Things that went whizzing by that I want to remember... FIRST: Free speech advocates who care about the functioning of their community have never thought it appropriate for the free-speech principle to empower chaos monkeys who seek to destroy their society and replace it with something with speech that would be less free:
Re: Lynn Parramore, it is crucial to recognize that the Black Middle Class has been actively and viciously suppressed for as long as it has tried to establish itself. It seems obvious that whites who feel oppressed by social progress, willfully and determinedly deny and ignore this fact so that they can justify their position.
re: bitcoin in central banking, or anywhere else, it's an environmental disaster already and expanding it to a central banking function would be the equivalent of making coal-smoke a basis of currency. Creating bitcoin, aptly termed "mining" because of its environmental damage, is done at the expense of an enormous amount of computing power i.e. power consumption. Something other than mining has to be the basis of a sustainable crypto-currency. Surely the blockchain technology can be used without the disastrous side effects.
FYI, the Rotman is hosting an online symposium on CBDCs ("Credit Provision vs Payment Efficiency") on Thursday May 20, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Eastern. Daniel Sanches is the Fed speaker, Angelika Welte from the Bank of Canada.
We absolutely need to re-think the concept of freedom of speech so that it serves honest discourse and not trolling and lies.