The Freedom Ship is an idea that's been, ahem, floating around for some time. Effectively it's a Libertarian paradise; a tax-free floating utopia. It would have it's own hospital, casinon and 3000 member police force. The ultimate gated community.
The project has been plagued with delays. Initially the construction was to have been finished in 2000. As of this writing they haven't even begun building the ship and are still in the fundraising/ design phase. Something to do with various "scams" that have caused set backs. Huh. You'd think that if anyone would be able to spot business scams it would be financially savvy libertarians.
Could you come up with a better metaphor for libertarianism if you tried? Pie-in-the-sky idealism which, for one reason or another, never quite meets fruition. This why most libertarian ideas don't quite make it out of the pot smoke filled college dorm rooms in which they were concieved.
Still- the Freedom Ship is an interesting idea in a Waterworld sort of way. And who could deny they have a great theme song?
Greed, exciting and new Come Aboard. We're expecting you.
Greed, life's sweetest reward. Let it flow, it floats back to you.
Libertarian Boat -- soon will be making another run. The Libertarian Boat promises selfishness for number one.
Set a course for anarcho-capitalism, your mind on a world with no laws. Greed won't hurt anymore. It's an open wallet on a foreign shore.
Yes GREEEEEEDDDDDDD! It's GREEEEDDDDDDDD! (hey-ah!)
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