Blockchain: Open Source Money

Cashless Society

“Blockchains are simply distributed transaction processing engines. The technology allows data to be stored in a variety of different places while tracking the relationship between different parties to that data. Most people trying to explain blockchains like to compare it to a ledger. Anytime someone makes a transaction, such as […] Read more »

The Cumulative Effective-Tax Rate

Death by Taxation

Early Americans would roll over in their graves if they heard about modern-day America’s topsy-turvy departure from many of the hard-won freedoms and liberties of the American Revolution. They would be unable to make sense of all the different taxes we pay today, and especially the government’s legal entitlement to […] Read more »

Cashless Society, India, and Big Brother

I'm Free

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” ~H. L. Menken The short story is that American banking and government institutions are partnering on a do–or-die- global ultimatum to shift all countries from cash to digital currency. The ultimatum is that if […] Read more »

Special Report 2017

New Revenue Streams

“No matter what the politicians and monetary authorities say, the buying power of the dollar continues to decrease, with its current value 95 percent lower than it was in 1913.” The American Institute for Economic Research, January 2009 Cost of Living Report. There’s a funny saying apropos to my Woodstock […] Read more »