South Mimms U

Zuckerberg wants ALL your money!

November 23, 2020 Vincent / Gerard Season 4 Episode 1
South Mimms U
Zuckerberg wants ALL your money!
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South Mimms U
Zuckerberg wants ALL your money!
Nov 23, 2020 Season 4 Episode 1
Vincent / Gerard

Not content with owning our social lives, Facebook has a plan to take over the world's money. All of it. That's the thinking behind 'Libra' a cryptocurrency proposed by Facebook in 2019 and immediately blocked by regulators around the world.  Is this proof that Mr. Zuckerberg is after world domination? Is it evidence that he's a disciple of the mad Objectivist, Ayn Rand? Does he want to be like her dead-behind-the-eyes Neoliberal heroes in her brick-like books? We speak to David Gerard, acerbic tech critic and author of the definitive account of the Libra plan: 'Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Takeover THE MONEY!' - well worth a read if you're interested not just in crypto but money is general. It's available at https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/libra/

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Not content with owning our social lives, Facebook has a plan to take over the world's money. All of it. That's the thinking behind 'Libra' a cryptocurrency proposed by Facebook in 2019 and immediately blocked by regulators around the world.  Is this proof that Mr. Zuckerberg is after world domination? Is it evidence that he's a disciple of the mad Objectivist, Ayn Rand? Does he want to be like her dead-behind-the-eyes Neoliberal heroes in her brick-like books? We speak to David Gerard, acerbic tech critic and author of the definitive account of the Libra plan: 'Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Takeover THE MONEY!' - well worth a read if you're interested not just in crypto but money is general. It's available at https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/libra/