02/04/2018 (Sun) 09:11:28
So what? Dealing drugs is being self-employed. Now don't get me wrong, I think they should all be legalised and don't have a problem with dealing or using drugs. But attempts to liberate yourself from taxes and surveillance are fundamentally petty-bourgeois: they serve the interests of the small and non-exploiting class of self-employed people, not the interests of the workers as a whole.
Further back from dealers in the supply chain, at some point, are workers who harvest kush or who produce stuff. It's their exploitation I was referring to, not your work. If cryptocurrencies have any added value, it's from the contribution of both your and crucially their labour time.
This is entirely leaving aside the exploitation of other workers like prostitutes, but that's also true with regular currency: exploitation condemns both the light economy and the shadow economy in the same way. Just as there is no ethical consumption under capitalism, there is no ethical production either.