The singer Édith Piaf famously, and throatily, regretted nothing about anything. But the poet John Betjeman wished that he’d had more sex. And the economist John Maynard Keynes that he’d drunk more champagne. Me? I regret two things much more important than recreational sex or champagne. (more…)
If An Agent Knocks is a guidebook written by the Center for Constitutional Rights. Although they’re a left-leaning advocacy group, they’re not the sort likely to make you run away screaming as if Cthulhu is trying to eat your mind. Actually, some of their causes may be of interest. The intended audience is those who might be targeted by politically-motivated investigations and harassment under color of law. I’ll go over the basics, and add my extensive commentary as usual. (more…)
Your Browsing History Might Impact Your Credit Score
New World Order proposals tend to appear feel-good or sensible on the outside, then reveal themselves to be rotten upon closer inspection. The International Monetary Fund’s new big idea about personal credit scores is no exception.
The IMF, of course, is one of those big international institutions (more…)
Klaus Schwab and Thierry Malleret
Covid-19: The Great Reset
Geneva: Forum Publishing, 2020
What is the “Great Reset” that the politicians and talking heads have been babbling about lately? The New York Times called it a “baseless conspiracy theory.” That settles it; end of discussion, everything’s cleared up, QED. (more…)
To get started in Bitcoin, you need to learn a few basic skills and concepts. I’ve listed the key skills here. There are many different Bitcoin wallets and exchanges, and the best ones depend on which country you are in. So doing a comprehensive step-by-step guide for everyone would be too much. My goal here is to point you in the right (more…)
The activism of the curiously well-covered David Hogg, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has resulted in exactly what he wanted: the school is taking action, and will be requiring all students to carry clear backpacks come spring.
Hogg, however, didn’t realize that this was what he’d been asking for. Now he and his fellow students are complaining that the backpacks will violate their right to privacy. (more…)
Portuguese translation here
It’s a good thing that SOPA and PIPA have been put on hold indefinitely by yesterday’s digital tantrum. Nothing delights me more than imagining a dark cloud of popular anger sweeping over Washington’s lobbyists, forcing them to scuttle like vermin from whatever evil-doings they were up to. (more…)