Business & Economics

Bitcoin: Ayn Rand was wrong, Atlas never shrugged: A 50 year old dream


Publisher: Saadettin Konukseven


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

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In Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, all the people who work, contribute and produce start disappearing one by one as a result of the government attempting to take over all lines of work. These people are convinced to disappear by a man called John Galt. The whole country asks the same question, which also happens to be the motto for the book: “Who is John Galt?” Due to Bitcoin becoming so well-known and having regular appearances on headlines, everyone started looking for the creator of Bitcoin, who is still a mystery. Just like Atlas Shrugged, a similar question gnawed at the minds of people and made headlines: “Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?” Why did we start with such a prologue? Because you cannot understand Bitcoin without reading Ayn Rand and understanding Friedrich Hayek. Because every revolution has an ideal foundation. Even though Bitcoin is a software revolution, it is also an ideal one. A revolution with roots reaching to the first days of humanity. A revolution that will take humans back to their essence. A revolution that may bring "Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal", as Ayn Rand calls it. Bitcoin is a revolution against all third parties whom we believe to be trustworthy. It is a revolution against governments, banks, land registry offices, notaries and all intermediaries. It may very well be the foundation of a new world where only those who produce will rise, where borders will disappear; the utopia founded by John Galt for the hard-working people. The media did not say that a revolution has happened when the French Revolution occurred in 1789. People didn't start thinking, “the concept of nation state is born and a new era has begun.” Only after 100-150 years it was understood that this movement was a revolution that marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Ayn Rand was wrong. Atlas never shrugged!

Community Trade Mark Law

Author: Frank Bøggild

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.


Category: Law

Page: 714

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The introduction in Europe in 1996 of the Community trade mark (CTM) brought into being a new and independent trade mark system with its own sources of law, its own procedures, and its own administrative and judicial bodies, notably the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM), the agency designated to process applications for the registration of CTMs. In 2011, OHIM for the first time received 100,000 applications in one and the same year – which was also the year in which the one millionth application was filed. Case law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European General Court (EGC) on the interpretation of the Trade Mark Regulation and the Trade Mark Directive is – together with decisions of OHIM and its Boards of Appeals – absolutely central to the understanding of Community trade mark law, including the trade mark laws of Member States. This book offers an in-depth scrutiny, categorization, and analysis of this extensive body of case law. Focusing on issues of practical relevance for practitioners, the chapters cover such aspects of Community trade mark law as the following: • OHIM's procedure for registration; • the appeals system (OHIM's Boards of Appeals, the EGC, and the ECJ); • trade mark strategies; • absolute and relative grounds for refusal; • three-dimensional trade marks; • non-registered national trade marks and registration in bad faith; • trade marks with a reputation; • acquired distinctiveness; • trade mark functions and use as a trade mark; • limitations of exclusivity; • nature and extent of genuine use; • grounds for revocation and invalidity; • transfer of trade marks and licensing; • national trade mark courts. Also covered are the pending and proposed amendments to the Trade Mark Regulation and the Trade Mark Directive. This book covers in depth the practical applications of this important and much-used body of law. It will be of enormous value and benefit to company lawyers, attorneys, trade mark attorneys, and anyone else dealing with trade mark law, whether on a Community level or nationally.

World Piss

Author: Steve "fly Agaric" Pratt

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Poetry

Page: 267

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There seems to be no agreement as to what 'World Piss' is all about. Maybe a series of eccentric footnotes to the invisible tale of the tribe mystery? or maybe Steve fly cut-up dream diaries into pieces and shuffled them into new orbits? 77'000 words divided into 23 Chapters and 5 books, covering half a decade of experimental writing.

Current Bibliography of Epidemiology




Category: Epidemiology

Page: 1338

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Monthly, with annual cumulations. Comprehensive, current index to periodical medical literature intended for use of practitioners, investigators, and other workers in community medicine who are concerned with the etiology, prevention, and control of disease. Citations are derived from MEDLARS tapes for Index medicus of corresponding date. Arrangement by 2 sections, i.e., Selected subject headings, and Diseases, organisms, vaccines. No author index.