Back in the Pleistocene I used to work as an economist, so in my armchair capacity I still take an interest in certain topics. A conversation about Bitcoin with a fellow economist got me thinking... is there anything new under the sun? (Must youth be ever-callow?) Naiveté abounds, yea, even amongst the grey-suited poobahs of the European Monetary Union (daft from the get-go, monetary union without the girding of fiscal policy union; the consequences took a while to manifest, but indeed they have).
Herewith a batch of links on Bitcoin, mostly from the excellent Marginal Revolution blog:
And this might seem far-afield, but not really: The Art Crowd