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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Heading to Offshore Technology Conference next week!

I’ll be at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas on Tuesday & Wednesday next week to listen and learn about the current state of the offshore industry.  If anyone else will be there and wants to get together, add a comment or send me an email.  If there’s enough interest, maybe we can do a dinner on Tuesday?

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Why Seasteading Matters

A lot of bad things happen in the world, which means there are a lot of options for those who wish to make the world a better place.  And there are some consistent patterns to the badness which make some areas more fruitful than others for the advancement of humanity.  Arnold Kling writes:

My co-blogger cites the number of people murdered by Stalin as an example of government-caused harm that is very difficult for the private sector to top.

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Freedom, Contracts, and Zoning Laws

Alex Tabarrok writes:

Competitive law appears to increase efficiency but it’s less clear that competition among governments gives rise to a libertarian world.  Homeowner associations, for example, often impose stricter zoning regulations than cities.  You could say that the system as a whole is more libertarian, but no one lives in the system as a whole.

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