James Licata

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Alleged Silk Road owner says he can't be guilty of money laundering if bitcoin isn't money

Ross Ulbricht, who stands accused of running the Silk Road black market under the name "Dread Pirate Roberts," says that new federal bitcoin laws make the charges against him invalid. In a filing over the weekend, Ulbricht's lawyers defended him against charges of hacking, narcotics trafficking, …

We're in a private debt crisis that could lead to the next economic collapse: Richard Vague

The U.S. is in the midst of a private debt crisis.<p>As of March 2014, American consumers owe $11.52 trillion in debt, an increase of 1.6% from last …

On cloud nine trillion

SOME economic journalists are like stormbirds: they come alive when financial clouds gather and the thunder rolls. Your correspondent’s career has …

Economics

Here's what Tesla Model S drivers are really doing in their connected cars

One of the alluring features of the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan is its always-on 3G 4G cellular connection and built-in Internet browser.<p>But have you ever wondered what all those wealthy electric-car drivers are actually looking at on their in-car browsers?<p>Now we know. Or at least we have …