Are Cryptocurrencies Truly the New Monetary Paradigm?

The rule in journalism is that any question you can ask in a headline can invariably answered “No”. Sadly for cryto enthusiasts, that holds true in this case as well. In all fairness, the bubble has not burst yet, in spite of experts and media pundits all clamouring that it’s about to. The breathlessness with which mainstream outlets. which formally left electronic money to nice sites with coin in their name […]

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Hired Hands and Corporate Spies: The Pinkertons Ride Again

It’s nearly two years since the protests against a then hypothetical Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL for short) began. They made good sense: oil pipelines have a somewhat dubious safety record, and DAPL seemed to go out of its way to heighten an already grim situation for North Dakota. According to The New York Times, the state has seen in the region of 18 million gallons of oils […]

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Britain First: Smoke, Mirrors, and A Lot of Hate

Whilst it’s Europe and America that we tend to think about when it comes to far-right extremists, Britain First has long been the UK’s fastest growing political party, on Facebook. This was not originally a cause for alarm: a large part of that early success was down to an almost genius campaign of using highly emotive, apolitical images (often to do with animal cruelty) to get users to sign up, artificially inflating their numbers […]

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