Can an anonymous alternative currency — not tethered to the oppressive arm of the state — make us free? That’s the premise behind Bitcoin, invented less than 10 years ago, which has soared stratospherically and then, recently, fallen sharply. David Golumbia reflects on the rightwing libertarian ideas behind Bitcoin. Resources: David Golumbia, The Politics of … Continued


Jack Blum spent years as a staff attorney for the Senate Anti-Trust Subcommittee specializing in white-collar corporate crime and off-shore tax evasion. He’ll join us for a conversation on what the Panama Papers tell us about the global financial world and the difficulties in stopping questionable business practices. Then, Peter Manseau, author of the book … Continued


Pulitzer prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston has done groundbreaking reporting on corporations and the tax code. Today he joins us for a conversation on the Panama Papers, offshore shell companies and tax havens….including how this happens in US states like Delaware, Wyoming and Nevada. And Mary Bottari, Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, on the … Continued


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