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thenewgreen  ·  2527 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: For the very rich, citizenship is a problem to be solved.
Exactly. It's about "collective" buying power. It would be pretty difficult (actually impossible) to match the collective buying power of some of the larger nations. That being said, while it takes a long time to get consensus in the larger nations a smaller nation, with significant resources could turn on a dime. -This is a powerful attribute. It may not take long for "Libertarian Island" to turn tribal ie: Lord of the Flies. -Would be a fun little Petri Dish to watch though, no?

alpha0  ·  2526 days ago  ·  link  ·  
The Rothschilds did it during the Napoleonic Wars. Always bugged me: why didn't these greedy heads of state just take over their gold and be done with it? It is nearly magical how they survive unmolested while the said heads would even march all the way to Moscow for glory and booty. And yet they begged for loans from their own nominal "subjects".

There is a missing history book that someone aught to write. Provisional title:

   The Modern Sovereign Model - The Outsourced State and 
   the Emergence of the International Finance 
   and Trade Private Powers

   Chapter 1: From East-India to Halliburton
   Chapter 2: The Glorious Revolution
   Chapter 3: A Brief Review of The Feudal Model
   Chapter 4: The Rothschilds, The Bank of England and IBS