Is Seasteading “Beyond Democracy”? Ask author Frank Karsten

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin all had very bad things to say about democracy.

Winston Churchill said that “democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried.”

Is there anything better to try?

I ask Frank Karsten, co-author with Karel Beckman of the short, breezy read, Beyond Democracy, Why Democracy Does Not Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity and Liberty– but to Unrest, Runaway Spending and a Tyrannical Government.

Wait, doesn’t democracy enforce the will of the people? Who are “the people”? How does “will” get enforced? Is democracy how majorities enforce their will on minorities?

There’s got to be a better way. We talk about why seasteading is more democratic than democracy.

Here’s to thinking outside the land-based box, Joe Quirk, Seavangelist


1 thought on “Is Seasteading “Beyond Democracy”? Ask author Frank Karsten”

  1. I find it interesting that when I contacted the institute about become involved, I made the point of stating that I am a libertarian and at heart a socialist. I was directed toward some floating hippy farm, tribe thing. Yes you did read that wrong. Your understanding of socialism is entirley wrong. How? By that I mean the following.

    The sum of always protecting all individual rights = The common good (true socialism) You may know this by another name, Libertarianism.

    When you simple act to protect the idea of common good, you can supress the rights of any and every individual or minority and say you are acting in the best interest of the majority, the common good. The result is always that everyone loses their individual rights. For their own good !!!!( facepalm) This is what I call Fauxialism.

    You cannot dictate socialism/common good. You can only create a system that allows it to happen as part of the design. This comes entirely from individual freedom to choose what is best. The result is that as no man is an island, the value and wealth created through individual freedom is distributed through the system.

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