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With their nearly vertical rise in price, the digital currency Bitcoins are coming under increased scrutiny by skeptics and naysayers.

The Bitcoin is no passing fancy but is gaining credibility daily as a better alternative to central banks' fiat currencies.

The mathematically inevitable end of one of the Ponzi schemes in Social Security draws closer as the number of disability recipients continues to increase.

 

Various government agencies are discussing the possibility of regulating Bitcoin, but some experts say that Bitcoin's decentralized nature makes it difficult if not impossible to regulate.

With the growing national outcry over the Federal Reserve’s so-called “quantitative easing” (QE) scheme to enrich Wall Street by conjuring trillions of dollars into existence to prop up mega-banks, at least one former high-ranking official at the U.S. central bank issued a heartfelt public apology. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Andrew Huszar, who managed the Fed’s $1.25 trillion mortgage-backed security buying spree until 2010, explained in detail how the deeply controversial plot served mostly to enrich big bankers and financiers — all at public expense.

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