Would you choose to live your life on a self-sustaining floating island, so you could live in a libertarian society?
I can’t decide if these folks are serious or simply crazy. Their goal is to build off-shore islands/platforms that are self-sustaining economically. OK, that’s idealism.
But the kicker is – they want to live a wholly libertarian lifestyle – essentially play with government to match their visions of what “small government” should be.
To me, this is nutty for a whole slew of reasons. Not the least of which is – to run a floating island, you need lots of technical support and lower-wage, lower level workers. While the libertarians are playing in their idealistic castles, who is going to take out the garbage? Where will the workers live?
Does this have a chance? I see this the way I see socialism – a tantalizing idea that is utterly impractical in real life.
Can this initiative succeed?