I wrote an essay titled “Radical Decentralization and Freedom” in 2010 at the request of a Washington Times editor for their “Communities” blog. That essay (or some part of it) was posted for a time at www.washingtontimes.com/communities or some previous incarnation of this blog, but in any case the essay is no longer to be found anywhere on the Washington Times website. I therefore reprinted it here at this blog on November 11, 2015, thinking I was finally in a position to make good on its main promise to develop a totally decentralized, completely anonymous, secure cryptocurrency. Formulating such a currency had to await still another year, but that is now finally done at www.thebestschools.org/peerless-money. To give context for this cryptocurrency, I’ve included this essay, “Radical Decentralization and Freedom,” at the end of the technical paper that explicates this cryptocurrency. You can therefore find “Radical Decentralization and Freedom” by clicking here and scrolling to the epilogue.