About

I write about finance, investing, geopolitics and history. Occasionally I will throw in some tidbits about learning and personal achievement for good measure. I believe the world operates according to The Golden Rule. That is, “He Who Hath The Gold, Maketh The Rules.” As a result, I believe if you seek to better understand how incentives and narrative shape human behavior, you will develop a more robust understanding of the world around you.

My interests and views change over time. Also I am often wrong about stuff. Sorry in advance for the mistakes and inconsistencies you will inevitably find here.

Finally, there’s this blog’s title. Demonetization occurs when a government declares some or all of its national currency will no longer be treated as legal tender. This can be done in an attempt to fight black market corruption, better control inflation or even promote trade. Of course “demonetize” also reads very similarly to “demonize.” Consider that a playful malaprop.

 

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