Archive for March, 2016

Things are Never as they Seem

Things are never as they seem, but too many people believe the propaganda anyway. As the Corbett Report documents, technology can be used for all the wrong reasons, especially when in the hands of a Govt that is paranoid about losing its power and perks. In China they want to data mine all personal data collected on people so they can imprison them before they might become terrorist. I’m fairly confident the DHS will steal China’s idea, saying if China can steal our secrets, so can we.

Some naively say, “if you don’t have anything to hide, what do you have to be worried about? How do you know you’ve done anything wrong, when the technology or your buying habits indicate it’s in your DNA to be evil?  While it may be true that if you don’t have anything the Govt covets, like money or dirt on someone, you could avoid the Fed’s grip. However, what’s naïve is the lack of understanding of how oppressive actions by a govt impacts its economy. As we are seeing across the globe, the capital that is required to create businesses and jobs flees locations where it is not treated well, and the more govt’s try to prevent the free flow of capital, the deeper it retreats underground, which is why govt’s are now proposing to move to all electronic money. And sorry, it’s not to provide convenience for shoppers or thwart money laundering.

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