Confidence

I avoid politics as far as possible. Not because the issues are unimportant (they’re not). But simply because there’s not enough time. At least for me to evolve from consume into thinking and doing the things that I feel need to be done. But even I have been aware of the small matter of a confidence vote in our nation’s Prime Minister this evening.

Confidence – it’s a funny word. In that case, it’s when 37% of your own team don’t want you around. But here’s another sentence that uses the word:

“The fact that central banks continue to hold onto their gold, and have even started increasing their reserves, testifies to the confidence they have in their own currencies in the long term”

That’s from Saifedean Ammous‘ fantastic book ‘The Bitcoin Standard‘. It’s without doubt one of the best books I’ve read this year. But it’s jam-packed with so many excellent statements about our current financial system that  it’s taking me ages to get on to writing a proper blog post about it. One day.

In the meantime, I’d just go out and buy it if I was you.