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Evergrande is just a red herring

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After nearly three weeks of intensive media coverage on Evergrande, China’s second-largest property developer on the brink of financial collapse, hopes of a knight-in-shining-armor bailout from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have turned from prime real estate into sawdust. …


If crypto wants a future, it must eliminate its ever darker underbelly

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You probably know what a crypto grifter is already. They pop up everywhere, from your favorite financial T.V channel to the ad space next to that edgy op-ed article. Their mission is simple: to sell the crypto dream that liberating money from the clutches of the elite will, in turn…


The Treasury used to be a glorified accountant, but now it's a full-blown monetary leviathan

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Ever since the American Civil War created a counterfeiting epidemic, which led Abraham Lincoln to “police the money supply” through the creation of the Secret Service, those managing the U.S empire have developed a more-than-eager taste for monopolizing money and finance.

From the first World War ushering in the League…


A bizarre, new endgame is unfolding

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Is this the last innings before we face economic reality?

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CEO of ATM Holdings, Andrew Miller, explains how he just squandered $48,000 on a “Bored Ape Yacht Club” NFT — without consulting his spouse.

“When I first told my wife that I just paid more for a JPEG of a cartoon ape than the value of our Chihuly glass, she…


It’s becoming more than a systemic risk

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Here I lie ill with, among other health issues, the flu, but I have to get this story out at what appears to be the most pivotal period in crypto’s history, the moment where we could witness the legacy power structures of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the Federal Reserve…


Declining trust and press freedoms, what could possibly go wrong?

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On July 16th, 2021, journalist Michael Wolff appeared on Brian Stelter’s Reliable Sources on CNN to talk, as normal, about the state of modern mass media. But only after a few minutes of discussing how the mainstream press had handled Trump’s presidency, the conversation turned sour.

“You’re a nice guy”…


Cheap money is slowly destroying us

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The cheap money era keeps getting crazier. Every time we turn on the news, or open Twitter, we’re barraged with ever more absurd narratives and headlines. One week, it’s militant group Hamas using DogeCoin to fund its operations. The next, it’s the CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, holding clandestine meetings


The crypto movement is destroying itself

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When the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto published his white paper in 2008, it was just a mere document, describing a new, unique payment system he called Bitcoin. …


How the latest crypto boom has morphed into a house of cards

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“Controversial” is the latest euphemism to describe any asset or company that most of the financial community, and the media, perceive to be a stone-cold fraud. …

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