Gary Richardson

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., recently raised the specter of the U.S. government tracking ordinary Americans’ purchases — and even blocking transactions of which it disapproves. … Right now, U.S. laws do not permit the kinds of surveillance and control that DeSantis describes, said Gary Richardson, a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine. "It does not allow the central bank to take actions like this," he said. … "It is a specter created to scare the uninformed," said Richardson.

For the full story, please visit

connect with us


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766