28: Coding Is Financial Self Defense – En Bloc Press (Lee Enfield)
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Protect yourself from mobs and financial crises
How do you survive a global financial depression? How do you protect yourself from internet mobs who try to destroy your ability to financially provide for you and your family? Today we speak with Lee Enfield, the pseudonymous founder of En Bloc Press. We discuss how and why he learned to code for financial self-defense after exiting the military during the 2007 financial crisis. Lee shares how he uses anonymity to protect himself and why separating your identity from your money is so critical.
Mobs, the State, and private enterprise partner to censor thought dissidents
Financial censorship is a powerful new tool to suppress free speech by threatening, and sometimes ruining, people’s financial lives. While governments have varying restraints on censoring speech, private enterprises and outrage mobs do not. When two of these three groups work together to silence dissidents, individuals have few defenses. In this episode we speak with Preston Byrne, an attorney focused on cryptocurrency and tech, who has written and spoken on this trinity of financial censorship.
Sides of the trinity: The State + mobs, private enterprise + the State, mobs + the State, with examples of each
“Mob-driven, extra-judicial denial of service”
Specific strategies to defeat each censor combination
Using bitcoin, alternative tech applications, and free speech supporting service providers