Some Crypto-Capitalists Just Want to See the World Burn

(Josée Lepage) #21

And surrounding lambdas to lift them up.


In the US, we call these “Home Owners Associations”.

Unofficially, most Americans call them the lowest form of bureaucratic incompetence with legal authority to bully anyone disliked by the privileged few who manage to seize control of the Board of Directors positions.

Personally, I prefer that the invisible hand of a free market economy control the destiny of seasteaders.

To each, his own preference.

It would be interesting to observe (over several decades) two neighboring seasteads compete for residents based upon the two differing philosophies of governance.


HOAs are so notorious at bullying that my state (Arizona) actually passed a law prohibiting HOAs from banning the American flag.

The negative stories are endless.

Owners in an HOA have my deepest sympathies. :anguished:


LOL, the “Norway model” is not good for you?

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world on the World Bank and IMF lists.[16] On the CIA’s GDP (PPP) per capita list (2015 estimate) which includes autonomous territories and regions, Norway ranks as number eleven.[17] It has the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of USD 1 trillion.[18] Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006.[19] It also has the highest inequality-adjusted ranking.[20][21][22] Norway ranks first on the World Happiness Report,[23] the OECD Better Life Index, the Index of Public Integrity, and the Democracy Index.[24]

All that aside,… USD 1 trillion WEALTH for 5,267,146 people is not “desirable” on a seastead??

(.) #25

The “norway model” is great, in my opinion, in Norway.


Qatar is ranked 5/6. I wouldn’t want to live there, either.


Is not about living there or not…

I just fail to see the correlation between a free market economy and my “destiny”.

I might choose to live a spiritual life, outside of all the materialistic confinements…


I fail to see the correlation between Norway and MY destiny …

… regardless of how many irrelevant statistics anyone quotes.

To each, his own preference.

(Chad Elwartowski) #29

I think it best if each platform is like a blank canvas to start. That way any number of new paintings can be painted.

Right now we have countries that are like established paintings. Almost 200 but they hardly change at all. It would be like having the same Picasso that might have one brush stroke changed each year…sure it might be a great painting…but not enough variety and not enough options to adapt won’t allow for some of the amazing modern painters to come forth.

A seastead with no government should be the start…from there any type of government can be formed. Some might be amazing, some might be like a painting you would stick in your kid’s bedroom because you don’t mind if it gets destroyed.


Calling me idiotically arrogant won’t change the fact that considering any country achievements in economy, democracy, human rights and social justice “irrelevant”, is just plain stupid.

(Larry G) #33

Norway’s prosperity is based mostly upon “found wealth”. Oil income makes up the majority of it, it’s a relatively finite resource that is being squandered supporting a huge welfare state, and many people there are dreadfully unhappy with their irrelevance as individuals and relegation to personal mediocrity and obscurity.

(Tom Schaefer) #34

And…while not as bad as Sweden yet, Norway is falling to savages.

…and this topic has been bothering me. There’s nothing “crypto” about my capitalism. The left burns down places with their regulations, socialism, and the taxes to pay for it all. Then, when they turn a place like California into a crap hole, they start moving to Colorado, Texas, Utah and build a critical mass of voters to do the same to those sates. A lot of seasteading for me is building a refuge from these locusts.

(PaulMarrow) #35

Seasteading makes commies cry. Good.

(PaulMarrow) #36

Locusts is a good description of them. Have you seen Jordan Peterson’s videos on postmodernism?