By Cory Massimino:
The past 100 years has seen the advent and spread of the disease with the highest death count of all time: the military industrial complex. The most evil, murderous, relentless force the world has ever seen is the partnership between defense contractors, weapons manufacturers, and R&D developers with the state. This dynamic duo of death relies on a continuous process of mass production, taxation, inflation funded borrowing, bullshit crises overseas, nationalistic idiocy, and mass killings in the name of "democracy" or "anti-terrorism" – the systematization of mass theft and mass death. The problem is one of institutions that are fundamentally flawed with perverse incentives and perverse powers. That means the only solution is to work around the system.
The project that is leading this cause of bypassing the system is Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a crypto-currency that resides entirely in digital space – the online world. The pernicious fingers of Federal Reserve, the IRS, or even the big bank cartels don’t touch Bitcoin. When you make a transaction using Bitcoin, there is no percentage that is collected through sales tax. When you save your Bitcoin, it doesn’t reap interest for the banks. When the Federal Reserve pursues another round of quantitative easing, your Bitcoin doesn’t depreciate in value. It is an alternative currency in the true sense of the word.