The current political trend is toward corporate-state monopolization over all aspects of life, with increasing control by approved "private" principals over information and opinion, economic production, and the political sphere.
Opponents of bitcoin now claim that bitcoin mining causes global warming and is an environmental threat. But the boom-bust cycles caused by central banks and their fiat money are far worse than any carbon footprint bitcoin can produce.
In Las Vegas, airline passengers plummeted 64 percent during 2020, and the convention business has collapsed. For Vegas, there are troubling signs that the world is not in a hurry to spend freely on extravagant face-to-face meetings.
In the early years of QE, many economists warned that the Fed’s unprecedented monetary inflation would cause a significant increase in consumer prices. In this chapter, we’ll assess several popular explanations for why the Fed’s monetary inflation since 2008 hasn’t generated a comparable...
China was one of the first countries to develop a metallic money that was valued and exchanged by weight. Evidence suggests that this monetary regime originated during the Shang Dynasty (1766–1122 BC).