Burried as I am in books and journal articles, and abjuring the more mass apeal social networks as I do, much in popular culture passes me by. I don’t confess this with any sorrow, nor even much pride, it is just the case, to adopt that hideous phrase: ‘it is what it is.’ As a rule,… Continue reading Hail, Lobster!
Continuing from my recent essay, Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Environmental, I thought I should give some space to the political dimenion of Bitcoins dirty little secrets. Since the white paper was first published under the name Satoshi Nakamoto, the central premise (pun intended) of Bitcoin has been that: A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash… Continue reading Bitcoin’s Dirty Little Secrets – Political
The concept of a clock was chosen because it implies that unless we stop the seconds from ticking down, the hands will inevitably reach midnight.
Yet for all the antics, there was a certain honesty about such naked corruption. Votes were sold and it was clear who was buying them.
Today I pay homage to one brilliantly penned piece by WSC, from an age when they both inked and blotted.
Sidestepping Trump’s wounded pose and Twitter’s egregious claim of the moral high ground and an interesting question about politics and speech emerges.
Specifically put, proportionality isn’t a one way street in which the power of the state is neutered to the benefit of an individual.
To replace a People’s Republic network with a Democratic Club network isn’t necessarily an improvement because it only prefences one centralised solution over another.
Sadly, for our attempts to hold power to account, the ‘what’ is lost to the political ‘how,’ with which side wins becoming the benchmark for ‘account.’
I didn’t have the time to write you a short blog about historical analogies, so I wrote about something else.