Eliminating Government in a Hundred Years

By Scott Adams, Dec 18, 2003 I have a hundred-year plan to eliminate government. The key to making this work is picking one element of government at a time and using technology to eliminate it. Remember, we have a hundred years to develop and test lots of little plans. So we won’t permanently eliminate any […]

COULD THE SILK ROAD CLOSURE BE GOOD FOR BITCOIN?

BY BRIAN PATRICK EHA,  OCTOBER 5, 2013, The New Yorker By the time the F.B.I. shut down Silk Road—an online black market for illegal drugs, computer-hacking tools, and even contract killings earlier this week, the site had nearly a million registered users. The Web site refused all forms of payment except Bitcoin, a digital currency “designed to be […]

The American Economy is Not a Free-Market Economy

  By David Gordon, Mises.org, September 28, 2013 Crony Capitalism in America, 2008-2012. By Hunter Lewis Those of us who favor the free market must confront a problem. The virtues of the market, and the vices of socialism and interventionism, have been made incontestably clear by Mises, Rothbard, Hazlitt and others. The case for the free market, as these […]

Logical Fallacies – Introduction to Argument

From The Skeptics Guide to the Universe Structure of a Logical Argument Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, our arguments all follow a certain basic structure. They begin with one or more premises, which are facts that the argument takes for granted as the starting point. Then a principle of logic is […]

Spain’s Black Market Economy Is Worth 20% of Its GDP

The Atlantic, JUL 16 2013, 11:00 AM ET One million Spanish people have jobs in the underground economy. Spain’s illicit economy–all that is unaccounted for because it’s illegal or unreported–is worth an unseemly 20% of the country’s GDP, according to a new report by Spain’s Foundation for Financial Studies (FEF). That’s higher than every other country in the […]

Rialto, CA Police Made to Wear Cameras, Use of Violence Drops by Over Two-Thirds

Chris | InformationLiberation When cops in a Rialto, California were forced to wear cameras, their use of force dropped by over two-thirds. Additionally, the officers who were not made to wear the cameras used force twice as much as those who did. This strongly suggests the majority of the time police use force is unnecessary. […]

Egypt to Implode?

By Daniel McAdams, LRC Blog,  June 30, 2013 The Egypt experiment is falling apart. The massive protests today, marking the first year of Islamist Mohamed Morsi’s rule, are pushing the country of more than 80 million to a crisis point with implications for the entire region. It has been a slow-motion disintegration from the begining, however. US-backed […]

Bitcoin arrives on the property scene

By REBECCA THISTLETON, Financial Review It hasn’t moved in next door, but it’s checking out the neighbourhood: online currency Bitcoin has arrived on the property market scene. In Melbourne, buyer’s agent Paul Osborne has started accepting payments in the currency. “I see potential for Bitcoins to be used in house sales, but only when it […]

The Bitcoin Money Myth

by Frank Shostak, Mises.org, April 18, 2013 Many economists and financial commentators believe that in the unregulated market of the internet economy, new forms of money can be created that bypass central-bank and government supervision. The latest development is the emergence of a new electronic means of exchange, Bitcoin (BTC). Bitcoin was launched on January 3, […]

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    Eliminating Government in a Hundred Years

    By Scott Adams, Dec 18, 2003 I have a hundred-year plan to eliminate government. The key to making this work is picking one element of government at a time and using technology to eliminate it. Remember, we have a hundred years to develop and test lots of little plans. So we won’t permanently eliminate any […]

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    Spain’s Black Market Economy Is Worth 20% of Its GDP

    The Atlantic, JUL 16 2013, 11:00 AM ET One million Spanish people have jobs in the underground economy. Spain’s illicit economy–all that is unaccounted for because it’s illegal or unreported–is worth an unseemly 20% of the country’s GDP, according to a new report by Spain’s Foundation for Financial Studies (FEF). That’s higher than every other country in the […]

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    Bitcoin arrives on the property scene

    By REBECCA THISTLETON, Financial Review It hasn’t moved in next door, but it’s checking out the neighbourhood: online currency Bitcoin has arrived on the property market scene. In Melbourne, buyer’s agent Paul Osborne has started accepting payments in the currency. “I see potential for Bitcoins to be used in house sales, but only when it […]

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    World Privacy Forum’s Top Ten Opt Outs

    from http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/ As privacy experts, we are frequently asked about “opting out,” and which opt outs we think are the most important. This list is a distillation of ideas for opting out that the World Privacy Forum has developed over the years from responding to those questions. The list below does not contain all opt […]

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    British Children set up “Soda Speakeasies” after their private school bans all drinks other than water

    by Pavan Amara and Mark Blunden, 21 January 2013 A School is believed to be the first in London to become “water only” and ban fizzy drinks for pupils. Acland Burghley in Camden is setting out to improve health — but has even banned fruit juice and diet drinks. The school hopes its water-only policy will […]

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