While writing The Ethics of Anarcho-Capitalism, I made heavy use of the excellent Calibre software suite to create and view ebooks. Specifically, I used the ebook-convert program to generate .mobi and .epub files. Then I used the Calbre ebook viewer to check the results.
On Ubuntu you can install Calibre with the following command:
sudo apt install calibre-ebook
Then you can convert an html file to .epub with
ebook-convert book.html book.epub
To make things easy, I used the following bash script (pastebin). It makes use of a few options and outputs to a few different formats.Continue reading “ebook file format conversion”
Today, I’m releasing a new book called The Ethics of Anarcho-Capitalism. It explains what libertarianism is and how to use it to solve ethical problems. It is different from most books on libertarianism, though.
First, it is narrative non-fiction. It weaves the ethical theory into a story for a little flavor. If you prefer dry books full of academic references, you might be disappointed.
Second, it focuses on describing how libertarianism works using the idea of purposeful behavior. Libertarian ethical systems are most commonly based on property rights, though some authors have used anything from contracts to intuition. In contrast, this book builds a libertarian ethical system from praxeological foundations.
Finally, it emphasizes ethics over economics and, even within ethics, focuses more on personal ethics and problem solving rather than policy and politics.
The narrative introduces libertarianism in a gradual way, so it should be accessible to beginners. It also has a few advanced concepts that seasoned libertarians will appreciate.
You can buy an ebook or softcover copy here. A hardcover version will be available later this month and the audio book will be released in April. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.
Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/krisborer
This presentation on KeyMe technology was given at Hardwired NYC at the end of 2013.
This is a short article I wrote for the Daily Anarchist about the tech community’s reaction to NSA spying.
You can read the full article here.
Some footage from when KeyMe demonstrated a robotic key-copying kiosk at the New York Tech Meetup.
An interview I did about anarcho-capitalism and how ancaps spend their free time.
A book review of Terence Kealey’s The Economic Laws of Scientific Research that I did for Libertarian Papers.
View at libertarianpapers.org
A paper I wrote in response to Walter Block’s “The Human Body Shield”
Download the paper at mises.org.
I spent a few years at Howie Choset‘s Biorobotics Lab working on snake robots. My research was around hardware design, kinematics, and gait design. Basically, I built snake robots and taught them to swim, roll, and climb.