Many digital payments can be tracked, potentially assisting an authoritarian crackdown.
Facebook's Libra 'Cryptocurrency' Aims to Disrupt Payments. Bitcoin Aims to Disrupt Government Power.
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest venture won't compete with Satoshi Nakamoto’s project for undermining central banking, tyranny, and the financial surveillance state.
The city’s systems have been down since May 7, with no end in sight.
It's not clear if congressional Democrats will comply.
Prohibiting businesses from going cardless ignores the choices of consumers and businesses alike.
Surprised? Yeah, neither are we.
Here's how much each coach earns.
"But I wanted to do it faster."
Trump won't rely on Congress to fund his 200 miles of border wall.
Make no mistake about it, avoiding another shutdown is for the best.
Plus: Klobuchar and Warren join Democrat 2020 contest and AOC retracts "Green New Deal" draft.
The estate tax is a form of double taxation.
The president's Oval Office address was misleading.
He probably won't shut down the internet. But declaring a "national emergency" is a bad idea anyway.
Yes, the government shutdown is to blame. No, it's not that big of a deal.
The campaign isn't actually about ladders.
It's a bad idea in more ways than one.
Economists Kenneth Rogoff and Lawrence H. White face off over what the impact would be of a ban on cryptocurrency and phaseout of the $100 bill.
$13.6 million might be a drop in the bucket. But this is still incredibly wasteful.
The next Reason/Soho Forum debate takes place in New York on December 3 and features Harvard's Ken Rogoff and GMU's Larry White.
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an astounding $1.6 billion. You and I probably won't win, but the government definitely will.
Last Column From Khashoggi Warns About State-Spread Fake News. Americans Should Take Note: Reason Roundup
Plus: Rep. Amash moves to limit weapons sales to Saudis while evangelical leaders defend them.
The value of $15 varies greatly across the country and even within the same states.
Plus: Kavanaugh confirmation is official and child care tax credits backfire.
Thank you for the lesson, Mr. President!
CNN's Jake Tapper kept asking the socialist candidate where the money would come from. Eventually, he gave up.
Nearly $10 million was redirected from FEMA.
Has the bank joined the immigration crackdown, or is this just a case of bad customer service?
The federal government has run up a deficit of $684 billion this year. The CBO predicts that number will exceed $1 trillion in 2019.
The program's goals might be admirable, but the reality is a whole different story.
Ex-Librarian Sentenced to Write a Book Report (in Jail) After Spending $89,000 in Public Funds on Game of War
Adam Winger used city credit cards to buy hundreds of gift cards, which he then used for in-app purchases.
The four justices allegedly spent more than $1 million in taxpayer funds on office renovations.
Chairman Jerome Powell says they are putting their money in risky, unbacked investments built on reckless speculation.
The costs incurred by the Secret Service to protect President Trump's two oldest sons is astounding.
The country has liberalized one aspect of the disastrous capital controls established by Hugo Chavez in 2003.
This will hurt innocent people. It may harm legal businesses. And it won't actually work.
We don't need UBI to enable people to tell bosses to take the job and shove it.
Texas Tech University's Robert Murphy vs. Cato's George Selgin at the Soho Forum
Backpage Plea to Texas Sex Trafficking Charge Turns On CEO's Admission to Brokering Adult Prostitution
Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer turned over the company and seven other executives in exchange for leniency.
Officials want to track every financial transaction you make, and they see cryptocurrencies and cash alike as barriers to achieving that goal.
Joseph Stiglitz is the George Costanza of economists: Every instinct he has, do the opposite.
Why didn't the Obama administration do anything?
Silicon Valley Startup Lets Users Move Money Without Government Interference By Turning Their Phones Into Stand-Alone Banks [Reason Podcast]
Q&A with Abra founder and CEO Bill Barhydt on bitcoin as "regulatory arbitrage."