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jj83  ·  2281 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: For the very rich, citizenship is a problem to be solved.
Interesting. A similar concept appeared in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged". As a libertarian, Thiel must be familiar with this story.



AhimMoonchowsen  ·  2281 days ago  ·  link  ·  
jj83, a while back someone posted this video about Rand and her current influence. It's worth a view: http://hubski.com/pub?id=1801
mk  ·  2281 days ago  ·  link  ·  
>As a libertarian, Thiel must be familiar with this story.

I'm sure he is. Life imitating art. IMHO, a libertarian island like this would fail spectacularly, but I think there are probably multiple motivations at play. One might be Thiels' desire/curiosity to realize and/or test his pet philosophy, but I believe the other is to address the problems I described.

AhimMoonchowsen  ·  2281 days ago  ·  link  ·  
I think that such a "state" would be tolerated by the powers that be only until it became problematic. Once they became a "thorn", they wouldn't last long. True power is having an idea that people are willing to stand behind or even die for without the promise of glory or monetary reward. I think these "super wealthy" will find themselves standing alone and only then will realize that their "importancĀ­e" was always justified in measure.