Humans act, and humans argue. This is what we assume, and from there we can deduce a plethora of insights relevant to economics, ethics and strategy. The Individual is in a constant state of uneasiness, and has the creative spark to imagine multiple superior scenarios. The heroic entrepreneur acts, allocating scarce resources to manifest his most wanted desires. The Sovereign Individual claims his property, and has the power to defend what is his. In the darkness of Crypto Anarchy, cypherpunks control how to selectively reveal themselves to the world, thriving in the free realm of cyberspace. No trusted third party will secure Individual liberty.
How can we analyse the central tenants of the cypherpunks? Privacy is to selectively reveal oneself to the world; Cypherpunks write code; Inalienable right to strong encryption.
There is an untold story of analyzing the Cypherpunk philosophy with the rigorous praxeological method. The result will be provable statements, which are essential in fostering strong conviction and understanding. Telling this story will help to bring new contributors, supporters and users to free software projects.
Help make this story a reality!
Writing a treatise is a long and hard work, requiring contributions of numerous peers. This fundraiser is to gauge the initial interest and demand for such a book, as well as to pay for some of the expenses to be occurred.
About the Author
Max Hillebrand is a free software entrepreneur, with a rigorous understanding and endless appreciation of both the praxeological method and cypherpunk philosophy. After reading countless books on Austrian Economics, as well as contributing to numerous free software projects, Max is in a unique position to combine the best of both worlds in this new treatise.
The book will [of course] be published under a free and open license, anyone will be able to accumulate the [digital] content for gratis and distribute it without permission. Alongside the text pdf, Max will record and publish a companion audiobook.
Download the latest release here.
Read the work-in-progress here.