It's starting to come thick and fast
More and more articles that talk about funny money (and blockchain in general) these days are discouraging its use.
That's a Good ThingTM.
So when can we start laws to ban the monster entirely ?
UK IT professionals have rejected plans by former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to make the island nation a "global crypo-asset hub." Whether the blueprint survives this particularly turbulent period in British political history – which has seen Sunak resign to be replaced by Nadhim Zahawi, whose tenure may be short- …
From The Economist linked article :
"This is the politics of fantasy, and you can trace it back to Brexit. In the campaign to leave the European Union Mr Johnson promised voters that they could have everything they wanted—greater wealth, less Europe; more freedom, less regulation; more dynamism, less immigration—and that the eu would be knocking on Britain’s door desperate for a deal. It worked so well that fantasy became the Tories’ organising principle."
Methinks The Economist deserves extra brownie points for a pointed article.
Looks like the Remainers were right after all.
So all of them were asked? I wasn't - maybe after 40 odd years in the profession I no longer qualify for the title 'IT pro'?
The size of the sample in relation to the overall population of IT pros is critical missing information (as is also of course whether it was a self selected sample).
" a statistically-significant sample "
Given the diversity of expertise, culture and age among 'IT pros' this would have to be a very large sample and randomly selected. However most of these institute-based surveys depend essentially on self selected samples as they're presented online. The nature of the questions must also be taken into account as it's very possible to inadvertently bias results.
The article really could have explained this better. It was a survey of BCS professional grade members. I remember replying to it.
I couldn't believe the last two were serious considerations. Even the one before that was a bit suspect: no previous ministerial experience and, most tellingly, the first Prime Minister in my lifetime to be younger than me! Unsurprisingly he didn't turn out too well.
Anyway, my opinion on the subject, now or at a general election, doesn't really matter: I have one vote, Rupert Murdoch has several billion.
How on Earth could Tory politicians ever have fallen for such bullshit fantasies and lies, promoted by self-serving con artists, and run so incompetently that millions of pounds vanish with nothing to show for it?
And how could they have believed in crypto too?
If there's a difference between Tory politicians and self-serving con artists, I've yet to find it.
BTW, they haven't fallen for these lies. They are the source of most of them: 40 new hospitals, Brexit is done, an extra £350M/week for the NHS, all the rules were followed, our economy is strong, the tax burden has been cut, I didn't take backhanders, world-beating test & trace, no windfall taxes on energy companies, etc, etc.
You forgot "I did not grab that bum", "I did not have sex with an underage person", "I was not watching porn in Parliament", "I have never bullied any of my staff", and ohhhh soooo many more lies. All politicians are liars, but this shower really have managed to raise it to a new level under the tutelage of their Liar-in-Chief.
A background detail from the Eye: Sunak has a pecuniary interest in a crypto biz. Allegedly there are many other potential conflicts of interests which he does not declare, and has effectively hidden using a loophole in the declaration requirements, while adopting policies that protect and enhance his financial interests, and shower Tory-supporting mates with lucrative contracts.