— Karl Gray (@paradimeshift) April 18, 2014
Investigative journalism isn’t an easy job. Powerful institutions and individuals hide behind walls of secrecy that extend over vast geographical space. Investigating a corporation, or a government spy programme, requires a lot of time, a lot of travel, and a lot of prying into hard-to-access information sources. It also entails a lot of risk. Investigative journalists by necessity must make corporations, governments, and powerful individuals very angry, but those are also the parties that have the most ability to hire expensive intimidating legal teams. They also frequently own the media outlets. In an era when media is driven by corporate agendas, not by what’s in the interests of the public, we need new tools to finance independent journalists. This article explores how journalism crowdfunding can help…
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… Software As A Service.
How about JAAS…. Judges As A Service? With the Bitcoin protcol applied to virtual contracts and with Ethereum in particular, enforcement via coercion is a thing of the past. We’ve moved from a credit model (lending) to a debit model (pay as you go) and finally to a prebit triple entry accounting model for justice where the consideration is prepaid and administered from within the blockchain.
So why does the government maintain such a transparently inaccurate and misleading metric? For three reasons.
That the official rate of inflation doesn’t reflect reality is obvious to anyone paying college tuition and healthcare out of pocket. The debate over the accuracy of the official consumer price index (CPI) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE–the so-called core rate of inflation) has raged for years, with no resolution in sight.