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Kenneth Rogoff

Former chief economist of the IMF

Kenneth Rogoff, a former chief economist of the IMF, is professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University.

Kenneth Rogoff
11 Jun 2021

Crypto: A curse worse than cash

Ransomware -- a type of malicious software that restricts access to a computer system until a ransom is paid -- is not a good look for cryptocurrencies. Proponents of these digital coins would rather point to celebrity investors such as Tesla founder Elon Musk, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, star football quarterback Tom Brady, or actress Maisie Williams (Arya in Game of Thrones). But recent ransomware attacks, and cryptocurrencies' central role in enabling them, are a public relations disaster.

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Crypto: A curse worse than cash
27 Jun 2016

Questionable democracy

The real lunacy of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union was the absurdly low bar for exit.

27 Jun 2016 5
Questionable democracy