Reality

Is Capitalism Dead Or Merely Dying?

"If the remaining wealth is not divided better than it is today, those who have gathered most of it will also find themselves in non-functioning societies and communities..."

Why Governments Will Not Ban Bitcoin

"Those who see governments banning ownership of bitcoin are ignoring the political power and influence of those who are buying enough bitcoin to matter..."

The 4 Possible Channels For A Chinese Financial Crisis

An analysis by Victor Shih of Merics lays out 4 plausible scenarios of financial crisis in China: household defaults, shadow banking panic, capital flight, and a sudden stop of international lending. It finds that China’s greatest vulnerability resides in its dwindling foreign exchange reserve and escalating external debt, which can trigger a confluence of maxi-devaluation, external defaults, and sharp asset price depreciation.

Germany: Full Censorship Now Official

"When employees of social media companies are appointed as the state's private thought police and given the power to shape the form of current political and cultural discourse by deciding who shall be allowed to speak and what to say, and who shall be shut down, free speech becomes nothing more than a fairy tale. Or is that perhaps the point?"