Strategies for Liberty
Free Cities & Bitcoin
Alexander D. Voss
The Free Cities Foundation is proud be publishing Alexander D. Voss’ new book Strategies for Liberty: Free Cities & Bitcoin. Though both of these topics – Free Cities and Bitcoin – have been extensively covered on their own, this book is the first systematic exploration of the interplay between the two. It lays out how important synergies between Free Cities and Bitcoin can make it easier for us to achieve a freer future.
Much ink has been spilt on why to strive for liberty. Nevertheless, the question of how best to do it has not been conclusively answered. Strategies for Liberty is a hard-hitting contribution to the discussion. Strongly practical, it strictly deals with the real world rather than elusive theories, serving as a valuable playbook and guidance for Free Cities and Bitcoin entrepreneurs.
As the author and creator of Free Private Cities (FPCs), I’ve long championed the idea that FPCs could serve as the future of governance creating the market for living together. ‘Strategies for Liberty”: Free Cities and Bitcoin’ by my friend and colleague Alex Voss, takes this concept and pairs it expertly with the transformative power of Bitcoin. In particular, Bitcoin serves to limit the boom-and-bust cycle and disincentivize attacks against the residents and companies in the FPC. Finally, Bitcoin offers a permissionless monetary network allowing FPCs to trade globally through its permissionless network.
This book is a must-read for anyone who sees the synergy between financial sovereignty and localized, autonomous and contractual governance as the next frontier for individual liberty.
Money, banking, security, and public infrastructure are services widely viewed as the natural prerogative of state monopoly provision. Not coincidentally, they are also some of the most dysfunctional areas of modern life and the source of much of the world’s conflicts and suffering.
A growing number of people are realizing that it doesn’t have to be this way, and that free enterprise and voluntary exchange can provide these things far more effectively and at a fraction of the cost.
In this compelling read, Alex Voss makes the case for why free market money and free market cities can revolutionize our world in the twenty-first century to the benefit of all.
As the world’s leading expat consultant who’s navigated the complexities of global governance and financial systems for over 2 decades, I’ve seen firsthand the limitations imposed on personal and economic freedom by our current system.
‘Strategies for Liberty: Free Cities and Bitcoin’ is a revelation, a game-changing playbook for anyone who’s ever considered there must be a better way to live freely in today’s world.
In these pages my friend, Alex Voss, expertly dissects two powerful mechanisms that can serve as alternatives to traditional systems of governance and finance—Bitcoin and Free Cities.
I’ve been around the globe and have seen the flaws in centralized monetary policy; Bitcoin is posed to disrupt that space, giving power back to the individual. In a similar vein, the book explores the potential of Free Cities—localized communities operating with private contractual governance—as living labs for innovation and liberty.
Whether you’re contemplating an expatriate life or are already living one, whether you are a Bitcoin enthusiast or a skeptic, this book offers actionable insights that could redefine your understanding of freedom.
‘Strategies for Liberty: Free Cities and Bitcoin’ doesn’t just theorize; it provides a pragmatic pathway for anyone looking to escape the limitations of conventional systems.
This book is an invaluable resource for maximizing both financial freedom and quality of life in an ever-complicated world.
Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger famously said “Show me the incentive, and I will show you the outcome.”
Although some of the ideas exposed here may be slightly beyond Munger’s grasp (as well as perhaps a little misaligned with his personal incentives), Strategies for Liberty is a great handbook on both Bitcoin and Titus Gebel’s Free Private Cities precisely because it paints a clear and concise picture of the complex incentive structures underlying both, and in contrast with the misaligned incentives that plague contemporary models of governance and money.
Within this compendium lies both the ideal blueprint for Nayib Bukele’s promised Bitcoin City in El Salvador, as well as a much greater vision for a world that will become freer and more prosperous one city at a time, as well as one individual at a time.
Seeing as every single day more and more people and businesses all over the world perform the revolutionary, yet deeply personal acts of moving to freer jurisdictions or being “orange-pilled” and adopting the Bitcoin Standard, these two are unquestionably some of the most relevant and exciting strategies that are available to us today as seekers of liberty, and in the overlap between the two lie some incredible and as-yet-unexplored opportunities.
Strategies for Liberty is an engaging exploration of two important tools for advancing liberty: Bitcoin and Free Cities. Voss paints a compelling picture of a world where a network of freely cooperating Free Cities is able to flourish and achieve economic stability by having Bitcoin serve as a monetary base layer.
The book offers introductions to Free Cities and Bitcoin, addresses common questions, and explores the fascinating interplay between the two topics. This includes a compelling argument for how the use of Bitcoin by Free Cities could mitigate the boom-bust cycles that have long plagued modern economies.
As the managing director of the Free Cities Foundation and a consultant for Bitcoin firms, I have long seen the Bitcoin and Free Cities movements as complementary. By examining these two topics in tandem, “Strategies for Liberty” makes an important contribution to those interested in building prosperous societies where individual rights are upheld.