When Expatriation Is the Only Option

In Times of Repression, Leaving Your Country May Be Best By YAËL OSSOWSKI | PanAm Post Usually, individuals look for ways to be freer. Among individuals already aware of the mounting problems of ever-repressive tax, police, and social policies of Western governments, the focus is on practical fixes more than philosophical questions. Though many may turn to political […]

The Parti Québécois Electoral Ploy of “Secularism” Will Weaken Quebec

Provincial Leader Debate Shows PQ’s Turn to Irreverent Populism By Yaël Ossowski | PanAm Post In 1995, Quebec premier and Parti Québécois (PQ) leader Jacques Parizeau declared in his speech following the province’s failed referendum on secession that the battle was lost due to the “ethnic vote.” Almost 20 years later, his party has taken that message […]

Bitcoin: Responding to the Pessimists

By Yaël Ossowski | PanAm Post Worthless, invisible, and impractical. Impossible for the poor to use. A fantasy of the privileged. For devotees of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, these pessimistic criticisms are ceremoniously raised in conversations and articles invoked by skeptics. In the viral YouTube video “Shit Bitcoin Fanatics Say,” the rudimentary objections to the digital currency are laughingly […]

‘Nation of random enforcement’: Is America’s chief executive too powerful?

By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org When President Barack Obama chooses to enforce select portions of federal law, is he playing the part of chief executive or skirting around Congress and, by extension, the U.S. Constitution? That’s the question House Republicans put forth in a House Judiciary Committee meeting Wednesday, stacking the witness panel with four fellow House GOP members and three law professors all too […]

Latin-American Countries Should Ditch the Dollar for Bitcoin

By Yaël Ossowski | PanAm Post In Ukraine, the citizen uprising is beyond bloody. In Venezuela, it’s a full blown crisis. All across the world, people are rising up against their governments and demanding a change to the status quo. In several Latin-American countries, the anger against government is just as strong; citizens are frustrated with corrupt politicians, deteriorating security, […]

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