1994-07-01 - Re: Devil’s Advocate (again)

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From: Duncan Frissell <frissell@panix.com>
To: Roger Bryner <bryner@atlas.chem.utah.edu>
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Message ID: <Pine.3.87.9407011534.A15211-0100000@panix.com>
Reply To: <Pine.3.89.9407011206.A25977-0100000@atlas.chem.utah.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1994-07-01 19:41:00 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 1 Jul 94 12:41:00 PDT

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From: Duncan Frissell <frissell@panix.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 94 12:41:00 PDT
To: Roger Bryner <bryner@atlas.chem.utah.edu>
Subject: Re: Devil's Advocate (again)
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On Fri, 1 Jul 1994, Roger Bryner wrote:

> This is not even slightly true.  They can say that if you don't show them 
> your tax status, they sieze everyting you have.  This would require some 
> random key.  This dosn't involve tourture, just tax.
> Roger.

However, strong crypto can protect "everything you have" or at least cash 
and securities behind unbreachable walls.  Likewise it can protect 
ownership structures so that you can even control physical assets without 
governments being able to sieze them.