Like the literary pirate captain from whom he borrowed his name, Silk Road proprietor Dread Pirate Roberts is the successor to the actual founder of a criminal enterprise — although, in the real world case, it’s the victimless activity of peddling forbidden intoxicants and other illicit goods to willing buyers. As fascinating as the encrypted and anonymous online black market is, though, it’s made even more intriguing by the Dread Pirate Roberts’s libertarian philosophical musings.