Crypto-Populism: Can Bitcoin Give Power to the People?

Crypto-Populism: Can Bitcoin Give Power to the People?

The original purpose of Bitcoin was as a revolutionary technology launched against a corrupt economic system. Instead of traditional capitalist forces like innovation, risk, and hard work, the global economy had been captured by finance capitalism in which financial...
GameStop and the Limitations of Capitalism

GameStop and the Limitations of Capitalism

The GameStop stock controversy is revealing a fraud of Wall Street and it’s also revealing limitations of capitalism.The Reddit group that pumped GameStop very closely mirrored a lot of the pump-and-dump schemes that were widespread in cryptocurrency markets from 2015...
What Are Limits of the Presidential Pardon?

What Are Limits of the Presidential Pardon?

Since President Trump’s impeachment acquittal in the Senate a few weeks ago, he’s become quite fond of putting his thumb on the scales of justice.  Today, during his press conference at Andrews Airforce base, the president said of some recent court cases, “I’m allowed...
The Second Amendment Needs an Update

The Second Amendment Needs an Update

The Second Amendment was written to prevent the Federal government from taking away the arms needed to form a state-run militia. As such, the Second Amendment is completely out of date and in need of an overhaul.One of the most popular political memes on the internet...
Propaganda of Authoritarianism: Trump’s “Squad” Tweets

Propaganda of Authoritarianism: Trump’s “Squad” Tweets

Either he’s a natural at it, or President Trump is being coached on classic Russian propaganda techniques. The president’s defense of his own racist Tweets is the latest chapter in what is knows as the “4D Approach” to propaganda: dismiss, distract, distort, and...
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