ReasonTV- The Victims of the Eviction Moratorium, Bitcoin, Unintended Consequences and South Africa Here

ReasonTV- The Victims of the Eviction Moratorium, Bitcoin, Unintended Consequences and South Africa Here  

  • The Victims of the Eviction Moratorium
  • Bitcoin Is Protecting Human Rights Around the World
  • Great Moments in Unintended Consequences Neutralize the Opposition | South Africa
  • Replicating South African Revolutionary methods in the U.S.

 

The Victims of the Eviction Moratorium

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A coalition of Chinese immigrant landlords in New York say they're on the verge of losing everything because of tenants who have stopped paying rent. ------------------ Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/ReasonTV?sub_...​ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz...​ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason​​ Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- "Blackstone is one of the largest landlords in [the] world," tweeted the New York tenant advocacy group Housing Justice for All in May. "We know they're rich enough to #CancelRent​, and we're going to make them." And then there's Chao Huai Gao, an immigrant from Zhengzhou, China. He owns a modest two-story house in Queens and isn't rich enough to forgo rental income. He tells Reason that the emotional distress of having an occupant who isn't paying rent and who he can't evict has him contemplating "jumping off of a building." Gao came to the U.S. in 1999, working in New York restaurants and nail salons and doing interior renovation. "I haven't taken a day off since I came to America," he says. In 2017, he and his wife, who is a caretaker, made a down payment on a house as an investment property, supplementing their savings with a loan from their family in China. To cover their mortgage, they rented out both floors and moved into a cheap studio apartment nearby with their two young daughters. In March 2020, the college students sharing the second-floor apartment gave notice that they were moving out. After the apartment was vacated, a neighbor alerted Gao that he noticed that the lights were on at night. Soon after, Gao discovered that one of his former tenants had given her keys to a friend who had moved in without permission.  Gao has never met the squatter now living in his house and is afraid to contact this person out of fear that he'll be sued for harassment. The squatter, who is a dropout from an elite private university, has never offered to pay rent. (Reason was unable to reach him for comment, so we're not including his name in this story.)  Under New York state law, because the squatter has been in the apartment for more than 30 days, retaking possession will require a court order—but Gao can't obtain a court order, because New York's housing courts have been mostly closed during the pandemic. Gao tells Reason that he's in a state of personal crisis, hemorrhaging money, and consumed with worry about losing his home. Gao is part of an association of about 200 Chinese immigrant landlords in New York City with tenants who have stopped paying rent. They're speaking out about the impact of the government's decision to temporarily halt evictions—a policy championed by the #CancelRent​ movement. On September 4, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a national eviction moratorium that is currently set to expire at the end of March. New York is one of many states that has also passed a series of administrative orders and temporary laws halting evictions on top of the CDC order.  Although technically these measures are intended to help tenants directly impacted by the pandemic, in practice they've brought New York's eviction proceedings to a complete halt. From mid-March through the end of November, in a typical year, there would have been about 14,000 evictions in New York City. In 2020, over this same period, there were just 2. New York now has a backlog of 200,000 eviction cases that pre-date COVID-19.  Continue reading: https://reason.com/video/2021/02/23/t...

 

Bitcoin Is Protecting Human Rights Around the World

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"It's an escape hatch from tyranny," writes the Human Rights Foundation's Alex Gladstein. "It's nothing less than freedom money." ------------------ Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/ReasonTV​​ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz...​ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason​​​ Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- Bitcoin has won over some of America's best-known billionaires, and institutions worldwide are treating it as a serious financial asset. But bitcoin's rising price is only one part of the story. Whether they know it or not, people who buy bitcoin are strengthening a tool for protecting human rights. This still relatively new form of electronic money is censorship-resistant, seizure-resistant, borderless, permissionless, pseudonymous, programmable, and peer-to-peer. In bitcoin, transactions don't go through banks or financial intermediaries. They travel directly from one person to another. Payment processing is done not by a regulated company such as Visa or Mastercard but by a decentralized global software network. Storage is handled not by a bank but by the users themselves. Bitcoin issuance isn't determined by central bankers. The currency's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, set it to have an ultimate limit of 21 million. No one can ever print more. Bitcoin transactions can't be stopped, and you don't need to reveal your name or address or telephone number to participate. You just need internet access. In 2017, the economist Paul Krugman described bitcoin as "some fancy technological thing that nobody really understands. There's been no demonstration yet that it actually is helpful in conducting economic transactions. There's no anchor for its value." Krugman lives in a sheltered environment in a liberal democracy with constitutional protections. His native currency is globally dominant and relatively stable. It's easy for him to open a bank account, to use a mobile app to pay bills, or to grow his wealth by investing in real estate or stocks. But not everyone has that level of privilege. Around 4.2 billion people live under authoritarian regimes that use money as a tool for surveillance and state control. Their currency is often debased, and they are, for the most part, cut off from the international system that Krugman enjoys. For them, saving and transacting outside the government's purview isn't shady business. It's a way to preserve their freedoms. Full text and links: https://reason.com/video/2021/02/05/b...

 

Conservative Tucker Carlson and liberal Naomi Wolf completely agreeing that our politicians have been moving the US toward an authoritarian state. Once it's posted, you should take time to view the full clip.

 

Great Moments in Unintended Consequences (Vol. 1)

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Watch Vol. 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WRDw...​ Reason.tv presents Great Moments in Unintended Consequences! All actions have unanticipated side effects, but government acting through regulation or legislation is particularly adept at creating disastrous unintended consequences. Great Moments in Unintended Consequences takes a look at three instances of epic government facepalm: Osborne Reef, Corn Ethanol Subsidies, and a particular clause in ObamaCare that is already doing more harm than good.

 

Great Moments in Unintended Consequences (Vol. 2)

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Good intentions, bad results. ------------------ Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/ReasonTV?sub_...​ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz...​ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason​ Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines. ---------------- A luxury yacht tax to alleviate government debt? A war on grain-eating sparrows? An overcomplicated, burdensome COVID vaccine rollout procedure? Why those sound like great ideas, with the best of intentions. What could possibly go wrong? Written and produced by Meredith and Austin Bragg. Narrated by Austin Bragg. Watch Volume 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSwME...

 

Neutralize the Opposition | South Africa

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Christian Gomez interviews Alex Newman, Senior Editor of The New American, to discuss South Africa’s twilight from freedom to tyranny and how communists and other subversive organizations desire to replicate the same revolutionary methods in the United States. Take Action: 1. Download and read the November 5, 2012 issue of The New American: https://shoptna.org/tna-back-issues/t...​ 2. Read “Genocide & Communism Threaten South Africa,” by Alex Newman: https://thenewamerican.com/genocide-c...​ 3. Join The John Birch Society: https://jbs.org/join/​▶️ More Related Videos - Dividing The People | Chile in Chaos https://youtu.be/sBb_4uQQQbU​ - Appearance of Popular Support | Revolution & Race https://youtu.be/QDVojGIvzIA​ - Semblance of Revolution | Behind the Chaos https://youtu.be/ewHPWO1lUFo​ LIKE THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY AND WANT TO GET INVOLVED? HERE ARE SOME NEXT STEPS! 🇺🇸 Become a Member https://www.jbs.org/join📧 Free E-Newsletter https://jbs.org/subscribe/💰 Donate to Help Keep our Videos Free https://jbs.org/donate/📺 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel https://bit.ly/2BJiEpx📲 Let's Connect! - https://www.facebook.com/JohnBirchSoc...​ - https://twitter.com/the_jbs​ - https://www.instagram.com/johnbirchso...​ - https://parler.com/profile/JohnBirchS...​ - https://mewe.com/i/httpsjbsorg​ - https://gab.com/JohnBirchSociety?mc_c...📺 The New American YouTube https://bit.ly/2S8EBE1​ - https://parler.com/profile/TheNewAmer...#SouthAfrica#Revolution#RacialDivide

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