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AMA: Ulex, Open Source Legal Systems, and Polycentric Law

The Institute for Competitive Governance and The Startup Societies Foundation are hosting an AMA about Ulex, open-source legal system.
The AMA will feature Ulex founder Professor Tom W. Bell, Seasteading Institute Founder Patri Friedman, and American economics writer of the Austrian School, an advocate of anarcho-capitalism and Bitcoin Jeffrey Tucker.
Ulex protects human rights with an efficient and fair dispute resolution process, promoting the rule of law. It is not imposed by any government but instead adopted by the mutual consent of those it governs. Like choosing between Mac OS or Linux, citizens can now choose their legal system based on the quality of service they provide. Ulex is an open-source legal system created by Tom W. Bell of the Institute for Competitive Governance. Ulex is tied to no nation and utilizes a simple, fair resolution process, adopted by mutual consent of the disputing parties. Ulex stipulations are based upon established practices from well-regarded private, nongovernmental, and international organizations. By default, the substantive rules of Ulex 1.1 originate in the American Law Institute's Restatements of the Common Law, the Uniform Law Institute's Uniform Business Organizations Code and other notably fair and open sets.
The Institute for Competitive Governance is gathering resources to build an open-source community of coders that will automate Ulex’s open-ended legal software - making it easier to use and more accessible to anyone seeking an alternative to government-run civil dispute systems. You can learn more over at our IndieGoGo page or the Facebook pages for Startup Societies Foundation and The Institute for Competitive Governance.
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State of the Libertarian Movement

I think it is time we provided an update on where we are as a movement.
I will break this down into pieces. Additionally, I will include my own observations and suggestions:
Seasteading
Seasteading is progressing faster than any other direct action undertaken by this movement. Anenome5 has established a company called Ventive Floathouse. This company endeavors to establish the first seastead in Richardson Bay, off the coast of California. It will be a visa haven, appealing to those attempting to bypass America's ornery visa requirements. In the following years after this island has been established, Ventive Floathouse will attempt to build the first seastead in international waters, which will be explicitly anarcho-capitalist. They are currently $450k away from funding the first seastead in Richardson Bay. They are currently testing the design of the island and will not begin accepting funding until testing has been completed. If you or anyone you know would be interested in investing in this project, contact Anenome5 through the website link provided above.
The Seasteading Institute has achieved a Memorandum of Understanding with the French Polynesian government. This Memorandum has been criticized by some within the FP government and the FP public, as seen in this article. Regardless, it appears that the project is moving forward. The plan is to create 12 artificial islands within 1 mile of the FP coastline, funded by investors and an ICO. The project is projected to be completed by 2020, however only time will tell if the Institute will meet that deadline.
In other news, a corporation has officially began marketing artificial islands for the price of 300 million dollars, see here. Their target consumers are the ultra-rich. This suggests that, in the coming decades, seasteading will become an increasingly viable alternative to buying an island.
Suggestions: Support Ventive Floathouse in any way you can. Be the change you want to see. This may be our best shot at establishing an anarcho-capitalist society within the next two decades.
Libertarian Party of the United States of America
In the Presidential Election of 2016, the LPUSA achieved 3.2 percent of the popular vote, a total of 4,042,291 voters. This is a significant improvement over the 2012 election, in which roughly 1 million people voted for the LPUSA. The real challenge will be repeating this success in the next election. Gary Johnson has announced that he will not be running for president in 2020.
The LPUSA has announced its intention to get 2,000 candidates on the ballot for the 2018 elections. Whether or not this will occur remains to be seen.
Despite achieving 3.2 percent of the popular vote, the LPUSA is still struggling to acquire permanent ballot access in all 50 states. The LPUSA currently has ballot access in a majority of states.
In the aftermath of the 2016 National Convention, the LPUSA has been experiencing somewhat of an identity crisis. A fat individual in a speedo danced on stage while the event was broadcast live on CSPAN, significantly tarnishing the reputation of the party. Anarcho-capitalists were widely blamed by moderate libertarians for this incident, despite our outright condemnation of said incident. Libertarians are in the process of deciding whether the party should be radical or moderate in its message and platform. The majority of libertarians wish to see the LPUSA become more moderate, and to abandon such phrases as "Taxation is Theft". There is even a socialist caucus within the Libertarian Party.
In an attempt to preserve the radical libertarian and anarcho-capitalist elements within the LPUSA, the Mises Caucus has been established. Together with the Radical Caucus, these organizations seek to promote radical libertarianism and to elect party officials and political candidates who will represent them.
The Libertarian National Committee is comprised of 8 representatives from 8 regions. Region 1, based in Colorado, is represented by an anarcho-capitalist named Caryn Ann Harlos. I do not know if any of the other committee members are anarcho-capitalists.
in 2014, the former chairman of the Libertarian Party Geoff Neale made history when he was appointed to establish the International Alliance of Libertarian Parties. This is the first attempt by the libertarian parties of the world to coordinate internationally.
Suggestions: Libertarians should seek a moderate platform while maintaining a radical message. Efforts should be made to appeal to a majority of voters while raising the libertarian consciousness of the population to the highest degree possible. Libertarians should focus primarily on running in state and local elections in an attempt to maximize our influence on the American population.
The Free State Project
Thousands of libertarians have moved to New Hampshire in an attempt to influence the politics of the state towards a more libertarian direction. Libertarians have run as republicans and democrats and been successfully elected to office. Statist laws have been repealed and more libertarian laws have been enacted, such as protections for Bitcoin sellers.
Suggestions: Libertarians should move to New Hampshire in greater numbers and run for positions in the local and state governments. Organizations should be established to carry out activism, namely:
And more. Which brings me to my next topic:
Activism
Libertarians, especially outside of NH, have engaged in very little activism. This is due to both a lack of organization and a lack of ideas. Meanwhile, non-libertarians have been engaging in activism that might interest radical libertarians. An example of this are the intermittent property tax protests that have swept across parts of rural America.
Suggestions: Libertarians should seek to emulate the Chicago Tax Strike of 1977. Libertarian organizations should hold town hall meetings about issues that concern the public, such as high property taxes, and attempt to radicalize the public toward direct action, such as a protest or tax strike. Once direct action is underway, libertarians should seek to raise the libertarian consciousness of the disgruntled masses. For example, if people are protesting high property taxes, you can attempt to turn their attention (and anger) to the recipients of those taxes, such as the education system. Instead of being angry about just property taxes, you can make them angry at the public schools who receive it (and waste the money). In this manner, you will raise the libertarian consciousness of the protesters. We must always seek to radicalize and raise the libertarian consciousness of the American people.
Which brings me to a classic example of what we are trying to achieve:
Free Brazil Movement
A few years ago, the Atlas Network and a coalition of charitable organizations provided millions of dollars in funding and a number of activist leaders to think tanks in Brazil. The provision of funding and leaders culminated in the establishment of the Free Brazil Movement, led by Kim Kataguiri. With the support of the Atlas Network and affiliated think tanks, they were able to mobilize many tens of thousands of Brazilian citizens to take to the streets and protest against the socialist government.
The Free Brazil Movement organized the demonstrations of 15 March and 12 April in 2015 against the social governmental establishment of Dilma Rousseff and the Workers' Party, and was instrumental in the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. See article and video here.
In the aftermath of the uprising, thousands of Brazilians have converted to libertarianism. Some of them are English speakers who frequent this subreddit's Discord Server.
Suggestions: Do everything within your power to support the blossoming libertarian movement in Brazil. Learn Portuguese, translate literature to Portuguese, print flyers and posters in their language, and donate to libertarian institutions in Brazil. Libertarianism is now an international movement, and it is time we acted like one. Emulate their success in raising the libertarian consciousness of the masses, to such a degree that thousands of libertarians were born. And above all, let us work together. Americans and Brazilians, hand in hand!
Students for Liberty
SFL has evolved into a decentralized international organization, with chapters ranging from America to Brazil to Europe and Asia. Gone are the days when SFL was a small organization; it is now a massive organization with thousands of members across the world. SFL represents the spearhead of the libertarian student movement, providing a presence on college campuses and aiding in the recruitment of new libertarians.
Suggestions: We must do everything in our power to build the libertarian student movement. If you are on college campus, it is in your best interest to organize with other libertarians and engage in whatever activism and propaganda dissemination you can. We must build a Student Libertarian Action Movement (SLAM) on every college campus that we can.
Free Society Foundation
Roger Ver and a group of wealthy individuals have raised 100 million dollars in an attempt to purchase sovereignty from a host nation. While the odds of this succeeding are slim, this amounts to the largest holding of capital ever accumulated by a group of anarcho-capitalists. This money could easily be spent on seasteading, activism, advertising, and more.
Suggestions: Let this serve as an example for others to follow. When we pool our money together and raise capital, we can accomplish great things.
Crypto-Anarchism and Crypto-currencies
Bitcoin has come a long way in the last few years. The price has soared and it is beginning to see widespread adoption. It has also given birth to a multitude of new crypto-currencies, such as BCH, Litecoin, Monero, Ethereum, Ripple, etc. Gone are the days when bitcoin was a secret treasure of libertarians. It has now been co-opted by the average joe, for better or worse. Some libertarians argue that this transition, combined with increasing state regulations on crypto-currency, has challenged Bitcoin’s revolutionary nature. But with new currencies like Monero offering the promise of anonymity, many libertarians believe the full revolutionary potential of crypto-currencies has yet to be realized.
The NSA revelations of recent years have resulted in the popularization of crypto-graphic tools, such as Signal, TOR, I2P, etc. Mass surveillance has provoked a widespread counter-surveillance movement.
The Silk Road is long gone, but on the horizon is a new innovation- the Open Bazaar. Decentralized, reputation-based, and incorporating the use of 3rd party arbitration, the combination of software like Open Bazaar with anonymizing tools will facilitate the establishment of an anarcho-capitalist marketplace on the internet.
In the last few years, we have seen the innovation of new ways of engaging in market activities and contractual arrangements, from smart contracts to multi-sig. With these developments destined to advance, the future of crypto-anarchism looks promising.
Suggestions: Spread the word about Open Bazaar and cryptographic tools. Warn others about the NSA in the hopes that it will entice others to begin using such tools. Help to develop the latest in cryptographic tools and protocols so that we may ore effectively establish radical libertarianism on the internet.
Agorism and Crypto-Agorism
Despite a large number of libertarians claiming to be Agorists, very few libertarians abide by the founding document of Agorism, the New Libertarian Manifesto. Most libertarians do not engage in Agorist praxis beyond holding cryptocurrency and retreating to rural homesteads to live in isolation. The strategy of Agorism traditionally requires organization on the part of New Libertarians. Instead, libertarians seem to have adopted a new strategy, referred to as Crypto-Agorism. Crypto-Agorism is a merger of the strategy of Agorism with Crypto-Anarchism. In other words, it is the attempt to realize Agorism on the internet, through the use of tools such as Monero and the Open Bazaar. While Crypto-Agorism blossoms, traditional Agorism appears to be stagnating.
Suggestions: Crypto-Agorism should continue to be pursued. However, libertarians must organize into chapters of the New Libertarian Alliance, participate in counter-economics (beyond the use of cryptographic tools and currencies) and build alternative institutions if we are to truly develop the counter-economy beyond the confines of the internet.
Conclusion
There is more than I could write about, but I will stop there. The next decade will be a turning point for the libertarian movement. Are we prepared to organize, raise capital, build alternative institutions, and ultimately construct a free society? Only time will tell.
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State of the Libertarian Movement

I think it is time we provided an update on where we are as a movement.
I will break this down into pieces. Additionally, I will include my own observations and suggestions:
Seasteading
Seasteading is progressing faster than any other direct action undertaken by this movement. Anenome5 has established a company called Ventive Floathouse. This company endeavors to establish the first seastead in Richardson Bay, off the coast of California. It will be a visa haven, appealing to those attempting to bypass America's ornery visa requirements. In the following years after this island has been established, Ventive Floathouse will attempt to build the first seastead in international waters, which will be explicitly anarcho-capitalist. They are currently $450k away from funding the first seastead in Richardson Bay. They are currently testing the design of the island and will not begin accepting funding until testing has been completed. If you or anyone you know would be interested in investing in this project, contact Anenome5 through the website link provided above.
The Seasteading Institute has achieved a Memorandum of Understanding with the French Polynesian government. This Memorandum has been criticized by some within the FP government and the FP public, as seen in this article. Regardless, it appears that the project is moving forward. The plan is to create 12 artificial islands within 1 mile of the FP coastline, funded by investors and an ICO. The project is projected to be completed by 2020, however only time will tell if the Institute will meet that deadline.
In other news, a corporation has officially began marketing artificial islands for the price of 300 million dollars, see here. Their target consumers are the ultra-rich. This suggests that, in the coming decades, seasteading will become an increasingly viable alternative to buying an island.
Suggestions: Support Ventive Floathouse in any way you can. Be the change you want to see. This may be our best shot at establishing an anarcho-capitalist society within the next two decades.
Libertarian Party of the United States of America
In the Presidential Election of 2016, the LPUSA achieved 3.2 percent of the popular vote, a total of 4,042,291 voters. This is a significant improvement over the 2012 election, in which roughly 1 million people voted for the LPUSA. The real challenge will be repeating this success in the next election. Gary Johnson has announced that he will not be running for president in 2020.
The LPUSA has announced its intention to get 2,000 candidates on the ballot for the 2018 elections. Whether or not this will occur remains to be seen.
Despite achieving 3.2 percent of the popular vote, the LPUSA is still struggling to acquire permanent ballot access in all 50 states. The LPUSA currently has ballot access in a majority of states.
In the aftermath of the 2016 National Convention, the LPUSA has been experiencing somewhat of an identity crisis. A fat individual in a speedo danced on stage while the event was broadcast live on CSPAN, significantly tarnishing the reputation of the party. Anarcho-capitalists were widely blamed by moderate libertarians for this incident, despite our outright condemnation of said incident. Libertarians are in the process of deciding whether the party should be radical or moderate in its message and platform. The majority of libertarians wish to see the LPUSA become more moderate, and to abandon such phrases as "Taxation is Theft". There is even a socialist caucus within the Libertarian Party.
In an attempt to preserve the radical libertarian and anarcho-capitalist elements within the LPUSA, the Mises Caucus has been established. Together with the Radical Caucus, these organizations seek to promote radical libertarianism and to elect party officials and political candidates who will represent them.
The Libertarian National Committee is comprised of 8 representatives from 8 regions. Region 1, based in Colorado, is represented by an anarcho-capitalist named Caryn Ann Harlos. I do not know if any of the other committee members are anarcho-capitalists.
in 2014, the former chairman of the Libertarian Party Geoff Neale made history when he was appointed to establish the International Alliance of Libertarian Parties. This is the first attempt by the libertarian parties of the world to coordinate internationally.
Suggestions: Libertarians should seek a moderate platform while maintaining a radical message. Efforts should be made to appeal to a majority of voters while raising the libertarian consciousness of the population to the highest degree possible. Libertarians should focus primarily on running in state and local elections in an attempt to maximize our influence on the American population.
The Free State Project
Thousands of libertarians have moved to New Hampshire in an attempt to influence the politics of the state towards a more libertarian direction. Libertarians have run as republicans and democrats and been successfully elected to office. Statist laws have been repealed and more libertarian laws have been enacted, such as protections for Bitcoin sellers.
Suggestions: Libertarians should move to New Hampshire in greater numbers and run for positions in the local and state governments. Organizations should be established to carry out activism, namely:
And more. Which brings me to my next topic:
Activism
Libertarians, especially outside of NH, have engaged in very little activism. This is due to both a lack of organization and a lack of ideas. Meanwhile, non-libertarians have been engaging in activism that might interest radical libertarians. An example of this are the intermittent property tax protests that have swept across parts of rural America.
Suggestions: Libertarians should seek to emulate the Chicago Tax Strike of 1977. Libertarian organizations should hold town hall meetings about issues that concern the public, such as high property taxes, and attempt to radicalize the public toward direct action, such as a protest or tax strike. Once direct action is underway, libertarians should seek to raise the libertarian consciousness of the disgruntled masses. For example, if people are protesting high property taxes, you can attempt to turn their attention (and anger) to the recipients of those taxes, such as the education system. Instead of being angry about just property taxes, you can make them angry at the public schools who receive it (and waste the money). In this manner, you will raise the libertarian consciousness of the protesters. We must always seek to radicalize and raise the libertarian consciousness of the American people.
Which brings me to a classic example of what we are trying to achieve:
Free Brazil Movement
A few years ago, the Atlas Network and a coalition of charitable organizations provided millions of dollars in funding and a number of activist leaders to think tanks in Brazil. The provision of funding and leaders culminated in the establishment of the Free Brazil Movement, led by Kim Kataguiri. With the support of the Atlas Network and affiliated think tanks, they were able to mobilize many tens of thousands of Brazilian citizens to take to the streets and protest against the socialist government.
The Free Brazil Movement organized the demonstrations of 15 March and 12 April in 2015 against the social governmental establishment of Dilma Rousseff and the Workers' Party, and was instrumental in the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. See article and video here.
In the aftermath of the uprising, thousands of Brazilians have converted to libertarianism. Some of them are English speakers who frequent this subreddit's Discord Server.
Suggestions: Do everything within your power to support the blossoming libertarian movement in Brazil. Learn Portuguese, translate literature to Portuguese, print flyers and posters in their language, and donate to libertarian institutions in Brazil. Libertarianism is now an international movement, and it is time we acted like one. Emulate their success in raising the libertarian consciousness of the masses, to such a degree that thousands of libertarians were born. And above all, let us work together. Americans and Brazilians, hand in hand!
Students for Liberty
SFL has evolved into a decentralized international organization, with chapters ranging from America to Brazil to Europe and Asia. Gone are the days when SFL was a small organization; it is now a massive organization with thousands of members across the world. SFL represents the spearhead of the libertarian student movement, providing a presence on college campuses and aiding in the recruitment of new libertarians.
Suggestions: We must do everything in our power to build the libertarian student movement. If you are on college campus, it is in your best interest to organize with other libertarians and engage in whatever activism and propaganda dissemination you can. We must build a Student Libertarian Action Movement (SLAM) on every college campus that we can.
Free Society Foundation
Roger Ver and a group of wealthy individuals have raised 100 million dollars in an attempt to purchase sovereignty from a host nation. While the odds of this succeeding are slim, this amounts to the largest holding of capital ever accumulated by a group of anarcho-capitalists. This money could easily be spent on seasteading, activism, advertising, and more.
Suggestions: Let this serve as an example for others to follow. When we pool our money together and raise capital, we can accomplish great things.
Crypto-Anarchism and Crypto-currencies
Bitcoin has come a long way in the last few years. The price has soared and it is beginning to see widespread adoption. It has also given birth to a multitude of new crypto-currencies, such as BCH, Litecoin, Monero, Ethereum, Ripple, etc. Gone are the days when bitcoin was a secret treasure of libertarians. It has now been co-opted by the average joe, for better or worse. Some libertarians argue that this transition, combined with increasing state regulations on crypto-currency, has challenged Bitcoin’s revolutionary nature. But with new currencies like Monero offering the promise of anonymity, many libertarians believe the full revolutionary potential of crypto-currencies has yet to be realized.
The NSA revelations of recent years have resulted in the popularization of crypto-graphic tools, such as Signal, TOR, I2P, etc. Mass surveillance has provoked a widespread counter-surveillance movement.
The Silk Road is long gone, but on the horizon is a new innovation- the Open Bazaar. Decentralized, reputation-based, and incorporating the use of 3rd party arbitration, the combination of software like Open Bazaar with anonymizing tools will facilitate the establishment of an anarcho-capitalist marketplace on the internet.
In the last few years, we have seen the innovation of new ways of engaging in market activities and contractual arrangements, from smart contracts to multi-sig. With these developments destined to advance, the future of crypto-anarchism looks promising.
Suggestions: Spread the word about Open Bazaar and cryptographic tools. Warn others about the NSA in the hopes that it will entice others to begin using such tools. Help to develop the latest in cryptographic tools and protocols so that we may ore effectively establish radical libertarianism on the internet.
Agorism and Crypto-Agorism
Despite a large number of libertarians claiming to be Agorists, very few libertarians abide by the founding document of Agorism, the New Libertarian Manifesto. Most libertarians do not engage in Agorist praxis beyond holding cryptocurrency and retreating to rural homesteads to live in isolation. The strategy of Agorism traditionally requires organization on the part of New Libertarians. Instead, libertarians seem to have adopted a new strategy, referred to as Crypto-Agorism. Crypto-Agorism is a merger of the strategy of Agorism with Crypto-Anarchism. In other words, it is the attempt to realize Agorism on the internet, through the use of tools such as Monero and the Open Bazaar. While Crypto-Agorism blossoms, traditional Agorism appears to be stagnating.
Suggestions: Crypto-Agorism should continue to be pursued. However, libertarians must organize into chapters of the New Libertarian Alliance, participate in counter-economics (beyond the use of cryptographic tools and currencies) and build alternative institutions if we are to truly develop the counter-economy beyond the confines of the internet.
Conclusion
There is more than I could write about, but I will stop there. The next decade will be a turning point for the libertarian movement. Are we prepared to organize, raise capital, build alternative institutions, and ultimately construct a free society? Only time will tell.
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Blue Frontiers Announces Cryptocurrency to Power the Economies of Floating Cities-- Presale is live!

With a program to build sustainable floating communities with independent governing frameworks, Blue Frontiers has announced a cryptocurrency called Varyon that will power transactions and be required to purchase property on the seasteads.
Blue Frontiers, a company that is developing floating cities (‘Seasteads’), beginning with a pilot project in protected waters, has announced the creation of a cryptocurrency called Varyon. Varyon will be used to power transactions within the economies of their seasteads. Blue Frontiers will transact exclusively in Varyon for the provision of all goods and services related to its Seastead structures and governing systems. These may include purchase of property and consumer goods, the registration and operating costs of businesses operating on the seasteads, and tourist focused accommodation and hospitality services.
Blue Frontiers made significant progress in making its seastead vision a reality with the signing of an historic agreement in early 2017 with the government of French Polynesia to undertake a set of environmental, economic, and legal studies to determine the feasibility of stationing sustainable seasteads in French Polynesian waters. The pilot seastead will be the culmination of more than a decade of research and development in diverse areas including advanced sustainable technologies, political governance frameworks, and floating design and construction. With the support of more than 25 strategic partners, including the Dutch aquatic architecture firm Blue21, the company has prepared a practical plan to build the first seasteads.
“Our team of more than 100 professionals, from a diverse array of disciplines, has worked tirelessly to bring about a revolution in how humans can model habitation, govern themselves, form community, and interact with their environment.” said Randy Hencken, Co-Founder of Blue Frontiers and Director of The Seasteading Institute. “It was only natural that we chose a decentralised currency to power our decentralised communities.”
Designed to be administered under largely autonomous governance frameworks alongside their host nations, seasteads will effectively operate in special economic zones (or ‘SeaZones’). The seasteads will also be mobile and modular, and able to adapt as needed by moving to alternative locations as resident preferences dictate. Communities operating within and parties interacting with the Blue Frontiers ecosystem will use Varyon cryptocurrency as a global medium of exchange.
The Varyon cryptocurrency will underpin Blue Frontiers’ vision for seasteads to have fully self-sufficient, sustainable and flourishing economic systems in place to support their social, political, technological and ecological goals. “Seasteading officially came into the world via The Seasteading Institute in 2008 at almost the exact same time Bitcoin was introduced to the world. Seasteaders and cryptocurrency users are part of a zeitgeist that is calling for decentralization in opposition to overbearing large governments. Seasteaders and crypto-enthusiasts have been fellow travelers for the last decade, and it is natural for Blue Frontiers to adopt a Cryptocurrency for our project. Since we are starting a new society, it wouldn’t make sense for us to use an old world currency.” Said Blue Frontiers “Seavangelesse” (spokeswoman) Nathalie Mezza-Garcia.
“Varyon will provide the vital economic foundation for our mission to build flourishing seastead communities focused on helping to provide a viable adaptation strategy to the threat of rising sea levels, and to demonstrate compelling new models for human social organisation.” said Joe Quirk, Co-Founder of Blue Frontiers and author of the groundbreaking book Seasteading.
The use of Varyon in these floating communities is intended to provide the economic independence needed to foster a conducive environment for thriving experimentation and innovation in a diverse range of leading-edge technologies and across a broad spectrum of social, political, economic and legal frameworks.
The initial seastead project is being organized with the cooperation of the government of French Polynesia while additional projects, in conjunction with other governments around the world, are planned. “We would like to bring the first seastead to a protected atoll or lagoon in my home country of French Polynesia” Said Marc Collins, Co-Founder of Blue Frontiers and former government minister. “This last year we have undertaking a set of serious economic, environmental and legal studies to satisfy our agreement with French Polynesia. Furthermore, we have identified 51 other nations with suitable environments and political opportunities for seasteading, and we have a team actively pursuing additional locations for our seasteads.”
To participate in the Varyon presale, visit: varyon.io
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The bastardization of anarcho-capitalism

When the term "anarcho-capitalism" was coined, it was more or less synonymous with Murray Rothbard. Rothbardianism. To say you were an anarcho-capitalist in those first two decades or so more or less meant you were a Rothbardian. Even when the Mises Institute began to grow and take on new names, and publications dedicated more closely to anarcho-capitalism (and not broadly "liberty," objectivism, or libertarianism), basically everyone toed the Rothbardian line.
At the same time, "libertarianism" as a larger movement existed. And it had many, many different forms. In the 60s, there was a substantial libertarian socialist revival that was trying to mix with the new right-libertarians. Rothbard opposed them. There was the counter-culture, also attaching itself to libertarianism, which Rothbard also strongly opposed. And, of course, Ayn Rand and objectivism. In the end, Rothbardian philosophy dominated over those, but split with the Libertarian Party and its more pro-state Cato group. The latter would become far more influential, Rothbard even shifting back toward it and beginning to support its policies.
This is just a brief history of the ideology, to lead up to modern anarcho-capitalism. In its most recent incarnations, less than two decades old, anarcho-capitalism's biggest friend has been the Internet. And the introduction of tech-libertarianism. The idea that technological solutions, rather than political ones, will bring forth anarcho-capitalism. Bitcoin is an example. Seasteading is related to the same trend of new tech hopefulness. And another belief, that of the imminent financial collapse, has strengthened after a few major economic downturns in over the last decade. This idea of the collapse, of a gold standard, etc. was always there. But it has actually strengthened.
All of these things share in common that they don't require any action: anarcho-capitalists are just waiting for anarcho-capitalism to happen by itself.
The old strategy, the Rothbardian anarcho-capitalist strategy, was political. At times, he advocated and allied with people who promoted revolution. To overthrow the state. At times he advocated participation in local politics. He endorsed people for mayor and president. He hit the streets. He campaigned. He organized student groups on campuses. He allied with other anti-state movements on the left and the right. But he was always advocating for a real, tangible, physical, political goal: the end of the state. Even if he changed strategies, his goals were physical, clear, and he believed that he could accomplish them through activism and political means.
Now enters what I see as the bastardization of anarcho-capitalism. This is basically a throwback to certain libertarian trends in the 60s that Rothbard criticized.
In left-anarchism, they have a term called "lifestylism." This is basically the idea that anarchism is a personal philosophy, a lifestyle, that you can be an anarchist day-to-day. That every action is in fact an anarchist action. It doesn't focus on activism, or political results. It's a personal philosophy. It's not really about revolution or workers, or the state.
This is a trend I see a lot of, enough that I would say it may even be dominant, on this sub. I've seen people say that we're already in an anarcho-capitalist society, that every free interaction is actually anarcho-capitalism, that no one should vote, no one should participate in politics. Two threads recently had most people saying no to civil disobedience and no to activism. There is one right now with people saying that they would not even blog about anarcho-capitalism.
A lot of people have said they don't expect a revolution or political change, but are just waiting for the state to collapse or become obsolete. Meanwhile, they're trying to avoid or sidestep the state. Ideological preppers.
Yet others think they can flee from the state in enclaves, seasteads, or spacesteads. This I am sympathetic to, it may be possible in the future. But what it amounts to in practice is people avoiding real political action.
All of this is a part of the "bastardization of anarcho-capitalism." I know there are still a few Rothbardians here. A lot of them are sort of ostracized. A few are the so-called militants. Hoppe gets no love for being "racist," but moreover, I have not seen a single person endorse Hoppe's strategy as outlined in "What Must Be Done." Specifically to take over local governments. The closest thing to Hoppe's strategy is the FSP, which is often ridiculed here because it's too statist. And that's when it is discussed, which is rarely.
So has anarcho-capitalism degenerated to the 60s-style libertarianism Rothbard opposed - the libertarian equivalent of left-anarchist lifestylism- thw idea that libertarianism is not a political movement, anarcho-capitalism is not a political goal, but both are a lifestyle, an ideology, a way to view the world. Anarcho-capitalism is the "personal liberation" version of libertarianism, the belief that it was about how you lived your life freely, that Rothbard mocked? If someone says "vote for Trump" or "go to a protest" it's an unpopular opinion. Nonaction is defended with sophistry. You're an anarcho-capitalist if you have a job and make money, because capitalism.
I often see the left-anarchists and think that Bakunin, or Emma Goldman, or the CNT, would have hated the SJW culture. Instead of worker revolution they are too busy focusing on an obscure sexual preference. Anarcho-capitalists today seem to have the same relationship to the Rothbard of old. Instead of focusing on actual political goals and strategy, be they voting or picking up arms, or protesting, or writing a book, it's this strange ideological circle of people alternating between complaining about the state and then doing nothing at all. Hey, Rothbard complained about the state a lot too. But a lot of what he wrote was about strategy. A lot of the time he spent was in the streets, or really in the universities, trying to forge actual alliances with real people, to put pressure on real politics. He was doing. What happened to that anarcho-capitalism?
I wrote "the bastardization of anarcho-capitalism," but I could have just as easily called it "anarcho-capitalism is dead." At the very least, real Rothbardianism is dead.
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Seoul Free The Blockchain Conference

Free The Blockchain Conference featuring great speakers:
1) "Decentralised ecosystem in specialised medicine engineered on blockchain"
https://www.trustedhealth.io (https://www.trustedhealth.io/)
Niko Klansek - Cofounder of TrustedHealth. Crowdfunding specialist, Kickstarter pioneer and advisor in an early stage investment fund. Niko is a Harvard Business School graduate and experienced entrepreneur. He founded multiple companies and helped hundreds of others succeed.
Greg Jarzabek - Entrepreneur. Fighter. Husband and father of two. Greg gained extensive experience in the financial services industry. He has worked and studied in many countries and is alumnus of Harvard, ESCP and Warsaw School of Economics. Greg's mother died of cancer, an event which drove him to put his full energy into founding the TrustedHealth ecosystem.
2) "Pay anywhere, any cryptocurrency, any payment card"
https://mobilum.com (https://mobilum.com/)
Wojciech Kaszycki - CEO of Mobilum. The passionate investor, multiple successful business founder, and FinTech fan focused on building revolutionary technical inventions. With 20+ years experience in Finance world.
3) "Decentralization with Seasteads and Seazones"
https://www.seasteading.org (https://www.seasteading.org/)
Randy Hencken is a director and cofounder of Blue Frontiers, a company developing seasteads and SeaZones. Randy has been the pragmatic Executive Director of The Seasteading Institute, a nonprofit think-tank co-founded by Peter Thiel and Patri Friedman, promoting the development of new societies with new governments at floating at sea. He signed an agreement with the government of French Polynesia to establish the first seasteading pilot project with a “special governing framework” in protected waters. Blue Frontiers is engaged with French Polynesia and seeking other nations to create SeaZones and to locate seasteads by 2020. Blue Frontiers will be funding the development of seasteads through a tokenized crowd sale.
4) "AML and KYC for Blockchain"
https://www.coinfirm.io (https://www.coinfirm.io/)
Maciej Ziolkowski - Cofounder of Coinfirm. An international pioneering virtual currency adopter. Maciej has been involved in the Bitcoin and blockchain space since the early stages. He is a recognized author and speaker on the subject and co-founded the first Bitcoin establishment of its kind in Europe.
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"The Big Picture" - Dollar Vigilante November Newsletter

It has been an interesting week for me.
First, I was invited to speak at World Crypto CON in Las Vegas and then shortly before the event they told me I couldn’t speak. At the same time they told most of my other anarchist friends they also couldn’t speak and/or they were banned from the event, including Ben Swann, Luke Rudkowski and Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative Media.
I was already in Texas for the Texas Bitcoin Conference and I mostly just wanted to play in their crypto poker tournament anyway so I went to Vegas.
All manner of strange people seemed to be coming up to me, including one woman speaking in tongues. And, a weird energy surrounded the event... so much so that my body was shaking the entire time.
Then they also didn’t allow me to play in the poker event! I paid one guy some BTC to buy his chips and they threatened to call the police on me! I know what happens next when that happens so I left the premises.
Later that night, Josh Sigurdson was poisoned and barely survived. Other anarchists I knew who were there were being accosted, having their phones stolen and other aggressions.
I should mention this all occurred on Halloween. Day of the dead. Whatever happened, karma struck instantly and no one showed up! I then got a message from my wife that she wanted me to come home immediately and I was happy to do so.
She told me that God told her that we had to tell everyone to repent immediately before it was too late and she went into two days of screaming, crying and became delirious after three days without eating or sleeping.
Eventually we had to get her to the hospital to get her calmed down. I’ve spent the last two days with her there and we just returned home as they gave her a number of things to relax her.
Is something strange going on? It sure feels like it. In any case, as I stated in the last newsletter, no matter what happens I am just going to continue on with my work (although spending more time with my family is also a priority) helping people to wake up... that’s all I can do.
Current Events
As I write it is the midterm selections in the USSA. Yet another, “most important election in our lifetime.” All fear propaganda to try to make believe that voting will fix this evil system of slavery. It won’t. But, when they say this is the "election of our lifetimes" they are right on one thing. Politics, central banks and government are very close to destroying the entire world.
Elect to walk away from it all now before it is too late. I know I don’t have to tell TDVers that but it is worth reiterating.
And, the results are in. Anarchy won like it has every single selection.
And the wars continue killing or destroying the lives of millions of innocents, Americans continue to get extorted for trillions of dollars per year, millions of innocents remain in cages in rape camps and the Federal Reserve continues to impoverish and steal from everyone.
Meanwhile, in things that actually matter, the battle over bitcoin has hastened dramatically. But, you wouldn’t know it from the price action.
The complete lack of volatility has only gotten worse (or better if you are in the “volatility is bad for bitcoin” camp).
Here is a chart of bitcoin on October 27th.
For a 24 hour period it traded within a $15 band! It’s like the whole world is just waiting to see what happens next.
And, what will happen next? I am still expecting a panic sell-off along with all worldwide markets followed by a price explosion.
We did make it through October without that happening, but I have pointed out November is also a prime month for it to occur. If nothing major occurs in November then I may have to reassess.
The US stock markets continue to hang in there but really only propped up by a minority of stocks as this tweet from early October points out.
Bank stocks, which are probably one of the most important to watch are off 17% from January of this year.
Meanwhile, crypto exchange Binance made more profit than Deutsche Bank in the second quarter of this year!
As I said last issue, things really couldn’t be going better for the cryptospace, right as it appears that bank stocks and the market as a whole is on the verge of collapse.
On October 26th, the CEO of Visa, Al Kelly, said that he “certainly” does not view cryptocurrencies as a threat to his business right now, but added that “if we have to go there, we’ll go there.”
You’ll have to go there Kelly... better start working on your resume. Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is about to release its first blockchain-powered handset in cryptocurrencies, making it the first big name in the industry to accept only digital currencies as payment.
Exodus 1, the first version of HTC’s blockchain phone, is priced at 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH, which in current trading equates to about US$960.
HTC first announced the Exodus phone in May, which features a built-in digital wallet that will enable users to store and trade cryptocurrencies.
But, the game changing news is that ICE, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, has announced they will launch their new digital asset platform, Baakt, on December 12th. This will enable traditional institutional investors to easily invest into the bitcoin market.
The total bitcoin market right now is about a $110 billion market cap.
Total value of financial asset worldwide is estimated to be over $300 trillion. Which means bitcoin is only 0.03% of total financial assets held in the world.
If, say, only 1% of that $300 trillion were to go into bitcoin, that would mean $3 trillion would be trying to enter a market worth $100 billion.
In other words, if you don’t own bitcoin and other cryptos by December 12th... don’t do that. And, don’t forget precious metals either.
FinIst analyst Denis Lisitsyn recently said on RT, “The aggressive US policy in recent years has forced some countries to look for an alternative to the dollar and replenish their gold reserves. Worries about the future growth of global economy are an additional incentive for purchases. Many question Donald Trump’s protectionism.”
Sounds like he has been listening to TDV’s Ed Bugos!
In the same article, Vladimir Rojankovsky, LIFA, expert at the International Financial Center said that Hungary, Poland, Russia, China, India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are all hoarding gold.
This, after Russian ownership of US Treasury bonds dropped from $96.1 billion in March to an 11-year low of $14.9 billion in May.
The writing is on the wall. And almost the entire public has no idea what is happening.
Luckily you do, so stick with us here as we give you are best guidance on how to survive and prosper during and after the dollar collapse.
And get right with your family and God. I’ve had a few moments in the last week where I thought it might be all over and each time I felt despondent knowing I still haven’t done enough. Don’t wait too long.
Coming Events
Due to my wife being in the hospital recently I cancelled going to Steemfest in Poland. I was also going to go to Iran and Iraq on that trip. But, I’ve decided family has to come before work in this respect.
Which means, really, my next major events are close to home with the TDV Summit on February 12-13th and Anarchapulco/Cryptopulco from February 14-17th.
I couldn’t help notice that World Crypto Con, which seemed to be out to kill all of us anarchists, was on October 31st and Anarchapulco starts on Valentine’s Day. Because it is really all about love.
If you haven’t checked out the TDV Summit page lately, check it out. We’ve added a number of great speakers and I still have a few surprises to announce. It is two full days this year and I am able to focus on it fully for the first time as we have a professional management team running Anarchapulco now. And, included in the price is a gala dinner to be held on the evening of February 12th.
And, Anarchapulco just released its main stage speaker list (there will be 5 stages this year). It’s quite the list! Jeffrey Tucker - Anarchapulco Master of Ceremonies
Ron Paul Former - Congressman, Author of 'End the Fed'
Andrew Napolitano - Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News
David Icke - Ground breaking Author & Public Speaker
Doug Casey - Founder of Casey Research
Cynthia McKinney - Activist, Former US Representative
Jeff Berwick - Founder of Anarchapulco, The Dollar Vigilante, and Anarchast
Dayna Martin - Author, Speaker, Midwife, Unschooling & Peaceful Parenting Advocate
Derrick Broze - Creator, The Conscious Resistance Network
Luke Rudkowski - Journalist, Founder of WeAreChange.org
Max Igan - Host of The Crowhouse
G. Edward Griffin - Author of 'Creature from Jekyll Island'
Mark Passio - Independent Researcher
Sasha Daygame - Author, Men’s Coach, Spiritual Adventurer
Ole Dammegard - Truth Seeker, Code Breaker, and Peace Maker
Thaddeus Russell - Historian, Podcaster, Founder of Renegade University
Anil Gupta - Author of 'Immediate Happiness'
Brien Foerster - Author of 'Lost Ancient Technology'
Eric July - Frontman of BackWordz, Co-founder of Being Libertarian
Matt Phillips - Past President of Free State Project, Ambassador, Activist, Entrepreneur - Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Physician Entrepreneur & Vaccine Activist
Vit Jedlicka - President of Liberland
Joe Quirk - President of The Seasteading Institute
Becca Tzigany - Activist & Author, Venus and Her Lover
Joel Bowman - International Man
Jonny Dupre - Psycho-Social Coach & Trainer - The International Man
Vin Armani - CryptoSavage
Avens O'Brien - 2nd Generation Liberty Activist
Tim Moen - Leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada
Gina Carr - Blockchain Company Leader, Author, Emerging Technology Expert
Tata Meche, José Merced Velazquez Pañeda Tata - Town Elder, Cheran, Michoacan
There are even more announcements soon, including Larken Rose and many more. And, we haven’t announced the Cryptopulco speaker list yet. It should come out in the next week. You won’t want to miss it.
Anarchapulco will likely sell out by January. And all 1,000 rooms in the Princess Hotel are already close to sold out, so if you want to stay on premises, make sure to book your room now. If you miss it, don’t worry, we’ll likely be filling up a hotel nearby down the beach too!
And, don’t worry about what might happen in the future. Live in the present. Own some precious metals and cryptocurrency. Work on yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually. And spend more time with your loved ones.
Everything else will work itself out.
Now, I’m going to go watch Lord of the Rings with my wife and kids. “Hey kids, did you know that ring of power is an allegory for central banks and government?”
Thank you, as always, for being a subscriber!
Jeff Berwick
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Early Adopters Of BTC Build A Seasteading Home In Thai’s Coast

The virtual currency interest has been interconnected to so many things. A desire to shape the future for the better is one of the things it has been interlinked to. It has also been connected to a great passion for personal freedom. But now, a team of Bitcoin early adopters is doing something great in the industry. They are building a sea homestead somewhere off the coast of Thailand.

$150,000 For The Private Seasteading Home

The Seasteading Institute has gone ahead to release a short video documentary on its main YouTube channel. In the video, details of the upcoming project have been revealed. The video shows the establishment of a not-so big Seasteading that is built by the crypto early adopters. It lies 12 miles off the coast of Thailand’s Phuket city.
The installation is currently occupied by a couple. They are called Nadia Summergirl and Chad Elwartowski. The couple had long wanted to move this idea from just a meager concept to something that is true. The dwelling was funded by Bitcoin early adopters through the profits they had accumulated all the years they have been in the industry. The seastead cost them to a tune of $150,000. They had earlier planned that the project would cost them to a tune of $120,000, but it went up to $30,000 more.

Word From The Seasteading Construction Crew

Chad Elwartowski, one of the couples who later occupied up the installment has narrated how the journey has been. They were forced to add some more money to ensure that the project completed well. Ocean Builders were the team that was tasked with ensuring that the project was done and completed within the shortest time possible. They have stated that $150,000 was the target minimum cost of coming up with such a facility. The bare bones facility also cost an amount in that region.
However, they have also stated that a tune of $200,000 is the best budget and the cost for such a facility. With such an amount, you will get a move-in ready seastead. That would even come with a nice solar electric system, kitchen and even water system.

Seasteading: Moving From French Polynesia To Thailand

Seasteading is basically a combination of two words – sea and homestead. It is a concept of coming up with permanent homestead at sea. This is done beyond the control of the territories of the governments of the day. It is the hope of the promoters that one day there would be large autonomous Seasteading cities that would be recognized as states in their rights.
On 2018 May, a Seasteading project had reached a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesia. The main aim here was to come up with independent island with its own virtual coin. As part of that project, the couple had been waiting to create their first seastead. They, however, opted to do it alone when the project suddenly stalled. They have to go and do it in Thailand.
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"The Big Picture" - Dollar Vigilante November Newsletter

It has been an interesting week for me.
First, I was invited to speak at World Crypto CON in Las Vegas and then shortly before the event they told me I couldn’t speak. At the same time they told most of my other anarchist friends they also couldn’t speak and/or they were banned from the event, including Ben Swann, Luke Rudkowski and Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative Media.
I was already in Texas for the Texas Bitcoin Conference and I mostly just wanted to play in their crypto poker tournament anyway so I went to Vegas.
All manner of strange people seemed to be coming up to me, including one woman speaking in tongues. And, a weird energy surrounded the event... so much so that my body was shaking the entire time.
Then they also didn’t allow me to play in the poker event! I paid one guy some BTC to buy his chips and they threatened to call the police on me! I know what happens next when that happens so I left the premises.
Later that night, Josh Sigurdson was poisoned and barely survived. Other anarchists I knew who were there were being accosted, having their phones stolen and other aggressions.
I should mention this all occurred on Halloween. Day of the dead. Whatever happened, karma struck instantly and no one showed up! I then got a message from my wife that she wanted me to come home immediately and I was happy to do so.
She told me that God told her that we had to tell everyone to repent immediately before it was too late and she went into two days of screaming, crying and became delirious after three days without eating or sleeping.
Eventually we had to get her to the hospital to get her calmed down. I’ve spent the last two days with her there and we just returned home as they gave her a number of things to relax her.
Is something strange going on? It sure feels like it. In any case, as I stated in the last newsletter, no matter what happens I am just going to continue on with my work (although spending more time with my family is also a priority) helping people to wake up... that’s all I can do.
Current Events
As I write it is the midterm selections in the USSA. Yet another, “most important election in our lifetime.” All fear propaganda to try to make believe that voting will fix this evil system of slavery. It won’t. But, when they say this is the "election of our lifetimes" they are right on one thing. Politics, central banks and government are very close to destroying the entire world.
Elect to walk away from it all now before it is too late. I know I don’t have to tell TDVers that but it is worth reiterating.
And, the results are in. Anarchy won like it has every single selection.
And the wars continue killing or destroying the lives of millions of innocents, Americans continue to get extorted for trillions of dollars per year, millions of innocents remain in cages in rape camps and the Federal Reserve continues to impoverish and steal from everyone.
Meanwhile, in things that actually matter, the battle over bitcoin has hastened dramatically. But, you wouldn’t know it from the price action.
The complete lack of volatility has only gotten worse (or better if you are in the “volatility is bad for bitcoin” camp).
Here is a chart of bitcoin on October 27th.
For a 24 hour period it traded within a $15 band! It’s like the whole world is just waiting to see what happens next.
And, what will happen next? I am still expecting a panic sell-off along with all worldwide markets followed by a price explosion.
We did make it through October without that happening, but I have pointed out November is also a prime month for it to occur. If nothing major occurs in November then I may have to reassess.
The US stock markets continue to hang in there but really only propped up by a minority of stocks as this tweet from early October points out.
Bank stocks, which are probably one of the most important to watch are off 17% from January of this year.
Meanwhile, crypto exchange Binance made more profit than Deutsche Bank in the second quarter of this year!
As I said last issue, things really couldn’t be going better for the cryptospace, right as it appears that bank stocks and the market as a whole is on the verge of collapse.
On October 26th, the CEO of Visa, Al Kelly, said that he “certainly” does not view cryptocurrencies as a threat to his business right now, but added that “if we have to go there, we’ll go there.”
You’ll have to go there Kelly... better start working on your resume. Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is about to release its first blockchain-powered handset in cryptocurrencies, making it the first big name in the industry to accept only digital currencies as payment.
Exodus 1, the first version of HTC’s blockchain phone, is priced at 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH, which in current trading equates to about US$960.
HTC first announced the Exodus phone in May, which features a built-in digital wallet that will enable users to store and trade cryptocurrencies.
But, the game changing news is that ICE, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, has announced they will launch their new digital asset platform, Baakt, on December 12th. This will enable traditional institutional investors to easily invest into the bitcoin market.
The total bitcoin market right now is about a $110 billion market cap.
Total value of financial asset worldwide is estimated to be over $300 trillion. Which means bitcoin is only 0.03% of total financial assets held in the world.
If, say, only 1% of that $300 trillion were to go into bitcoin, that would mean $3 trillion would be trying to enter a market worth $100 billion.
In other words, if you don’t own bitcoin and other cryptos by December 12th... don’t do that. And, don’t forget precious metals either.
FinIst analyst Denis Lisitsyn recently said on RT, “The aggressive US policy in recent years has forced some countries to look for an alternative to the dollar and replenish their gold reserves. Worries about the future growth of global economy are an additional incentive for purchases. Many question Donald Trump’s protectionism.”
Sounds like he has been listening to TDV’s Ed Bugos!
In the same article, Vladimir Rojankovsky, LIFA, expert at the International Financial Center said that Hungary, Poland, Russia, China, India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are all hoarding gold.
This, after Russian ownership of US Treasury bonds dropped from $96.1 billion in March to an 11-year low of $14.9 billion in May.
The writing is on the wall. And almost the entire public has no idea what is happening.
Luckily you do, so stick with us here as we give you are best guidance on how to survive and prosper during and after the dollar collapse.
And get right with your family and God. I’ve had a few moments in the last week where I thought it might be all over and each time I felt despondent knowing I still haven’t done enough. Don’t wait too long.
Coming Events
Due to my wife being in the hospital recently I cancelled going to Steemfest in Poland. I was also going to go to Iran and Iraq on that trip. But, I’ve decided family has to come before work in this respect.
Which means, really, my next major events are close to home with the TDV Summit on February 12-13th and Anarchapulco/Cryptopulco from February 14-17th.
I couldn’t help notice that World Crypto Con, which seemed to be out to kill all of us anarchists, was on October 31st and Anarchapulco starts on Valentine’s Day. Because it is really all about love.
If you haven’t checked out the TDV Summit page lately, check it out. We’ve added a number of great speakers and I still have a few surprises to announce. It is two full days this year and I am able to focus on it fully for the first time as we have a professional management team running Anarchapulco now. And, included in the price is a gala dinner to be held on the evening of February 12th.
And, Anarchapulco just released its main stage speaker list (there will be 5 stages this year). It’s quite the list! Jeffrey Tucker - Anarchapulco Master of Ceremonies
Ron Paul Former - Congressman, Author of 'End the Fed'
Andrew Napolitano - Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News
David Icke - Ground breaking Author & Public Speaker
Doug Casey - Founder of Casey Research
Cynthia McKinney - Activist, Former US Representative
Jeff Berwick - Founder of Anarchapulco, The Dollar Vigilante, and Anarchast
Dayna Martin - Author, Speaker, Midwife, Unschooling & Peaceful Parenting Advocate
Derrick Broze - Creator, The Conscious Resistance Network
Luke Rudkowski - Journalist, Founder of WeAreChange.org
Max Igan - Host of The Crowhouse
G. Edward Griffin - Author of 'Creature from Jekyll Island'
Mark Passio - Independent Researcher
Sasha Daygame - Author, Men’s Coach, Spiritual Adventurer
Ole Dammegard - Truth Seeker, Code Breaker, and Peace Maker
Thaddeus Russell - Historian, Podcaster, Founder of Renegade University
Anil Gupta - Author of 'Immediate Happiness'
Brien Foerster - Author of 'Lost Ancient Technology'
Eric July - Frontman of BackWordz, Co-founder of Being Libertarian
Matt Phillips - Past President of Free State Project, Ambassador, Activist, Entrepreneur - Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Physician Entrepreneur & Vaccine Activist
Vit Jedlicka - President of Liberland
Joe Quirk - President of The Seasteading Institute
Becca Tzigany - Activist & Author, Venus and Her Lover
Joel Bowman - International Man
Jonny Dupre - Psycho-Social Coach & Trainer - The International Man
Vin Armani - CryptoSavage
Avens O'Brien - 2nd Generation Liberty Activist
Tim Moen - Leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada
Gina Carr - Blockchain Company Leader, Author, Emerging Technology Expert
Tata Meche, José Merced Velazquez Pañeda Tata - Town Elder, Cheran, Michoacan
There are even more announcements soon, including Larken Rose and many more. And, we haven’t announced the Cryptopulco speaker list yet. It should come out in the next week. You won’t want to miss it.
Anarchapulco will likely sell out by January. And all 1,000 rooms in the Princess Hotel are already close to sold out, so if you want to stay on premises, make sure to book your room now. If you miss it, don’t worry, we’ll likely be filling up a hotel nearby down the beach too!
And, don’t worry about what might happen in the future. Live in the present. Own some precious metals and cryptocurrency. Work on yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually. And spend more time with your loved ones.
Everything else will work itself out.
Now, I’m going to go watch Lord of the Rings with my wife and kids. “Hey kids, did you know that ring of power is an allegory for central banks and government?”
Thank you, as always, for being a subscriber!
Jeff Berwick
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The problem of libertarian extremism - freedom as a public good

Let us define freedom as any action that can be made by any individual that will have a result which is valued positively by that individual. Those actions differ among individuals. The positive value we will call profit. Let us assume that a lack of freedom to do that action will not produce such a result and therefore profit is 0. Let us assume that a further lack of freedom either causes the individual to not do something that would stop something bad from happening to him or pushes him to do something that will hurt him. That we will call loss. Let us further assume that this lack of freedom benefits someone else who we can refer to as the coercer by limiting actions that might negatively affect them or by redistributing the benefits of the individuals actions to them. Finally let us assume that the number of coercers is small but the number of individuals is large and the coercer can limit freedoms arbitrarily to arbitrary individuals or groups of individuals.

If we take on all of these assumptions we come to interesting conclusions. The loss of freedom produces a zero sum game among the coercer and individuals. The profit gained by the coercer who can control those individuals is the concentrated benefit received by controlling all individuals but the loss to each individual is dispersed among their large number. Also, the coercer can break individuals into groups and limit specific freedoms while still getting concentrated benefits but for different restrictions. In addition, the profit gained by fighting for an increase in freedom for each individual is much smaller than the loss suffered by fighting the coercer whose concentrated benefits are larger than the losses incurred fighting the individual. In other words, freedom is a public good while coercion is a private good. This so far is the same observation as Mancur Olson has made when observing interest groups in his work on “institutional sclerosis”, Bruce Bueno De Mosquita and Alastair Smith in their work on the selectorate theory, Daron Acemoglu and James A Robinson in their book “Why nations fail”, by public choice theory work of Buchanan and Tulock, Adolph Wagners observations known as the “Wagners law of increased state spending”, Peacock-Wiseman hypothesis and Milton Friedmans observation of why the United States tax system cannot and will not be reformed.

However, things get more interesting. If freedoms comprise different actions for different individuals that means that freedoms are not binary but on a spectrum. More freedom in one area does not automatically mean more freedom in another. In other words, For each individual, fighting the coercer for his particular freedom is a priority, but each individual has different priorities. This means that, not only is freedom a public good, but it is also a dispersed public good. This is the worst public good possible. For public goods that come in a lump sum we have mechanisms of voluntary provision: assurance contracts, dominant assurance contracts, lotteries, bundling etc. We do not have mechanisms for dispersed public goods provision. This has interesting consequences for libertarians.

There are two strategies that libertarians can use: radicalism and gradualism. Radicalism is generally denounced among libertarians because radical changes result in large amounts of pain. Revolutions, after all, are known for the bad effects and the pain they create. Gradualism exists in different forms but they all share one thing, failure. Even in policy shifts towards economic liberalization which happened during the fall of Soviet Union gradualism has failed in countries where it was implemented, grinding to a halt very quickly after the initial implementation. But countries which changed their policies drastically and “over night” saw those changes stick in the long term. This makes perfect sense when observing those changes from the perspective described above. If changes are quick and large they encompass a great number of freedoms that are valued by large numbers of individuals and thus turn a dispersed public good into a lumpy public good. Victory becomes a lump sum game in which one individual does not get wanted freedoms until the others do.

This, however, is unfortunate news for libertarians because precisely the thing that they are trying to avoid, violent change is the only way which results in a change as large as to accumulate enough changes. This means that we can make an unfortunate prediction that if libertarian movement becomes more effective, it will be so because it is more extreme and non extreme parts of the movement unless subsidized by some benevolent billionaire will fade into obscurity as different groups fight and splinter over which freedom is the current priority, failing and finally giving up in frustration.

Example is the experience of the libertarian movement in the United States which is the only libertarian movement of any concentration anywhere in the world and has routinely not only failed but splintered over priorities and disagreements. In contrast the international success of bitcoin has been shocking considering the fact that even though taken for granted today, the history of cryptocurrencies consists of Liberty Reserve whose founder ended up in prison and E-gold whose founder got shut down by United States FBI. Starting it was dangerous and it was clear that the use of it was going to be for violating government regulations in the form of capital control violations, tax evasion etc. Despite this in the early stages it attracted unexpected unanimous unwavering participation by libertarians.

The strength of radical ideas in libertarianism over time might simply be showing an impact of incentives inherent in it. Which puts libertarians who want to avoid extremism between a rock and a hammer.

There have been two mechanisms proposed by libertarians to avoid this problem and they don’t work: separation (modern version being seasteading) and cryptoanarchy. The first idea has been attempted at least two times with the Operation Atlantis and Republic of Minerva. Both were well funded and organized but were ended by Haitian and Tongan gunboats. The second idea is based on putting most of the economic transactions on the internet protected by encryption. Most of the economy is physical ,however, including internet infrastructure and as is clear by observing some authoritarian countries, internet is unregulated mostly by fiat or government inaction rather than by design. This means that it will be unregulated until it becomes a threat as in the case of Silk Road Marketplace or Defense Distributed company. Both approaches delay the conflict rather than avoid it and in the case of cryptoanarchy actually encourage conflict with the government by turning the internet into a larger political threat.
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The Lonely Planet: “Analysis” of the blockchain utopia dream

The Lonely Planet: “Analysis” of the blockchain utopia dream
Enticed by the Utopia voice, they desperately clambered through the gates of heaven.

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Uruk was the first urban country in mankind history, the second city that Nimrod established in Shire. With over 5000 years of history, it was the center of ancient civilization.
There were walls, palaces, temples, heroes such as Gilgamesh, as well as astronomy pioneers Ptolemy and Pliny and cuneiform script in all their glory.
"This was the first real metropolis in human history." However, only desert ruins remain today.
Now, the modern blockchain technology wishes to establish a utopian “blockchain kingdom”.
In addition to the movements of for-profit institutions, some investors, philanthropists and scholars have begun to work together to create a utopian society.
They plan to create an artificial floating island in the Pacific and establish their own government. Cryptocurrency will be issued nationwide on this island.
This project began with the French Polynesian government, which was founded by the startup Blue Frontiers and the non-profit organization SeaSteading and is expected to be completed by 2020.
Interestingly, SeaSteading listed Peter Thiel as one of the founders, and as a well-known supporter of cryptocurrencies, he was supportive of Bitcoin even in periods when the market was severely underperforming.
He was also an early investor in technology companies such as Facebook and a former adviser to US President Donald Trump.
The concept is to build a society free of crime and more socially, politically and economically progressive.
Nathalie Mezza-Garcia, a political scientist and researcher at Blue Frontiers, commented: "If you don't want to live under a specific government, you have the option to move to another island in the future."
The Blue Frontiers website further states: "Our mission is to drive the long-term development of the SeaSteading, and our current focus is to increase public awareness and build the core SeaSteading community to establish the first SeaSteads through studying engineering, law and business challenges.”.
As an experimental project, there will only be 300 houses on the floating island, and the success of this project will help launch similar projects in coming years.
The island will have its own form of government, and the government will also support and promote the circulation of cryptocurrencies.
Its cryptocurrency is named Vayron (VAR), which is a key component to this utopian society. It is based on the Ethereum blockchain, which aims to power its economy.
VAR may be used to pay for registered businesses, residences and virtual residency. Major utilities provided by Blue Frontiers, such as electricity, cable TV services, and health services can also be paid for with VAR.
“Due to global warming, the French Polynesian government is worried that they may lose one-third of the island by the end of the century. Kiribati that is located beside may face the danger of complete submergence.”
Athalie Mezza-Garcia said in an interview with the Daily Mail: "The residents of the island will not be affected by political fluctuations and trade issues, and victims of weather change shall be resettled."
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Death by Irrelevance: The End of the Nation State is Nigh

Death by Irrelevance: The End of the Nation State is Nigh submitted by TheStatelessMan to Anarcho_Capitalism [link] [comments]

Here's how anarcho-capitalists will attract more women into the movement, tons of them. Guaranteed.

First, I will assume first that we build a seastead(s) sometime during this next decade, based on some scalable product like perhaps algae-based biodiesel production.
I will assume secondly that such a seastead will be quite financially remunerative for all involved. One estimate says a free society should be 4 - 8 times wealthier compared to current society.
Women, like men, know a good financial opportunity when they see it, and generally will be attracted to higher-wage regions. Especially that much higher.
They will begin using the voluntarist services we will build because those will have a large amount of buy-in by the rest of us. The network effect will promote their use among new entrants to voluntarist society thereby.
And finally, women will osmote voluntarist values by living them in a free society, by seeing them working, and then buying into them in their own lives and becoming comfortable using them.
We are key in this equation because we must first bring into existence these voluntarist services and institutions that do not currently exist. In the same way that a bank requires knowledgeable people in finance to build the bank, yet anyone off the street can use a bank account, we will need to know voluntarist philosophy as it applies to various sectors to build the voluntarist services that a truly free society must have and use.
You guys know these services already: voluntarist money, voluntarist law, voluntarist courts / DRO's, and voluntarist police/security.
By this means, large swathes of humanity looking for merely more remunerative employment can come to absorb voluntarist values by living them out in their own lives.
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Idea validation

Before wasting time implementing this if nobody is interested I thought I'd lay out the idea in detail here and get feedback rather than my usual process of building something in obscurity and then releasing it to deafening silence like a typical introverted software engineer.
Basic idea
News aggregator like reddit / slashdot / hacker news with microtransactions denominated in a cryptocurrency probably bitcoin or litecoin or both first up in place of karma. The intent should be to keep the "votes" in line with the seriousness that should be due on a well maintained discussion site. That is people should be reluctant to just downvote because something was said that hurt their feelings, but should not be hesitant to upvote because something really insightful was contributed.
Because of the nature of the incentive scheme, there's not really any kind of place on this platform for the "cat pictures" level of content that I can think of, it's more specifically aimed at direct voluntary community action on things that people collectively decide are important.
For stories/self posts default ups in absence of a nominated goal go direct to the submitter's account. Default downs in absence of a nominated goal go direct to the antispam fund for the site. First user specified goal in either case overwrites the defaults.
The funds aggregated on a story go to actually attempting to push forward the agenda of the submitter. Each story has a base goal at least in the upvote direction and people other than the submitter are free to suggest goals for either direction related to the story for a small fee to prevent spam.
The funds aggregated in downvotes are just allocated to different goals in the downvotes group associated with the story.
In the case of multiple goals people should be able to split their contribution by pct with a default matching the index of people who have actually bothered to do so for that vote group.
So, for example to take a few of the current hacker news and reddit stories on my frontpage;
Voyager enters interstellar space
Ups to this would be donated to NASA. Downs go to SpaceX.
I created an app that aggregates lectures from major universities
Defaults appropriate.
58 of the World's Scientific Academies give warning of population overshoot in 1994
Defaults appropriate.
New picture of the possible Nexus successor?
Defaults appropriate.
Joe Rogan and Duncan Trussell Commentate Obama's Syria address - [18:04]
Ups go to a think tank to prevent military adventurism. Downs default.
BuyItForLife Request Ceramic Casserole Dish/Cooker
Ups are split amongst commenters to the story relative to their position on the ladder above a certain threshold. That is to say, this is basically a solicitation for information, you want to incentivise quality responses to the question. Downs are default.
Tallinn players of jazz.. where do you have jam sessions?
As above.
Looking for original art by Selaron- the man the tiled the staircase. Anyone know where I can purchase either in Rio or online?
As above.
Our approach to gender diversity
Ups are directed to an organisation to promote gender diversity in the technology industry. Downs are default
On Crypto and the NSA
Ups go to EFF | tor project | openssl project. Downs default
Spacesteading the anarcho-capitalist movement
Ups go to seastead institute | spacestead institute. Downs default
The Rise Of The Welfare State
Ups go to negative income tax | basic income | voluntary welfare programs. Downs go to Elizabeth Warren's campaign warchest.
For comments ups go directly to the user in question, downs to the antispam bin.
Basically the idea is to make voluntary collective incentives "programmable" by the swarm to promote goals they decide are worthwhile.
Each account is self funded by the users themselves. Site can run ads that when users see them are "cashed" to that user. So just by browsing the site and not funding your account at all, you will still eventually accrue enough credit to participate in the process of actually allocating those funds. As you participate more so you are "sponsored" more by the advertisers by viewing more ads. All users are free to adblock but when they do they don't get credit from the sponsor.
Questions? Opinions? Suggestions?
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Law Without Government

I remain convinced that decentralization is the driver of dynamic change in many areas of life, first in economics--producing the modern revolution of capitalism and its resulting global prosperity, and now trickling down into other areas of life, communication (internet), money (bitcoin), manufacturing (3D-printing), city planning (seasteading), distribution (SilkRoad), and soon--law.
What appears to be happening is that decentralized structures seem to be antifragile, to route around damage, and able to replace less efficient and less organic centralized precursors.
Decentralized structures seem to curry this advantage by synchronizing with a fundamental human truth--that we are all individuals, and individual actors. Decentralized structures allow access to a much larger segment of society.
While many have recognized the impact of decentralization on these other fields, decentralized-law is still in theoretic stages, its impact yet to be felt, but I feel sure its impact will be felt more strongly than any that came before it.
What holds back much of the world is inequal access to good law, legal institutions, and property rights. The third world is broadly burdened by excessive regulation that makes something as simple as starting a business virtually impossible. In some South American countries, simply getting a contract notarized can cost over $1,000, something might cost $5 in the US.
By contrast, decentralized digital notary service is being worked on today as part of digital law services, at a cost of perhaps pennies.
Because of a lack of access to legitimate contractual solutions, much of the third world operates off the record where doing such simple things as transferring property is made more expensive and risky thereby.
With Bitlaw I want to create a very simple app that will allow anyone to write their own law, share it with contractees, and then encrypt it and transmit it to a notary service for storage, validation, and later retrieval at a marginal cost, paid for with bitcoin.
The most basic functionality must be the ability to write and edit contracts that will serve as private law to signees, to share this with others, and orchestrate an encryption method that will prove who signed it and when, including a hash of the entire document so that it cannot be changed later.
From there, users will be able to select their own notary(ies) and send it to them digitally and receive confirmation of receipt and storage.
Ideally it should be possible to create very simple sales receipts by making contract templates that get used over and over with just a few editable fields. This will allow retailers to simply process receipts digitally rather than the current practice of mandatory paper receipts. And hashing and encrypting the receipts will make them far more fraud resistant than paper receipts ever were.
Recently I asked David Friedman, the patron saint of polycentric law, why his model for a free society relied on dispute resolution organizations rather than allowing people and their agents to create their own laws.
His response was that there are economies of scale in law creation, and while I don't disagree with that that is not an argument against individual agency in law creation.
My concern is where the locus of control resides in society. If we are to maximize the decentralization of law then law creation power must reside in individuals themselves.
Even in such a scenario as I proposed where people can create their own laws, most will not. Most will still rely on an agent, a lawyer or the like who puts together a package of law based on their legal expertise and sells it to others.
We need not conflate law creation with law enforcement and interpretation as in Friedman's DRO model.
This is why rather than the term "polycentric-law" which I feel matches Friedman's DRO model, I prefer the term "decentralized law."
We will not have decentralized law until we have apps like Bitlaw that at last give individual people cheap and easy control over their own laws.
Ironically, the legal profession is one of the last professions in the world to adapt to the new digital reality.
I was struck recently upon visiting a lawyer's office to find them still carrying binders of paper on a case by case basis, nary a laptop or computer screen in sight.
Give law back to the people and see what they do with it. The results may surprise us all.
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Q: Can just creating another really good book about freedom bring people over to our side and cause? A: We need to implement the Osmotic Strategy for Change

(Original post)
You have on much of the left an economic and political ideology that preys upon popular economic misconceptions and human limitations and biases, things that seem intuitively true but are wrong, like the fact that people can't intuitively understand exponential functions, and that we tend to accept the zero-sum game fallacy in economics which becomes a propaganda tool of socialist economic thinking, etc.
Thus they don't need to train anyone in their way of thinking, they've aligned themselves with natural human modes of bad thinking. They pick up recruits very quickly this way, preying upon the uneducated in economics and the like.
We are not going to form or win a popular movement that takes advantage of that kind of human failing. We cannot educate enough people to change things here in this country. The truth takes more time, more effort, to explain than a lie.
For every statist we convert, the public schools graduate a hundred new statists every year. This is a losing battle, and our current rate of recruitment is virtually zero threat to establishment powers.
At the end of the day all our arguments are little more than words, words and they can dismiss it easily by focusing on this or that aspect that they think will inherently make ancap free soceity impossible or doomed to fail.
Most people are apolitical and tend to simply absorb the political ideology of the society they find themselves raised in by osmosis. Call it status-quo bias.
If you want the rhetorical strategies for change to have any effectiveness at all among the wider public, we're going to have to combine theory with praxis.
We're going to have to actually build an ancap society. And when it fails to descend into chaos, when the non-political actually begin streaming there for jobs and opportunity, that's when it will be time to counterattack on the rhetorical front as you're suggesting.
Then rhetoricians will be able to point at an ancap ZEDE/Seastead or whatever and say, here it is, it's working just as I said it would, and here is why... because (X theory)" and not get dismissed out of hand. Because this will serve as empirical evidence--the great thing we lack currently.
Then and only then will you be able to make academics take these ideas seriously.
It was the same way with bitcoin. We've been saying for decades that gold was a far better money than fiat. But all our arguments fell on deaf ears, because fiat was good enough, even if we professed our ideas better. Today people think democracy is good enough, and the state makes sure to warn them of the chaos of the past to convince them just how good the have it (meanwhile they're working 5-6 months out of the year for the state, a situation that would've caused immediate revolution in virtually any ancient society regardless).
With anarchy, people focus on the fear of chaos rather than the potential for true freedom.
Once we show them the fruits of true freedom in practice they will be willing to check their assumptions, take a second look, and be forced by reality to accept as true what we said was true: that freedom works, that you don't need a state monopolist on various services the government has thus far monopolized, that people can be responsible for themselves and their choices, etc.
There is NO rhetorical strategy that can or will break the current intellectual stalemate in the US between libertarians and the wider world.
ONLY praxis can undermine the statists' faith in the necessity of their tyrannical institutions.
And here's the kicker, the fact that no libertarian state has existed in modern times is the prime reason why statists today believe the state necessary, because everywhere they look in the world the state is omnipresent. They believe the state is required.
If we show them a working, prosperous, tax-free, desirable place to live that works without the state we effectively pull the lynch-pin on that belief in the necessity of statism.
From that day forth, statism as an idea must begin to crumble. Statism relies on that belief in the necessity of state rule for its legitimacy.
Once we deprive the state of legitimacy by showing a stateless society able to function not only equally as well but in fact better than state-run societies, the game is up. The state will from there face a crisis of legitimacy from which there will be no return.
Belief in the state will crumble the world over, dominoes tackling dominoes, until ancap societies dot the globe, then cover it, as surely as democracies delegitimized and replaced monarchies.
And what's more, the statists' belief that a stateless society is impossible works to our advantage, because they will believe that they do not need to oppose us with force, that our project will fail of its own accord. Just wait and see. In the same way that pro-fiat folks have continually predicted the imminent and inevitable failure of bitcoin, only to be continually disappointed. They will still be waiting 20 years from now.
One can only shake their head for so long at the failure of their predictions to come to pass before one realizes that one's assumptions are flawed. That's the great thing about praxis, it argues for us. When statists are forced to re-examine their assumptions about anarchy, our victory is nigh.
I'm not saying the ideas you've laid out here are not valuable, doable, and wouldn't help in some small measure. I only suggest that our theory is already very good, our rhetoriticians have written books by the scores, debated all day long.
That strategy will be multiplied a thousand times by having an example of ancap society to point to and simply say, "See?"
And that is why, as a radical anarcho-capitalist, my number one priority is seasteading, ZEDEs, and Charter Cities.
Once we have a place of our own we can build ancap replacement services of governance and begin using them. We will be the first generation to live as ancaps, that's exciting!
After some growing pains and figuring out how those services work, we can begin inviting in the non-political and see if they will adhere to and adopt these same voluntarist services.
If they see the same benefit we do--in the same way that the nonpolitical have come to see the benefit in bitcoin--then they will adopt our way of life for themselves and come to believe in it and profess it, to live it as normal.
When this happens, our victory is nigh, status quo bias begins to work in our favor, instead of the state's.
When the nonpolitical begin looking at the statist societies of the world and shaking their heads, pointing out the obvious tyranny by contrast with our society, they will understand via their eyes and their experience what we understand now only by theory.
The result will be mass immigration into ancap society, mass adoption of ancap institutional means.
All the people of the third world that would love to move to a 1st world society but cannot because of restrictive immigration laws and official repression?
They will move to our society, learn our way of life, and adopt it for themselves as their new normal, as the way we do things here.
That's a quick explanation of the Osmotic strategy for mass change.
I want to see a city of one billion people in ancap cities before I die / transhuman.
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The Osmotic Strategy for Change

The article is not wrong. Many of us who were early proponents are here for philosophy, for ideology, because we are perhaps voluntarists whom simply reveled in the idea of a state-independent currency. I know I was and am.
You see, we are libertarians and some too are anarcho-capitalists which is largely synonymous with voluntarism, and there's something we've learned in the last decades of stumping for libertarian ideas.
We learned that we will never be able to convince enough people that we are right by sheer words to achieve meaningful change in the US, much less the world. Not while democracy is the primary means of decision making.
So we've changed strategies.
Rather than try to convince people we are right about our political, economic, and monetary theories, many of us have decided to simply put them into practice, to build parallel institutions and offer their advantages no longer in theory but in practice, and allow the benefits we said would exist in theory to draw people to using them in actual fact.
What people will not accept or believe when you tell them how your ideas would play out in reality, they will believe and accept and actually use if they see those advantages in practice.
People using voluntarist institutions that we create will then, in time, absorb the ideology into their lives by osmosis, without needing to be taught explicitly.
Perhaps we can call this the osmotic strategy for change.
Bitcoin is the tip of the spear, the Silk Road was revolutionary law defiance in a similar vein, but there are more projects coming that are continuing the osmotic revolution that even fewer people know about.
There is the Meshnet which seeks to create a fully end-to-end encrypted and peer-to-peer internet service that doesn't rely on centralized servers and thus can't be snooped the way the current internet is.
There's apps like Textsecure for android seeking to make end-to-end encryption easy for everyone, to make snooping far hard or impossible for government privacy-piercers--they recently rolled this into Cyanogen Mod invisibly, making it easy for everyone.
There's Bitmessage, an attempt at adopting the blockchain concept for sending encrypted messages.
There's Bitlaw, a program I've been developing that's still not public, but seeks to make it easy for people to choose and trade their own law and contracts in a voluntary context.
And there are voluntary court-replacements like the now-defunct Judge.me which worked well and was a great idea but needs to be reworked.
There's also more inclusive movements seeking to bring all these together in one place: seasteading and spacesteading, seeking to create oases outside existing government jurisdictions for free societies to form, places where you need no one's permission to live sans a tyrannical and oppressive state.
A seastead would use bitcoin as its default currency, its currency of account even, would abandon using centralized means of law production like politicians, elections, or legislatures and simply let each person choose law for themselves, and let them contract for everything else.
This century is the century of the osmosis strategy, and thus far cryptography has proven to be a central enabler of that strategy, because it denies governments the one thing they require to stay ahead of the population in order to control them and keep them in the walled-garden: information.
Without information they will lose control. It is all but inevitable now due to circumstances that have been put into motion. We now get to watch the wheels of history turn, first with bitcoin, and later to see the oldest institution of all fade away: illegitimate government power itself.
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Replacing politics and politicians with technologically-enabled voluntarist services

Scott Adams of Dilbert-comic fame suggests using tech to replace government within 100 years.
I consider this part of the osmotic strategy for change.
Build parallel institutions, offer people a choice between legacy government services and nouveau voluntarist technological services.
As they increasingly choose the voluntarist services, the transition will happen naturally, advantages and experience with these services bring in new members, and then the explosion of use happens when you import these services as native voluntarist institution in a free society like a seastead.
Bitcoin, Bitlaw, reputation tracking, technical property-title tracking, these can be options if you live in a place like the US, but they will be native solutions in a seastead.
And then things get really interesting.
People will flock to free regions because no-taxes. Because of a far higher standard of living thereby and investment opportunities kicked into overdrive by a laissez-faire environment.
We will brain-drain the world of their most productive members, as the US once did to the world, and then extend our system from free regions like seasteads to landed areas by provoking the world to jealousy with the standard of living we create.
Places with mere democracy, places still using politicians and legislatures will be seen to develop at a glacial pace compared to what a voluntarist society is capable of.
The young will embrace voluntarism first, then pass it around the world, first by using voluntarist services on top of legacy politics, then by replacing legacy politics with those services.
I tell you chaps, this is a strategy viable for world domination of the voluntarist ideology--through use rather than through education.
Through use and empowerment of voluntarist services, people will absorb voluntarist values.
If you give people control of their legal circumstances with something like Bitlaw, the amount of control and freedom that gives them makes mere voting and relying on a politician seem like a dinosaur by comparison, worse than that, people will realize they don't need politicians at all, that they're slow, that democracy results in irrational outcomes they don't like, that they can tailor law to themselves and their circumstances rather than having to put up with one-size fits all law that we have now.
This is where the movement for freedom philosophy has brought us, and we're going to change everything :)
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The Osmotic Strategy for Political Change

http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/1svty2/the_bitcoin_ideology_nytimescom/ce1terp
The article is not wrong. Many of us who were early proponents are here for philosophy, for ideology, because we are perhaps voluntarists whom simply reveled in the idea of a state-independent currency. I know I was and am.
You see, we are libertarians and some too are anarcho-capitalists which is largely synonymous with voluntarism, and there's something we've learned in the last decades of stumping for libertarian ideas.
We learned that we will never be able to convince enough people that we are right by sheer words to achieve meaningful change in the US, much less the world. Not while democracy is the primary means of decision making.
So we've changed strategies.
Rather than try to convince people we are right about our political, economic, and monetary theories, many of us have decided to simply put them into practice, to build parallel institutions and offer their advantages no longer in theory but in practice, and allow the benefits we said would exist in theory to draw people to using them in actual fact.
What people will not accept or believe when you tell them how your ideas would play out in reality, they will believe and accept and actually use if they see those advantages in practice.
People using voluntarist institutions that we create will then, in time, absorb the ideology into their lives by osmosis, without needing to be taught explicitly.
Perhaps we can call this the osmotic strategy for change.
Bitcoin is the tip of the spear, the Silk Road was revolutionary law defiance in a similar vein, but there are more projects coming that are continuing the osmotic revolution that even fewer people know about.
There is the Meshnet which seeks to create a fully end-to-end encrypted and peer-to-peer internet service that doesn't rely on centralized servers and thus can't be snooped the way the current internet is.
There's apps like Textsecure for android seeking to make end-to-end encryption easy for everyone, to make snooping far hard or impossible for government privacy-piercers--they recently rolled this into Cyanogen Mod invisibly, making it easy for everyone.
There's Bitmessage, an attempt at adopting the blockchain concept for sending encrypted messages.
There's Bitlaw, a program I've been developing that's still not public, but seeks to make it easy for people to choose and trade their own law and contracts in a voluntary context.
And there are voluntary court-replacements like the now-defunct Judge.me which worked well and was a great idea but needs to be reworked.
There's also more inclusive movements seeking to bring all these together in one place: seasteading and spacesteading, seeking to create oases outside existing government jurisdictions for free societies to form, places where you need no one's permission to live sans a tyrannical and oppressive state.
A seastead would use bitcoin as its default currency, its currency of account even, would abandon using centralized means of law production like politicians, elections, or legislatures and simply let each person choose law for themselves, and let them contract for everything else.
This century is the century of the osmosis strategy, and thus far cryptography has proven to be a central enabler of that strategy, because it denies governments the one thing they require to stay ahead of the population in order to control them and keep them in the walled-garden: information.
Without information they will lose control. It is all but inevitable now due to circumstances that have been put into motion. We now get to watch the wheels of history turn, first with bitcoin, and later to see the oldest institution of all fade away: illegitimate government power itself.
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Casal entusiasta do bitcoin investe R$ 600 mil em casa flutuante na Tailândia svenssoncorps - YouTube Randolph Hencken & Joe Quirk of The Seasteading Institute Blue Frontiers Interview Bitcoin Kid - YouTube

Blueseed has made it a long way towards becoming the world’s first seasteading venture to launch, and was recently bolstered by a $100,000 bitcoin-equivalent investment from the BitAngels, a Bitcoin-focused angel investor group. What do Blueseed and Bitcoin have in common? Besides being innovative solutions to out-dated rules and institutions, both Blueseed’s visa-free startup incubator ... Bitcoin Early Adopters Build Seasteading Home off the Coast of Thailand A recent example of this is a team of Bitcoin early adopters who are building a seasteading home off the coast of Thailand. Also Read: In the Daily: Binance Trading Competition, Bitdeer BCH Mining Plan, Voyager Merges Ethos About Seasteading Institute. At The Seasteading Institute, we believe that experiments are the source of all progress: to find something better, you have to try something new. But right now, there is no open space for experimenting with new societies. That’s why we work to enable seasteading communities — floating cities — which will allow the next generation of pioneers to peacefully ... Bitcoin entrepreneurs Chad Elwartowski and Nadia Supranee Thepdet say they’ve fled the floating concrete home where they’d been living ... Thiel is co-founder of the Seasteading Institute, an ... The Seasteading Institute is a nonprofit think-tank promoting the creation of floating ocean cities as a revolutionary solution to some of the world’s most pressing problems: rising sea levels, overpopulation, poor governance, and more… PLAY VIDEO. What is Seasteading? Seasteading is building floating societies with significant political autonomy. Nearly half the world’s surface is ...

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Casal entusiasta do bitcoin investe R$ 600 mil em casa flutuante na Tailândia

I met Randy at Tokyo Bitcoin Meet up :) Blue Frontier: https://www.blue-frontiers.com/en/ Seasteading Institute: https://www.seasteading.org/ Seasteading Institute interviewed during May 17-19, 2013 Bitcoin conference in San Jose, CA. Learn more about the Seasteading Institute at: seasteading.org The Bitcoin Kid has just become the you ... At the beginning of 2019, determined volunteers launched the first single-family seastead into international waters. Facing many obstacles, including the big... Sean Hickman, an economics student at Amsterdam University College, presents this video about ship flagging. In it he indicates that ship-based seasteads wil... Casal entusiasta do bitcoin investe R$ 600 mil em casa flutuante na Tailândia A ideia de construir ‘seasteads’, nome dado a casas flutuantes no mar, já é realidade há 22 quilômetros da ...

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