The cold truth is all these institutional-state-cartel "solutions" serve the few at the expense of the many. This is not a side-effect; it is the intended output of these "solutions." In other words, these "solutions" work great for the parasitic few at the top skimming all the wealth, power and income, at the expense of the exploited many and the stability of the system as a whole.
The three key stakeholders in this argument, governments, businesses and consumers, all have varied benefits from shifting away from cash... although the advantages of moving away from cash are perhaps the most pronounced for governments.
A Minnesota judge recently signed a search warrant ordering Google, Inc. to hand over personal information on anyone who searched a specific name, a decision that could set an alarming precedent that would render the fourth amendment virtually ineffective with regard to online privacy.
With the omnipotence of the world's central banks suddenly all too evidently exposed as nothing more than 'Oz'-like smoke-and-mirrors, it is not just US politicians that are losing faith and calling for more oversight of the most-powerful unelected officials in the world. Handelsblatt reports today that Germany's federal auditor says The ECB lacks accountability in banking sector oversight and government will work to close that oversight gap.
"Dear President Trump, you have structured your campaign and current policies around being for America First. The 9/11 Families certainly hope that you remain steadfast in your belief that Americans must be protected, supported, and heard, first and foremost above all others - particularly those like the Saudis who fund radical Islamic terrorists that target and kill Americans."
"The Greek people have just about reached the limits of their strength...Bishop Ambrossios is urging people to revolt.. and rebellious citizens, will declare themselves against the entire political system, and take their fight not to the parliament but to the streets."
"...wealth will be institutionalized. The concept of withdrawal will fade along with the fiction of ownership... A criminal corporate commonwealth, supported by a fiat dollar as global reserve currency enforced by threat of war and economic collapse, will be deaf to protest from below..."
"In order to do this kind of stuff, we have to recruit from a certain demographic... and I don’t mean to judge them at all, but this group of millennials simply have different understandings of the words loyalty, secrecy, and transparency than certainly my generation did."
Further woes for the LBMA Silver Price benchmark provide an opportunity to launch a real silver price discovery auction in its place. However, the chances of this happening with the LBMA bullion banks still in charge are essentially nil.
Immediately after Wikileaks released thousands of documents revealing the extent of CIA surveillance and hacking practices, the government was calling for an investigation - not into why the CIA has amassed so much power, but rather, into who exposed their invasive policies.