Linux

Have you heard of Linux? You’re probably using it already in embedded form in some of your electronic devices and didn’t even realize it. Linux is an operating system, or a layer of programming that allows interaction with your computer’s physical hardware. Most often Linux users download a ‘distribution’, or a collection of programs that includes the Linux operating system as well as a number … Continue reading Linux

Money

What is money? When asked the question, “What is Money?” most people will probably pull out a few bills from their wallet, hold them up, and say, “This is money.” But that answer is incorrect. Money has pretty specific characteristics, and what is in your wallet probably doesn’t satisfy all of them. Mike Maloney discusses the difference between money and currency in his excellent series, … Continue reading Money

FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act was signed into Law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1966. From the FOIA.gov website: “Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any … Continue reading FOIA

Food

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes, so why do you want to give away control of what you eat to someone or something that you don’t know? Its a question that not enough of us ask, probably because its just easier not to. Its easier to have someone grow or raise the food, and then process into a usable, tasty form, … Continue reading Food

Mortgage-Free

Housing debt is the largest portion of debt for the average person in the United States. Although we acknowledge the benefit of owning one’s own home, we dislike the idea of acquiring significant amounts of debt to do it, for several reasons. First, as we discussed for the Debt Medallion, we prefer a currency system that is not dependent on debt growth for its existence. … Continue reading Mortgage-Free

Debt

Yes, you should pay back the fifty bucks that you borrowed from your friend last weekend, but that’s not what this medal is about, this medal goes deeper to the nature of money and currency. Take out some cash from your wallet and look a the text at the very top. A lot of attention gets paid to the pyramid on the back and the … Continue reading Debt