23 Apr '13, 9am

Yanis Varoufakis: Bitcoin and the Dangerous Fantasy of ‘Apolitical’ Money: By Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of E...

By Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Cross posted from his blog The Crash of 2008 has infused our societies with enormous scepticism on the role of the authorities, both government and Central Banks. It is quite natural that many dream of a currency that politicians, bankers and central bankers cannot manipulate; a currency of the people by the people for the people. Bitcoin has emerged as the great white hope of something of the sort. Alas, the hope it brings to many people’s hearts and minds is false. And the reason is simple: While it is true that local communities have, in the past, generated successful communitarian currencies (that enabled them to improve welfare in their midst, especially at a time of acute economic crises), there can be no de-politicised currency capable of ‘powering’ an advanced, industrial society. 1. What are ...

Full article: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/04/yanis-varoufakis-b...

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