The Voluntary Life: Author Interview: Paul Rosenberg on A Lodging of Wayfaring Men Part 1

31 January 2012

Author Interview: Paul Rosenberg on A Lodging of Wayfaring Men Part 1

This Part 1 of an interview with Paul Rosenberg, author of "A Lodging of Wayfaring Men".

Instantly named Freedom Book of The Month and a major influence in the Cyber-underground, A Lodging of Wayfaring Men is the story of freedom-seekers who create an alternative society on the Internet - a virtual society, with no possibility of oversight or control. It grows so fast that governments and "leaders" are terrified, and fight to co-opt this cyber-society before it undermines the power of the governing elite.

In this interview Paul talks about his intellectual development, his influences and the background to writing the book. He discusses the parallels between the novel and recent developments in crypto-currency, such as Bitcoin. He shares his thoughts on the current state of the internet, prospects for liberty and the potential for developing communities of people with shared values.

Podcast Episode

3 comments:

  1. Great interview, he made a big mistake when he said that he wanted to wait for a bitcoin that is backed by something physical. Here is a link that explains, http://libertariannews.org/2011/12/01/why-do-people-want-a-gold-standard-when-history-shows-us-it-does-not-last/

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  2. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out!

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