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Libertarian islands? (3)


1 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2011-08-18 10:17 ID:9RNjUFWs

Peter Thiel and friends have a crazy idea.

>It goes like this: Friedman wants to establish new sovereign nations built on oil-rig-type platforms anchored in international waters—free from the regulation, laws, and moral suasion of any landlocked country.
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2 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2012-06-05 06:56 ID:78D0QRr3

Ahahaha, oh man.

It is possible that something like this could work for a while by skimming the population for the super-rich. But otherwise? There is no chance in hell. I'm not familiar with the intricacies of libertarian political economy, but I'm pretty confident in saying that the existence of a state-like presence is essentially inevitable in the long run.

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3 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2012-06-22 12:00 ID:Heaven

There was once something like this called Sealand. It ended badly.