Surkov's forum posts

#1 Edited by Surkov (990 posts) -

Dan is every bit the embodiment of my perception of central states. Blissfully ignorant and vapid, but always enthusiastic about subjects that cater his narrow expertise and tastes.

Between the shoebox/hot dog story and his ideas to utilize sea water, I'm having trouble believing he's a real person.

#2 Edited by Surkov (990 posts) -

@slag:

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@surkov said:

As a Economics Major w/ a minor in 20th century History, I'd say your list is definitely a reflection of your ideology rather than a list based on accomplishments or what was right for the time.

The gold standard is widely credited for the length of the Great Depression. A national bank is a good thing. The Fed and the establishment of the FDIC gave people a reason to trust banks in the 1930s.

Yeah OP seems to be of the Austrian/Libertarian/Hayek school of thought

fwiw I thought The Gold Standard was a bigger factor in the Long Depression (1873-1879/96), since didn't America abandon the Gold Standard part way through the Great Depression?

Gold did play a big role in the 1873 depression. There was a run on gold internationally, which led to a huge outflow from the U.S. Treasury. The US abandoned silver in 1873. This hurt people who had silver dollars. Even when silver is put back in circulation in 1878, it's never as good as gold. So everyone always wanted gold. Hence, the outflows.

We did start to ease off the Gold Standard during the Great Depression. The Federal Government could now set the price of gold. This rose the price of gold, which increased the money supply , which allowed banks to lend more.

Brenttonwoods had every countries currency pegged to the dollar, and the US was pegged to gold. The US was the most stable country 1944 when Brenttonwoods was put in place.

We didn't fulling abandon the gold standard until 1971.

There was an international trend with abandoning the gold standard and that country recovery time during the great depression.

#3 Posted by Surkov (990 posts) -

As a Economics Major w/ a minor in 20th century History, I'd say your list is definitely a reflection of your ideology rather than a list based on accomplishments or what was right for the time.

The gold standard is widely credited for the length of the Great Depression. A national bank is a good thing. The Fed and the establishment of the FDIC gave people a reason to trust banks in the 1930s.

#4 Posted by Surkov (990 posts) -

It's the best MGS game, so stick with it. The story and the boss keep getting better. The End is still one of my favorite boss fights ever.

#5 Posted by Surkov (990 posts) -

I'm on the path to being successful. Going to be graduating in June with a degree in Economics from a good school. I'm hoping that well put in a position to get a good job and start paying back my loans.

Going through school was not without its challenges. I spent 3 years in Junior College. Transferred intending to do Computer Science, then promptly got my ass kicked by school, and stumbled through my first year at University. Had to make it up in summer by borrow money from my folks, then barely was allowed to come back. Spent a quarter there, then got kicked out. Did summer session again, switched majors to Econ, and now I'm going to graduate.

I did it the hard and stupid way, but I'm glad I toughed it out I guess. Still thinking about going to a state school and pursuing Computer Science though.

#6 Posted by Surkov (990 posts) -

1) Go to Bi-Rite and get some ice cream. 2) Then go to Mitchell's and get some more ice cream.

#7 Posted by Surkov (990 posts) -

I've tried to like them, but they haven't caught me yet.

I would recommend: Portugal. The Man, The Arctic Monkeys, Mac Demarco, Starfucker, Of Montreal, and Tokyo Police Club. Some of my recent favorites.

#8 Posted by Surkov (990 posts) -

Because America didn't come and save the day in the case of Mao or Stalin, therefore film goers can't feel good about themselves after the movie is over.

#9 Posted by Surkov (990 posts) -

Hanging out with friends, roller coasters, the simpsons, stand-up comedy, and sunshine.

#10 Posted by Surkov (990 posts) -

King Crimson