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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

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RSS Is Better Than Twitter

I have to agree with Patrick Howell O’Neill who wrote an article in Gizmodo. He writes: “There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website. “Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate—Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it’s unbearably nonstop. The design of the place feels uniquely unhealthy due in large part to its speed and unrelenting stream. […]

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On the Road Again, This Time to Bangkok

By the time you read this, I will probably be en route to Bangkok, Thailand. I will warn you there may not be as many articles as normal posted in this blog in the next week. I will have a laptop computer and a VPN-equipped router with me and will be staying in a modern hotel with wi-fi connectivity. Therefore, the blog articles should be posted as usual. The keyword […]

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Updated: Copying Articles from the Privacy Blog and Republishing Them Elsewhere

This issue arose again recently. I thought most people had more sense than to blindly copy things from one web site and then post those things on another web site. I was wrong. Copyright laws DO apply to almost everything published on the World Wide Web. There are strong penalties for violating copyrights. I believe that the copyright statement of the Privacy Blog is much more liberal than that found […]

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On the Road Again

I will be traveling for a few days. I will be on board a cruise ship in the eastern Caribbean. By the time you read these words, I will already be at sea. I am traveling with an iPad and a laptop computer, a wireless cellular modem, and wi-fi networking as well so theoretically I should be able to post new newsletter articles while I am traveling. However, my experience […]

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