Objectivist Free State Project
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 1 May 2011, Question 5
I answered a question on Objectivist Free State Project on Philosophy in Action Radio on 1 May 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
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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