It has been a very long time since last mention of John Law was made on these pages.
Having been born on the 13th of December, I am somewhat partial to the number 13 -- no matter the day of the week. It is for this reason that I would like to thank you for your patience and announce today the completion of the technical undertaking that has led to such a long hiatus in the completion of Deflation Made Simple. What exactly has been achieved in the interim?
1) The Spirit of 2021 website is now up and running. It is dedicated to the political prisoners who have been held in federal detention without bail and without trial for the past two years for having participated in a political protest against election fraud. It was an unfortunate incident whose exact causes remain terribly muddled by the same people who have ignored constitutional due process and are holding the prisoners in detention.
2) The site spiritof2021.online is now the host of Mount Cambitas - The Story of Real Money -- the new name of the online book project that was begun on these Substack pages under the name Deflation Made Simple, and that I hope will be completed here forthwith in the same manner as before. The first new page will appear on Sunday of this week -- a day to which I am partial because of the longstanding American tradition that it embraces.
3) The opportunity to those, who were not present at the outset, to read my book with direct email delivery beginning with page one is now available. This opportunity for which Substack does not offer the technical ability is complemented with the following key features:
a) The reader/subscriber can choose his own schedule and is not left to search his mail box for an email that is sent to him at the writer's prerogative and not his own.
b) The ability to pause and restart delivery at any time.
c) The ability to reset his schedule should his initially decided schedule become unwieldy.
d) The ability to read and share the first and most important chapter of the book in a single setting even before the book is completed.
4) As these new features have yet been tested by the general public, the book will remain free to everyone who would like to take advantage of the aforesaid features and book's content until the book has been completed. For the moment, no payment is required even where it is stated that it is required. In return, I can only hope that you make me aware of any overlooked technical glitches or content gaffs that might detract from the success of this story.
The new website is a first version. It contains few images, little open space, and far too many words to be very appealing to the casual surfer. This is an acknowledged weakness for which I make no apology. Webdesign takes much time, and I have been forced to balance between aesthetic, functionality, and already long neglected content.
Finally, please give me a brief moment so that I might switch back from code mode to write-and-research mode. These are two very different kinds of activities, and I have been totally immersed in coding for the past five months.
With this, I wish you my very best. Have a great weekend, and I hope to see you again on Sunday when I will recommence where I left off already many months ago — with the introduction of the Scotsman John Law into French society by Louis XV in order to recover from the financial disaster created by his predecessor Louis XIV.
In liberty, or not at all,
Roddy A. Stegemann
First Hill, Seattle 98104