Next Step to Distributed Free Speech Net is Non-Compromised Hardware

Innovative minds have been working for decades to create a decentralized alternative to the Internet. In recent years free software has become available that, once installed, allows individual computers to communicate with a global network of computers independent of commercial Internet Service Providers and broadband and wireless networks. Commonly called a “mesh” network, the software facilitates phone calls and data transmission.

Now the brainy geeks who helped invent the alternative network are anticipating the next logical step: computer hardware that can be verified to be independent of corporate interests and data mining.

WealthCycles has reported extensively on the so-called “mesh” Internet and its evolution in different parts of the world. In a nutshell, installation of the software allows even a cell phone to serve as a node in a secure wireless network.

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Health - US 2013 Uninsured, 2014 Uninsured Are Apples and Oranges

Since 1987, the U.S. Census Bureau has collected information on how many people living in the United States are covered by health insurance and shared that information in a widely cited annual report. In 2014, the first year the U.S. Affordable Care Act will take effect, the Census Bureau has announced a change in the way it counts the number of people who have insurance. This change means that the numbers from 2014 won’t be directly comparable to figures from earlier years, making it harder to tell whether the ACA is progressing toward its goal of health insurance for all. The Census Bureau claims the timing is merely coincidence, but given the federal government’s unrivaled skill at skewing other sorts of statistics (CPI and employment figures, to name a couple), critics of the ACA naturally are crying foul.

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Hazlitt Deconstructs Keynes on Natural Rate of Interest

It is a new era?

It is best to be a consumer, and "help to further trade"?

As we started in Big Spenders Not Key to Real Economic Health:

This audio clip from Henry Hazlitt's The Failure of the New Economics, starts with a Keynes quote on interest rates, and then Hazlitt corrects, as it goes in line-by-line fashion "unpacking fallacies" that oft share a common thread with the staccato of others found riddling the General Theory. In under 10 minutes it ends with Patrick Barrington's sarcastic poem "I Want to be a Consumer," published in a 1934 issue of Punch, mocking the prevailing economic thought of the time that would come to sweep away governments with the promise of miraculousity of magical money from nowhere.

 

 

 

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What is The Law ?

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Who Killed Facebook?

Despite evidence to the contrary—such as 1.28 billion monthly users and a $1.84 billion market valuation as of March 13—online social network Facebook is dying, according to a paper by two Princeton academics published in January. The Princeton study predicts that Facebook will lose 80% of its peak users by 2017. The Princeton results reaffirm an earlier global social media impact study funded by the European Union, which reveals that the key youth demographic so attractive to marketers and so essential to the future of any online platform is abandoning Facebook in droves, according to a 2013 Bloomberg Television report.

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Silver and Golden Choice to Expand Options in Money?

Arizona legal tender bill SB1096 attempts to account for details of implementation which Governor Jan Brewer said was the main reason for her veto despite enthusiastic support of her constituency in 2013.

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Sanctions Harm All Except Targeted Governments

The United States recently instituted economic sanctions on Russia due to its conflict with Ukraine over the Crimea and is urging other world powers to follow suit.

But do sanctions really work? History tells us they are a passive-aggressive measure, and in the end, they hurt ordinary people while leaving subject governments—composed of a fluid body of individuals—virtually unaffected.

No state (or group of states, in the case of the EU) nor NATO, the 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to which Ukraine has applied for membership, have been willing to risk an outright military confrontation with Russia. Earlier this week NATO member nations suspended cooperation with Russia because of the Ukraine conflict, and yesterday Russia recalled its ambassador to NATO, according to CNN.com.

Retired Texas congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul agreed, calling sanctions “acts of war.” He continued:

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Libertarians Advocate for Moral Government

Back in the fall, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and former Clinton speechwriter Eric Liu wrote a piece for Bloomberg titled Libertarians Are the New Communists. In fact, libertarianism and communism could not be more different: Communism relies on an all-powerful state to enforce its ideology, apparently because the communalism it espouses just isn’t popular enough that people will adhere to it on their own. Libertarians oppose oppressive state control because it forcibly denies individual freedom. 

Glenn Jacobs, writing for lewrockwell.com, responded with a lucid and eloquently written rebuttal to Hanauer and Liu. Jacobs is a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) who reads up on economics and politics on the side.

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Free Market Will Trump Volcker Rule In End

The ink was still wet on U.S. President Barack Obama’s signature signing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law in July 2010 when the wrangling began over how and how much to clamp down on trading by federally insured banks. Even though the financial reform act was passed, the devil is in the details of how regulators will actually implement it.

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Yellen Ain’t Yellin’ Whole Truth on Interest Rates

Janet Yellen, soon to be the head of the privately-owned Federal Reserve Bank (Fed), isn't revealing much on the truth about interest rates. But there was a thread to pull on.

This piece unravels multiple deceptions.

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From Janet Yellen’s April 4 speech, 2013:

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