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Libertarian Paradise [Jan. 4th, 2016|07:04 pm]


TL;DR? Group tries to create a libertarian paradise by selling land they had no right to sell. Buyers sad and hope to regroup and move forward.

So, is this really the libertarian response to getting scammed? Oops, i should have known better. Oh well, lesson learned? My responsibility.

I'm kinda admiring the consistency.


[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-01-05 03:26 am (UTC)
This reminds me a little of John McAfee going Galt and storming off to Belize, specifically because he felt he could use money to evade onerous environmental and zoning laws, but found he could only do so as long as he was bribing the right people, and when those people went away he got in simply enormous amounts of local trouble.
I feel like there's an underlying assumption of adherence to the rules that benefit them, but assumption that the rules that are intrusive can be quietly ignored.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-01-08 04:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the "paradise" definitely has some assumptions to it. I was also wondering about who was going to be caring for the farms while the buyers were mountain bike riding and what not.

What i was impressed with, though, was the absence of lawsuits when the money went poof.
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-01-09 03:20 am (UTC)
It's true, although it's hard to answer whether that's libertarian convictions or reluctance to admit someone they'd trusted had duped them. That's something that shows up a lot in religious fraud, when someone sets up an investment, flogs it around a church/religion, and nobody complains when it goes hideously awry.
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