Cop Block Co-Founder Pete Eyre Interviewed on Anarchast

Recently I recorded an Anarchast with host Jeff Berwick.

Anarchast, if you’re not familiar, is an interview series through which individuals of diverse backgrounds share a bit about their focus and how that intersects with complete liberty.

For example, William G. Grigg, who wrote and narrated the video No, the Police Don’t Work For You, has been a guest on Anarchast.

Crypto is referenced frequently in the video. If that’s a newish term for you see this post published to CopBlock.org last year: De-Fund the Police State: Use Bitcoin

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A few of my own thoughts after viewing my chat with Jeff:

I could have been more succinct and focused in my response to Jeff’s question about the war on drugs. It was a prime opportunity to mention the fact that when there is no victim there is no harm, and thus, kidnapping and caging a person or stealing their property for engaging in such acts is kidnapping and caging and stealing, no matter the attire worn by the aggressor.

When referencing spontaneous order I could have pointed as an example to the self-directed actions taken people everywhere to delegitimize coercive institutions and actors by developing apps like Cell 411, filming the police, starting a group, supporting the CopBlock Network, or in any other areas to promulgate the movement of toward all goods and services being provided based on choice and consensual interactions.

When responding to the first question, though I cited the positive role austrian economics has had in my journey, I failed to expand on key, commonsensical concepts. If you’re interested, I encourage you to visit CopBlock.org/Library and read these collections of essays: Alternatives to Top-Down Provision of Protection Part 1, Alternatives to Top-Down Provision of Protection Part 2, and yes you guessed it, Alternatives to Top-Down Provision of Protection Part 3.

Another good resource is: Anarchy and the Law: The Political Economy of Choice edited by Ed Stringham. Here’s an overview of the book from Mises.org. You can read most of it for free on GoogleBooks or pick up a copy from Amazon.

Thoughts? Please share in a comment or on Twitter tag @PeteEyre.

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Pete Eyre

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, he seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. In 2009 he left the belly of the beast and hit the road with Motorhome Diaries and later co-founded Liberty On Tour. He spent time in New Hampshire home, and was involved with Free Keene, the Free State Project and The Daily Decrypt.