28 Nov '15, 5pm

Open Letters to Ross Ulbricht: A True Libertarian Hero

Open Letters to Ross Ulbricht: A True Libertarian Hero

The liberatory powers of the Silk Road are seen particularly strongly when one considers the peace such a medium brought to international drug markets, often fueled by gang violence, terrorism, extortion, and fear. The Silk Road gave buyers a reprieve from shady street sellers, police officers, dangerous products, and reduced social reputation. With the Silk Road, true consumer privacy and autonomy ruled. Products were overwhelmingly pure, sellers were professional, buyers were informed, and, best of all, the whole system never touched fiat. It was like a dream world, floating translucently above the physical world, where only those who knew of Silk Road could access it. Like a hidden pirate’s cove, it existed side-by-side both the official, white markets and the dangerous black markets. Feeding from both of these, it grew enormously. The precedent set with the establishme...

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