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This is episode 165 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast!
Daniel is out of town this week but Tim and John still have an outstanding show planned! First up, they’ll dive into John’s theory about dystopian cryptogarchy. We covered the idea of blockchain-based governance last week, but John still has plenty of ideas about the kind of world it would create if it really existed.
Then after that, the guys will chat about WikiLeaks’ massive Vault 7 data dump. Apparently, the CIA has been able and willing to spy on US citizens for years. And they’ve done it through smart TVs, smartphones, and other tech. This might sound terrible at first, but are we really surprised? Where do we go from here?
Check the list below for some of the specific stories we’ll cover!
The Cryptogarchist’s Dystopia
Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed
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  • I just had someone who I really like and respect give me the whole “The State/NSA is monitoring everyone for our protection.  If you are not a criminal you have nothing to worry about”.   That sparked a rather “lively” 30 minute debate.   Do anyone have an article, lecture, presentation that discusses this in greater detail and can perhaps articulate why this his total BS better than I can?

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  • I recently ran across a document published by the United States Institute of Peace (which I take to be a CIA front — here’s the wiki). It’s called, “Non-Violent Struggle: 50 Crucial Points,” and it appears to be targeted at young people abroad who are unhappy with the governments they live under. (I wonder how much this document has been used in Egypt, Syria or Ukraine?) But my question is, is there anything good that libertarians could learn from this? Could the tactics be used not just to cause unrest or vote in different rulers, but perhaps in thwarting the advances of government or spreading the ideas of liberty to a broader audience? Specifically, is there value in treating political activism as a project, or adopting Sharp’s methods of nonviolent action, or of using the model of multi-level marketing to expand the network? What are your thoughts on this kind of activism?

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