A Cashless Society

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Image by Andrew Khoroshavin from Pixabay

It’s been said that inflation is a “hidden tax”, as an increase in the circulating money supply causes the value of our currency to drop. …

A New System

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

The term “Digital Dollar” has been popping up in several stimulus drafts lately, as well as various white papers from the IMF and other finance-related institutions, and also private-sector projects over the last few years. …

A New System

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Photo by Kev Seto on Unsplash

Many Americans are unaware that it was illegal to own gold in the United States from 1934 to 1974. The US was in the depths of the Great Depression that began in 1929, and the government and banks needed to shore up their financial soundness. Gold was nationalized. Executive Order…

A World on the Verge of Change

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Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

2021 and Beyond

Will future technology be too powerful for us plebeians?

As 2020 comes to a much-awaited end, we’re about to blindly dive headlong into a murky future of assured uncertainty. On the way down, we’re going to crash into all sorts of technological advances that have thus far not been much…

A World on the Verge of Change

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Photo by Jose Antonio Gallego Vázquez on Unsplash

Stage 1 in progress

Since March 2020 when the Covid-19 lockdowns and business closures began, when unemployment started to spike, when the financial system was already failing but went unacknowledged, we have been in “Stage 1”.

Whether you realize it or not, you are already living in the first stage of the Great Reset

Technocracy and Control

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

That time again

Every 40–50 years, the US has a financial reckoning of sorts. In the 1930’s, we had the Great Depression. In the 70’s, we had to contend with the oil shock, terrible inflation, and Nixon disconnecting the dollar from Gold. In 2008 we had the “Great Financial Crisis” (GFC), which honestly…

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Photo by Leipzig Free Tours by Dirk Pohlers on Unsplash

Is it just me, or are there business owners who want to open, and customers that want to get the hell out of their homes and pay for goods and services, who are primarily driving the pushback against a state that’s encroaching on our rights?

I’m not merely talking about…

Wallet with 100, 5, 20 and 1 dollar bill, with a physical golden metal bitcoin on top
Image by WorldSpectrum from Pixabay

There is an argument that the lack of bitcoin regulation is stifling innovation in the crypto space. The only rule we need from governments is a promise to leave it the hell alone. …

Heading Toward Technocracy

A blue sphere on a black background, with multiple lines connecting icons of people to illustrate a decentralized network.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

There are two powerful opposing forces battling today: the government and corporations, who have increasingly enlarged themselves and are seeking to consolidate even more centralized power and control; and opposite, a force we’ve only just begun to see the power of: Decentralization.

The Internet is a decentralized system, or at…

Black and White or Sepia color looking upward at the statue of liberty in America.
Photo by Zella Duda on Unsplash.com

Our social contract is rapidly changing. Democracy is in danger, and there is increasing movement toward “stakeholder capitalism”. …

Justin Honse

I write about Economic and Social issues that affect us all, because my country, America, has problems and change is needed now.

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