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Bitcoin, Explained
By: Barry Belmont

Many readers of this website are intrigued by our focus on the digital currency, Bitcoin. As the world’s first decentralized digital currency it has already reached impressive landmarks including surpassing the dollar in value and preparing for large-scale implementation across mobile platforms. However, many are still slightly stumped by how exactly it works and what [...]

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In God We Trust: A Case Study
By: Barry Belmont

Some people, as it turns out, see absolutely nothing wrong with the national motto of “In God We Trust” appearing on all sorts of things, including the money supply, schools, public universities, etc. This is because their cultural and cognitive biases are blinding them to the actual offensiveness of such a statement by merely reaffirming [...]

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GDPically Speaking, Nevada = Peru
By: Barry Belmont

Ever wonder what the states of the country would look like if they were compared to other countries’ GDPs? Well, wonder no longer.

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Chrome for a Cause
By: Barry Belmont

By now you should all be using Google Chrome to do all your web browsing. It’s fast, safe, reliable — in a word: awesome. To increase the “slacktavism” of its users, Google is sponsoring a charitable event from December 15-19. For every tab the user opens in those five days, Google will donate a certain [...]

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EXPLOIT THE ASUN
By: John Russell

Learn from the best. Learn the tips and tricks on how to effectively milk every dollar from the ASUN to take home to your club or organization. We are flying in expert money requester, Travis Hagen (SFL’s previous treasurer), to give a presentation and answer questions about the dreaded bureaucracy of ASUN. If you are [...]

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Public Goods Are Bad – Tragedy of the Trojes
By: John Russell

By spending over $900 of government money to provide “free” food to students, we showed why markets are the only way in which goods can be fairly and efficiently allocated to those who want it the most, while also showing (and getting them to unknowingly participate in) why any goods provided through taxation are inferior.  Below is [...]

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FREE TROJES
By: John Russell
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Mo’ Patents, Mo’ Problems
By: Barry Belmont
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The (Seventy-)Seven Percent Solution
By: Barry Belmont

Recently published research out of North Carolina State University has identified a “tipping point” for national debts. That is, at a certain point in which the national debt actually begins to have an adverse effect on economic growth. The results? If a country’s public debt reaches 77 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), bad [...]

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Money Money Money from the ASUN!
By: John Russell

In order to pursue a more open discussion about the ASUN funding policies, the UNR Students for Liberty have compiled our latest Fall 1 Funding hearing where we requested thousands for various events and activities we will be holding this semester.  Although we didn’t get every event funded (even though we felt that the ones [...]

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