Trump the culture warrior divides not heals, Digital currency and the new cold war
Friday 24 July 2020 – Vol.11 Ed.30.5
Commentary: Trump the culture warrior divides not heals
By Marsha Vande Berg in San Francisco
Donald Trump’s incompetent coronavirus response appears to be driving him to defeat in the 3 November presidential election. Shortcomings in crisis management, including his heavy-handed handling of social protests, are turning voters’ sentiment towards Democrat Joe Biden. Trump’s frequently apocalyptic tones, echoing his bleak January 2017 inauguration address, have laid bare a double deficit: no positive message for the next four years – and no thriving economy to back him up.
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Podcast: Digital currency and the new cold war
David Birch, author and adviser on digital currencies, joins Phil Middleton, chairman of the Digital Monetary Institute, to discuss Birch’s book, The Currency Cold War: Cash and Cryptography, Hash Rates and Hegemony. Their far-reaching conversation covers the central bank digital currency landscape, private currencies, and whether crime rates can really be demolished in this new era of digital currencies. Further topics include the regeneration of interbank settlement and the restructuring of financial markets, both domestically and internationally.