Why do those who know the least about technology often have the most power to misuse it? We try to answer that question this week in a discussion of the debate over mandated security backdoors currently raging between media outlets and technologists. We also discuss the role of historical revisionism and examples of how a decentralist critique can add to our understanding of the role of power and freedom in the past.

Our guest this week is Steve Dekorte, creator of decentralized marketplace BitMarkets and lead developer at Voluntary.net. We discuss the challenges and promises of uncensored trade, the proper place of anonymity and identity, and the philosophy driving the work of the Voluntary.net team.

Special Guest: Steve Dekorte
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

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Check out these links from this week's show:

Technology, Ignorance, and Control

"Technology Is Magic, Just Ask The Washington Post" by Jon Evans
"Keys Under Doormats: Mandating Insecurity by Requiring Government Access to All Data and Communication"

Liquid Democracy

Revisionist History

Ludwig von Mises on History [from Human Action]

The Triumph of Conservatism by Gabriel Kolko [PDF]
"Generalissimo Washington: How He Crushed The Spirit of Liberty" by Murray Rothbard
Against Intellectual Monopoly by David Levine and Michele Boldrin [PDF]

Voluntary.net and BitMarkets

Download and Use BitMarkets
Contribute to Voluntary.net on GitHub
Follow Voluntary.net on Twitter

Made with care by Eric Martindale.