· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · September
· · · · 22 (2 entries)

London Town · I’m speaking at FOWA and will be a London resident October 6th through 9th. Any meetups or drinkups or geekfests or other events I shouldn’t miss?
[Update: I’m thinking dinner at the Lahore Kebab House Tuesday Oct. 7. Anyone interested, drop me an email or direct-message me on twitter or, best of all, just drop in a comment here.]
[OK, there are two or three interested, a couple people asking “When?” I suggest 8PM? I’m flexible.]

Seems Simple To Me · The world’s finance industry, led by that of the United States, bet the business on the proposition that real estate prices always go up. Seemed plausible at the time, but they lost the bet. Now the world’s taxpayers, led by those in the United States, have to pick up the pieces. But I’m old-fashioned, I actually believe in the benefits of both free markets and intelligent regulation. One of those benefits is accountability. So pick up the pieces all right, but the people who bet their businesses now have to lose their businesses; and with no compensation, because they’re losers. Putting them in jail is probably not cost-effective, but we taxpayer/voters could revisit that finding if we hear any whining. Otherwise capitalism doesn’t work and we’re looking for Plan B.
author · Dad
colophon · rights
Random image, linked to its containing fragment

By .

The opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.

I’m on Mastodon!