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Jim talks with recurring guest Max Borders about the ideas in his new book The Decentralist: Mission, Morality, and Meaning in the Age of Crypto…
Jim talks with recurring guest Max Borders about the ideas in his new book The Decentralist: Mission, Morality, and Meaning in the Age of Crypto. They discuss happiness as a common ground, a eudaimonistic sensibility, the marshmallow experiment & deferred gratification, how inflation affects behavioral discount rates, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, von Mises’s praxeology, reconciling individual & collective agency, coherent pluralism, Chomsky’s syndicalism, Enlightenment liberalism, practices of morality, Bitcoin’s deflationary tendency, Holochain, recessions as times of healing, guided mutation in crypto, DAO contracts, stacks of authority, asymptotic anarchy, the doctrine of subsidiarity, imagining high-trust societies, the tension between welfare & moral responsibility, breaking up the state’s monopoly on policing, compulsion & persuasion, the 3 governors, masculinity & femininity X eros & thanatos, 6 moral spheres & approaching them coherently, and much more.
- Episode Transcript
- JRS EP 119 – Max Borders on Post-Collapse
- “Understanding Addiction as a Pathology of Temporal Horizon,” Warren Bickel et al.
- JRS EP 160 – Curtis Yarvin on Monarchy in the U.S.A.
- “Curtis Yarvin: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly,” by Max Borders
- “Dividend Money: An Alternative to Central Banker Managed Fractional Reserve Banking Money” by Jim Rutt (lecture)
- The Network State, by Balaji Srinivasan
- JRS EP 153 – Forrest Landry on Small Group Method
- The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State, by Bruce L. Benson
- JRS EP148 – Antonio Damasio on Feeling and Knowing
Max Borders is the founder and Executive Director of Social Evolution—a non-profit organization dedicated to liberating humanity through innovation. Max is also co-founder of the Future Frontiers event. He is the author of After Collapse and The Social Singularity.