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Monthly Archives: April 2011

A letter from the Future of Free Cities conference to its speakers and attendees

Below is a letter from the coordinator of the Future of Free Cities conference. The Seasteading Institute Executive Director Patri Friedman collaborated on the conference and gave a presentation there on April 4, 2011.

To all speakers and participants of the Future of Free Cities conference, Roatán, Honduras, April 3-5, 2011

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Economics of Seasteading papers to be presented at the Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference Nassau

Patri Friedman and Brad Taylor are presenting what we consider among our most important research papers at the Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference Nassau, The Bahamas, April 10-12, 2011. These updated papers explain why seasteading is a powerful lever to improve government and thus make the world better.

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The Oceans Are Uninhabitable By Humanity…Or Are They?

The oceans are not only the source of life on Earth, they still host over half of all life on our blue planet. Unfortunately, that half does not include humans. Right now, we only use the oceans to extract resources, transport goods, and have the occasional awesome party with 1,000 entrepreneurs. As Robert Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, pointed out in his TED Talk, it’s crazy that we have better maps of Mars than we do of our own oceans – which are 55,000,000 kilometers closer.

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