An argument that the Bitcoin network is a public good and governments should invest in public goods.

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This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” is a reading of “Bitcoin: An Orange New Deal” by Andrew Bailey and Bradley Rettler.

See also: Bitcoin Doesn’t Care About Your Politics: Why Bitcoin Has More Ideological Flexibility Than We Think

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