FINANCE & CRYPTO

Hacking, Crackdowns, and FOMO: Paradox Politics’ 2022 Crypto Predictions

2021 was the year crypto went mainstream. NFTs minted Beeple and Bored Apes into cultural reference points. Mark Zuckerberg renamed Facebook 'Meta' to reflect plans to dominate the Metaverse. And El Salvador recognized Bitcoin as...

These Were Paradox Politics’ Most Popular Stories in 2021

Since launching in February, Paradox Politics has published a plethora of theory, commentary, and reporting. We've interviewed luminaries such as Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker, scoured Pentagon reports on how the U.S. military will...
The World Economic Forum Is Bearish on Stablecoins

World Economic Forum Says Crypto Could Make Sexism Worse

The World Economic Forum is bearish on cryptocurrency, and believes stablecoins in-particular could widen the gender gap and increase "inequality in financial services." "Rather than strengthen equality, it is possible that stablecoins and their surrounding...
A hamster trades cryptocurrency

A Hamster Trading Cryptocurrency Outperforms the S&P 500, Cathie Wood, and Warren Buffett

A hamster in Germany trading cryptocurrency has so far outpaced Bitcoin, the S&P 500, Cathie Wood, and Warren Buffett. The livestreamed pet, AKA "Mr. Goxx," independently trades crypto through a rigged cage configured with different...
Federal Reserve and Inflation.

Fed Economist Says ‘Nonsense’ Inflation Theories Save Us From ‘Intellectual Nihilism’

A Federal Reserve economist thinks most common sense inflation theories are "arrant nonsense," whose only function is to "save us from intellectual nihilism." "Mainstream economics is replete with ideas that 'everyone knows' to be true,...
George Soros has warned about China's real estate for years

Did George Soros Predict China’s Evergrande Woes in 2016?

George Soros reached billionaire status by predicting market collapses, and offered some insight several years ago on China's real estate market that parallels what's playing out with Evergrande. "China eerily resembles what happened during the...
Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Coinbase

Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Frequent Coinbase Crashes Before Gary Gensler

Elizabeth Warren cited the frequent exchange crashes on Coinbase during a Senate Banking Committee hearing. “Let’s say that last Monday, I took out the last sliver of my savings, I went on the crypto exchange Coinbase,...
Jim Cramer doesn't see stock deals amid rolling market correction

Jim Cramer Doesn’t See Any ‘Exciting’ Stock Deals in Rolling Market Correction

Jim Cramer is bored by the lack of "intriguing" and "exciting" stock deals amid the rolling market correction. "Find me something! Is there anything to hang my hat on?" lamented the CNBC anchor during a...

Don’t Be Fooled By Brian Armstrong’s PR Spin: Coinbase Isn’t the Victim With the...

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has fooled reporters and mainstream press with the cliché opener of any public relations offensive: Get ahead of the scandal. Armstrong on Tuesday dumped allegations against the Securities and Exchange Commission...

Mark Cuban Tells Coinbase CEO to Go On ‘Offensive’ Against SEC

Mark Cuban is siding with Coinbase over the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The billionaire investor on Wednesday responded to Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong's allegations that the government regulator was threatening his company with a...