THERE ARE few things quite as pleasant as sitting by a warm fire — or a warm vacuum tube amplifier — in the Winter and relaxing and communicating interesting ideas with one’s friends spread all across the continent. Try it sometime — check into the Liberty Net.
Listen: Liberty Net 1/31″]
Here’s an abbreviated digest and commentary on some of the issues brought up on the Liberty Net this time:
• The state of Massachusetts has taken the ominous step of requiring “EZ Pass” use for drivers on its toll roads — meaning that your movements will be tracked and you must have a bank account which is also linked to this data. (11 minutes)
• The state of New Jersey, ostensibly to “punish” wandering homeless people, have demanded that all owners of private video surveillance cameras, including those on private homes, be registered with and be made accessible to the state, including significant record-keeping requirements. Surveillance cameras (and microphones) in the boardrooms of banks and lobby groups sounds like a much better idea. (16 minutes)