Cryptocurrency: Don’t Blame the Medium for the Scam

As cryptocurrency exchange FTX falls into bankruptcy and its principals seem likely to face various criminal charges over the activities leading to that bankruptcy, it’s time for another round of crowing from opponents (and would-be regulators) of cryptocurrency. Which means it’s time for another round of pointing out where those opponents and would-be regulators are all wet.

The US “Intelligence Community” Can’t Be Trusted to Police Itself

An “experienced analyst” at the National Security Agency ran an illegal surveillance project that involved “unauthorized targeting and collection of private communications of people or organizations in the US.” The agency’s inspector general concluded that the analyst “acted with reckless disregard”  for “numerous rules and possibly the law.” This happened ten years ago. The inspector general’s report was issued six years ago. But the public is just now learning about it.

Missouri v. Biden: Putting America’s Lysenko Under Oath

Missouri v. Biden, a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, cites a previous action (Biden v. Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia Univ.) to this effect: “A private entity violates the First Amendment ‘if the government coerces or induces it to take action the government itself would not be permitted to do, … Continue reading Missouri v. Biden: Putting America’s Lysenko Under Oath