“Life is not eternal and death can separate us, but the Blockchain is forever.” - David Mondrus and Joyce Bayo on their blockchain wedding
Internet users often misunderstand anonymizing services, like Tor and VPN, leading to bad practices and compromised privacy.
Calls to regulate social media in the public interest fail to grapple with the messy details of policymaking, or the disparate desires of internet users
By moving beyond a basic understanding of correlation & causation, we, & the AI systems we design, can better understand why things happen.
It’s an idea that just won’t stay dead.
Fears of internet borne electoral interference have spurred even liberal states to assert a collective right to attention.
From Equifax to Ashley Madison, the inevitability of big data leaks drives the democratization of disciplinary power.
Sonya Mann examines the precarity of free speech in a platform ecosystem, and offers a decentralized alternative.
By reducing transaction costs, the economy of the future will decentralize workplaces and transform ownership of consumer goods.
In a parallel to Prohibition, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act will backfire by boosting demand for black market sex trafficking.
Nationalism is a simple and relativist political ideology that holds tremendous sway with millions of voters and many governments.
Helen Dale’s novel incorporates her classical liberal understanding of the world.
Despite her disavowal of the label “libertarian,” Ayn Rand’s ethics provide a justification for libertarian political institutions.
An economist and historian discuss the strengths and weaknesses libertarians tend to exhibit when communicating with new audiences and dealing with new ideas.
The principles of liberty are not culturally bound.
The justification of libertarian political institutions follows logically from relatively uncontroversial moral intuitions held by a broad range of reasonable people.
Libertarian political institutions are most conducive to virtuous living, and virtuous people will be inclined to uphold libertarian principles.