The guy is obviously not very creative, in spite of creating a video game.
There are an infinite number of interested and connected things you could do with that kind of money, yes Elon Musk style, or whatever.
Start some new (Georgist!) political movement, or create an alternate identity and go live in France as a manual laborer, or re-create the library of Alexandria, or give every dog in the US some treat, or god knows what. Andrew Carnegie opened 2,509 public libraries.
If Markus can't come up with something great to do, no one should feel sorry for him at all.
But (mostly as an academic exercise) if things do start to really go downhill quickly. What steps should one be making now? Gold? Food? Beer? A cabin in the woods? Would it even matter at that point?
Economic disasters are fairly frequent, so you can learn from watching what people actually do in them.
I was just in Argentina, where pretty much everyone with dollars in the bank had them confiscated by the government after their economic collapse, and the previous promise that the Argentine peso would be held at 1:1 with the US dollar was also broken. Laughably so, now that there are 14 pesos to the dollar.
So what did people in Argentina do? Those are the kind of things you could do.
They put dollars in banks in Uruguay, just over the border. Perhaps illegally, but out of reach of their own thuggish government.
They owned rental property, and used AirBnB to make income from foreigners.
They moved to Spain or other places where the economy was more stable.
Food was not actually a problem there, as far as I could tell.
I would try the AirBnb nomad thing for a while like one of Patrick's coworker's is doing. It will allow you to check out various neighborhoods before you sign a lease or buy a place.
that coworker and his girlfriend found a good rental deal in SF (a miracle?) and moved into that a week ago. good for him. the airbnb thing was apparently fun for a while, but they tired of sharing bathrooms with other people. i didn't understand at first that they were using airbnb to rent single rooms in bigger places, not an entire place to themselves all the time.
It can be known by examining the Y chromosome which does not change similar to how mitochondrial DNA doesn't change and can track heredity through women
to be technically correct, the Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA actually do change and that's how they can be used to track heredity. they change at a pretty regular rate (like one mutation every 150 years for Y chromosomes on average) and so from the number of differences between Y chromosomes you can estimate how far back any two men have a common male line ancestor, for example.
Found out something else that fits with off-the-charts African genetic diversity. Since there is such a huge variety of traits in Africa, you'd think that some of the smartest people in the world would also be in Africa. I think I found them: the Igbo people, about 40 million people in Nigeria.
Called "the Jews of Africa", they tend to excel in commerce and academia, even in the west. When you run across stories of Nigerians doing really well in the west, they are typically Igbo people with characteristic Igbo names. In a measurement of academic performance in Britain, they outperformed the Indians and Chinese (if you just look at Igbo alone, not all Nigerians).
And it is said that they are frequently the people behind the 419 scams coming out of Nigeria. Scammy as that is, you have to kind of admire the gumption and smarts it takes to scam people from thousands of miles away.
The linked source shows only examples where they are, and none where they aren't. Maybe I missed something?
not talking about the examples. maybe you're being deliberately obtuse.
talking about the law applying to men, holding them responsible for their actions when drunk, and another standard applying to women, holding them innocent of their (sexual) actions when drunk, blaming only the man in all cases.
How many unarmed Iraqi and Afghani civilians died from being shot by drones? Our government routinely kills unarmed civilians for political reasons. It just cause those citizens terrorists. And, some of them are, but since our forces also killed ones that aren't, does that make our forces terrorists by the same standard?
No, that's not terrorism because it was not deliberately murdering civilians. We didn't know they were.
The Ludlow Massacre was more economic than political, though at a high enough level that can be the same thing.
Kent State could be called terrorism, but those were active political protestors. Perhaps we should add "random" to the definition: random unarmed civilians.
Rosenbergs were definitely not random either.
But yes, the American Indians (as they call themselves) were subject to terrorism.
I define terrorism as the deliberate murder of unarmed civilians for political reasons. So I'd say the IRA has committed terrorist acts like blowing up civilian bars in England, but on the other hand, the IRA's shooting at English soldiers in Ireland is an act of resistance.
French resistance were resistance as long as they were not killing random German civilians but instead attacking German soldiers or facilities.