Information Liberated: Jeffrey Tucker on How Digital Media Subverts Government Power

Q&A with the executive editor of Laissez Faire Books

"We're all standing in front of this mountain and it's called 'government' and we don't know what to do with it," says Jeffrey Tucker, who's the executive editor of Laissez Faire Books and a former vice president at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. "But some very creative people in the private sector have figured how to dig underneath it, go around it, scale it with special new tools, and that's how I think of digital media."

Reason magazine's Matt Welch sat down with Tucker at FreedomFest 2012 to discuss his new book, No More Gatekeepers: How to Create Your Own Civilization in the Digital Age, which looks at how digital media empowers individuals and subverts government power.

Held each July in Las Vegas, FreedomFest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians a year. Reason TV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees. To see a complete playlist of interviews from FreedomFest 2012, go here.

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  • Tak Kak||

    Are Reason and the LvMI becoming more amicable?

  • Voros McCracken||

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • John Henry||

    Notice the former in his title. FWIW, I like LvMI. They have some great resources.

  • OldMexican||

    Re: John Henry,

    Notice the former in his title. FWIW, I like LvMI. They have some great resources.

    He left LvMI to concentrate on Laissez Faire books.

  • Tak Kak||

    True, but you also see people like Roderick Long and Jeff Riggenbach here as well.

  • Jubal Harshaw||

    No more Gatekeeper?
    But I am the Keymaster!

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    "Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!"

  • Paul.||

    Even though you do your own taxes which you know you shouldn't do.

  • Paul.||

    Information Liberated: Jeffrey Tucker on How Digital Media Subverts Government Power

    This is why the government so desperately wants to implement Net Neutrality.

  • entropy||

    Yeah let's not get carried away. This isn't anything some copyright law can't handle.

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  • Suki||

    Looks more like the next barrier to fall is language, nations will come later.

  • OldMexican||

    What's with the beard, Commander Riker?

  • buybuydandavis||

    Digital media are as free as the intertubes. Digital is easily tracked.

  • waaminn||

    Sometimes you jsut gotta roll with it.

  • Mr Whipple||

    Crypto-anarchy FTW.

    (Man crush on Tucker.)

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    But seriously, Nathaniel Branden looks really good for his age. And sounds more reasonable than I remember.

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  • Nate D||

    Jeffrey Tucker is probably my favorite Libertarian. His books taught me about the conspiracy of the political class. Thomas Sowell's economics verified it. Hope to see more of him in the future. Very entertaining speaker.

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