Privacy is foolish public policy

Zoltan Istvan writes

Liberty Might be Better Served by Doing Away with Privacy

There is a difference between privacy and security. It is important to keep property secure, but keeping private any information not related to keeping property secure is unnecessary and possibly diminishes cooperation and division of labor.

Knowledge is power, and the more that knowledge is spread through society the more just is the society. With everyone having equal access to knowledge, fraud and deceit are minimized especially when it is politicians and government that are trying to deceive by keeping secrets.

Knowledge like liberty is something you can give everyone without taking something physically from someone. The idea that knowledge can be used for economic or political advantage should be considered immoral just as the use of force is considered immoral by those following the Non-Aggression Principle.