Coinbase is declaring that it will not support the “hard fork” in Bitcoin being rolled out on August 1st — part of the Bitcoin “civil war” now unfolding by the week — and that it will seize all accounts during the hard fork switchover, blocking any ability to buy, sell or trade Bitcoin for its users.
The truth of the matter is that the U.S. is currently in a massive financial crisis. As long as the American people allow the Congress and bureaucrats to recklessly handle the nation's finances, the future of this country's stability will remain uncertain.
The US economy is already faced with several bubbles that could implode at any time. These include bubbles in student loans and automobiles sales, and even another housing bubble. The most dangerous of these bubbles is the government bubble caused by excessive spending. According to a 2016 study by the Mercatus Center, at least four states could soon join Puerto Rico and Illinois in facing bankruptcy.
In the old days, most young men in their twenties would be working hard, starting families and becoming solid members of their communities.
When a central bank expands the money stock, it does not enlarge the pool of funding. It gives rise to the consumption of goods, which is not preceded by production. It leads to less means of sustenance.