The bitcoin surge in its proper context

Over the last few weeks we’ve been witnessing a historic surge in the Bitcoin price, a seemingly unstoppable ride that the mainstream media headlines can hardly keep up with. Especially following the news that Elon Musks’ Tesla bought $1.5 in the cryptocurrency, sending it to new record highs, most of the media coverage appears to be …

“Settled science”: The rallying cry back to the dark ages

Increasingly over the past decade, but infinitely more so over the last year, we’ve been hearing politicians, mainstream media and all kinds of experts urging, and often sternly demanding, citizens, voters and taxpayers to “follow the science”. This demand usually accompanies various new policies, regulations and mandates. Very often, those tend to have passed into law …

“Italia Cashless”

The latest front of war on cash   Together with Germans and Greeks, Italians have long been the most stubborn and steadfast of Europeans in their love of cash. For years, they have resisted cards and digital payments and viewed with deep suspicion most campaigns to convert them. To a significant extent, they also saved …

Planet Lockdown Film Project

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle Dear friends of freedom Some of you already know that I have been busy over the last months making a documentary film about Covid together with my friend James from Washington D.C.. The aim was to look …