June 27, 2020 | A turmoil has engulfed the faculties of economics at the University of Chicago and Harvard. A German economist was first suspended on accusations of racism in Chicago, then rehabilitated. An article in Harvard’s flagship Quarterly Journal of Economics (QJE) is accused of a colonial attitude. The authors justify themselves.
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The totalitarian surveillance fantasy Known Traveller will soon become reality for Eurostar-travellers
June 23, 2020 | In nine months at the latest, the totalitarian surveillance fantasy of the World Economic Forum and the US Homeland Security, called Known Traveller Digital Identity, is to become reality on the Eurostar between London and the continent. Continue reading “The totalitarian surveillance fantasy Known Traveller will soon become reality for Eurostar-travellers”
Cash, Kisses and Karaoke: Why the War on Covid must not become a War on Cash
June 19, 2020 | Covid-19 is being mobilised by the financial industry to push their War on Cash even further, leaving us ever more ensnared within their private digital money empire, writes Brett Scott in this guest article.
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EU Advocate General to issue his recommendation in my case on September 29
June 15, 2020 | The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice, composed of 15 judges, today held the oral hearings on the questions referred by the Bundesverwaltungegericht (Federal Administrative Court) in my case against Hessischer Rundfunk regarding their refusal to accept payment in cash. The Advocate General announced that he would issue his recommendation on September 20.
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Sudan to be used as guinea pig for cash abolition, universal basic income and total surveillance
June 14. 2020 | Sudan has a transitional government that depends on the goodwill of the USA. This is an opportunity to use the country for the largest field trial to date, to put an entire population on the digital leash through cash abolition and a universal basic income.
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Taxpayers bailing out capitalists
June 10, 2020 | In Germany and beyond, public policy in response to the Corona crisis operates with an unspoken basic assumption: the claims of capital are sacred. This is unfair and economically unreasonable.
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Newly released documents show: There is no legal basis for imposing restrictions on the use of cash
June 8, 2020 | In many countries of the monetary union there are upper limits for cash payments. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the EU Commission have rubberstamped them, relying on a rather obscure legal basis. Using documents obtained from the archives of EU institutions, I can show that the ECB’s and the Commission’s reasoning are based on a misinterpretation.
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