From Bernie To Bitcoin: In Search Of The Revolution


Logan Bolinger is a lawyer and the author of a free weekly newsletter about the intersection of Bitcoin, macroeconomics, geopolitics and law.

Part One: The Thing About Trust

“Political questions are far too serious to be left to the politicians.” – Hannah Arendt

“What good would politics be, if it didn’t give everyone the opportunity to make moral compromises?” – Thomas Mann

In mid- to late 2019, as the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries were heating up, I did something I’d never done before: I made my first contribution to a political candidate. This candidate was one Bernard Sanders, who I will simply and affectionately refer to as “Bernie,” his avuncular mononym, for the duration of this piece. I made a small contribution to his campaign, and then I kept making additional, subsequent contributions.

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