Nation-state power is declining. The power of the individual is expanding. There is no better time to form an organization whose goal is to effect a global market anarchist evolution. Work starts now.
There’s a lot of screaming and hair-pulling going on about the Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox right now. It’s really dumb. And I’ll tell you why.
Why are libertarians so negative? We toss around words like “sheeple” and “tard.” We brag about hating the state. We found efforts like Cop Block and The Art of NOT Being Governed. Have we forgotten that we need to be builders and creators? That we need to build a broad coalition in order to actually put our ideas into the mainstream? Watch the video to hear my thoughts on this important topic.
In episode 15, John and George talk about libertarian dispute resolution, both the theory and how we can practice it in the here and now. We mention Rothbard, Murphy and some ideas about how to resolve disputes in the here and now. I’m certain you’ll enjoy our exchange!
There has been quite a lot written about dispute resolution in a stateless society by the likes of Murray Rothbard, Robert Murphy and others. A lot of it is quite sensible. But it’s just words on paper until we put it into action. The idea of defense agencies was just words on paper left to be explored at a later date until I started Shield Mutual. Likewise, we need to start eating our own dogfood, as software developers say, on the topic of dispute resolution in the libertarian community.
What if we could take the liberty focus that New Hampshire enjoys, like a searchlight on a rotating base, and focus it on another location? What if we could, this month, place that focus on Vermont? Next month, Delaware. The month after that, Cleveland. Early next year, we might take it to Los Angeles, New York and eventually places like Egypt, Turkey and Syria. The only limits are our imagination, our attitudes and our wallets. Here is a plan for doing just that.
Here’s an agorist business idea for you. Start a whistleblower protection program, not for people who speak out against small-time criminals, but for the whistleblowers who speak out against the big-time criminals like the US government and its multitude of oppressive intelligence agencies, from the FBI to the NSA.
I’ve launched another counter-economic (agorist) enterprise. Shield Mutual is an insurance company for all of us who are at risk for political crimes; which is to say all of us.
Discovery Channel is doing a show called Moonshiners about counter-economic (agorist) activity. Making moonshine is illegal and a state agency actively pursues these entrepreneurs.
How could a libertarian anarchist become a police informant, you ask? It’s quite simple really. According to the grapevine, a bright college-age libertarian lady studying in Philadelphia stands accused by Pennsylvania state police of selling drugs they don’t like to an undercover cop on seven occasions. She’s looking at seven [reportedly now thirteen (13)] felonies. […]