The technological, ecological and political critique of blockchainism

This is an important critique of libertarianism. The idea that “liberty” is the freedom to do as you like, provided it doesn’t harm others is simple enough on its face, but the reality is very few of our actions are free from the potential to harm others. The freedom to drive, or operate a firearm, or to determine your own vaccination preferences all have impacts on others. We can (and should) argue about what consideration you owe to your neighbors and what tolerance they owe to you, but all too often, that argument is settled by ignoring it… More here.

Excellent article sent in by Kirk who described it as follows- good explanation of why not to be on the side of crypto. Its promise is “decentralized” (as in, “deregulated”) finance but the game really is about consolidation of power as the biggest broker.

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