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All That Glisters « LRB blog
The Dread Pirate Roberts intended the Silk Road as an experiment in using new cyber technologies, such as the anonymity network Tor and the digital currency Bitcoin, to create a free market beyond the reach of government intervention. He’s a devoted follower of Ludwig von Mises and his far-right American acolytes, and laid out a revolutionary anarcho-capitalist agenda for overturning the ‘tax eating, life sucking, violent, sadistic, war mongering, oppressive machine’ of the state, and replacing it with the ‘unforgiving furnace of the free market’. The Silk Road community, he said, was the vanguard of a global revolution: ‘Some day, we could be a shining beacon of hope for the oppressed.’
SilkRoad  Bitcoin  libertarianism  markets  capitalism  SiliconValley  economics  politics  DPR 
november 2013 by petej

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