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New blog post ideas
« on: September 09, 2011, 04:04:26 PM »
I maintain a list of a large number of ideas for new posts for the blog but I wanted to reach out to everyone here and see what ideas others have. If you would like to see me cover a particular topic or if you have an idea you would like me to write about then now is your chance. Reply here and give me your ideas. And thank you.
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Re: New blog post ideas
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 11:25:44 AM »
This forum is a great idea.  Your blog has functioned for some time as one of the only places to engage in truly analytical discussion of the P2P models, so, this is a natural extension.  I hope it catches on - and I'll make sure to throw some link love your way, from my site; I've had your blog linked rather prominently for a while - the collegiality in the comments section, along with insights provided by many readers, is priceless.

As to topics, I'm currently enjoying the Default Curve (http://www.lendacademy.com/peer_lending/the-peer-to-peer-lending-default-curve/) topic, as I think that's a rather interesting thing to see, in visual format.  (Cheers for being able to get people interested in building charts!)

I'm not as active as I once was, but, back in 2007, I wrote up a lot of hand-wavey guesses about the default curves we might see in P2P - and it's incredibly curious, to me, to see how it's actually shaping up (http://www.peer-lend.com/2007/03/29/prosper-lending-reinvestment-risk/).

So, thanks for that.

There are a lot of interesting developments on the regulatory front - both with "crowdfunding" and P2P - and, primarily, I'm interested in the topic of where these models lead (or where we can lead them) in the future, with respect to de-centralizing control of capital allocation, such that people who actually own the money that banks are lending out get more of a granular say in what projects are supported - how "social" capital and affinity connections might eventually play into the P2P models, where capital allocation can be pointed toward individuals and biz which may have some personal resonance with the lender/investor - which seems needed, and, frankly, a bit more democratic than how this works now...  That said, I don't necessarily believe in the "wisdom of crowds" - which leads to coat-tailing/herding ("politics") - but, freedom, larger extent, anyway, with respect to how I (and everyone else) can allocate my/their capital, seems the most interesting P2P potentiality...

That's not exactly a topic request, I suppose, but, it's... something. ;)

Thanks again - looking forward to some interesting conversations...
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Re: New blog post ideas
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 05:52:16 PM »
There are a lot of interesting developments on the regulatory front - both with "crowdfunding" and P2P - and, primarily, I'm interested in the topic of where these models lead (or where we can lead them) in the future, with respect to de-centralizing control of capital allocation, such that people who actually own the money that banks are lending out get more of a granular say in what projects are supported - how "social" capital and affinity connections might eventually play into the P2P models, where capital allocation can be pointed toward individuals and biz which may have some personal resonance with the lender/investor - which seems needed, and, frankly, a bit more democratic than how this works now...  That said, I don't necessarily believe in the "wisdom of crowds" - which leads to coat-tailing/herding ("politics") - but, freedom, larger extent, anyway, with respect to how I (and everyone else) can allocate my/their capital, seems the most interesting P2P potentiality...

That's not exactly a topic request, I suppose, but, it's... something. ;)

Thanks again - looking forward to some interesting conversations...

Thanks, I appreciate your kind words. Developments in the p2p space have fascinated me for some time. I think this can truly be a revolutionary financial model where power is taken away from the TBTF banks and given back to the the crowd. So, I will be following all new developments in this space carefully and be reporting them on the blog.

And thanks for the link on your site.
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Re: New blog post ideas
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 10:16:15 PM »
Speaking of "revolutionary", this is a curious take on p2p:

http://english.cri.cn/6826/2011/09/13/1781s658091.htm
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Re: New blog post ideas
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 04:53:03 PM »
Speaking of "revolutionary", this is a curious take on p2p:

http://english.cri.cn/6826/2011/09/13/1781s658091.htm

On the face of it I would guess one of the top bankers have got a hold of the powers that be and encouraged them to issue this warning. Although, we shouldn't criticize. Just last year the Pennsylvania Securities Commission issued a similar warning:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pa-securities-commission-helps-assess-risks-of-peer-to-peer-lending-111794784.html

I think the two warnings have a lot in common. Let's keep the status quo of the banking industry being in control of lending money.
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Re: New blog post ideas
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 05:08:55 PM »
Speaking of "revolutionary", this is a curious take on p2p:

http://english.cri.cn/6826/2011/09/13/1781s658091.htm

On the face of it I would guess one of the top bankers have got a hold of the powers that be and encouraged them to issue this warning. Although, we shouldn't criticize. Just last year the Pennsylvania Securities Commission issued a similar warning:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pa-securities-commission-helps-assess-risks-of-peer-to-peer-lending-111794784.html

I think the two warnings have a lot in common. Let's keep the status quo of the banking industry being in control of lending money.

Mmmm hmm..  Not exactly a flattering comparison for "US" - in several senses...

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Re: New blog post ideas
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 02:50:56 PM »
This came across my radar screen today - with thanks to WiseClerk for watching euro academic conferences so closely!

http://www2.euromemorandum.eu/uploads/ws2_lenz_get_rid_of_banks_and_build_up_a_modern_financial_world.pdf

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