New Faces Mean New Developments at TSI

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Those who follow Patri’s blog may have noted mention of some new help at The Seasteading Institute. Indeed, in November, TSI succeeded in filling four open roles to further the seasteading mission, revolving around business development, donor and fundraising efforts, and community development. As a new face here, I (Naomi) would like to humbly introduce myself and the three others who now join us.
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it’s always ourselves we find in the sea

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maggie and milly and molly and may

maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea 

ee cummings

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Wave drift forces

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Hi there,

A few things to chew on for those who like to think along:

 

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David D. Friedman – Legal Systems Very Different From Ours

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David D Friedman‘s talk, “Legal Systems Very Different from Ours”, is now available:

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Erwin Strauss – How to Start Your Own Country

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Erwin Strauss’s presentation at the 2009 Seasteading Conference is now available online:

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Seasteading Book

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From [Patri’s blog](http://patrissimo.livejournal.com/1260782.html):

> Since hiring nthmost, eelcoh, xleste, radiantsun, and Max to work for TSI (offices are a bit busier these days!), I’ve been able to delegate lots of major projects and get lots of writing time in on the book, yay!

> As a result, I’m getting close to the point where I’ll be ready for feedback on the new version of the seasteading book. If you’re highly interested in the topic and motivated to read rough prose and give substantial feedback, read and summarize relevant books in our area, that sort of thing, … Continue reading

No Man is an Island: Patri Friedman on CBC Wiretap

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Jonathan Goldstein of Wiretap, a talk radio program and podcast on CBC’s Radio One, interviewed Patri Friedman to find out about the motivations and goals of the Seasteading Institute.

Direct link to episode MP3: No Man is an Island

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Michael Strong: Free Zones and the Cambrian Explosion in Government

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Michael Strong‘s talk from the 2009 Seasteading Conference is now online:

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The Salvare: Fiction about cruise ship medical tourism

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[Here’s the book’s website](http://www.the-salvare.com/). It is called Universal Coverage, and asks: _”If the system failed you, how far would you go to save your child?”_. Continue reading

Seasteading And The Wall Of Dirt

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I have [a post up at Let A Thousand Nations Bloom about how seasteading is the opposite of the Berlin Wall](http://athousandnations.com/2009/11/09/seasteading-and-the-wall-of-dirt/):

> The Wall thus represented the brute force attempt of the USSR, purveyor of an inferior product, to lock-in its customers. It was literally, directly, physically a means of increasing the cost of switching government. Continue reading