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Against the IFP

Centralizing control over a currency’s infrastructure is a seemingly obvious mistake.

One would think any Austro-libertarian worth their salt would be able to see thru such a charade. Yet here we are, again. Face to face with economic illiteracy. Not garden variety lefist economic illiteracy, but one far more stinging and painful - one which comes from within our own community, rather than from without. 

First, Bitcoiners faced the economic illiteracy of maximalism and small blockers. Attempts to masquerade money’s primary function as value storage (Ammous) or rejecting Menger’s Regression Theorem altogether (Szabo) are luckily demonstrably false. Nevertheless, the shock of our fellow Bitcoiners illiteracy was like an unexpected slap in the face. Suddenly, we were forced to confront the fact that the ignorance of our allies in the fight for sound money, had led them astray. Yet, thru BCH we were thankfully able to keep Satoshi’s dream of peer to peer cash intact. 
Well, crypto anarch…

The Power of the Good Neighbor

The individualistic thought world; breaking down groups and geographical areas into smaller and smaller components until you hit the fundamental building block of society - The single person - and from there, zoom out and see families, neighborhoods, parts of the city, larger metropolitan areas, the nation and beyond. 

In theory, when you take the individualistic view its easier to hone in on the elements you want to surround yourself with and expose your family to. Connect with like-minded people and create a positive atmosphere for growth and prosperity, whatever your values might be. The advantages to surround yourself with like-minded individuals is especially important for any aspiring Gray-marketeers (Agorists) that seeks to dodge any government rules and regulations.

But, when we look on a modern city-state of today you would have to get over many hurdles to design a "perfect" neighborhood consisting of people with an as-close-as-possible view of culturally accepted b…