Archive: financial censorship
By Adam Sharp on February 18, 2022
Last week I wrote about the disturbing rise in financial censorship. This is especially visible in Canada, where the government is increasingly desperate to stop the flow of funds to protestors in the capital. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has now invoked emergency measures that give him unrestrained powers. On Thursday night, two protest leaders were arrested. And the government has moved to…
By Adam Sharp on February 11, 2022
A good friend of mine recently bought a house in Florida. To secure the best rate, he pledged his stock portfolio as collateral. But he encountered a problem when he went to get a loan from his bank, Wells Fargo. He owns marijuana stocks.
By Adam Sharp on August 6, 2021
When I talk about bitcoin, I usually focus on its importance as independent, scarce money. And how it’s a hedge against inflation. What I don’t talk about enough is the importance of bitcoin’s uncensorable nature — the fact that no one…