The book’s 400-odd pages of near-hysterical orotundity can roughly be broken down into the following sequence of propositions:
1) The democratic nation-state basically operates like a criminal cartel, forcing honest citizens to surrender large portions of their wealth to pay for stuff like roads and hospitals and schools.
2) The rise of the internet, and the advent of cryptocurrencies, will make it impossible for governments to intervene in private transactions and to tax incomes, thereby liberating individuals from the political protection racket of democracy.
3) The state will consequently become obsolete as a political entity.
4) Out of this wreckage will emerge a new global dispensation, in which a “cognitive elite” will rise to power and influence, as a class of sovereign individuals “commanding vastly greater resources” who will no longer be subject to the power of nation-states and will redesign governments to suit their ends.
Point 1 is roughly Olsen’s thesis. That the state is the system by which special interests plunder us all.
2 and 3 are really Marx. The state of technology determines social relations. Change the tech and you’ll change the relations.
4 is just a reversion to Olsen but with different people using a different form of state and or governance to plunder.
There’s not, to be honest, a great deal libertarian about this.