The Painful Economics of the War on Drugs — interview with Marijuana Policy Project’s Matt Simon

The War on Drugs has been called a trillion dollar failure, and beyond its economic failings, more and more people are waking up to the horrors this modern-day Prohibition is creating in our society, and asking more about who actually benefits from these antiquated authoritarian controls.

In this special bonus episode of Neocash Radio—“The Painful Economics of the War on Drugs”—Darren and Randy interview Matt Simon, New England Political Director and Legislative Analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project.

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Episode 92 – NSA Hard Drive Backdoor and Bitcoin Foundation Elections

Bitcoin involved muggings in New York.  Police sloppy with their computer security pay ransom.  Stripe now integrates bitcoin for merchants.  Robocoin allows conversion of regular ATMs to bitcoin ATMs.  Chicago taxi drivers strike because people prefer their competition.  NSA provides serious security flaw in most computer hard drives.  Bitcoin foundation elections.  Does bitcoin need faith?  Bitreserve adds Swiss Francs to their platform.  Greece gets a four month reprieve on their crippling debt.

 


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