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[liberationtech] Bitcoin and The Public Function of Money

Greg Norcie greg at norcie.com
Mon Nov 5 12:28:01 PST 2012


The personal (computer) is political :)
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Greg Norcie (greg at norcie.com)
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On 11/5/12 1:21 PM, Yosem Companys wrote:
> 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.
>>
>> The user stories for liberation tech must certainly derive from visions of
>> liberation, or?
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Thanks all,
>>
>> Yosem
>>
>> 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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