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[liberationtech] Bitcoin and The Public Function of Money

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Mon Nov 5 10:21:54 PST 2012


They go hand in hand.  Can't have philosophy without practices... ;)

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM, Dmytri Kleiner <dk at trick.ca> wrote:
> Hey Yosem, pretty sure the thread has run its course at this point. But in
> any case we can't get the tech part right if we don't get the liberation
> part right.
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> The user stories for liberation tech must certainly derive from visions of
> liberation, or?
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> Especially when the tech in question is economic in nature, such as Bitcoin.
>
> And economics is a technology every but as much as cryptography.
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> Dmytri Kleiner
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> Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu> wrote:
> Just a little nudge to get folks back on the liberationtech discussion.
> While I (and probably others) find the discussion on this thread
> interesting, it appears to lack the necessary technology component to be
> deemed liberationtech.
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> Thanks all,
>
> Yosem
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> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 4:15 AM, André Rebentisch <tabesin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Am 05.11.2012 11:19, schrieb Jacob Appelbaum:
>> > It isn't a straw man. Free trade is a nonsense phrase - free? Free for
>> > you? For me? Unencumbered by state taxes as it crosses a border? How
>> > does that trade happen? When I create something of value - have I done
>> > it in a vacuum?
>> "Free trade" relates to tariffs and  (import/export) quota, in other
>> words overcoming geographical market segmentation.
>>
>> Best,
>> André
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