by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
Hopefully, you’ve noticed the more Big Gov. tries to clamp down, the more emboldened individuals, even outside of the liberty movement, become in fighting back.
It’s the beauty of today’s age of ‘permissionless innovation.’ Government permission slips not required.
For example, you may’ve heard that Austin government officials recently banned Uber from operating within city limits. (Dumb move.) Instead of individuals simply going back to taxi cabs — which is what they seemingly wanted — Austinites started, instead, to find rides on Craigslist and Facebook. And then they discovered a decentralized peer-to-peer ridesharing service, called Arcade City.
And despite constant threats from Austin authorities, Arcade City is fighting back.