Is Blockchain the Future of Freedom?

The Harwood Economic Review
Fall 2017

Table of Contents

Is Blockchain the Future of Freedom?
Max Gulker

Prospects for a Digital Gold-Backed Currency
Theodore Cangero

Decision Time for Bitcoin
Patrick Coate

Bitcoin: Decentralized Governance Put to the Test
Max Gulker

Max Gulker

Max Gulker is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2015. His research focuses on two main areas: policy and technology. On the policy side, Gulker looks at how issues like poverty and access to education can be addressed with voluntary, decentralized approaches that don’t interfere with free markets. On technology, Gulker is interested in emerging fields like blockchain and cryptocurrencies, competitive issues raised by tech giants such as Facebook and Google, and the sharing economy. Gulker frequently appears at conferences, on podcasts, and on television. Gulker holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation. Follow @maxgAIER.

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