Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Software as Right-Wing Extremism

Exactly right:

Since its introduction in 2009, Bitcoin has been widely promoted as a digital currency that will revolutionize everything from online commerce to the nation-state. Yet supporters of Bitcoin and its blockchain technology subscribe to a form of cyberlibertarianism that depends to a surprising extent on far-right political thought. The Politics of Bitcoin exposes how much of the economic and political thought on which this cryptocurrency is based emerges from ideas that travel the gamut, from Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, and Ludwig von Mises to Federal Reserve conspiracy theorists.

This could be taken considerably further, actually …


September 18, 2016admin 33 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#66)

(Open thread + links)

Spandrell is on a roll (1, 2). The case of Kansas. White zombies. Questions for a young programmer. Mitochondrial memes (1, 2). Strategy. Weapons and social order. Left parochialism. Friday fragments. The weekly round-ups.

Directly on the heels of #Moldbuggate (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, “You might be unsurprised to find out that free speech is not valued on the left or among ‘SJW’ groups.”), comes #WrongSkin (it’s Milo’s moment, 1, 2, also see this model exercise in tone control). “Yes, I do consider myself to be black and that’s because … you know, that’s how I identify …” Institutional blackface. The constructivist pretzel. Assorted extras (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

The rationality of the Reddit crackdown. Another one bits the dust. An unmet demand for dangerous ideas?

The Deep State.

Wealth vaporization (pointing here). Economics of immigration (relevant from Hoppe). The next stage in coercive diversification (in action). Narratives of capital. Permissionless innovation. “The natural tendency of democratic societies is gradually to accumulate barriers to international trade.”

Climate sense. Briggs at Heartland, Day 1, 2, 3.

Racism porn. The distribution of empathy. An overview of African economic history. Intersectional.

SoBL reviews Blood Meridian. Interesting times. A Magna Carta appreciation.

The R’lyeh anomaly.

June 14, 2015admin 25 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#58)

(Open thread + (a few) links)

Reading Jouvenal. The religions of Earth. The leftist lure. An AmerikaDampier debate (related). Deleuze and Guattari in #HRx format. Fragments. New blog. Weekly roundups.

Time for Exit?

Dark Net trawlers. A half-century of Moore’s Law. Brain taming.

Our friends the Saudis. Fictional Islamo-distributism. Popcorn from SoBL (plus relevant).

A balanced review of Mister.

Exoplanets in context. Influence-editing in action. Sexed-up statistics. Random hate facts.

April 19, 2015admin 89 Comments »
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