Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Mini_Anarcho-Capitalist Real LIve Immigration Policy?

Andrew Teasdale emails:
 My sister returned from a Caribbean trip recently. While there, she visited Mustique Island. It’s privately owned. It has, according to her, a several dozen (not sure how many) very high net worth (VHNW) individuals with homes on the island. The other residents, as she understood, primarily work for these individuals. 
Annually, the VHNW residents meet to determine the rules for the island. The island has a grand total of 2 police officers - who don’t have much to do. Many/most of the villas aren’t locked.
My sister and I chatted about this for a few minutes. I remarked that here is an instance of many libertarian principles being applied and what happens when you get government out of the way and allow for free association. The people on this island are there because the owners want them there. People they don’t want on the island, aren’t there. 
I guess it’s a version of Galt’s Gulch.
I propose that a group of people, VHNW or not, given the freedom to associate as they see fit, could create similar societies. Peaceful places without a need for the state.

1 comment:

  1. Great place, Mustique. It's privately owned, but part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
    I believe it's still owned by Lord Glenconner's heirs. He was heir to the Tennant brewing fortune.
    The island has been home to Princess Margaret (her place was a gift from Lord Glenconner), Mick Jagger, and David Bowie among other luminaries.
    I was always made welcome there (anchored off Basil's Bar), even though I am of pretty modest means.
    There are A LOT of similar private islands in the Bahamas. Anybody wanna chip in together on one?
    You'll always be under the thumb of government for taxes etc, but they very much leave you alone otherwise.
    I consider my boat to be MY private island, and it works the same, but smaller scale, of course. The nice thing about a boat, is you can change your country at will.
    This is true libertarian "sea-steading".