From a Shadow Constitution to a Network State

– November 19, 2022

“With The Network State, Balaji Srinivasan has written a startup manual. Those two different-but-overlapping domains (ought to and how to) might seem confusing at first. But together, they’re a one-two punch against legacy powers.” ~ Max Borders


The False Face of SBF, FTX, and ESG

– November 15, 2022

“For FTX and ESG, beneath a surface of virtue signaling and noblesse oblige are decidedly less-idealistic machinations: fraud, rent-seeking, influence-buying, and greenwash.” ~ Peter C. Earle


CBDCs: What Can We Learn From Dollarized Countries?

– November 13, 2022

“How much more could FDR have done had he had a CBDC? The risk of a CBDC goes beyond the serious issue of financial privacy.” ~ Nicolás Cachanosky


What Is an FTX?

– November 10, 2022

“The existence of the FTT token combined with the opacity of the relationship between Alameda and FTX is crucial to the story.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson


A Tale of Two Documents: How the Bitcoin White Paper Outperformed Dodd-Frank

– November 8, 2022

“As policymakers look to further regulate the crypto ecosystem itself, they should keep top of mind the capacity of private innovation to not only achieve broad policy goals but also to get there before regulations do.” ~ Jack Solowey


Flatcoins: A More “Stable” Stablecoin?

– November 1, 2022

“If successfully developed, flatcoins will join the ranks of other digital assets like Bitcoin, providing individuals and institutions with monetary solutions outside fiat currencies.” ~ Peter C. Earle & David Waugh


Treasury and DOJ Seek Greater Financial Surveillance Around Cryptocurrency

– October 27, 2022

“Instead of continuing down this path of ever-increasing financial surveillance, the US government should start listening to the public’s concerns. It’s time to end the 50-year erosion of financial privacy in the United States, not jumpstart it in the digital era.” ~ Nicholas Anthony


The CBDC Tradeoff

– October 9, 2022

“Rather than crowding out the private sector with a CBDC, the government should let a thousand payment mechanisms bloom.” ~ William J. Luther


Will A Digital Dollar Offer Financial Privacy?

– October 7, 2022

“At some point, a CBDC that fails to provide a high degree of financial privacy will be used to monitor and censor the transactions of one’s political enemies. It is foolish to think otherwise.” ~ William J. Luther


Bitcoin vs. Gold: What’s the Difference? (Video)

– October 4, 2022

“In this episode of Liberty Curious, AIER Managing Editor David Waugh and Kate Wand discuss the differences between gold and bitcoin, and how each one might improve upon fiat currencies.” ~ AIER


The Unquestioned Monopoly

– October 3, 2022

“Despite the arguments made against monopoly and the arguments made in favor of competition, there is one monopoly that largely goes unquestioned. I’m referring, of course, to the monopoly over currency issuance.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson


Criminal Code

– August 26, 2022

“The Tornado Cash ban is very disappointing. Rather than bolstering financial privacy, the U.S. government is making financial privacy a crime.” ~ Joshua R. Hendrickson & William J. Luther