My name is Aaron Clarey and welcome to the flagship product of my little "online media empire" - Captain Capitalism.
Captain Capitalism has a nerdy, pathetic, and sad origin. I was sick of being the only conservative at parties during my 20's in the leftist shithole known as Minneapolis. Not because I was a conservative, but because any time I'd attend a party,
some drunk liberal would out me,
a debate would ensue,
I'd mop the floor with him,
finish the debate,
and then kill the party's buzz worse than Buzz Killington.
So, to make quick word of the debates that were sure to ensue I decided to start burning CD's with some key charts and data that always seemed to be at the nucleus of the debates I was having, and thusly put a quick end to them so the party may go on.
Then Blogger came about.
Blogger was an easier format to store my key charts. So instead of having to lug CD's around, all I had to do was upload the charts and data, having them conveniently there in anticipation an emasculated Minneapolis leftist putz of a man decided to play "smear the conservative" in a vain attempt to impress chicks.
From there it basically became a platform for me to yell, vent, and scream at the idiocy I saw around me. Never thought it would lead anywhere, but it did. Apparently I wasn't the only guy on teh interwebz thinking the same thing. Soon links were made, traffic exchanged, books were written, and in 2011 I was making enough money on this crazy blog I could tell my boss to pound sand.
So welcome. This blog has about 8 years of some of the finest economic research and philosophy. And I'm not joking about it. I've predicted more shit that's happened well before any of the "professionals" did, and I only half joke when I claim to have "SAEG" (Super Awesome Economic Genius). So you might want to read up. In the meantime enjoy the posts, tune into a podcast, watch my youtube videos, or buy yourself one of my books.