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Turn off the TV, put away the second-screen, pull up a nice comfy chair in the study and read a good book.

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Pictures of the Socialistic Future

(My fledgling audiobook company just released an audio version of Eugen Richter’s 1893 work “Pictures of the Socialistic Future”. In order to have an audiobook version of a public domain work accepted into Amazon’s Audible store, you have to first make a kindle version and add some unique original content to it, such as a foreward. What follows is my foreward to the 2019 audiobook edition of this work). Read on

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Is Bitcoin Racist? (Review of “The Politics of Bitcoin”)

It is not only those who see themselves as libertarians who, through the adoption of Bitcoin and the political communities around it, routinely distribute political and economic views that are grounded in conspiratorial, far-right accounts of the Federal Reserve and the nature of representative government…

David Golumbia, “The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism”

The Cryptocurrency / Blockchain revolution is the second technological seismic shift to occur within the past 40 years.  The first was of course, the Internet, and once that achieved critical mass the detractors and those who feared the erosion of centralized power that the net signalled began subtly promulgating the memes of  The Four Horsemen of the Internet Apocalypse to warn off the population and justify centralized control (those were: terrorists, drug dealers, pedophiles, and organized crime. I recently dubbed “Fake news” the fifth horseman of the Internet Apocalypse). Read on