Studies of Bloated CEO Pay Miss the Fattest Cats in America

Each year The New York Times creates a furor by publishing a list of the highest paid CEOs. (This year the top 10 averaged $30.3 million in total compensation.) And each year “the paper of record” misses the real story: Yes, CEOs […]

Bitcoin for Activists – What You Need to Know

Among activists one often finds an aversion to even thinking about money. Associating it with the opponent — who has lots of it — they try to do without money themselves. Often, for as long as they can, they […]

Revolving Door: MPAA Hires Chief USTR Negotiator Behind ACTA And TPP’s IP Chapter

For the past five years or so, the USTR’s chief intellectual property negotiator has been Stan McCoy. McCoy has long positioned himself as an intellectual property maximalist, repeating talking points from lobbyists regularly, while condescending to…

 

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    Is that a Wig? Bitcoin Provides Anonymity Important to Niche Buyers

Is that a Wig? Bitcoin Provides Anonymity Important to Niche Buyers

There are certain online transactions that people prefer to keep private, without incriminating information on credit card receipts. These often include medical items, wigs, and other products. The companies that mine this information can send embarrassing…

 

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    Reddit mods accused of censoring Snowden, Wikileaks and Bitcoin posts

Reddit mods accused of censoring Snowden, Wikileaks and Bitcoin posts

NEWS WEBSITE Reddit has downgraded the /r/ technology stream following reports of censorship. A statement from Reddit administrators said that some users have been overzealous, and have exerted too much control over the thread and its content and broken…

 

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Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting. According to “Working for the Few,” a recent briefing paper from Oxfam, “In the US, the wealthiest one percent captured 95 percent of post-financial crisis growth since 2009, while the bottom…

 

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    High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined

High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined

In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death. Here […]

Jim Rickards, Author of “The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System”

He was an advisor on capital markets to the director of National Intelligence in the office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense, where he took part in the secret war games sponsored by the Pentagon. The game’s goal was […]

Chrome Extension Could Be Vulnerable to Malware

A browser extension for Google Chrome reportedly is capable of stealing bitcoin and other altcoins from its users. Called the Cryptsy Dogecoin (DOGE) Live Ticker in the Chrome Web Store, the extension is susceptible to updates that begin monitoring…

 

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500 Startups Funds Five Bitcoin Startups With $100,000 Each

Mountain View, CA-based accelerator 500 Startups has announced it is funding five bitcoin companies in its latest batch of startups with $100,000 each. The bitcoin companies are part of 500′s Batch 9 group, with 30 total companies going through […]

Bank Swindles Prove the Need for Bitcoin

Our friends at Open Intelligence sent us this latest alert on the continuing fallout after the LIBOR scandals of last year. Unsurprisingly, it turns out, many of the banks that were ‘too big to fail’ and had to be […]

Progress but no deal in unconscionable

The United States said Friday there had been progress but no final deal in talks with Japan that are crucial to advancing the ambitious 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Negotiations failed to achieve a significant breakthrough just days

 

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    Middle Class Americans’ Retirement Health Care Costs on Path to Exceed Social Security Benefits

Middle Class Americans’ Retirement Health Care Costs on Path to Exceed Social Security Benefits

HealthView Services today launched its new Retirement Health Care Cost Index©, which shows that middle class Americans’ retirement health…

 

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The Completely Insane Saga of CoinBet.cc

The Completely Insane Saga of CoinBet.cc It All Starts With One Man Meet Michael Katz. Katz is an American poker player from a small town in New Jersey. Throughout his career, Katz has won well over half a million dollars […]

Bill Moyers on America’s Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy

A new report shows that top CEOs were paid 331 times more than the average US worker in 2013. At the same time, the poorest fifth of Americans paid an average tax rate of 11 percent while the richest […]