advised to do the same. You have no control of what “they”, (Microsoft, Google, or the “cloud computing providers”), do to you!
That’s just unacceptable.
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