Dr. Keith Ablow: There’s Nothing Fake About Bitcoin

Weeks ago, on this very site, I recommended that people buy Bitcoin.  My recommendation was based on the fact that Bitcoin had enjoyed such spectacular gains since 2010 that $1,000 invested at that time would be worth over $30 million. My argument was that no one could know whether the gains would continue in astronomical…

Pirates of the First State: At Business Climate’s End

Charles Taylor When Respvblica launched, we said we would be reporting what others do not, in a manner that demonstrates truth — but not one version of it, the facts as they are.  Dr. Ablow was first to report on the poor mental state of the Vegas shooter; Edwin Black has shown Hillel as few…

YouTube Continues to Wipe Out Conservative Channels’ Income

Is YouTube an un-fettered and welcoming environment for diverse users’ freedom of expression? Years of steady de-monetization and flagging of content deemed “controversial” by vague, open-ended standards would appear to be the answer. As of August 31, 2016, YouTube has begun to enforce a new policy of de-monetization for “content that is considered inappropriate for advertising.” The…

About BUSINESS: Federal Reserve Makes No Move on Interest Rate

The Federal Reserve Board shocked no one and pleased nearly everyone by failing to raise interest rates at its recent Board meeting this week. Interest rates remained unchanged and the Fed announced a timeline for reducing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. The Federal Open Market Committee unanimously voted to hold the federal funds rate between…