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[liberationtech] Bitcoin and The Public Function of Money

dan jones hack at
Thu Nov 1 21:59:15 PDT 2012

Jacob Appelbaum:
> StealthMonger:
>> Dmytri Kleiner <dk at> writes:
>>> So you believe that we should provide nothing as a society ...
>>> I certainly don't.
>> You are free to delegate your authority to your comrades in matters
>> such as your own health care or the education of your own children.
>> Just don't presume to impose that on the rest of us.
>> Liberty is the absence of political subjugation.
> Liberty requires acknowledging that other people exist and that we
> aren't individual islands.

If I may elucidate this thought by cut and pasting the words of David
Foster-Wallace, personal liberty is...

"The freedom all to be lords of our tiny skull-sized kingdoms, alone at
the center of all creation. This kind of freedom has much to recommend
it. But of course there are all different kinds of freedom, and the kind
that is most precious you will not hear much talk about much in the
great outside world of wanting and achieving…

The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness
and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to
sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day."

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