Carl Menger: The Nature and Origin of Money

Carl Menger: The Nature and Origin of MoneyIn the early stages of trade, when economizing individuals are only slowly awakening to knowledge of the economic gains that can be derived from exploitation of existing exchange opportunities, their attention is, in keeping with the simplicity of all cultural beginnings, directed only to the most obvious of these opportunities. In considering the goods he […]

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Devon Brewer: Rediscovering the Golden Rule

The Golden Rule may be the most basic moral approach to dealing with others. It seems universal across cultures and religions. The Golden Rule is instinctive. We all know it, even as children without education. I like the negative form of the Golden Rule the best. One of the earliest written versions comes from ancient […]

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Eric Hughes: A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Eric Hughes: A Cypherpunk's ManifestoPrivacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. If two parties have […]

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Protocol, Networks, Law, and Anarchism

Protocol, Networks, Law, and AnarchismI imagine long ago there was a time when neither verbal nor written language existed for humans. Hand gestures and other physical cues were as good as our ancestors had it. Perhaps the sign for thirsty meant pinching one’s own tongue. Or the sign for hungry meant stuffing one’s hand in one’s own mouth. **The […]

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