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Overstock.com CEO Exploring Sale To Fund Blockchain-Backed Global Property Venture

The combination of Patrick Byrne and Hernando de Soto Polar could be a powerful force for good, exploiting blockchain technology in a positive way for free market capitalism. However, they will undoubdedly have to contend with central planners who and central bankers who will attempt to hijack the technology for collectivist purposes.

Key Events In The Coming Week: Taxes, Inflation, Yellen, Draghi, Kuroda And Brexit

This week’s economic calendar features several key data releases and Fedspeak. The main data release in US include: CPI inflation, retail sales, industrial production, housing data and monthly budget statement.Away from the data the ECB’s Draghi, Fed’s Yellen, BoE’s Carney and BoJ’s Kuroda are all scheduled to participate on a policy panel hosted by the ECB.

Chris Hedges On The Silencing Of Dissent

"The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have mounted a campaign to shut down the platforms given to their critics. The attacks within this campaign include blacklisting, censorship and slandering dissidents as foreign agents for Russia and purveyors of 'fake news'."