The Filter by Mattasher

Matt Asher
Decentralized living
Created 11 Mar 2020
  • Our “Post Libertarian” Moment
    05 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    (This article is a compliment to Chapter 4: “The Laissez-faire Road to Serfdom” of my book Breakup! Here I put the rise of “post-libertarianism” in the context of moral philosophy and our political mo...
  • Embracing our Glorious Future as Amish or Termites
    01 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    (On this day after All Hallows' Eve, I present a tale of future scenarios that may seem like nightmares. This is an article about our limits of choice, collectively, as human beings in the 21st centur...
  • Breakup! A Freedom Lover's Guide to Surviving the End of Empire
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    This book is available, in its entirety, to paid subscribers to my substack. Some chapters are free. Below is the list of chapters with sub-sections. Free chapters are linked. Table of Contents Introd...
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    04 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    You may have noticed that things aren’t going so well for America lately, neither at home nor abroad. You’re not the only one to notice this! What you’re seeing, everyone else is seeing too. The land ...
  • Chapter 2: Facing Reality
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    I’ve already acknowledged that things aren’t going so well for good ol’ Uncle Sam right now. But consider, if you haven’t yet, the totality of the damage: Debt levels are beyond payback, and soon even...
  • Chapter 3: The Rise of the Covidians
    04 Oct 2021 • 12 min read • 2 0
    At the beginning of the Covid era (early 2020), I kept expecting some kind of a doomsday cult to arise. One of my favorite books is La Guerra del Fin del Mundo (The War of the End of the World) by Mar...
  • Chapter 4: The Laissez-faire Road to Serfdom
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 2
    Imagine for a moment that you accidentally wander into a wormhole, and it spits you out at some other time and place. After regaining consciousness, you find yourself in a setting that seems like a pi...
  • Chapter 5: Handicapping the Future
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    What will the future hold? Of course there’s no way to know for sure, but it’s certainly possible to handicap the most likely scenarios. I see those as being separation, segregation, civil war, foreig...
  • Chapter 6: A Field Guide to Strategies
    04 Oct 2021 • 21 min read • 2 1
    The empire is ending, but that doesn’t mean we’re helpless, mere leaves in the tornado of chaos that’s to come. Far from it! What follows is a list of practical strategies for surviving, and perhaps e...
  • Chapter 7: Vote with Your Feet (and Come Here)
    04 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    This one strategy is so important I’m giving it its own (brief) chapter. Let’s start with a fact everyone knows but we rarely acknowledge: you are in a relationship with the place where you live. This...
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