Tag Archives: The Red Wire
- Red Wire: When Google Met WikiLeaks
December 16, 2014
In 2011, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was living under house arrest on a country estate in England. He received occasional visitors, mostly his staff and the occasional deranged fan. But in the late spring he received one of the most unusual he would meet: Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Accompanied by...
- Red Wire: The Red Wire Winter Holiday Reading List
December 10, 2014
Privacy, censorship, online freedom, mass surveillance, the growing military and corporate domination control of the internet - not only is it not hard to read about these subjects today, it’s actually easier than ever. But while reading the daily news is good for keeping up with developments, it’s not as...
- Red Wire: Marijuana Reform Represents Real Social Change
December 2, 2014
Sometimes it can be hard to remember that humans are making long-term progress toward living in an all-around better society, especially when there’s bad news making the rounds. Thanks to the confluence of politics and circumstance, I regularly see a concrete example of that progress on a smallish but still...
- Red Wire: What’s Money Laundering? Depends Who You Ask (And What You’re Buying)
November 25, 2014
What is money laundering? Given how often the crime is mentioned in the media, such as in last week’s report by the Wall Street Journal that Wynn Resorts was being investigated by the U.S. federal government over potential money laundering over its relationships with high rollers in Las Vegas and...
- Red Wire: Ron Paul Opposes Sheldon Adelson’s Internet Gambling Ban
November 18, 2014
Opposition to online gambling is often seen as a strictly partisan issue, with the conservative Republican Party drawing a puritanical line in the sand. In a succinct, 600-word editorial published on the Ron Paul Institute’s website this weekend, the former 24-year Congressman and three-time presidential candidate showed that even a...
- Red Wire: Marijuana Legalization Makes Major Strides In Midterm Elections
November 11, 2014
The elections of 2012 produced historic outcomes in Colorado and Washington when the people of both states voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, becoming the first two to thumb their noses at the federal drug war and declare weed to be safe and worthy of taxation. The midterm...
Ask not where bitcoin will be tomorrow, but 10 years from now
September 19, 2017
Why the SEC really rejected the Bitcoin ETF
March 14, 2017