I think there's too much fuss about nothing. Tiny technical details that have close to no real life values are discussed to a dead end. If bitcoin was a person, I'd wonder what it ever did to Timothy B Lee to make him write so much negative about it. It's almost like he wishes it to fail, and his articles always lacks technical details and real scientific proof. Don't know why everybody gives him attention at all.
The economists had their chance and screwed everyone over. Now its the hackers turn.