News of the Week: Fiat Money Proves Useful After All

Recapping the interesting and significant news of this past week.

Needy in Hungary? (Pun intended.) How about burning your fiat currency to stay warm? I just knew there had to be a good use for worthless paper… (HT Bob Murphy)

In other financial news, ProPublica has an interesting article reporting how Citi basically dumped bad mortgages onto taxpayers.

Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? Do you know who St. Valentine actually is and how he defied the Roman State?

Shaun Connell writes a good piece about Romans 13. For more perspectives, make sure you read LCC’s offering on the theology of Romans 13 as well.

Geoff Plauche reports on free speech violations on a university campus. I just like it because it involves one of my favorite shows ever, Firefly.

The city of Keene, New Hampshire gets a freaking tank for its SWAT team. Has anybody here not figured out yet that cops are essentially bought and paid for by the Federal Government at this point? Well, they are. I doubt there are very many decent policemen around anymore. I certainly have met very, very few. Incidentally, Keene is a bastion of the Free State Project.

Did you visit LCC this week? Here’s what you missed if not:

Just a heads up to everyone, I am defending my PhD thesis this next Tuesday. From then on, you can call me “Dr. Horn,” thank you very much.

Preparations for my defense have been the primary reason I have not been posting quite as much these past few weeks, but it’s all over soon! If you feel so moved, say a prayer for me on Tuesday morning. Thank you all for your support!

Have some relevant news and links you want to share? Post in the comments below. I read every comment and respond more often than not. Let me know what you’re thinking!