1997-06-14 - Re: Ray Just doesn’t get it.

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-14 14:51:47 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 22:51:47 +0800

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 1997 22:51:47 +0800
To: cypherpunks@Algebra.COM
Subject: Re: Ray Just doesn't get it.
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On Sat, Jun 14, 1997 at 08:58:36AM -0500, William H. Geiger III wrote:
>You have two choices you can take the Libertarian view of a minimal
>governement where all it's actions are reveiwable by it's citizens or you
>can take the Statest view of big governemtn where all is's actions are
>hidden and all "solutions" are more regulation and biger government.

The consistent libertarian/anarchist view of this would be that the
privacy or non-privacy of records is completely determined by contract
between the person supplying the information and the agency collecting
it.  For example, a medical license would be granted by agencies that 
granted such licenses.  If you wanted a license from a particular agency 
you would deal with them.  The value of the license is determined by 
the reputation of the agency, not whether or not they give out 
doctors home addresses.

>The whole privacy issue is a strawman proped up by the government to
>frighten the sheeple so they can pass their agenda. What's their agenda?
>To have a series of privacy laws they can hide behind to keep their
>actions hidden from public view.

An amusing example of a conspiracy theory.  You are pretty good at 
these, you know.  :-)

Kent Crispin				"No reason to get excited",
kent@songbird.com			the thief he kindly spoke...
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