Does Jack Dorsey Help Voluntaryism? Twitter CEO Shares Murray Rothbard’s E-book ‘Anatomy of the State’ – Featured Bitcoin Information
Ever since the CEO of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey, began to appreciate the crypto asset Bitcoin, crypto enthusiasts have been following his skirt laps. There are very mixed views about Dorsey, however, because while some people adore him, others are skeptical of his goals as his company has been accused of mass censorship. Then on August 13, Dorsey tweeted a URL link to a book called “Anatomy of the State” by economist Murray Rothbard. Not only did the tweet attract likes from Bitcoiners, but a number of libertarians were puzzled by its tweet as well.
While some Bitcoin supporters love him, many other crypto advocates don’t trust Jack Dorsey
Twitter’s CEO has been a Bitcoin (BTC) follower for quite some time as he wears a Lightning Network emoji next to his username and has a Bitcoin symbol in his Twitter bio. Jack Dorsey has also spoken about the benefits of Bitcoin on various occasions and recently tweeted about the large number of Nigerians using the crypto asset.
Dorsey’s other company, Square, allows merchants to accept Bitcoin, and people can also buy BTC through the Cash app. Not everyone likes Dorsey, however, and in fact, many crypto supporters dislike that he is a maximalist, that his company censors individuals, and that many believe that he is just a common status quo figurehead of BigTech.
Dorsey recently said that bitcoin would be a big part of the future of Twitter and recently discussed bitcoin with Cathie Wood from Ark Invest and Elon Musk from Tesla at the B Word event. Dorsey’s company Square is also currently developing a Bitcoin hardware wallet.
But while Dorsey was on stage at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, he was harassed by a conference attendee for “censorship” and “meddling in elections”. Since the beginning of Covid-19, Dorsey’s company Twitter, like Youtube, Facebook and Instagram, has been accused of mass censorship when tweets contained alternative discussions about the narrative surrounding the coronavirus and the 2020 elections.
Twitter CEO shocks bitcoiners and libertarians with Rothbard book tweet
To the surprise of many, Dorsey shared a URL to Murray Rothbard’s major work entitled “Anatomy of the State” on Friday the 13th. So far, Dorsey’s Rothbard tweet has nearly 13,000 likes and nearly 2,000 retweets. The Twitter CEO has even spread the name “Rothbard” on Twitter since he shared the link from Mises.org. It also puzzled a number of Bitcoiners and popular libertarian voices as Dorsey is believed to be a leftist who still supports the state.
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The American economist Murray Newton Rothbard, on the other hand, was a leading theoretician of anarcho-capitalism and one of the founders of the Austrian Business School. The reason people were puzzled by Dorsey’s tweet is because today’s neoliberal ideals that Dorsey is known for would almost certainly be despised by Rothbard.
Free market, anti-war and anti-state
Rothbard’s book “Anatomy of the State” is considered to be one of the best works of the economist and the first chapter “What the State Is Not” lays the foundation for the false perception of the nation states of the world. In essence, the state is the enemy of humanity and the institution is a monopoly of violence that uses violence and coercion as a means to achieve its ends. Rothbard’s “Anatomy of the State” describes why the state is immoral and how the so-called “good intentions” are used as an excuse for theft and manipulation. Rothbard’s famous major work is wholeheartedly free market, anti-war and anti-state.
“Since production must always precede predation,” writes Rothbard, “the free market is ahead of the state. The state was never created by a “social contract”; it was always born in conquest and exploitation. ”The Austrian economist adds:
The state is that organization in society that tries to maintain a monopoly of violence and violence in a certain area; in particular, it is the only organization in society that generates its income not through voluntary contributions or payments for services provided, but through coercion.
We don’t know if Jack Dorsey’s tweet meant he was moved by Rothbard’s book and words describing the state, or if it was just a Friday the 13th gag. It’s doubtful that Twitter’s CEO will become a Rothbardian after reading Anatomy of the State, but while some Bitcoiners and libertarians have been skeptical, some thought Jack might change ideological direction. Perhaps the Twitter CEO sees the value of volunteering and thinks violence and coercion are wrong?
What do you think of Twitter CEO Murray Rothbard’s sharing Anatomy of the State? Let us know what you think on this matter in the comments below.
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