Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Bitcoin, Sovereigns and the End Times

From currency analyst Christopher Vecchio, the quote of the day: “Personally it wouldn’t be my preferred vehicle to trade money because it’s unregulated. But people are deeming it legitimate even though it’s not backed by a sovereign. That could be the attraction behind it. There’s no sovereign credit risk to bitcoins.” Unpack that: a digital
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In the Land of Panic, Cash Is King

It turns out that under the pressure of events, the economy in Cyprus is becoming cash-driven. Merchants are making purchases in cash, because their suppliers are demanding it, and in turn demanding cash of their customers. Because they don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. Literally. The headline on the print version of this story 
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Listen to My 11-Year-Old Wireless Son

Saturday morning’s cartoons were a staple in my household back in the ’70s. This was the only opportunity to show my parents what I wanted for Christmas or for my birthday without actually leaving the house.  I’d yell from the living room, “Mom!  Dad!  Come in here.  That’s the Barbie Townhouse my friend Elizabeth has…see…it
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