We’re over 99% of the way to $250,000 – Help The Seasteading Institute meet our 2010 fundraising goal by Friday!

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When the ball drops at midnight tonight, December 31st, it will not only close out the year, but mark the deadline for the Thiel Foundation’s $250,000 matching grant.

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Seasteading Public Choice Paper

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Patri Friedman and Brad Taylor have published an academic paper making the case for seasteading from a public choice perspective. Patri presented a working version of it via video to the Australasian Public Choice Conference held in New Zealand.

The paper can be read here. Feedback is much appreciated!

Here’s the abstract:

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Costs of Floating Breakwaters

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As introduced in the book by Patri and Wayne, Breakwaters are really important for ocean colonization: they present significant cost benefits which are essential to make an ocean community of a certain size, not just a single fancy hotel or business park. Continue reading

Website Updates Including New Introduction, Strategy, and Research Papers

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We’ve made some big updates to The Seasteading Institute’s website. Among these updates you’ll find:

Patri Friedman Speaks at Thiel Foundation’s `Breakthrough Philanthropy

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At the recent Breakthrough Philanthropy event organized by Patri Friedman and the Thiel Foundation, Patri gave the opening talk as well as a talk about seasteading.

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Reason Cruise is around the corner, register now!

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The winter holidays are coming up, and then the Reason Cruise is right around the corner! This exciting one-week Carribean cruise features thought-provoking speakers, influential journalists, and an all-star cast of thinkers and freedom fighters from around the world.

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Help The Seasteading Institute meet our $250,000 challenge!

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We’re launching our 2010 end-of-year fundraising drive to help us meet the Thiel Foundation’s $250,000 matching grant by December 31st. Please help us reach our goal! Below is the fundraising letter we’ve sent to seasteading supporters.

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The Future of Free Cities Conference 2011 Announcement

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Flotels in the World

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TSI Welcomes John Chisholm to its Board of Directors

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The Seasteading Institute (TSI) is pleased to welcome John D. Chisholm to our Board of Directors. As both a donor to The Seasteading Institute and a serial entrepreneur in his professional life, Mr. Chisholm is a major asset to TSI’s board.

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