In the fourth part of the book, I explain how it is necessary to recreate the frontier in order to regain the politico-economic balance needed for free markets. There are many solutions which include a number of small and large-scale solutions. One is the development of ocean cities.
As I have mentioned before, the main concern with ocean cities is the seemingly inherent dependence on other countries for the basics. If these islands are dependent on the U.S. for everything from building materials to food, then it is not clear how they will constitute a true frontier. They will be satellites of the existing countries and thus subject to their politico-economic dictates.
This concern does not diminish the prospect, and it is certainly exciting to see a growing enthusiasm for the idea.
Be sure to check out the latest lecture on a revolutionary concept–seasteads and a potential new frontier.
In this lecture, Matt will show why traditional libertarian tactics have failed to bring about a freer society, and how seasteading, or homesteading the high seas, can radically change that. He will discuss how incentives play a large role in human behavior, and demonstrate that by altering the incentive structure of the global political landscape, we can radically improve the lives of billions of people. To help make this vision a reality, the lecture will conclude with an outline of critical research projects which need the attention of the exceptional students of Students For Liberty.
Where? On your computer at 8pm EST!
Matt is a Volunteer Ambassador for The Seasteading Institute. After finishing his undergraduate studies in Theatre Arts at Saint Martin’s University, he moved to New York City where he currently spends his time pursuing his acting career and building his photography business. He has spent the last several years of his life independently studying economics, with a focus on the Austrian School, anarcho-capitalism, and more recently Public Choice theory. Matt has also studied the economics and history of incarceration through the Mises Academy under Professor Dan D’Amico. Matt is also an active libertarian video blogger on YouTube. His channel can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/t3hsauce