Finally, a Libertarian Utopia!

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    Thiel has been a big backer of the Seasteading Institute, which seeks to build sovereign nations on oil rig-like platforms to occupy waters beyond the reach of law-of-the-sea treaties. The idea is for these countries to start from scratch--free from the laws, regulations, and moral codes of any existing place. Details says the experiment would be "a kind of floating petri dish for implementing policies that libertarians, stymied by indifference at the voting booths, have been unable to advance: no welfare, looser building codes, no minimum wage, and few restrictions on weapons."

    Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

    I invite all of USMB's libertoids to flee to the islands.
     
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    An island? $1.25 million wouldn't float a party barge.
     
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    That's just one donation. I'd love to donate money to this project myself.
     
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    I read this the other day, and was wondering if anyone was going to post a thread about it. It sounds to me as if this is a way to legally circumvent some of the laws and regulations of the US. Hell, four more years of Obama and I'm sure people will be swimming out in droves to Libertarian Island.
     
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    Id rather just move to Spain and ignore all the laws i dint like just like the locals do.
     
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    I love the idea.

    It will prove just how well the "Magic" market works in real life.


    Although this has aready been proven in history it will be much harder to deny when it fails with this little experiment.
     
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    I want the offshore banking rights.
     
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    Umm, the underground economy proves "the "Magic" market works in real life" every time people score illegal drugs doesnt it?
     
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    Yet Another Libertarian Utopia? « LewRockwell.com Blog

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    Eh... It will be a failed experiment. Can't grow Crops on a oil rig. so they are going to have to trade with some mainland for food, fuel for their generators, etc.
     
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