MONEY, CRYPTO, ECONOMICS

What Really Matters about Bitcoin

Jeffrey Tucker on journal.ftn.media: In the panic rush, let’s pause to consider the meaning of it all.


CRYPTO, MONEY, ECONOMICS

Pure Speculation

Tim Bailey on spiked-online.com: “Thankfully, Bitcoin has little to no prospect of being widely adopted as a currency – though it does perhaps still have a future as a speculative asset. This is because it is no longer cheap to use, as was originally intended.”


SCIENCE, PEOPLE

Freudian slip back

M M Owen on aeon.co: “A revival of interest in the power of introspection and thought has brought Freud’s ideas back into the scientific fold”


FOOD, AFRICA

No more trouble

Calestous Juma on capx.co: “Africa’s complex hunger challenges can only be addressed by taking into account emerging concerns about nutrition, health, non-communicable diseases, food loss and waste and environmental projects.”


NATURE, SCIENCE, CITIES

New York City rats

Ellen Airhart on popsci.com: “Since the late 1700s, Norwegian rats have haunted New York City’s alleys, parks, and basements. They came on ships from France and England, and then they never left.”


BOOKS, ECONOMICS, IDEAS

The unwritten Mises library

on web.archive.org: “Bettina-Bien Greaves took careful notes during Ludwig von Mises’s New York seminars. Whenever he made a comment that suggested research paper or book, she jotted it down on a note card. ”


POLITICS, DIPLOMACY

Mid East Game

Noah Feldman on bloomberg.com: “Although recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital doesn’t necessarily entail formal recognition of Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem, it certainly suggests that the Trump administration is willing to come very close — far closer than any prior U.S. administration. That carries meaning for the Palestinian and Israeli negotiators alike.”


ECONOMICS, GADGETS, INNOVATION, BUSINESS

Cheap, cheaper, amazon

Farhad Manjoo on nytimes.com: “But the WyzeCam has one groundbreaking feature that no rival can match. It is being sold for such an unbelievably low price — $20 — that it sent me tunneling into the global gadget industry to figure out how Wyze had done it.”


CULTURE, PEOPLE, MEDIA

Kick it like Stalin

on kernelmag.dailydot.com: “The perils of managing your social media presence can be a daunting prospect. A whole industry of “experts” has sprung up to offer advice to those worried about their online image.”


SCIENCE, HEALTH, VIDEO

Fuck that…

UltraMiraculous on youtube.com: Penn and Teller explain why vaccinations are good.