Japan Teaches Western Governments a Lesson in Cryptocurrency Regulation Bitcoin is a phenomenon that provokes conflicting emotions in people. Fear. Excitement. Elation. Doubt. For governments tasked with regulating every new thing that comes along, be it the motor car or the internet, bitcoin presents a conundrum. How to regulate such a seemingly unregulatable creation? While many western governments have reached for the button marked Fear, Japan has taken the reverse approach. Land of the Rising CoinBitcoin has been an officially legal payment method in Japan since April, when 4,500 stores began accepting the cryptocurrency, and leading financial newspaper, the , tips that figure to increase five-fold by the end of the year.
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The world is running out of gold mines—here’s how investors can play it | mining.com
My good friend Pierre Lassonde, cofounder and chairman of Franco-Nevada, doesn’t know how we’ll replace the massive gold deposits of the past 130 years or so. Speaking with the German financial newspaper Finanz und Wirtschaft this month, Pierre says we’re seeing a significant slowdown in the number of large deposits being discovered. Legendary goldfields such as South Africa’s Witwatersrand Basin, Nevada’s Carlin Trend and Australia’s Super Pit—all nearing the end of their lifecycles—could very …
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How biased is the wall street journal? Quora. Liberals use huffington the wall street journal is a conservative newspaper. In a 2004 study, tim groseclose and jeff milyo argue the journal’s news pages have pro liberal bias because they more often quote media in united states occurs when systematically emphasizes one particular point of view way that contravenes standards professional journalism. The wsj is right center for a very specific reason. Sep 2012 in print, the wall street journal is largest circulated newspaper nation, with a daily average readership of 2. Wsj liberal bias vsis the wall street journal considered to be a conservative publisher news, media allsides. Wall street journal media bias fact check. The wall street journal’s audience (used by 10. How biased is your media? A new freakonomics radio podcast republican leaning papers endorse clinton; What will the wall ‘wall street journal’ tells conservatives to line up … Read More
Top 10 Secrets to Success
What is it that makes people successful and I mean really successful compared to you or me? Are they smarter or do they work harder? Are they risk takers or have powerful and influential friends?
The financial newspaper Investors Business Daily (IBD) asked these same questions a few years ago and started a multi-year search for the answer. They studied industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to understand the traits they all had in common that contributed to their success. Reproduced here is their list of 10 Secrets to Success along with my commentary on each no-so-secret, ‘secret’.
I decided to reproduce the list here and comment on each of the traits in hopes of motivating you and myself in the process. It’s time for me to take my own advice and start on the path to my dreams. I hope to motivate you, by using … Read More
Roll 89 Ektachrome 200 – 24 Mount Pleasant sign, Mt. Pleasant Dr., Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA. June 14, 1995. GPS Coordinates: 39.983333, -75.199722 Good
“The Scottish privateer Captain John Macpherson sailed the Caribbean and made a fortune attacking French and Spanish ships. He built Mount Pleasant in 1761, in the rich Georgian style he remembered from home, and used it as his showplace.
John Adams wrote in 1775. ‘Rode out of Town and dined with Mr. Macpherson. He has the most elegant Seat in Pennsylvania, a clever Scotch Wife… He renews his Proposals of taking or burning Ships.’
Macpherson was a tireless entrepreneur. He bought and sold real estate, published a financial newspaper, complied the first City directory, raised crops and animals on his farm, and patented what he claimed to be a vermin-proof bed.
Benedict Arnold, extravagant and proud of his position as an American general, bought … Read More