Waylaid Dialectic

February 24, 2015

struggling to feel sympathy

Filed under: Random Musings — terence @ 7:54 pm

from a brilliant article by Henry Farrell on why the woes of the hidden internet and online drug supermarket ‘the Silk Road’:

Would-be criminals on the hidden internet repeatedly complain that they have been ripped off. In the description of one commenter on the Hidden Wiki:
I have been scammed more than twice now by assholes who say they’re legit when I say I want to purchase stolen credit cards…

more generally the piece is an excellent argument as to why we need a state if we want markets — the guarantor of trust in exchange.


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