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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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 As such, the Second Amendment is completely out of date and in need of an overhaul.One of the most popular political memes on...

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The Debate Over American Fascism

When freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently described privately run ICE detention centers as “concentration camps,” it ignited a debate over the use of related words like “fascism” and “genocide” to describe the polices and actions being...

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AI and the Future of Democracy

Last week, AI LA held a symposium called “AI, Ethics, and Fairness.” The panel discussion took place at the Phase Two co-working space in Culver City, California and its members included a computer scientist, a technology ethicist, a legal expert in AI and an AI...

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GOP Rep. Amash Tweets Case for Impeaching Bill Barr

As one of the founders of the ultra-conservative Freedom Caucus, Congressman Justin Amash may be the last person you'd expect to call for the impeachment of President Trump. But after completing his reading of the full 486-page Mueller Report, Amash became...

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