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  • What brought the interest in seasteading on was reading Freedomnomics, and wondering just how hands off a government should be, and how one would construct a government to resist corruption as much as possible.

    SeaSteading, And Founding Your Own Nation « Tai-Chi Policy 2008

  • Of course, seasteading is only necessary because there’s no established way to perform a leveraged buyout of a sovereign state.

    Seasteading « Isegoria 2008

  • Sunday, March 15, 2009 posted by has highlighted the idea of seasteading before; essentially, it consists of building massive towers in neutral waters and, effectively, setting up a new state.

    The Devil's Kitchen 2009

  • Friedman says the idea of seasteading has met a range of reactions. 2009

  • At first I dismissed the idea of seasteading, of colonizing the seas to establish new nations in them.

    elzr 2009

  • Friedman says the idea of seasteading has met a range of reactions. 2009

  • He sees floating cities (aka seasteading) as a nice way to see ...

    The Liberty Papers 2008

  • Out of all the Structural Libertarians named in my last post, there is one counter-example to my claim that "It's policy all the way down": Patri Friedman's "seasteading" proposal.

    EconLog: Political Economy Archives 2009

  • Meanwhile, on Earth, some folks suggest "seasteading" might learn us some invaluable lessons.

    The Speculist: Will the Space Ark Have an In-Flight Movie? 2006

  • So far as I am aware, pace Patri Friedman's "seasteading" project, we have yet to find a way of living that does not involve some contact with land - even boats have to moor somewhere once in a while.

    Jock's Place 2009

  • A longtime libertarian who dabbled in eccentric ideas like seasteading — artificial island communities in international waters far from governmental jurisdiction — and life extension, Thiel had made occasional forays into mainstream politics.

    Peter Thiel Met With The Racist Fringe As He Went All In On Trump Rosie GrayBuzzFeed News Reporter 2020


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  • Mark Twain, 1800's: "Buy land. They've stopped making it"

    Seasteaders, 2003: "Memo: Production Resuming"

    October 30, 2007

  • Wow. That's just... wow.

    October 30, 2007

  • Derived, I presume, from British WWII Maunsell Forts, and their most famous offshoot, Sealand.

    October 30, 2007

  • spotted in the news 2017 - tech companies creating a colony in French Polynesia.

    "The idea of seasteading – escaping the laws, regulations, and taxes of life on terra firma by establishing an outpost in international waters – has long enchanted libertarians." - The Guardian.

    January 26, 2017