Blockchain innovations such as Bitcoin and smart contracts can foster peer-to-peer trust without the need for a third-party enforcer. Their ability to foster cooperation via new goods and services, including private alternatives to traditional government services, offers tremendous potential for voluntary society.

Malavika Nair is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Troy University.
Daniel S. Sutter is the Charles G. Koch Professor with the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Sorrell College of Business, Troy University.
Banking and FinanceEconomic PolicyEconomyFree Market EconomicsTelecom and Internet Policy
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Winter 2011/12 Mechanisms of Liberal Bias in the News Media versus the Academy
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