Obama’s Former Chief Economist Calls For An End To US Dollar Reserve Status

There are few truisms about the world economy, but for decades, one has been the role of the United States dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It’s a core principle of American economic policy. After all, who wouldn’t want their currency to be the one that foreign banks and governments want to hold in reserve?But new research reveals that what was once a privilege is now a burden, undermining job growth, pumping up budget and…

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Bitcoin And The Appeal Of Virtual Currencies

Catherine Martin Christopher, assistant professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, studied Bitcoin. It is a virtual currency generated on the internet using mathematical algorithms. Participants can obtain bitcoins by solving math problems from home to generate them or purchasing them using dollars or other government backed currency in a virtual exchange. Using Bitcoin can help people to: Speculate and benefit Keep identity private Trust system of bitcoin generation Preserve spending power Bitcoin as…

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DigitalTangible Launches Crypto 2.0-Powered Gold and Bitcoin Market

DigitalTangible has announced the formal launch of its crypto 2.0-powered, decentralized marketplace for gold and bitcoin traders.While existing services allow bitcoin users to buy gold with bitcoin, DigitalTangible offers a novel innovation for the market, using an underlying crypto 2.0 protocol that issues tokens representing physical gold and attaches them to bitcoin addresses, thereby allowing traders to seamlessly move between bitcoin and gold. DigitalTangible counts two of the more visible gold-buying services that cater to…

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They Walk Among Us | Casey Research

Here’s the bad news: Predators walk among us, and they are indistinguishable from normal people. These differently wired humans have a predatory advantage, and they use it. This is not a plot from a scary movie; this is real.These predators are called sociopaths (psychopaths in the clinical literature). They rather seldom damage our bodies, but they make careers out of bleeding our souls. There are a lot of things to understand about sociopaths, and we…

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Bugging in or bugging out: What’s the right move?

When stuff hits the fan, the natural tendency for people is to gather what they can and leave the area. But is that the right thing for you to do? We’ve discussed the basics of putting together a “bug out bag” – a backpack, ruck sack, duffel bag, or some other device you can carry – at length (here, here, here, and here, for starters). However, there could come a time when staying put is…

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Urban doomsday preppers not your stereotypical paranoid white survivalists

If you were to picture a doomsday prepper living in New York City, how would you describe them? If you’re thinking bunker-building isolationists with conservative or anti-government sentiments, a religious end-times outlook, a secret arsenal of weaponry, and a massive cache of food — well, you would be incorrect. Although those are the stereotypical extremists often seen as doomsday preppers, their like depicted on the National Geographic show of the same name, those that would…

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Currency reform in Ancient Rome

He reduced taxes and attempted through various means to end the “singular system of annihilating capital and ruining agriculture and industry [which] was so deeply rooted in the Roman administration”.[21] At the same time, though, he subsidized literature, art and science and socialized education.When invaders from Gaul threatened the Empire, Severus Alexander attempted to buy them off rather than engage in a pitched, costly battle. This, once again, angered the legionnaires, who elevated General Maximinus…

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