One of the most interesting competing currency wannabes is firmly in the crosshairs of law enforcement.  As my friend Declan McCullagh writes for CNET, “Homeland Security cuts off Dwolla bitcoin transfers,” Bitcoin’s survival may depend on whether it complies with (granted, onerous) government regulations–especially the anti-money laundering laws.  Declan doesn’t…

(Richard M. Salsman wrote this e-mail to me in response to my previous post and gave me permission to share it with readers of the blog.) Prompted by Glasner’s recent critique of claims about the “golden constant” (Jastram’s finding of long-term relative stability in gold’s real purchasing power), Kurt Schuler recently wished to…