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June 13, 2011, 10:00:16 AM
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Economy watch
http://www.economywatch.com/economy-business-and-finance-news/bitcoins-the-politics-of-a-virtual-currency.13-06.html

The guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/12/bitcoin-online-currency-us-government



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June 13, 2011, 10:17:09 AM
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The guardian one is funny. The end did not need to be like that, but apart from that it was funny.
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June 13, 2011, 12:44:03 PM
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For those who aren't UK based: the Guardian is the most left wing, pro-state, anti-individualism newspaper in the country.  Bitcoin is unlikely to get a good review from the Guardian until it has "government approved" stamped all over it.

That being said, that article wasn't anywhere near as bad is it could be (or will be once the main Guardian journalists get wind of Bitcoins).

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June 13, 2011, 12:54:28 PM
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We have a thread for press releases.

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June 13, 2011, 02:21:51 PM
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For those who aren't UK based: the Guardian is the most left wing, pro-state, anti-individualism newspaper in the country.  Bitcoin is unlikely to get a good review from the Guardian until it has "government approved" stamped all over it.

That being said, that article wasn't anywhere near as bad is it could be (or will be once the main Guardian journalists get wind of Bitcoins).

I know what you mean but individualism was left-wing when it started. Originally, being a lefty meant supporting individual rights, being a clasic liberal (as opposed to a progressive liberal). Everything gets co-opted in this world...
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June 13, 2011, 02:48:05 PM
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Completely off-topic, but...

I know what you mean but individualism was left-wing when it started. Originally, being a lefty meant supporting individual rights, being a clasic liberal (as opposed to a progressive liberal). Everything gets co-opted in this world...

You are absolutely right.  "Liberal" has been blasted out of the dictionary.

It's one of the things I find most bizarre about modern-day lefties.  They have completely abandoned the "liberty" part.  They would traditionally (even thirty years ago) have been the ones shouting "fascist" (perhaps without justification) at everyone -- now they are indistinguishable from those on the right.  At the same time the "fascist" right wing types (at least in the UK) have become all soft and cuddly and now want to do just as much redistribution as the left.  They are all social democrats now, and there is nowhere for the likes of me to go.

The answer is always "more government", and it doesn't matter what the question is.

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June 13, 2011, 03:17:09 PM
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That Economy Watch article was great, and really touched all the bases.  As for the other, a chimpanzee on a typewriter springs to mind.
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