• The Spying State

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    The increasingly totalitarian US government has long sought to keep track of every dime we earn and spend, and to eliminate financial privacy, as in some sci-fi dystopia. The regime really stepped this up under Reagan; then the excuse was the drug war. (And Ron Paul Ronnie’s main opponent.) Now, of course, the bogeyman is “terrorism.” And the next target of the Stasi is prepaid cash cards. There is still cash itself, of course, which they especially hate. (Thanks to Mark Fee)

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    8:29 am on September 1, 2011