Over the Sea: Patri's Dream
By Bryan Caplan
One of my favorite footnotes in Brian Doherty’s Radicals for Capitalism:
Patri Friedman, grandson of Milton and son of anarcho-theorist David, is even today actively planning to launch artificial sea platform communities, which he’s calling seasteads, currently hoping to start one in San Francisco Bay. That’s the spirit of America, as John Adams never quite said: may I advocate classical-liberal limited government, so that my son may advocate anarcho-capitalism, and that my grandson may plan to build new artificial countries in the ocean.
Now Patri’s a half-million dollar grant closer to success. Has the “Seasteading will work” betting market started? Has anyone got a fair bet to propose?