poking @0xb100d book over to a new topic
Some more of my thoughts on sources:
That bitcoin is an-cap shouldn’t be to hard of a sell so unless pushed I don’t fill the need to defend it, heres my first thoughts on introducing ancap: I would suggest chaos theory is better machinery of freedom; jeffery tucker is a good source for capturing what I would call “causal agorism”( undoing or dodging the state damaging effects as a way of life, but not in the big flashy ways of say starting a currency does) you could pick one of his short essays on fighting epa bullshit; hoppe is important and I would suggest grabbing a chapter from one of his tomes(not books, tomes) with a preface explicitly not endorsing his other politics perhaps anti-democracy or his take on defending property rights I feel he’s the strongest voice on those topics even I feel he’s wrong in other areas.
You should probably cover 19th century individualist socialism, I’m less informed about it then I could be, but I would point to ben tucker, his “4 monopolys” includes “money” and “patent”; while silver pushing and hating patents are on the surface off-topic, I hold that thread to libertarian “end the fed” and the open source movement goes back at least to here. When tromp talks about “fair coin disruption” I see that as he got this sort of thing from a “tertiary” source of those ideas, for example. While open source was generalizing, formalizing the fuzzy idea of it.
Spooner is my favorite writer, I will never not push him; “no treason” is the most important anarchist text in my opinion, “vices are not crimes” and “natural law” I also push. However in this context, “vices” and his essay advocating to arms dealing as a positive political action(and no I’m not joking) with a preface pointing at the silk road could be nice; add in some sources defending the silk road and you could make a nice section out of it. Maybe some konkin?
For libertarian; a section of a book/essay like “end the fed” could be nice. A passable argument for the nap is probably nice as without you don’t understand people like jim bell; even if the nap has fallen out of favor as an absolute for many political cultures, it left a huge mark. In fact, an libertarian argument cutting down the nap should probably go in as well.
Court documents from liberty dollar trail calling starting a stateless currency “economic terrorism”?
For idea that are worth saving out of the cyphernomicon: the connection to an-cap is really good for saving my sanity on the “bitcoin is ancap” “”“debate”"", it annoys me its not common knowledge. Every name of satoshi-who-failed should stay no matter how little substance it adds, as most have bitroted away. I forget but does “causal agorism” exist as well? I’ll probably need bite my tongue and reread that horrible horrible rambling mess
If you include assassination politics, I remember that someone tied to start one and it failed hard, including the final fundraising amounts before it bitrots away(if it hasnt already) would be nice
Don’t hesitate to ask me for help with this, I’m a shitty writer but throwing primary sources to make my political arguments at people doesn’t need me to write much.