Was tagged by Daniel Cousineau in some kind of chain letter style fun game so here goes, my seven things, mostly shameless plugs but whatever 🙂
1.) Update: Not applicable anymore.
2.) Lately I’ve become a sucker for popular economics, here’s what I’ve read so far:
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
3.) I don’t really have an education geared towards programming, not if you count some Pascal, Lingo, AS and Java. In fact during my time at Stockholm University I studied multimedia and at one time I was really interested in CG animation/modeling. The job market really sucks for this kind of thing in Sweden though, and let’s face it, my talent was maybe not top of the line, judge for yourself.
5.) I don’t really believe that the kind of FDR stuff Obama is planning is going to work, we’ll see for how long US T-bills will be in demand but I’m scared of the day when they won’t be sold out anymore. In general, having money as debt and interest on top of the debt and then having to take from the principal to pay the interest just doesn’t make sense, neither does bailouts, or even having banks that are “too big to fail”. There is too much moral hazard everywhere, it has to go.
6.) My political hero is Ron Paul, too bad he is not younger and black. He’s the only politician I’ve had any respect for in my whole life, it was a weird feeling when I realized that I was actually feeling that way towards a politician, refreshing.
7.) Why can’t western governments invest more in fusion, even more radical approaches like the pollywell?
So there you are Daniel, now you know more 😉
I’m not really going to forward this stuff to 7 more people, I just checked my reader and basically all programmers in there have already been tagged, nothing more to do there so this one stops here.