Objectivist Free State Project
Webcast Q&A: 1 May 2011, Question 5
I answered a question on Objectivist Free State Project on 1 May 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Where is the best place in the country for an Objectivist to live? The Free State Project in New Hampshire is proving to be a success for libertarians; especially in the town of Keene. I wonder if there might be some potential for a critical mass of Objectivists along similar lines. Is this even worthwhile?
My Answer, In Brief: An Objectivist "Free State" Project would not be effective, nor selfish. Instead, every rationally selfish person should live in whatever location most suits his values.
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